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Spring Graduation (May 19, 2007)

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Graduates gathered in the small gym waiting to line up for the processional to the spring 2007 graduation ceremony. - Photo by Beth Spain
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Graduates gathered in the small gym waiting to line up for the processional to the spring 2007 graduation ceremony. - Beth Spain
Biblical Studies Languages graduate Jacob Shatzer practices flipping his tassel during the graduate line-up at the 2007 spring graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Biblical Studies Languages graduate Jacob Shatzer practices flipping his tassel during the graduate line-up at the 2007 spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
Faculty Member of the Year Dottie Myatt carries the mace in front of the faculty processional preceding spring 2007 graduation. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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Faculty Member of the Year Dottie Myatt carries the mace in front of the faculty processional preceding spring 2007 graduation. - Stephanie Schroeder
Ben Lancaster and Derrick Lambert proceed to the Great Lawn for the spring 2007 graduation ceremony.   - Photo by Beth Spain
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Ben Lancaster and Derrick Lambert proceed to the Great Lawn for the spring 2007 graduation ceremony. - Beth Spain
Physical Education and Health graduate Clint Arthur adjusts his cap moments before heading out to the Great Lawn for the spring 2007 graduation ceremony. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Physical Education and Health graduate Clint Arthur adjusts his cap moments before heading out to the Great Lawn for the spring 2007 graduation ceremony. - Kyle Kurlick
Senior class president and Accounting graduate Karie Thomas carried the banner toward the Great Lawn for the spring 2007 graduation ceremony. - Photo by Matthew Diggs
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Senior class president and Accounting graduate Karie Thomas carried the banner toward the Great Lawn for the spring 2007 graduation ceremony. - Matthew Diggs
The spring 2007 graduates file onto the Great Lawn. - Photo by Matthew Diggs
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The spring 2007 graduates file onto the Great Lawn. - Matthew Diggs
Just more than 900 students received Union degrees during the 2006-07 academic year. The largest single ceremony for graduates occurs in the spring on the Great Lawn. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Just more than 900 students received Union degrees during the 2006-07 academic year. The largest single ceremony for graduates occurs in the spring on the Great Lawn. - Morris Abernathy
Marketing graduate Shari Smedley and her fellow graduates proceed to the Great Lawn to receive their diplomas at the spring 2007 graduation. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Marketing graduate Shari Smedley and her fellow graduates proceed to the Great Lawn to receive their diplomas at the spring 2007 graduation. - Kyle Kurlick
Spring 2007 graduation ceremonies took place on the Great Lawn in the shadow of newly completed White Hall.  - Photo by Matthew Diggs
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Spring 2007 graduation ceremonies took place on the Great Lawn in the shadow of newly completed White Hall. - Matthew Diggs
Social Work graduates Elisabeth Berry and Leah Booth file onto the Great Lawn for the spring 2007 graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Social Work graduates Elisabeth Berry and Leah Booth file onto the Great Lawn for the spring 2007 graduation. - Morris Abernathy
Spring 2007 graduation ceremonies took place on the Great Lawn in the shadow of newly completed White Hall.  - Photo by Matthew Diggs
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Spring 2007 graduation ceremonies took place on the Great Lawn in the shadow of newly completed White Hall. - Matthew Diggs
About 5,000 people gathered to watch nearly 400 students receive degrees during Union University's 182nd annual spring graduation. - Photo by Matthew Diggs
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About 5,000 people gathered to watch nearly 400 students receive degrees during Union University's 182nd annual spring graduation. - Matthew Diggs
Ronald Haywood, from Texas Instruments, Dallas, Tex., read Deut. 6:1-9 at the beginning of the graduation ceremony. His daughter Tia is a member of the graduating class. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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Ronald Haywood, from Texas Instruments, Dallas, Tex., read Deut. 6:1-9 at the beginning of the graduation ceremony. His daughter Tia is a member of the graduating class. - Stephanie Schroeder
President Alvin Austin, retiring president of LeTourneau University, speaks to the graduates on <em>Five Imperatives for a Successful Life.</em> - Photo by Beth Spain
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President Alvin Austin, retiring president of LeTourneau University, speaks to the graduates on Five Imperatives for a Successful Life. - Beth Spain
President Alvin Austin, from LeTourneau University, speaks to the graduates on <em>Five Imperatives for a Successful Life</em>. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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President Alvin Austin, from LeTourneau University, speaks to the graduates on Five Imperatives for a Successful Life. - Stephanie Schroeder
Union University Singers performed the anthem <em>Ev'n So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come</em> by Paul Manz during the 2007 spring graduation on the Great Lawn, under the direction of Richard Joiner. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Union University Singers performed the anthem Ev'n So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come by Paul Manz during the 2007 spring graduation on the Great Lawn, under the direction of Richard Joiner. - Morris Abernathy
Business Administration graduate Jack Smothers celebrates after receiving his diploma at the spring 2007 graduation ceremony. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Business Administration graduate Jack Smothers celebrates after receiving his diploma at the spring 2007 graduation ceremony. - Morris Abernathy
Tyler Porter and Clay Manley high-five each other after receiving their diplomas. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Tyler Porter and Clay Manley high-five each other after receiving their diplomas. - Kyle Kurlick
Art graduate Ariel Gee receives his diploma from President Dockery at the spring 2007 graduation. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Art graduate Ariel Gee receives his diploma from President Dockery at the spring 2007 graduation. - Kyle Kurlick
Biology graduate Justin Hutto turns his tassel after receiving his diploma at the spring 2007 graduation ceremony. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Biology graduate Justin Hutto turns his tassel after receiving his diploma at the spring 2007 graduation ceremony. - Kyle Kurlick
Gregory Poore returns to his seat after receiving his diploma. Gregory was awarded the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal for 2007. The award, created by Tigrett’s son to honor his mother, has been awarded since 1912 by vote of the entire Union faculty to an outstanding member of the senior class. 
 - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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Gregory Poore returns to his seat after receiving his diploma. Gregory was awarded the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal for 2007. The award, created by Tigrett’s son to honor his mother, has been awarded since 1912 by vote of the entire Union faculty to an outstanding member of the senior class. - Stephanie Schroeder
The spring 2007 graduation ceremony as seen from White Hall. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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The spring 2007 graduation ceremony as seen from White Hall. - Kyle Kurlick
Katie Daniel and Cassie Harris enjoy a laugh during the spring 2007 graduation ceremony. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Katie Daniel and Cassie Harris enjoy a laugh during the spring 2007 graduation ceremony. - Morris Abernathy
Barbara Bailey Guffey is hooded as she receives the Doctor of Education. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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Barbara Bailey Guffey is hooded as she receives the Doctor of Education. - Stephanie Schroeder
Senior class president Karie Thomas presents the class gift during spring graduation ceremonies. The Class of 2007 will purchase benches for the Great Lawn and also donate money for a project designed to supply clean water to African villages.  - Photo by Matthew Diggs
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Senior class president Karie Thomas presents the class gift during spring graduation ceremonies. The Class of 2007 will purchase benches for the Great Lawn and also donate money for a project designed to supply clean water to African villages. - Matthew Diggs
Gregory Scott Poore of Cookeville, Tenn., receives applause for being named the recipient of Union's Elizabeth Tigrett Medal for 2007. The award for  academic excellence has been given to a graduating senior every year since 1912 following a vote of the full faculty.  - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Gregory Scott Poore of Cookeville, Tenn., receives applause for being named the recipient of Union's Elizabeth Tigrett Medal for 2007. The award for academic excellence has been given to a graduating senior every year since 1912 following a vote of the full faculty. - Morris Abernathy
SGA President Josh Clarke sings the Union University Alma Mater along with the faculty at the end of graduation. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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SGA President Josh Clarke sings the Union University Alma Mater along with the faculty at the end of graduation. - Stephanie Schroeder
Jande Jackson prays with other members of the class of 2007 during spring graduation on Union's Great Lawn. Jackson is a digital media studies graduate from Franklin, Tenn. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Jande Jackson prays with other members of the class of 2007 during spring graduation on Union's Great Lawn. Jackson is a digital media studies graduate from Franklin, Tenn. - Morris Abernathy
About 5000 gathered to watch nearly 400 students receive degrees at Union's 182nd annual spring graduation. Newly completed White Hall was dedicated just eight days prior to the graduation ceremony. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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About 5000 gathered to watch nearly 400 students receive degrees at Union's 182nd annual spring graduation. Newly completed White Hall was dedicated just eight days prior to the graduation ceremony. - Morris Abernathy
Nursing graduate Beth McDowell flashes a smile as she leaves the graduation ceremony to see her family and friends. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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Nursing graduate Beth McDowell flashes a smile as she leaves the graduation ceremony to see her family and friends. - Stephanie Schroeder
DMS graduate Aaron Hardin looks toward the future after the spring 2007 graduation ceremony. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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DMS graduate Aaron Hardin looks toward the future after the spring 2007 graduation ceremony. - Kyle Kurlick
Management graduate Sarah Vaught Cathey celebrates with a friend following Union's 182nd annual spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Management graduate Sarah Vaught Cathey celebrates with a friend following Union's 182nd annual spring graduation ceremony. - Kyle Kurlick
Music Performance graduate Jennifer and Matthew Nelson joyfully embrace following Union's 182nd annual spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Music Performance graduate Jennifer and Matthew Nelson joyfully embrace following Union's 182nd annual spring graduation ceremony. - Kyle Kurlick

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