JACKSON, Tenn. – July 31, 2001– More than 180 graduate and nontraditional students from the Germantown and Jackson campuses will graduate in commencement exercises at Union University, Saturday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel on the Jackson campus. This is the university’s second year to hold an August graduation, and the largest to date – 40 more than last year.
Keynote speaker will be James W. Ayers, chairman of First Bank and the Ayers Asset Management Co. Ayers, a trustee of Union, will speak on “Building a Foundation for Success.” As the founder of the Ayers Scholars Program which financially assists graduates of Decatur County to attend college, Ayers has helped many students since its inception, including six Union students to attend college.
A brunch will be held at 8:30 a.m., prior to the graduation, for the graduates and their families. Degrees that will be awarded included the bachelor’s in organizational leadership (B.S.O.L.), the master’s of business administration (M.B.A.) master’s of education (M Ed.), master’s of arts in education (M.A. Ed.) and the education specialist (Ed. S.)
Sara B. Horn,