Ceremonies began on Friday evening, May 4, with baccalaureate in the convocation center of the new Boone Business Building. Using the theme “A Celebration of Life Together,” the event focused on the community aspect of a Trevecca education. In his speech for this event, President Dan Boone honored three persons who worked to promote Trevecca: the University’s three living presidents—William M. Greathouse (1963-1968), Homer J. Adams (1979-1991), and Millard Reed (1991-2005)—who were granted emeritus during the weekend.
Commencement took place outdoors on McClurkan Quad at 9 A.M. on Saturday morning, May 5. The challenge to the graduates was given by Henry Spaulding, professor of theology and philosophy and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Responses were given by three graduates, each representing a different group of educational study: Chad Uram for traditional students, Eric Nichols for degree-completion students, and Steve Moats for the graduate students. The honorary doctor of letters degree was also presented to alumnus G. Harold McCue, in honor of his career accomplishments and his service to Trevecca.
Photos available soon at this location.