April Albrecht, left, and Mary DeWitt, both of Union, visit while they wait for East Central College's commencement exercises to begin on Saturday morning. Graduates gathered and lined up for the processional in the library and marched to the gymnasium for the ceremony.

East Central College conducted its 43rd annual spring commencement exercises Saturday morning in the school's gymnasium.

The ceremony began at 11 a.m.

ECC President Jon Bauer led the board of trustees, faculty and graduates into the gym during the processional.

Marianne Inman, retiring Central Methodist University president, delivered the commencement address.