ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania — A resident of Hampden, Danielle Barrett graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of arts degree degree in dance and psychology from Muhlenberg College.

On Sunday, May 22, more than 500 members of Muhlenberg’s Class of 2022, along with their families, their friends and Muhlenberg faculty, gathered in Allentown’s PPL Center to celebrate the College’s 174th Commencement. The crowd was high-energy, erupting into cheers and shouts as the graduates processed in and as students’ names were called. The festive vibe reflected the challenges that these students, who were sophomores when the pandemic began, overcame to reach this milestone.