12 AIKCU members to celebrate commencements this weekend

Commencement season kicked off last weekend, as newly minted graduates of Alice Lloyd College, Berea College, and Campbellsville University celebrated their achievements with family and friends.

This weekend is a busy one at AIKCU member campuses, with commencement ceremonies taking place on 12 campuses.

AIKCU commencement activities for the weekend of May 9-11


Asbury University

Baccalaureate:
Friday, May 9
7:30 PM
Hughes Auditorium on Asbury University Campus
Speaker: Rev. David MacFarland

Commencement for Graduate and Degree-Completion Students:
Saturday, May 10
10 AM
Hughes Auditorium on the Asbury University Campus

Commencement for Undergraduate Students:
Saturday, May 10
2 PM
Speaker: Alec Hill, President and CEO of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, former Dean of the Seattle Pacific University School of Business, author and board member of Christianity Today International

Asbury University commencement page: asbury.edu/commencement

Bellarmine University

Saturday, May 10
10 AM
Owsley Brown Frazier Stadium (Severe weather: Knights Hall)
Commencement Speaker: Author Roger Rosenblatt
Anticipated number of graduates: 564
Commencement news release

Brescia University

Saturday, May 10
10 AM CDT
RiverPark Center
Commencement Speaker: Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., Archbishop of the Diocese of Louisville
Anticipated number of graduates: 105 (6 master’s, 99 bachelor’s)
Commencement release: http://www.brescia.edu/news/10470

Georgetown College

Saturday, May 10

Undergraduate Commencement:
10 AM
Giddings Lawn (inclement weather: Davis-Reid Alumni Gym)

Commencement Speaker: Dr. M. Dwaine Greene, President of Georgetown College
Honorary degree: Mrs. Granetta Blevins ’80
Anticipated number of graduates: 208 (B.A. 113, B.S. 95)

Graduate Education Commencement:
3 PM
John L. Hill Chapel
Graduate Commencement Speaker: Michelle Pedigo ’90, Regional Vice President, METLIFE
Anticipated M.A. graduates: 51

Georgetown College commencement page: http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/commencement/

Kentucky Christian University

Saturday, May 10
10 AM
Dick Damron Hall of Champions, Lusby Center
Commencement Speaker: Mr. Scott Rawlings
Anticipated number of graduates: 85 bachelor’s degrees, 4 master’s degrees

Kentucky Wesleyan College

Saturday, May 10
10 AM CDT
Hocker-Hall Grove on the campus of Kentucky Wesleyan College
Commencement Speaker: Dr. Laurence N. Benz, President, CEO and Founder of PT Development LLC
Anticipated number of graduates: 155

Lindsey Wilson College

Saturday, May 10
10 AM CDT
Biggers Sports Center
Commencement Speaker: Former Romanian cosmonaut Dumitru Dorin Prunariu
Anticipated number of graduates: 246 undergraduate and graduate degrees (combined with the 418 degrees awarded at winter commencement, the 664 graduates in the class of 2014 are a record for Lindsey Wilson College)
Commencement live stream: http://bit.ly/lwcstretch
Commencement news release: Former Romanian Cosmonaut to Help LWC Cap Off Record Graduating Class

Mid-Continent University

Saturday, May 10
3 PM CDT
Graves County High School

Midway College

Saturday, May 10
11 AM
Graves Amphitheater (inclement weather: Marshall Gymnasium)
Commencement speaker: Donna Barton Brothers, jockey, author, broadcaster
Anticipated number of graduates (includes December and May graduates): 353 (86 associate’s, 220 bachelor’s, 47 master’s)
Commencement news release: http://midway.edu/news-events/donna-barton-brothers-speak-midway-college-commencement

St. Catharine College

Saturday, May 10
11 AM
Lourdes Hall gymnasium
Commencement Speaker: Guy Adams, President and CEO of the Christian Appalachian Project, Inc.
Honorary Degree: Taylor Conway, who passed away in the spring semester
Anticipated number of graduates: 175 total: Associate (68), Bachelor’s (98) [one of which will be issued to the late Taylor Conway], Master’s (9). *Four students are earning associate and bachelor’s degrees simultaneously and are counted separately above.

Union College

Baccalaureate:
Friday, May 9
7 PM
Conway Boatman Chapel
Baccalaureate Speaker: Rev. Timothy Kobler

Commencement:
Saturday, May 10
10:30 AM
Robsion Arena
Commencement Speaker: Ednin E. Jenkins Mann, member of the Union College Board of Trustees and namesake of the Edna Jenkins Mann School of Nursing
Honorary Degrees: Edna E. Jenkins Mann, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa and Bob Mitchell, retired district director for Kentucky Congressman Hal Rogers, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa
Commencement news release: http://unionky.edu/news/union-college-celebrates-2014-graduates-during-events-may-9-10

University of the Cumberlands

Saturday, May 10
10 AM
O. Wayne Rollins Center on the UC campus
Commencement Speaker: Rufus M. Friday, President and Publisher of the Lexington Herald-Leader
Anticipated number of graduates: Over 600 degrees are expected to be awarded at all levels, the largest UC class in history.
Commencement news release: http://www.ucumberlands.edu/media/release.php?rk=1893