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Spring Graduation (May 21, 2011)

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Dionna Conner-Jones, organizational leadership graduate, walks towards the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Photo by Deanna Santangelo
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Dionna Conner-Jones, organizational leadership graduate, walks towards the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Deanna Santangelo
Nadia Barnard and Sara Boyd, master of urban education graduates, walk to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Photo by Deanna Santangelo
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Nadia Barnard and Sara Boyd, master of urban education graduates, walk to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Deanna Santangelo
Tijuana Terrell, doctor of nursing practice graduate, walks to the Great Lawn for spring graduation.  - Photo by Deanna Santangelo
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Tijuana Terrell, doctor of nursing practice graduate, walks to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Deanna Santangelo
Friends and family of Union University's 2011 graduating class gather on the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Friends and family of Union University's 2011 graduating class gather on the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Rebecca Eaton, mathematics graduate, walks to the Great Lawn for spring graduation.  - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Rebecca Eaton, mathematics graduate, walks to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Tayo Adedokun, engineering graduate, walks with his fellow graduates to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Tayo Adedokun, engineering graduate, walks with his fellow graduates to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Randall Emmalee Simpson, English graduate, walks to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Randall Emmalee Simpson, English graduate, walks to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Miller Tower showing the time as graduates take their seats during spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Miller Tower showing the time as graduates take their seats during spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Social work graduates Amber Gaylord, Hayley Geeslin, Emily Gillespie, Carman Griffith, and Janica Humphrey wait patiently for their names to be called during spring graduation on the Great Lawn. - Photo by Deanna Santangelo
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Social work graduates Amber Gaylord, Hayley Geeslin, Emily Gillespie, Carman Griffith, and Janica Humphrey wait patiently for their names to be called during spring graduation on the Great Lawn. - Deanna Santangelo
LaWanda Montague, business administration graduate, sits with fellow graduates at spring graduation. - Photo by Victoria Stargel
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LaWanda Montague, business administration graduate, sits with fellow graduates at spring graduation. - Victoria Stargel
Union University's graduating class of 2011 gathers on the Great Lawn to celebrate in their accomplishments at spring graduation. - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Union University's graduating class of 2011 gathers on the Great Lawn to celebrate in their accomplishments at spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Kim Cryer, nursing graduate, cools herself down with a hand-held fan during spring graduation. - Photo by Deanna Santangelo
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Kim Cryer, nursing graduate, cools herself down with a hand-held fan during spring graduation. - Deanna Santangelo
Emily Maggard, freshman elementary education and English double major, performs alongside Rebecca Blevins, freshman biology major, during spring graduation. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Emily Maggard, freshman elementary education and English double major, performs alongside Rebecca Blevins, freshman biology major, during spring graduation. - Jacob Moore
Rebecca Henderson, sophomore music education major, performs during spring graduation on the Great Lawn. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Rebecca Henderson, sophomore music education major, performs during spring graduation on the Great Lawn. - Jacob Moore
Chase Techentin, junior music major, plays the trumpet alongside Joe Lindamood, sophomore music education major, during spring graduation. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Chase Techentin, junior music major, plays the trumpet alongside Joe Lindamood, sophomore music education major, during spring graduation. - Jacob Moore
Musicians perform during during spring graduation. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Musicians perform during during spring graduation. - Jacob Moore
Gary Carter, senior vice president for business services, presents the road sign for the newly named Lanese Dockery Drive at Union University's spring graduation. - Photo by Victoria Stargel
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Gary Carter, senior vice president for business services, presents the road sign for the newly named Lanese Dockery Drive at Union University's spring graduation. - Victoria Stargel
Mrs. Lanese Dockery, Union's first lady, receives the honor of having a road on campus named after her during the 2011 spring graduation. - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Mrs. Lanese Dockery, Union's first lady, receives the honor of having a road on campus named after her during the 2011 spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Nursing graduates applaud during spring graduation. - Photo by Deanna Santangelo
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Nursing graduates applaud during spring graduation. - Deanna Santangelo
Bruce Ashburn, Christian studies graduate, bows his head in prayer at the beginning of spring graduation. - Photo by Deanna Santangelo
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Bruce Ashburn, Christian studies graduate, bows his head in prayer at the beginning of spring graduation. - Deanna Santangelo
David S. Dockery, president of the university, gives his commencement address entitled "Remember" to the 2011 graduating class on the Great Lawn. - Photo by Deanna Santangelo
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David S. Dockery, president of the university, gives his commencement address entitled "Remember" to the 2011 graduating class on the Great Lawn. - Deanna Santangelo
Union's 2011 graduates gather on the Great Lawn.  - Photo by Deanna Santangelo
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Union's 2011 graduates gather on the Great Lawn. - Deanna Santangelo
Students fill the seats during the spring graduation on the Great Lawn. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Students fill the seats during the spring graduation on the Great Lawn. - Jacob Moore
The gentlemen of ATO cheer on their graduating brothers. - Photo by Zac Calvert
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The gentlemen of ATO cheer on their graduating brothers. - Zac Calvert
Allison Gaines Hill, Public Relations graduate, receives her degree at spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Allison Gaines Hill, Public Relations graduate, receives her degree at spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Allison Little, art graduate, receives her degree at spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Allison Little, art graduate, receives her degree at spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Katie Mohler, history graduate, receives her degree at spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Katie Mohler, history graduate, receives her degree at spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Ryan Oetting, digital media studies graduate, receives his degree at spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Ryan Oetting, digital media studies graduate, receives his degree at spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Beth Spain, journalism major, receives her diploma from David S. Dockery, president of the university, during spring graduation. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Beth Spain, journalism major, receives her diploma from David S. Dockery, president of the university, during spring graduation. - Jacob Moore
Beth Spain, journalism graduate, walks back to her seat after receiving her degree at spring graduation. - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Beth Spain, journalism graduate, walks back to her seat after receiving her degree at spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Megan Seals, journalism graduate, receives her diploma during spring graduation. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Megan Seals, journalism graduate, receives her diploma during spring graduation. - Jacob Moore
Elizabeth Whitsitt, psychology graduate, leaves the stage after receiving her degree at spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Elizabeth Whitsitt, psychology graduate, leaves the stage after receiving her degree at spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Emily Logan, music performance graduate, shows her excitement after receiving her diploma at spring graduation. - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Emily Logan, music performance graduate, shows her excitement after receiving her diploma at spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Tayo Adedokun, electrical engineering graduate, poses with his diploma at Union University's spring graduation. - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Tayo Adedokun, electrical engineering graduate, poses with his diploma at Union University's spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Rhett Woody, engineering graduate, leaves the stage after receiving his degree at spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Rhett Woody, engineering graduate, leaves the stage after receiving his degree at spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Jacqueline Carruthers receives her nursing degree during spring graduation. - Photo by Victoria Stargel
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Jacqueline Carruthers receives her nursing degree during spring graduation. - Victoria Stargel
 - Photo by Zac Calvert
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- Zac Calvert
Micah Roeder, business administration graduate, receives his degree at spring graduation. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Micah Roeder, business administration graduate, receives his degree at spring graduation. - Jacob Moore
Amanda Baldwin, elementary education and learning foundations major, graduates from Union University.  - Photo by Zac Calvert
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Amanda Baldwin, elementary education and learning foundations major, graduates from Union University. - Zac Calvert
Kristen Walker, learning foundations graduate, celebrates after receiving her degree at spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Kristen Walker, learning foundations graduate, celebrates after receiving her degree at spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Antoine Joseph, sports management graduate, leaves the stage after receiving his degree at spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Antoine Joseph, sports management graduate, leaves the stage after receiving his degree at spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Master of Social Work graduates Cyndy Galewski and Theresa Guthrey watch their fellow classmates receive their diplomas at spring graduation. - Photo by Victoria Stargel
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Master of Social Work graduates Cyndy Galewski and Theresa Guthrey watch their fellow classmates receive their diplomas at spring graduation. - Victoria Stargel
Jake Carroll, nursing graduate, waits patiently to receive his degree at spring graduation. - Photo by Victoria Stargel
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Jake Carroll, nursing graduate, waits patiently to receive his degree at spring graduation. - Victoria Stargel
Josephine Owino, sports medicine major, and Beatrice Oyenje, physical education & health major, look at their new diplomas at their graduation on Union's Great Lawn. - Photo by Zac Calvert
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Josephine Owino, sports medicine major, and Beatrice Oyenje, physical education & health major, look at their new diplomas at their graduation on Union's Great Lawn. - Zac Calvert
Deborah Lai, accounting graduate, admires her diploma after receiving it at Union's spring graduation. - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Deborah Lai, accounting graduate, admires her diploma after receiving it at Union's spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Jessica Davenport, elementary education and learning foundations graduate, poses with her diploma at spring graduation. - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Jessica Davenport, elementary education and learning foundations graduate, poses with her diploma at spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Andrew Norman, philosophy graduate, celebrates after receiving his degree at spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Andrew Norman, philosophy graduate, celebrates after receiving his degree at spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Masters of arts in education graduates Chelsea Bergeron and Isaac Brooks look at their diplomas during spring graduation. - Photo by Deanna Santangelo
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Masters of arts in education graduates Chelsea Bergeron and Isaac Brooks look at their diplomas during spring graduation. - Deanna Santangelo
Doctor of Education graduates, Momodou Keita and Mary Alice Marable congratulate each other on receiving their degrees during spring graduation. - Photo by Deanna Santangelo
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Doctor of Education graduates, Momodou Keita and Mary Alice Marable congratulate each other on receiving their degrees during spring graduation. - Deanna Santangelo
Betsy Davis, senior class president, embraces David S. Dockery, president of the university, before giving her speech at spring graduation. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Betsy Davis, senior class president, embraces David S. Dockery, president of the university, before giving her speech at spring graduation. - Jacob Moore
Graduates applaud during spring graduation on the Great Lawn. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Graduates applaud during spring graduation on the Great Lawn. - Jacob Moore
Graduates applaud during spring graduation. - Photo by Victoria Stargel
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Graduates applaud during spring graduation. - Victoria Stargel
Kate Cline, history and English graduate, reacts after being called at the 100th Tigrett Medal recipient at spring graduation. - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Kate Cline, history and English graduate, reacts after being called at the 100th Tigrett Medal recipient at spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
The Cline family celebrates as they learn that Kate Cline was awarded the Tigrett Medal at spring graduation. - Photo by Zac Calvert
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The Cline family celebrates as they learn that Kate Cline was awarded the Tigrett Medal at spring graduation. - Zac Calvert
The Cline reacts as they learn that Kate Cline was awarded the Tigrett Medal at her graduation.   - Photo by Zac Calvert
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The Cline reacts as they learn that Kate Cline was awarded the Tigrett Medal at her graduation. - Zac Calvert
Carla Sanderson, provost and executive vice president, speaks to Kate Cline, recipient of the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Carla Sanderson, provost and executive vice president, speaks to Kate Cline, recipient of the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal. - Jacob Moore
Doctor of nursing practice graduates Patricia Bird and Cynthia Snyder celebrate receiving their diplomas on Union University's Great Lawn. - Photo by Zac Calvert
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Doctor of nursing practice graduates Patricia Bird and Cynthia Snyder celebrate receiving their diplomas on Union University's Great Lawn. - Zac Calvert
Amy White, nursing major, rejoices at her graduation from Union University. - Photo by Zac Calvert
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Amy White, nursing major, rejoices at her graduation from Union University. - Zac Calvert
Master of urban education graduate, Philip Tuminaro, waved and yelled "I love you mom", to his mother in the crowd at Union University's spring graduation. - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Master of urban education graduate, Philip Tuminaro, waved and yelled "I love you mom", to his mother in the crowd at Union University's spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
The spring class of 617 brings to about 1,250 the total number of Union graduates for the academic year, a university record that surpasses last year’s total of 1,130 graduates. Here we see the Great Lawn full of graduates and their families on graduation day. 
 - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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The spring class of 617 brings to about 1,250 the total number of Union graduates for the academic year, a university record that surpasses last year’s total of 1,130 graduates. Here we see the Great Lawn full of graduates and their families on graduation day. - Morris Abernathy
Emily Alm, French and TESL graduate, Brandy Beilke, Spanish graduate, and the rest of the spring graduates follow senior class president Betsy Davis to the Great Lawn.  - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Emily Alm, French and TESL graduate, Brandy Beilke, Spanish graduate, and the rest of the spring graduates follow senior class president Betsy Davis to the Great Lawn. - Morris Abernathy
The spring class of 617 brings to about 1,250 the total number of Union graduates for the academic year – a university record that surpasses last year’s total of 1,130 graduates.
 - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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The spring class of 617 brings to about 1,250 the total number of Union graduates for the academic year – a university record that surpasses last year’s total of 1,130 graduates. - Morris Abernathy
The graduates make their way to the Great Lawn for spring graduation.
 - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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The graduates make their way to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
The spring class of 617 brings to about 1,250 the total number of Union graduates for the academic year.  The Great Lawn held near 6,000 people who gathered for spring graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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The spring class of 617 brings to about 1,250 the total number of Union graduates for the academic year. The Great Lawn held near 6,000 people who gathered for spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
David S. Dockery, president of the university, gives the commencement address to the 617 graduates during the 186th annual commencement ceremony on Union's Great Lawn. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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David S. Dockery, president of the university, gives the commencement address to the 617 graduates during the 186th annual commencement ceremony on Union's Great Lawn. - Morris Abernathy
Senior class president Betsy Davis, English and history major, addresses the graduates during spring graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Senior class president Betsy Davis, English and history major, addresses the graduates during spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
The flag of the United States and Union Banners in front of the stage during spring graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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The flag of the United States and Union Banners in front of the stage during spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
Chris Mathews, associate professor of music and department chair, leads the Union University Singers in <em>Prayer</em> by René Clausen. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Chris Mathews, associate professor of music and department chair, leads the Union University Singers in Prayer by René Clausen. - Morris Abernathy
Senior Class President Betsy Davis presents the senior class gift of a new "Sugar Shack" to David S. Dockery, president of the university. "Sugar Shack" is the nickname given to a pavilion that was destroyed in the 2008 tornado. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Senior Class President Betsy Davis presents the senior class gift of a new "Sugar Shack" to David S. Dockery, president of the university. "Sugar Shack" is the nickname given to a pavilion that was destroyed in the 2008 tornado. - Morris Abernathy
Union presented the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal to Kate Elizabeth Cline, who double majored in history and English. This marked the 100th year for the presentation of the Tigrett Medal to an outstanding senior.
 - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Union presented the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal to Kate Elizabeth Cline, who double majored in history and English. This marked the 100th year for the presentation of the Tigrett Medal to an outstanding senior. - Morris Abernathy
David S. Dockery, president of the university, presents the Tigrett Medal to Kate Cline at spring graduation.
 - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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David S. Dockery, president of the university, presents the Tigrett Medal to Kate Cline at spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
"Remember" was the challenge of Union University President David S. Dockery to a class of 617 graduates during Union’s 186th annual spring commencement ceremony. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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"Remember" was the challenge of Union University President David S. Dockery to a class of 617 graduates during Union’s 186th annual spring commencement ceremony. - Morris Abernathy
Angela Abbamonte, journalism graduate, pulls out her camera to capture some of the moments during spring graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Angela Abbamonte, journalism graduate, pulls out her camera to capture some of the moments during spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
Katie Mohler, history graduate, leaves the stage after receiving her degree during spring graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Katie Mohler, history graduate, leaves the stage after receiving her degree during spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
David S. Dockery, president of the university, and Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, pose together after the Spring Commencement.  Dr Mohler's daughter Mary Katherine Mohler received her Bachelor of Arts in History earlier in the evening. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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David S. Dockery, president of the university, and Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, pose together after the Spring Commencement. Dr Mohler's daughter Mary Katherine Mohler received her Bachelor of Arts in History earlier in the evening. - Morris Abernathy
Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary prays at the end of spring graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary prays at the end of spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
As part of the commencement ceremony, Union presented the M.E. Dodd Denominational Service Award to Chester Harrison, pastor of First Baptist Church of Camden, Tenn. Following the tornado, Harrison led his church to donate $61,000 to Union’s rebuilding effort. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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As part of the commencement ceremony, Union presented the M.E. Dodd Denominational Service Award to Chester Harrison, pastor of First Baptist Church of Camden, Tenn. Following the tornado, Harrison led his church to donate $61,000 to Union’s rebuilding effort. - Morris Abernathy

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