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Spring Graduation (May 17, 2014)

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Graduates receiving their M.Ed. assist each other as they wait to walk in to Spring Commencement Services held at the Omen Arena. - Photo by MiKalla Cotton
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Graduates receiving their M.Ed. assist each other as they wait to walk in to Spring Commencement Services held at the Omen Arena. - MiKalla Cotton
Undergraduate students make their way into Madison Academic High school to join their classmates before the Spring Commencement Services held at the Oman Arena. - Photo by Emily Stookey
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Undergraduate students make their way into Madison Academic High school to join their classmates before the Spring Commencement Services held at the Oman Arena. - Emily Stookey
Paul Neal, business administration graduate, poses for the camera briefly before entering into Oman Arena for Union University's 189th Spring Commencement Ceremony. - Photo by Emily Stookey
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Paul Neal, business administration graduate, poses for the camera briefly before entering into Oman Arena for Union University's 189th Spring Commencement Ceremony. - Emily Stookey
Master's degree graduates anxiously await the start of the Spring Commencement Services the Oman Arena. - Photo by Emily Stookey
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Master's degree graduates anxiously await the start of the Spring Commencement Services the Oman Arena. - Emily Stookey
Michael Adkisson, right, junior business administration major, helps organize degrees while Alice Ferrar, Anita Todd and Susan Hopper double check the order of all 630 diplomas prior to the beginning of Spring Commencement. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Michael Adkisson, right, junior business administration major, helps organize degrees while Alice Ferrar, Anita Todd and Susan Hopper double check the order of all 630 diplomas prior to the beginning of Spring Commencement. - Kathleen Murray
Graduates converse before being seated at the 189th Spring Commencement Services, held in the Oman Arena. - Photo by Meg Rushing
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Graduates converse before being seated at the 189th Spring Commencement Services, held in the Oman Arena. - Meg Rushing
Master of Christian Studies graduates bow their heads in prayer during the Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by Emily Stookey
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Master of Christian Studies graduates bow their heads in prayer during the Spring Commencement Services. - Emily Stookey
Sarah Halbrook,right, English graduate looks through the program listing the 630 graduates walking in the 189th annual Spring Commencement Services, held at the Oman Arena due to rain.  - Photo by Emily Stookey
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Sarah Halbrook,right, English graduate looks through the program listing the 630 graduates walking in the 189th annual Spring Commencement Services, held at the Oman Arena due to rain. - Emily Stookey
Family and friends gather to support the class of 630 graduates at Union University’s 189th Spring Commencement Services, held at Oman Arena. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Family and friends gather to support the class of 630 graduates at Union University’s 189th Spring Commencement Services, held at Oman Arena. - Kathleen Murray
Union University Singers, including several graduating members, perform during the Spring Commencement Services at the Oman Arena. - Photo by Amanda Rohde
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Union University Singers, including several graduating members, perform during the Spring Commencement Services at the Oman Arena. - Amanda Rohde
The processional for Spring Commencement was led by the Union University banners carried by the SGA President and Senior Class President. - Photo by Amanda Rohde
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The processional for Spring Commencement was led by the Union University banners carried by the SGA President and Senior Class President. - Amanda Rohde
David S. Dockery, president of the University, welcomes graduates and their families to the Spring Commencement Services of the 189th graduating class. - Photo by Amanda Rohde
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David S. Dockery, president of the University, welcomes graduates and their families to the Spring Commencement Services of the 189th graduating class. - Amanda Rohde
Chairs are set for Union University's 189th annual Spring Commencement Services at the Oman Arena. - Photo by Meg Rushing
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Chairs are set for Union University's 189th annual Spring Commencement Services at the Oman Arena. - Meg Rushing
A member of the audience reads the program for Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by Emily Stookey
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A member of the audience reads the program for Spring Commencement Services. - Emily Stookey
Cynthia P. Jayne, associate provost for intercultural and international studies, and Bryan L. Carrier, acting dean of students, chat proceeding the Spring Commencement Services at the Oman Arena. - Photo by MiKalla Cotton
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Cynthia P. Jayne, associate provost for intercultural and international studies, and Bryan L. Carrier, acting dean of students, chat proceeding the Spring Commencement Services at the Oman Arena. - MiKalla Cotton
Faculty members Victoria Malone, Patricia Hamilton and Pam Sutton gather to take a photo at Union University’s 189th Spring Commencement. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Faculty members Victoria Malone, Patricia Hamilton and Pam Sutton gather to take a photo at Union University’s 189th Spring Commencement. - Kathleen Murray
Graduates search for and wave at family and friends who gather to watch the 630 students graduate at Union University's 189th Spring Commencement. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Graduates search for and wave at family and friends who gather to watch the 630 students graduate at Union University's 189th Spring Commencement. - Kathleen Murray
David S. Dockery welcomes the 630 graduates and guests to Union University's 189th annual Spring Commencement Services, held at Oman Arena. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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David S. Dockery welcomes the 630 graduates and guests to Union University's 189th annual Spring Commencement Services, held at Oman Arena. - Kathleen Murray
Marko G. Winters, reads through 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24, at the start of Union University's 189th annual Spring Commencement. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Marko G. Winters, reads through 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24, at the start of Union University's 189th annual Spring Commencement. - Kathleen Murray
Dr. Gregory Thornbury, president of The King's College in New York City, returns to Union to give the commencement address entitled, "One Last Time: Solidarity," at this year's Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Dr. Gregory Thornbury, president of The King's College in New York City, returns to Union to give the commencement address entitled, "One Last Time: Solidarity," at this year's Spring Commencement Services. - Kathleen Murray
Holly Harris, senior class president, presents David S. Dockery a symbol of the senior class gift of a memorial garden during Union University's 189th Spring Commencement. - Photo by Meg Rushing
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Holly Harris, senior class president, presents David S. Dockery a symbol of the senior class gift of a memorial garden during Union University's 189th Spring Commencement. - Meg Rushing
Holly Harris, senior class president and TESL graduate, addresses her fellow graduates, faculty, staff, family and friends at the 189th Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Holly Harris, senior class president and TESL graduate, addresses her fellow graduates, faculty, staff, family and friends at the 189th Spring Commencement Services. - Kathleen Murray
David S. Dockery and Carla Sanderson award the parents of music education graduate Olivia Greenlee her degree posthumously during Spring Commencement. - Photo by Emily Stookey
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David S. Dockery and Carla Sanderson award the parents of music education graduate Olivia Greenlee her degree posthumously during Spring Commencement. - Emily Stookey
The parents of Olivia Greenlee, music education, share a moment after receiving their daughter's posthumous degree during the Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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The parents of Olivia Greenlee, music education, share a moment after receiving their daughter's posthumous degree during the Spring Commencement Services. - Kathleen Murray
Carla Sanderson presents the parents of Leighton Williams a rose along with her posthumous diploma during Spring Commencement. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Carla Sanderson presents the parents of Leighton Williams a rose along with her posthumous diploma during Spring Commencement. - Kathleen Murray
"We did it! We are graduated!" two graduates exclaimed to each other as they received their diplomas at the Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by MiKalla Cotton
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"We did it! We are graduated!" two graduates exclaimed to each other as they received their diplomas at the Spring Commencement Services. - MiKalla Cotton
Shea Wingate, political science graduate, congratulates her friend, Ashley Smith, business administration graduate, on receiving her diploma at Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by Meg Rushing
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Shea Wingate, political science graduate, congratulates her friend, Ashley Smith, business administration graduate, on receiving her diploma at Spring Commencement Services. - Meg Rushing
Zac Calvert, one of two intercultural studies graduates, receives his diploma from David S. Dockery at Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by Meg Rushing
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Zac Calvert, one of two intercultural studies graduates, receives his diploma from David S. Dockery at Spring Commencement Services. - Meg Rushing
Alana Hu, public relations graduate, receives her diploma at Spring Commencement Services held at the Oman Arena. - Photo by Emily Stookey
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Alana Hu, public relations graduate, receives her diploma at Spring Commencement Services held at the Oman Arena. - Emily Stookey
William Murray, engineering graduate from Chaguanas, Trinidad, embraces David S. Dockery after blowing his horn in celebration on stage after being awarded his degree during Spring Commencement. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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William Murray, engineering graduate from Chaguanas, Trinidad, embraces David S. Dockery after blowing his horn in celebration on stage after being awarded his degree during Spring Commencement. - Kathleen Murray
Christopher Eldridge, masters of business administration graduate, sends a greeting to friends and family after receiving his degree during Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Christopher Eldridge, masters of business administration graduate, sends a greeting to friends and family after receiving his degree during Spring Commencement Services. - Kathleen Murray
Anna Wolf, center, elementary education graduate, and her classmates prepare to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas during Spring Commencement Services.  - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Anna Wolf, center, elementary education graduate, and her classmates prepare to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas during Spring Commencement Services. - Kathleen Murray
Michelle Lee receives her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Mathematics from David S. Dockery, president of the university. - Photo by Amanda Rohde
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Michelle Lee receives her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Mathematics from David S. Dockery, president of the university. - Amanda Rohde
Kathryn Buncik, art graduate, receives diploma from David S. Dockery, president of the university, during Spring Commencement at the Oman Arena. - Photo by Amanda Rohde
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Kathryn Buncik, art graduate, receives diploma from David S. Dockery, president of the university, during Spring Commencement at the Oman Arena. - Amanda Rohde
Mckenzie Dorris, mathematics graduate, receives her diploma during the Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by Matt McDaniel
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Mckenzie Dorris, mathematics graduate, receives her diploma during the Spring Commencement Services. - Matt McDaniel
Donna Randolph, doctor of Pharmacy, cheers with her degree in hand for her friends and family watching in the crowd at Spring Commencement in the Oman Arena. - Photo by Meg Rushing
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Donna Randolph, doctor of Pharmacy, cheers with her degree in hand for her friends and family watching in the crowd at Spring Commencement in the Oman Arena. - Meg Rushing
Marcus Johnson, bachelor of science in organizational leadership graduate, gives a thumbs up to his family and friends as they watch he and 629 others prepare to receive degrees at Union University's 189th Spring Commencement. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Marcus Johnson, bachelor of science in organizational leadership graduate, gives a thumbs up to his family and friends as they watch he and 629 others prepare to receive degrees at Union University's 189th Spring Commencement. - Kathleen Murray
Krister Andreassen, sport management (marketing) graduate, gives a thumbs up to cheering friends as he crosses the stage to receive his diploma at Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by Meg Rushing
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Krister Andreassen, sport management (marketing) graduate, gives a thumbs up to cheering friends as he crosses the stage to receive his diploma at Spring Commencement Services. - Meg Rushing
Collin Cantrell, doctor of pharmacy graduate, shows off his degree to onlooking friends and family at Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by Emily Stookey
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Collin Cantrell, doctor of pharmacy graduate, shows off his degree to onlooking friends and family at Spring Commencement Services. - Emily Stookey
Morris Abernathy, staff photographer, works on documenting the class of 630 graduates at Union University’s 189th Spring Commencement, held at Oman Arena.  - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Morris Abernathy, staff photographer, works on documenting the class of 630 graduates at Union University’s 189th Spring Commencement, held at Oman Arena. - Kathleen Murray
Carmen Owens is awarded a doctor of pharmacy hood by Carla Sanderson during Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Carmen Owens is awarded a doctor of pharmacy hood by Carla Sanderson during Spring Commencement Services. - Kathleen Murray
Ben Mandrell, senior pastor of Englewood Baptist Church, Jackson, Tenn., is awarded his doctor of ministry hood during Spring Commencement Services held at the Oman Arena. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Ben Mandrell, senior pastor of Englewood Baptist Church, Jackson, Tenn., is awarded his doctor of ministry hood during Spring Commencement Services held at the Oman Arena. - Kathleen Murray
Grace Morriss, engineering graduate, approaches the stage to be awarded the prestigious Elizabeth Tigrett Medal for being an outstanding member of the senior class as voted on by all Union faculty. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Grace Morriss, engineering graduate, approaches the stage to be awarded the prestigious Elizabeth Tigrett Medal for being an outstanding member of the senior class as voted on by all Union faculty. - Kathleen Murray
David S. Dockery makes his closing remarks to the 630 graduates and their guests. He wears his newly given academic doctoral hood to be "one" with the Union University community. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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David S. Dockery makes his closing remarks to the 630 graduates and their guests. He wears his newly given academic doctoral hood to be "one" with the Union University community. - Kathleen Murray
Shea Wingate, political science graduate sings the alma matter at the closing of Union University's 189th Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Shea Wingate, political science graduate sings the alma matter at the closing of Union University's 189th Spring Commencement Services. - Kathleen Murray
The Tigrett Medal Winner of 2014, Grace Morriss, graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, is congratulated on her award during the Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by Emily Stookey
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The Tigrett Medal Winner of 2014, Grace Morriss, graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, is congratulated on her award during the Spring Commencement Services. - Emily Stookey
The Tigrett Medal Winner of 2014, Grace Morriss, graduate with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, receives her award and hugs a faculty member in celebration at the Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by MiKalla Cotton
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The Tigrett Medal Winner of 2014, Grace Morriss, graduate with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, receives her award and hugs a faculty member in celebration at the Spring Commencement Services. - MiKalla Cotton
George Guthrie, Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible, hugs students Gracie Wise, english and history graduate, and Rachel Clardy, business administration graduate, following the Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by MiKalla Cotton
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George Guthrie, Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible, hugs students Gracie Wise, english and history graduate, and Rachel Clardy, business administration graduate, following the Spring Commencement Services. - MiKalla Cotton
Deborah Anderson, nursing graduate, holds her nephew following Spring Commencement Services at the Oman Arena. - Photo by MiKalla Cotton
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Deborah Anderson, nursing graduate, holds her nephew following Spring Commencement Services at the Oman Arena. - MiKalla Cotton
Members of Alpha Phi Alpha celebrate with a fraternal hymn following the Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by MiKalla Cotton
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Members of Alpha Phi Alpha celebrate with a fraternal hymn following the Spring Commencement Services. - MiKalla Cotton
Members of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon celebrate with their brothers after the Spring Commencement Services. - Photo by Emily Stookey
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Members of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon celebrate with their brothers after the Spring Commencement Services. - Emily Stookey

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