- Dekota Toot ’15
- Hometown: Alliance, Ohio
- Major: Philosophy and Psychology
I chose to major in philosophy because it tackles the big questions in life. In philosophy, you are never expected to accept anything as true just because somebody says so. It is up to the individual to judge what is true by reason rather than deferring to an authority figure for the answer.
A professional photographer will be on hand to take pictures of each graduate as he or she receives his or her diploma. Photographs will be available to purchase through Cockrill's Studio and will be posted to www.cockrillsstudio.com 48 hours after Commencement. Once your are on the website, click on "Buy Photos" and then on "Mount Union" and you may purchase pictures online. Order information also will be sent to each graduate's home address following Commencement.
If you wish to take a picture as the president presents the diploma to a member of your family, please follow these guidelines. Note the position of your graduate in the procession. As his or her turn approaches, move forward to the designated location to take your picture. All graduates will receive their diplomas from the president to the left as you face the platform. The space for taking pictures will be on the left as you face the platform.
Please watch the Commencement program carefully. Please do not go to the front of the auditorium more than six names ahead of your graduate. As the turn comes for your graduate to receive his or her diploma, you may move to the proper place on the appropriate side of the platform to take your picture. We ask that you move back to your seat as soon as possible to permit others the same opportunity for pictures.
Graduating seniors will have the opportunity to have their photographs taken for the Unonian, either in their caps and gowns or other clothing of their choice. There is no charge to have pictures taken for the Yearbook. Photograph packages will be available to purchase through Cockrill's Studio and pictures will be posted to www.cockrillsstudio.com 48 hours after Senior Salute. Once your are on the website, click on "Buy Photos" and then on "Mount Union" and you may purchase pictures online. Order information will also be mailed to the student's home address.
Unonians will be mailed to the home address of record for each senior upon completion. Please be certain that you have updated your information with the Office of Alumni Relations and University Activities to ensure that your Unonian is delivered to the correct location.