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History Students Receive Diplomas at Spring Graduation

May 23, 2009
Eight history majors participated in Union’s commencement exercises on May 23, 2009. Seven of them received their bachelor’s degrees during the services and the eighth will graduate in July. History students receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees were Joshua Abbotoy, Hannah Holliday, Trista Rowland, and Daniel Spencer. Kathleen Cooper, Andrew Jackson, and Nathan Tilly earned Bachelor of Science degrees. Carl Harken, who will complete his Bachelor of Science degree requirements this summer, is an expected July graduate.

As members of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, history majors Joshua Abbotoy, Kathleen Cooper, Carl Harken, Hannah Holliday, Trista Rowland, and Nathan Tilly wore Phi Alpha Theta honor cords at the ceremony, as did history minors Sarah Conway, Joshua Hays, Chad Keathley.


History major Kathleen Cooper (left) stands with her mother at a Union University reception for spring semester graduates on the afternoon of May 23, 2009.


History majors Trista Rowland (left) and Hannah Holliday wait for the graduation processional to begin on May 23.


Union University President Dr. David Dockery welcomes the graduating class and attendees to the spring commencement exercises on May 23.


Sarah Conway (left), a history minor and chemistry major, exchanges a smile with Kathleen Cooper as they prepare to receive their diplomas on May 23.


Nathan Tilly, who completed a double major in history and political science, walks toward the platform area where he will soon receive his Bachelor of Arts degree on May 23.


History major Carl Harken mounts the graduation stairs at Union’s commencement as College of Arts and Sciences Dean Gene Fant prepares to present him to President Dockery as an expected July graduate.


Joshua Hays (center), a history minor and Christian ethics major, is all smiles as he moves forward in preparation to receive his college diploma on May 23.


Chad Keathley, a history minor and theology major, smiles for the camera as he waits in line to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree on May 23.


Daniel Spencer (center), who had a double major in history and Biblical studies languages, turns around to look at the crowd attending graduation as he prepares to receive his college degree at Union’s spring commencement.


History major Joshua Abbotoy (left) stands with Dr. Keith Bates following Union’s spring graduation services.