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Moore to speak at Union’s 188th annual spring commencement May 18

Russell D. Moore will speak at Union's graduation May 18.
Russell D. Moore will speak at Union's graduation May 18.

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JACKSON, Tenn.May 13, 2013 – Russell D. Moore, president-elect of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, will be the keynote speaker at Union University’s 188th annual spring commencement May 18.

About 660 graduates will receive their degrees during the ceremony, making it the largest spring graduation in Union’s history.

“We are honored to have Russell Moore as the 2013 commencement speaker at Union University,” Union President David S. Dockery said. “Dr. Moore is an insightful observer of culture, a brilliant theologian, an advocate for Christian higher education and a faithful follower of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our graduates will be blessed hearing from someone of his stature and significance.”

Moore, who will assume the ERLC presidency June 1, currently serves as dean of the School of Theology and senior vice president for academic administration at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of Southern Mississippi, his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Philosophy from SBTS.

Moore is the author or editor of five books, including “Tempted and Tried,” “Adopted for Life” and “The Kingdom of Christ.”

The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. on Union’s Great Lawn.

 

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5/18/13 - Special guest speaker Russell D. Moore and David S. Dockery, president of the university, watch as graduates proceed to the Great Lawn for Spring Graduation.
5/18/13 - Special guest speaker Russell D. Moore and David S. Dockery, president of the university, watch as graduates proceed to the Great Lawn for Spring Graduation. - Morris Abernathy
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5/18/13 - About 660 graduates receive their degrees during the Spring Graduation, making it the largest in Union’s history.
5/18/13 - About 660 graduates receive their degrees during the Spring Graduation, making it the largest in Union’s history. - Morris Abernathy
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5/18/13 - Graduates make their way back to their seats after receiving diplomas at Spring Graduation.
5/18/13 - Graduates make their way back to their seats after receiving diplomas at Spring Graduation. - Morris Abernathy
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5/18/13 - Graduates watch as Russell D. Moore makes his Commencement address during Spring Graduation.
5/18/13 - Graduates watch as Russell D. Moore makes his Commencement address during Spring Graduation. - Morris Abernathy
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5/18/13 - Rachel Carbonell receives the Tigrett Medal during Spring Graduation.
5/18/13 - Rachel Carbonell receives the Tigrett Medal during Spring Graduation. - Morris Abernathy

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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