Dr. Hayes Wicker, pastor of First Baptist Church in Naples, Fla., speaks to graduates during the morning baccalaureate service.

Though the weather finally cooperated, periods of rain throughout the day sent facilities management staff hurrying to dry off chairs an hour before commencement was to begin.

With smiles frome ear to ear, graduates process in on the last day of their Union University experience.

Chuck Colson gives the commencement address, encouraging students to take the education they have learned at Union and use it to make the world a better place.

Students prepare to receive their diplomas.

Brian Cook proudly hands his wife Laurel Cook a bouquet of roses as she leaves the stage with her new diploma in hand.

Union graduates all say the same thing - it is the relationships formed that they will remember for a lifetime. Here, Union students celebrate before taking their walk to the East Lawn.