Commencement information supplied by Presbyterian-related colleges and universities
Alma College, Alma, Mich.
Commencement will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Hogan Center, Art Smith Arena. A baccalaureate service precedes graduation at 10:30 a.m. in Dunning Memorial Chapel. U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Law degree. David Provost, president and chief executive officer of Talmer Bank and Trust, will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. For more information go to alma.edu/academics/commencement
Austin College, Sherman, Texas. Commencement: May 13 at 8:30 a.m., Clyde Hall Graduation Court. The speaker will be Commander Stan Fornea, chaplain for the White House Military Office, Washington. The baccalaureate service will be May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Robert T. Mason Athletic/Recreation Complex. The Rev. Dr. Robert Crilley of First Presbyterian Church of Grapevine, Texas, will deliver the sermon. Fornea and Crilley will receive honorary doctoral degrees, along with the Rev. Carroll L. “Bud” Pickett, Austin College Class of 1954.
Carroll University, Waukesha, Wis. Commencement will be Sunday, May 13, at 1 p.m. on the main lawn of the university campus. The keynote speaker is Dr. Howard Fuller. For more information go to: carrollu.edu/newsevents/commencement
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Fla. Eckerd College’s 49th commencement will be held Sunday, May 20, at 8 a.m. on Eckerd’s South Beach Field. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sylvia Earle, former chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), oceanographer, explorer and author. For more information please go to: eckerd.edu/news/index
Grove City College, Grove City, Pa. Grove City College commencement will be May 19, beginning at 10 a.m. on the college campus. For more information go to: gcc.edu
Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Va. Commencement will be Sunday, May 13, at 10 a.m. on the lawn of Venable Hall on the Hampden-Sydney College campus. The keynote speaker will be Verne Lundquist, CBS sportscaster. For more information: hsc.edu/Commencement.html
College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho. The College of Idaho’s 2012 commencement ceremony will take place Saturday, May 12, beginning at 10 a.m. in Morrison Quadrangle at the heart of campus. Commencement will be preceded by a baccalaureate service at 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, inside Jewett Auditorium. For more information, visit: collegeofidaho.edu/commencement
Jamestown College, Jamestown, N.D. The 106th baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies of Jamestown College will be Saturday, May 5. The baccalaureate service will be at 10:30 a.m. Commencement will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Civic Center. The commencement speaker will be H. George Schuler of Plano, Texas, member of the class of 1968 and member of the Jamestown College Board of Trustees. For more information go to: jc.edu
King College, Bristol, Tenn.
King College commencement will be May 5 at 10 a.m. It will be held on the oval at King College’s main campus in Bristol, Tenn. The speaker will be Dr. John N. Akers. For more information please go to: king.edu
Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. The 177th Commencement will be May 19. Our commencement speaker this year is Garry Marshall, award-winning television and film director, writer, producer, and actor. For more information go to: lafayette.edu/about/news/2012/
Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn. Macalester’s 2012 commencement is Saturday, May 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the college. The commencement speaker is DeWitt Wallace Professor of Anthropology Jack Weatherford. For more information go to: macalester.edu/commencement/
Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn. Commencement will be Sunday, May 20, at 6 p.m. on the lawn between Anderson Hall and Sutton Science Center. The keynote speaker will be American mezzo-soprano Delores Bowen Ziegler, a 1973 Maryville College graduate. Ms. Ziegler will be awarded an honorary degree. For more information go to: maryvillecollege.edu/parents/graduation/
Muskingum University, New Concord, Ohio. The undergraduate baccalaureate service will be Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m. at the Recreation Center. Baccalaureate speakers will be: William T. Dentzer Jr. ’51, a Muskingum University trustee and founding chairman and chief executive officer of The Depository Trust Company; and Celia Hill Dentzer ’52, who was born in India to missionary parents and says her early years shaped her lifelong commitment to the Presbyterian Church. Commencement will be 1:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center. The speakers will be: Nikhil Deogun ’91, senior vice president and editor-in-chief for business news at CNBC and previously deputy managing editor at The Wall Street Journal; and Dr. Allison Kimmich ’91, executive director of the National Women’s Studies Association, an international network that promotes professional development, research and advocacy initiatives that support women’s studies.
University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Ark. Commencement will be May 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the campus mall. The keynote speaker will be Dr. R. Brent Thomas, professor of biology at Emporia State University and a University of the Ozarks alumnus (1991).
Queens University of Charlotte, N.C. The 153rd undergraduate commencement will be Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m. on Burwell Lawn, 1900 Selwyn Ave, Charlotte. The speaker will be Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx. For more information go to: queens.edu/Academics-and-Schools/Commencement
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, N.C. The baccalaureate ceremony will be May 11 at 4 p.m. at Harris Courts. Commencement will be May 12 at 9 a.m. at DeTamble Terrace (Rain Location: Harris Courts). For more information go to: sapc.edu/academics/graduation/grad.php
Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas. Commencement will be May 12 at 1:30 p.m. at Edington Center. Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, chancellor of the University of Texas System, will be the keynote speaker. For more information please visit: http://www.schreiner.edu/graduation/2012/graduation_may
Sterling College, Sterling, Kan. Commencement will be May 12 at 9:45 a.m. on the Cooper Lawn, east of Cooper Hall on the Sterling College campus, 125 W. Cooper Ave. For more information check out our website sterling.edu/ or call 800-346-1017.
Trinity University, San Antonio. The undergraduate commencement will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Laurie Auditorium on the Trinity University campus. The keynote speaker will be Joe Armstrong, New York publishing and media executive. The student speaker will be graduating senior Shannon Leigh Baldwin of Houston, who is majoring in political science and human communication. For more information go to web.trinity.edu/x7758.xml
Warren Wilson College, Asheville, N.C. Grammy Award winner Janis Ian will deliver the main address at the 2012 commencement on May 12. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on the lawn of Sunderland Residence Hall, near the north entrance to campus. For more information go to: warren-wilson.edu/
Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, Pa. Commencement will be Sunday, May 13. The baccalaureate service will be at 11 a.m. in Roberts Chapel. Baccalaureate speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Stuart D. Broberg, senior pastor of The Church of the Covenant in Washington, Pa. Commencement will be at 2 p.m. on the front lawn of Miller Hall. Congressman Tim Murphy, currently serving his fifth term in the 18th district of Pennsylvania, will be commencement speaker. For more information go to: waynesburg.edu/web/commencement
Whitworth University, Spokane, Wash. Whitworth University’s 122nd undergraduate commencement ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 13, at 4 p.m. in the Spokane Arena. The keynote speaker will be Jenna Lee Nardella, a 2004 Whitworth alumna and executive director of Blood:Water Mission, a nonprofit founded by the Christian band Jars of Clay that raises awareness and funds for the provision of clean water to help address the HIV/AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa.
Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson College’s 142nd commencement ceremonies will be held Sunday, May 20. Baccalaureate will begin at 10 a.m. and commencement at 1:30 p.m. For more information go to: wilson.edu/commencement
College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio. The 142nd commencement service will be Monday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at the Oak Grove at Kauke Hall (weather permitting). The key speakers will be Thomas B. Alter (actor, writer, broadcaster) and Chandra Mohanty (feminist activist). Both will receive honorary degrees. For more information please go to: wooster.edu/About-Wooster/president/commencement
Commencement information supplied by Presbyterian Church U.S.A. theological seminaries
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas. The baccalaureate service will be May 19 at 6 p.m. at University Presbyterian Church, Austin. The Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Rigby, the W.C. Brown Professor of Theology, Austin Seminary, will deliver the sermon, and celebrants will be the Rev. Dr. Lewis Donelson, the Ruth Campbell Professor of New Testament, Austin Seminary, and the Rev. Jackie Saxon, vice president for student affairs. The commencement service will be May 20 at 2:30 p.m. at University Presbyterian Church, Austin. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Blair R. Monie, pastor, Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas, and member of the Austin Seminary Board of Trustees.
Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga. Columbia Theological Seminary’s 2012 baccalaureate service will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Columbia Presbyterian Church, adjacent to the seminary in Decatur. Sister Margarita Martin, director of Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, will preach the baccalaureate sermon. Commencement is at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. Recipients of awards and fellowships will be announced during the commencement service.
Dubuque Theological Seminary, University of Dubuque, Iowa. Commencement will be May 12 at 9:30 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dubuque. The speaker will be Barbara Wheeler, director, Center for the Study of Theological Education, Auburn Theological Seminary. For more information go to: udts.dbq.edu
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. The 159th bacca-laureate and commencement services will take place May 20. Baccalaureate will be held in the Frank H. and Fannie W. Caldwell Chapel at 10:30 a.m. The preacher will be Debra J. Mumford, Frank H. Caldwell Associate Professor of Homiletics and associate dean of student academic affairs. Commencement will be held at Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church at 3:30 p.m. The speaker will be George K. Heartwell, mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more information go to: lpts.edu
Commencement exercises will
be held on Saturday, May 5,
at 1:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church. Speaker will be Michael Louis Pfleger Pastor, The Faith Community of Saint Sabina, Chicago.
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh. A service of thanksgiving will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in Hicks Memorial Chapel at the seminary. The Rev. Dr. Susan Kendall, director of the doctor of ministry program at the seminary, will preside. The 216th commencement ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin, president of Morehouse College, will officiate.
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J. Commencement will be May 19 at 4 p.m. at Princeton University Chapel. The keynote speaker will be President Iain Torrance. For more information go to Ptsem.edu
San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Francisco. San Francisco Theological Seminary will hold two graduation ceremonies for the class of 2012. The first commencement service is May 12 in Pasadena for graduates from the SFTS Southern California campus, which closes this spring after 21 years. SFTS will celebrate all 2012 graduates on May 19 in San Anselmo starting at 9:30 a.m. on Bouick Field. The Rev. Dr. Joseph Kang and Dr. Chang Bok Chung will be honored as the 2012 distinguished alumni.
Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, Va. The seventh commencement exercises of Union Presbyterian Seminary, Charlotte campus, were scheduled for April 21 at 10 a.m. at Sharon Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N.C. The scheduled speaker was the Rev. Dr. Rob Blumer, pastor of Sharon Presbyterian Church, Charlotte. The 200th commencement exercises of Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond campus, will be June 2 at 10 a.m. at Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, Richmond,.The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Lewis F. Galloway, pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis. For more information go to: upsem.edu/events/