JACKSON, Tenn. – Dec. 9, 2002– Approximately 210 graduating seniors from Union University will take part in commencement exercises to be held Saturday, Dec. 14 at West Jackson Baptist Church at 11 a.m.
Preceding the graduation ceremony, a brunch for the graduates will start at 8:30 a.m. in the Coburn Dining Room in the Student Union Building on Union’s campus. There will also be a reception at 9 a.m. where Raymond and Ann Boston will be honored with the Craig Service Award for their service to the university.
The featured speaker at this year’s graduation event will be O. S. Hawkins, president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention Annuity Board. Hawkins is a frequent speaker at pastors’ conferences, conventions and churches across the country. Hawkins, a native of Texas, holds degrees from Texas Christian University and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Founded in 1823 and affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, Union University is characterized by quality Christ-centered teaching and learning. An outstanding faculty offers superior liberal arts preparation in more than 100 majors and programs of study along with professional programs in business, education and nursing. More than 2,600 students are currently enrolled.
Sara B. Horn,