David Bushman addresses the Bridgewater College community at his inauguration on Friday morning. Bushman took over as ninth president of the institution as its enrollment exceeded 1,800 students for the first time this school year. (Photos by Nikki Fox)
Joseph Macklin, Bridgewater College student body president, speaks at the inauguration of David Bushman as the school’s ninth president on Friday.
Bushman’s daughter, Emily (center), sheds a tear during her father’s inaugural address. Seated next to her is her mother, Suzanne, and brother, Will.
David Bushman laughs during a speech at Bushman’s inauguration on Friday morning. Seated to Bushman’s right is Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, one of the speakers during the ceremony.