University to hold 2013 spring commencement ceremonies Friday, May 10

Carson-Newman will hold its 2013 commencement ceremonies on May 10.

Carson-Newman will hold its 2013 commencement ceremonies on May 10.

Carson-Newman University will hold its undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 10. Graduates will be the first to receive degrees since the school changed its name to “University.”

Carson-Newman’s undergraduate ceremony will be held at 9:00 a.m. in Burke-Tarr Stadium.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be split into two services and be located in Holt Field House. The first ceremony will be held at 9:00 a.m. and include graduates from Athletic Training, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Education, English, Exercise Science, Film, History, Math, Music, Political Science, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Religion, Sociology and World Languages.

The second undergraduate ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. and include those graduating from the Department of Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Nursing and Behavioral Health.

The undergraduate service will feature speaker Dr. Billy Kim, chair of the Far East Broadcasting Company in South Korea. FEBC-Korea has eight stations, reaching 3 billion people, speaking 130 languages in 50 countries. Often called “The Billy Graham of South Korea,” Kim served as president of the Baptist World Alliance from 2000-2005. He is pastor emeritus of Suwon Central Baptist Church that has a congregation of over 15,000.

The University’s graduate ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Jefferson City’s First Baptist Church.

Walter Grubb, who serves as Harrison-Chilhowee Baptist Academy president and headmaster, will be the guest speaker. Grubb served as HCBA principal from 1987 until 1994, when he was appointed president. Throughout his 26 years at HCBA, he has provided devoted leadership for the academy, which began doing business as The King’s Academy in 1993, and also operates the Bible Training Center for bi-vocational ministers and the Chilhowee Retreat Center for churches and schools. The King’s Academy is a K-12 school with an international reach.

Kim and Grubb will receive honorary doctorate degrees from the University during their respective ceremonies.

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