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Three History Majors Are December Graduates

Dec 15, 2012

Three history majors were among the more than 300 students who graduated at Union University’s commencement exercises on December 15, 2012. Charles Evans and Cale Little received their Bachelor of Arts degrees during the graduation ceremony, while David Conway, who also earned a BA degree, graduated in absentia. David was also the recipient of the fall semester Academic Excellence Medal in History. Dr. Claude Pressnell, President of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, gave the commencement address on “But the Greatest of These is Love.”

History alumnus Mr. Jack Holmes and his wife Zan received a special honor during the graduation program, when Union President Dr. David Dockery presented them with Robert E. Craig Service Award for their faithful support over many years of the scholarship program and other endeavors at the university. Mr. Holmes, a Jackson attorney, was the recipient of the history department’s Fourth Annual History Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award in May, 2012. He was a member of Phi Alpha Theta and the Rutledge Honorary History Club while a student at Union.


Dr. Stephen Carls (center) stands with graduating history majors Cale Little (left) and Charles Evans prior to Union University's fall semester commencement exercises on December 15, 2012. Photo by Jacob Moore


Dr. Claude Pressnell, President of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, delivers the Union University fall semester graduation address on "But the Greatest of These is Love" on December 15, 2012. Photo by Morris Abernathy


History major Charles Evans receives his Bachelor of Arts degree from Union University President Dr. David Dockery on December 15, 2012. Photo by Jacob Moore


History major Cale Little receives congratulations from Union University President Dr. David Dockery upon receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree on December 15, 2012. Photo by Morris Abernathy


Union University President Dr. David Dockery (in center of photo) presents a bachelor's degree to a graduating senior at Union University's fall commencement exercises on December 15, 2012. Photo by Jacob Moore


Union University President Dr. David Dockery presents the 2012 Robert E. Craig Service Award to Jack and Zan Holmes at the fall semester graduation exercises on December 15. Mr. Holmes was a history major as a student at Union and a member of Phi Alpha Theta and the Rutledge Honorary History Club. Photo by Jacob Moore


History major David Conway receives congratulations from Dr. Stephen Carls after being presented the Academic Excellence Medal in History in a special ceremony on December 10, 2012.