Baccalaureate- For all Graduates and their Guests

7:10pm: Faculty and graduates to arrive for robing
Students and faculty are encouraged to arrive earlier than that if their schedule allows in order to secure parking and get ready.

Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
625 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr PA 19010

We hope you will join us for our annual worship service celebrating and honoring our graduating students. Graduates, family, friends, loved ones, and all guests are invited to join us for this special service. 

Graduates should wear your graduation regalia.

There is no limit on the number of guests graduates may bring.

View a recording of the ceremony

Speaker: Kathy-Ann C. Hernandez, Ph.D.

Kathy-Ann HernandezKathy-Ann C. Hernandez, Ph.D. serves Eastern University as a professor in the College of Business and Leadership and is Acting chair of the Ph.D. Program in Organizational Leadership. She has more than twenty years of experience as a scholar and practitioner at various academic levels in the United States and the Caribbean. She earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology from the College of Education at Temple University and was awarded the Marlene Smigel Korn Humanitarian Award for excellent contribution in teaching, scholarship and/or service. 

In 2020, Dr. Hernandez was appointed to the Mayor’s Commission on Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs (MCFBIA) for the City of Philadelphia. She is also the founder of Value What Matters, a life leadership brand targeted at cultivating relationships with self, others and one’s God.

A regular presenter at academic and professional conferences, her research and practice are focused on fostering more diverse and equitable organizational spaces, human flourishing, and the leadership development experiences of women and minorities in academic and public settings. 

Her published work crosses genres and appears in literary journals, peer-reviewed journals, books and church-related publications. She is the co-author of Collaborative Autoethnography (2013), co-editor of Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity, and the Future of Christian Higher Education, and most recently the co-author of Transformative Autoethnography for Practitioners (2022).

An ordained elder, Dr. Hernandez, along with the family, leads House in the Woods Ministries. She views her part-memoir publication of Waiting by the Brook: Seven Steps to Deeper Intimacy with God (2021) along with the guided journal, as the books she was born to write at the intersection of her faith and scholarship.

Dr. Hernandez is married to Mark Avery, and they have two daughters.


Directions from St. Davids Campus: Take a right out of the main entrance onto Eagle Rd. At the first light, turn right onto King of Prussia Rd. Next light, turn left onto Matsonford Rd. At the fourth light, turn right onto Montgomery Ave. Proceed for about 15 minutes and the church is on your left after the Baldwin School.


Parking is available in three lots on BMPC’s campus:

  • Sanctuary Parking Lot which can be accessed from Montgomery Avenue or on Radnor Street.
  • Radnor Street Lot, which can be accessed off of Radnor Street.
  • Fishers’ Road Lot, which can be accessed off of Fishers’ Road.

Graduates and guests who have mobility challenges can utilize the half-circle driveway in front of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church for drop-off and pick-up. It may not be utilized for parking as it is an active fire lane.

Additional parking will be available at Harcum College, across the street from Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. The parking lot accessed off Pennswood Road is available for our use. View the Harcum Parking Map.

To use SEPTA, take the Paoli Thorndale line from either the St. Davids or Radnor station to the Bryn Mawr station. Exit the station onto Morris Ave. towards Montgomery Ave. Cross Montgomery Ave at the light and turn right on Montgomery Ave. Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church will be on your left in 0.2 miles.