JACKSON, Tenn. – Dec. 12, 2012 – More than 300 students will graduate from Union University Dec. 15 during a ceremony at West Jackson Baptist Church.
Among those who will receive degrees are about 125 graduate students, including several Doctor of Education graduates and the university’s first two Doctor of Ministry graduates.
Claude Pressnell, president of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, will be the keynote speaker at the 11 a.m. ceremony. Pressnell is the former president of the TICUA Foundation and has served on the boards of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and Trinity Forum, as well as Union’s Board of Trustees.
As part of the ceremony, Union will present the Robert E. Craig Service Award to Jack and Zan Holmes. The Holmes’ are Union alumni and have been generous donors to the university, strong supporters of Union athletics and key leaders in the community, Union President David S. Dockery said.
Due to worsening weather conditions, the Jackson campus will close at 3:30 p.m. today.
Evening classes at Germantown are canceled for tonight.