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Three History Students Participate in Union’s Fall Commencement

Dec 12, 2009 - History major Tim Call and history minors Andy Fortner and Sarah McElroy received their college diplomas at Union University’s fall semester commencement exercises on December 12, 2009. The university conferred 346 degrees during the ceremony, which was held at West Jackson Baptist Church. Both Andy and Sarah wore their Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society honor cords during the event. Andy also attended a university-sponsored reception in honor of graduating students prior to the graduation exercises.

Andy Fortner (right), a graduating theology major, history minor, and Phi Alpha Theta member, talks with Union Professor James Veneman during a Union University-sponsored reception held in the Grant Events Center prior to the fall graduation ceremony on December 12, 2009.

History minor Andy Fortner stands with his wife Pam and their daughter Hannah at Union’s morning reception in honor of graduating students on December 12.

History major Tim Call (fourth from left in front row of photo) patiently sits during the graduation processional on December 12.

History minor and Phi Alpha Theta member Sarah McElroy (second from left in front row), along with other graduates, bows her head in prayer during the graduation invocation.

Music Professor Chris Matthews leads in the audience’s singing of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing during the December 12 graduation exercises. Immediately behind him are (left to right) Registrar Jane Betts, Enrollment Services Director Rich Grimm, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean and Commencement Speaker Gene Fant, President David Dockery, Provost Carla Sanderson, and Dean of the School of Pharmacy Sheila Mitchell.

History Minor Sarah McElroy returns to her seat after receiving her Bachelor of Arts diploma from President David Dockery on fall graduation day, December 12.