Union University

Union University

Union University News

250 to graduate from Union Dec. 17; Agee to receive award

Bob Agee
Bob Agee

JACKSON, Tenn.Dec. 14, 2005 – About 250 students will graduate from Union University Dec. 17 during commencement exercises at West Jackson Baptist Church.

Bob Agee, president emeritus of Oklahoma Baptist University, former Union University administrator and a 1960 graduate of Union, will be the keynote speaker and will also receive the Robert E. Craig Service Award.

The award is named after the university’s 13th president, who led the university for more than two decades and was responsible for reestablishing Union with the churches of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Craig was also responsible for relocating the university campus to north Jackson.

Agee served as vice president for religious affairs, professor of practical studies in the religion department and as special assistant to the president for institutional planning at Union before taking the helm at OBU in 1982. He served as OBU president for 16 years, and in 1998 was selected as the executive director of the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools, a position he continues to hold.

He is also the director for the master in Christian studies degree program at Union.

“Bob Agee is one of Union University’s most distinguished graduates,” Union University President David Dockery said. “He exemplified great leadership for almost 17 years as president of Oklahoma Baptist University and has for nearly a decade led the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools to think more intentionally about what it means to be an institution that is intentionally Christian and unashamedly Baptist.

“Union University takes this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Agee on a lifetime of service and demonstration of excellent Christian leadership in the world of higher education,” Dockery said.

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.


Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

Union University Alert

Union University Announcement for March 5

Due to inclement weather, all Union campuses will be closed on Thursday, March 5, with all day classes canceled.

A decision on evening classes at Jackson and Germantown will be made by noon on Thursday. Hendersonville evening classes are canceled.

The wellness center will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., and the aquatic center will be open from 1-3 p.m.

Friday's Preview Day has been canceled.


Search News


Recent News

March
Feb.
Jan.
Dec.
Nov.
Oct.
Sept.


Excellence-Driven Christ-Centered People-Focused Future-Directed

Apply to Union Campus Visits Give to Union