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Spring Graduation (May 20, 2006)

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Graduates and faculty members gathered in the small gym to line up before the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Matthew Diggs
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Graduates and faculty members gathered in the small gym to line up before the spring graduation ceremony. - Matthew Diggs
Katie Dratnol, Megan Donnelly, Tricia Currin, Stephanie Cooper, and Marci Coleman prepare for the processional to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Katie Dratnol, Megan Donnelly, Tricia Currin, Stephanie Cooper, and Marci Coleman prepare for the processional to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Kyle Kurlick
Holly Steele, Brad Spencer and Tasheena Richmond prepare for the processional to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Holly Steele, Brad Spencer and Tasheena Richmond prepare for the processional to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Kyle Kurlick
Members of the facilities management team spent many hours preparing the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Members of the facilities management team spent many hours preparing the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Morris Abernathy
Members of the facilities management team spent many hours preparing the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Members of the facilities management team spent many hours preparing the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Morris Abernathy
Professor of History Stephen Carls watches in the small gym as the Class of 2006 prepares for graduation ceremonies. - Photo by Matthew Diggs
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Professor of History Stephen Carls watches in the small gym as the Class of 2006 prepares for graduation ceremonies. - Matthew Diggs
SGA President Landon Preston peeks through the university banner before the spring graduation processional to the Great Lawn. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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SGA President Landon Preston peeks through the university banner before the spring graduation processional to the Great Lawn. - Kyle Kurlick
Daryl Charles, associate professor of Christian studies, prepares for the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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Daryl Charles, associate professor of Christian studies, prepares for the spring graduation ceremony. - Stephanie Schroeder
Senior Class President Luke Pruett led the graduates' processional to the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Senior Class President Luke Pruett led the graduates' processional to the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Kathleen Murray
Graduates and faculty members made their way from the Penick Academic Complex to the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Graduates and faculty members made their way from the Penick Academic Complex to the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Kyle Kurlick
Brent Michael Jones of Harrisburg, Ill. prepared for a sunny graduation ceremony. Unfortunately, heavy rain fell in the final minutes. Jones received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and biology. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Brent Michael Jones of Harrisburg, Ill. prepared for a sunny graduation ceremony. Unfortunately, heavy rain fell in the final minutes. Jones received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and biology. - Kyle Kurlick
Michelle Pierce, public relations graduate, marches in the processional to the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Michelle Pierce, public relations graduate, marches in the processional to the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Kyle Kurlick
Shana Willows (center), nursing graduate, turns her eyes skyward as she reflects on her time at Union and her future during the spring graduation processional. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Shana Willows (center), nursing graduate, turns her eyes skyward as she reflects on her time at Union and her future during the spring graduation processional. - Kyle Kurlick
On their way to graduation: Joy Ledden (left) of Paris, Tenn.; Laura Emily Huggins of Dyer, Tenn.; and Laura Elizabeth Honey of Ooltewah, Tenn. Each received a bachelor of music degree. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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On their way to graduation: Joy Ledden (left) of Paris, Tenn.; Laura Emily Huggins of Dyer, Tenn.; and Laura Elizabeth Honey of Ooltewah, Tenn. Each received a bachelor of music degree. - Stephanie Schroeder
Graduates filed past Miller Tower on their way to the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Graduates filed past Miller Tower on their way to the spring graduation ceremony. - Morris Abernathy
Senior Class President Luke Pruett led the graduates' processional to the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Heather Phillips
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Senior Class President Luke Pruett led the graduates' processional to the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Heather Phillips
Jill Hickman Zimmer, Christian ethics major, makes her way to the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Jill Hickman Zimmer, Christian ethics major, makes her way to the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Kathleen Murray
Marko Pavlovic and Michelle Pierce make their way to the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Marko Pavlovic and Michelle Pierce make their way to the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Morris Abernathy
Nursing graduate Obed Thomas of Mesquite, Tx. makes his way to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Nursing graduate Obed Thomas of Mesquite, Tx. makes his way to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Kathleen Murray
Jennifer Joan Winfield of Somerville, Tenn. relishes the moments just before graduation ceremonies on the Great Lawn. Winfield received a bachelor of science degree in nursing. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Jennifer Joan Winfield of Somerville, Tenn. relishes the moments just before graduation ceremonies on the Great Lawn. Winfield received a bachelor of science degree in nursing. - Morris Abernathy
Rachel Irene Melton of Collinsville, Ill. smiles after completing a bachelor of arts degree in intercultural studies. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Rachel Irene Melton of Collinsville, Ill. smiles after completing a bachelor of arts degree in intercultural studies. - Morris Abernathy
Matt Trammell, Matt Turner and Brandt Waggoner file to the Great Lawn for the spring gradation ceremony. - Photo by Heather Phillips
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Matt Trammell, Matt Turner and Brandt Waggoner file to the Great Lawn for the spring gradation ceremony. - Heather Phillips
Associate Vice President for University Relations and Alumni Services Gary Williams greets the newest Union graduates of May 2006. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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Associate Vice President for University Relations and Alumni Services Gary Williams greets the newest Union graduates of May 2006. - Stephanie Schroeder
Heather Castleberry, Vicky Graves and Brad Moore make their way to their seats on the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Heather Castleberry, Vicky Graves and Brad Moore make their way to their seats on the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Kyle Kurlick
Josh Brubaker, Jenny Buffington and Sam Bullington wait for the rest of the class of 2006 during the spring graduation processional. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Josh Brubaker, Jenny Buffington and Sam Bullington wait for the rest of the class of 2006 during the spring graduation processional. - Morris Abernathy
Pam Sutton, English professor and faculty member of the year, stands by the university mace while the graduates filed onto the Great Lawn. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Pam Sutton, English professor and faculty member of the year, stands by the university mace while the graduates filed onto the Great Lawn. - Morris Abernathy
Commencement speaker Paul Corts (center), talks with Union Provost Carla Sanderson (right) and President David S. Dockery prior to the start of graduation ceremonies. Corts had been announced as the new president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities a few weeks prior to the event. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Commencement speaker Paul Corts (center), talks with Union Provost Carla Sanderson (right) and President David S. Dockery prior to the start of graduation ceremonies. Corts had been announced as the new president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities a few weeks prior to the event. - Morris Abernathy
Judy Fletcher, president of the Union University National Alumni Association, wasn't able to give the charge to the graduates because of the rain storm. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Judy Fletcher, president of the Union University National Alumni Association, wasn't able to give the charge to the graduates because of the rain storm. - Morris Abernathy
Department chairmen Gene Fant (right) of English and Troy Riggs (left) of mathematics share some conversation during the processional at spring graduation ceremonies on the Great Lawn. - Photo by Matthew Diggs
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Department chairmen Gene Fant (right) of English and Troy Riggs (left) of mathematics share some conversation during the processional at spring graduation ceremonies on the Great Lawn. - Matthew Diggs
Dr. Danny Akin delivered the invocation at Union University's 181st graduation ceremonies. Akin is president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. His son Paul received a bachelor of arts in biblical studies. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Dr. Danny Akin delivered the invocation at Union University's 181st graduation ceremonies. Akin is president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. His son Paul received a bachelor of arts in biblical studies. - Morris Abernathy
Willie George, PC support specialist, and Kyle Kurlick, junior photographer, capture spring graduation in various ways. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Willie George, PC support specialist, and Kyle Kurlick, junior photographer, capture spring graduation in various ways. - Morris Abernathy
A view of graduation ceremonies on the Great Lawn from inside Jennings Hall. - Photo by Tim Weisemann
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A view of graduation ceremonies on the Great Lawn from inside Jennings Hall. - Tim Weisemann
Graduates gathered on the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Graduates gathered on the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. - Morris Abernathy
Dr. Paul R. Corts delivered the commencement address at Union University's spring graduation. It was Corts' first official duty as the new president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Dr. Paul R. Corts delivered the commencement address at Union University's spring graduation. It was Corts' first official duty as the new president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. - Morris Abernathy
Dr. Paul Corts told students graduation from college does not mean a freedom from requirements in life. It was Corts' first official duty as new president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. - Photo by Matthew Diggs
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Dr. Paul Corts told students graduation from college does not mean a freedom from requirements in life. It was Corts' first official duty as new president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. - Matthew Diggs
Graduates gathered on the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. This photo was taken from White Hall, the new science building that is in the process of being built. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Graduates gathered on the Great Lawn for the spring graduation ceremony. This photo was taken from White Hall, the new science building that is in the process of being built. - Morris Abernathy
Union President David S. Dockery praised the newest graduates: “We salute the graduates of the class of 2006 for what they've accomplished in the past, and look forward to what they will do in the future.” - Photo by Matthew Diggs
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Union President David S. Dockery praised the newest graduates: “We salute the graduates of the class of 2006 for what they've accomplished in the past, and look forward to what they will do in the future.” - Matthew Diggs
Camille Michelle Ransdell of Louisville, Ky. receives a bachelor of arts degree in art. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Camille Michelle Ransdell of Louisville, Ky. receives a bachelor of arts degree in art. - Kyle Kurlick
Kristen Nicole Sayres of Collierville, Tenn. prepares to walk across the stage at spring graduation to receive a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Kristen Nicole Sayres of Collierville, Tenn. prepares to walk across the stage at spring graduation to receive a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. - Kyle Kurlick
Graduates prepared to receive their diplomas on the Great Lawn during the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Graduates prepared to receive their diplomas on the Great Lawn during the spring graduation ceremony. - Morris Abernathy
Ashley Abernathy peeks her head around the rest of the graduates to flash her father a smile during spring graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Ashley Abernathy peeks her head around the rest of the graduates to flash her father a smile during spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
Nathan Earl Michael of Bloomington, Ill. earned a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Nathan Earl Michael of Bloomington, Ill. earned a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish. - Kathleen Murray
Nursing graduate Susan Preethi Thomas of Plano, Tx. crosses the stage to receive her diploma during spring graduation. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Nursing graduate Susan Preethi Thomas of Plano, Tx. crosses the stage to receive her diploma during spring graduation. - Kathleen Murray
Jessica Lauren Campbell of Clarkton, Mo. displays her bachelor of science degree in business administration. Campbell majored in marketing.  - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Jessica Lauren Campbell of Clarkton, Mo. displays her bachelor of science degree in business administration. Campbell majored in marketing. - Morris Abernathy
J. Daryl Charles, associate professor of Christian studies, watched as some of his students received degrees during the ceremony on the Great Lawn.  - Photo by Heather Phillips
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J. Daryl Charles, associate professor of Christian studies, watched as some of his students received degrees during the ceremony on the Great Lawn. - Heather Phillips
Matthew Richard Owens earned a bachelor of arts degree. Owens is from Bloomington, Ill. and studied philosophy. - Photo by Heather Phillips
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Matthew Richard Owens earned a bachelor of arts degree. Owens is from Bloomington, Ill. and studied philosophy. - Heather Phillips
Tricia Currin (center) of Jackson, Tenn. received a bachelor of science degree in learning foundations.  - Photo by Heather Phillips
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Tricia Currin (center) of Jackson, Tenn. received a bachelor of science degree in learning foundations. - Heather Phillips
Karyn Luisa Caldwell of Nolensville, Tenn. enjoys a light-hearted moment during graduation ceremonies on the Great Lawn. Caldwell received a bachelor of science degree in learning foundations. - Photo by Heather Phillips
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Karyn Luisa Caldwell of Nolensville, Tenn. enjoys a light-hearted moment during graduation ceremonies on the Great Lawn. Caldwell received a bachelor of science degree in learning foundations. - Heather Phillips
Andy Kelly of Orlando, Fla., receives a bachelor of arts degree in Christian studies. - Photo by Tim Weisemann
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Andy Kelly of Orlando, Fla., receives a bachelor of arts degree in Christian studies. - Tim Weisemann
About 400 students received degrees at Union's graduation ceremonies. The total graduates for the entire academic year (including August and December graduations) is nearly 900. - Photo by Tim Weisemann
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About 400 students received degrees at Union's graduation ceremonies. The total graduates for the entire academic year (including August and December graduations) is nearly 900. - Tim Weisemann
Jill Hickman Zimmer of Columbia, Tenn. received a bachelor of arts degree in Christian ethics. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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Jill Hickman Zimmer of Columbia, Tenn. received a bachelor of arts degree in Christian ethics. - Stephanie Schroeder
Amber Lutz of Charleston, Ill. smiles after receiving a bachelor of science degree in business administration. Lutz studied marketing and psychology. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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Amber Lutz of Charleston, Ill. smiles after receiving a bachelor of science degree in business administration. Lutz studied marketing and psychology. - Stephanie Schroeder
Jessica Rae Cherry of Germantown, Tenn. rejoices after receiving a bachelor of science degree in learning foundations. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Jessica Rae Cherry of Germantown, Tenn. rejoices after receiving a bachelor of science degree in learning foundations. - Kyle Kurlick
(Right to left) Whitney Morreau, Ashley Marsee, Kathleen Lokey, and Andrea Hudgins enjoyed the moment during spring graduation on the Great Lawn. Each received a bachelor of social work.  - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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(Right to left) Whitney Morreau, Ashley Marsee, Kathleen Lokey, and Andrea Hudgins enjoyed the moment during spring graduation on the Great Lawn. Each received a bachelor of social work. - Kyle Kurlick
About halfway through the reading of the graduates' names the rains began to fall. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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About halfway through the reading of the graduates' names the rains began to fall. - Kathleen Murray
Kathleen Lokey (left), social work graduate, enjoyed the rain that fell during spring graduation. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Kathleen Lokey (left), social work graduate, enjoyed the rain that fell during spring graduation. - Kathleen Murray
Spring graduates who had already been through the line honored the rest of the graduates by staying to the end in the rain. Pictured are Jenny Buffington, Sam Bullington, Bethany Burchyett and Mark Bustrum. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Spring graduates who had already been through the line honored the rest of the graduates by staying to the end in the rain. Pictured are Jenny Buffington, Sam Bullington, Bethany Burchyett and Mark Bustrum. - Kathleen Murray
Jackson Sun publisher Ed Graves and associate vice president for university relations Mark Kahler try to make the best of a driving rainstorm that hit during graduation ceremonies. Graves is a member of the Union University Board of Trustees. His daughter Vicky Annette received a bachelor of arts degree in public relations/advertising. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Jackson Sun publisher Ed Graves and associate vice president for university relations Mark Kahler try to make the best of a driving rainstorm that hit during graduation ceremonies. Graves is a member of the Union University Board of Trustees. His daughter Vicky Annette received a bachelor of arts degree in public relations/advertising. - Morris Abernathy
While the rain fell, Union continued to distribute diplomas during spring graduation on the Great Lawn. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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While the rain fell, Union continued to distribute diplomas during spring graduation on the Great Lawn. - Kathleen Murray
Nursing Professor Mark A. Kossick tries in vain to remain dry at graduation ceremonies on the Great Lawn. - Photo by Tim Weisemann
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Nursing Professor Mark A. Kossick tries in vain to remain dry at graduation ceremonies on the Great Lawn. - Tim Weisemann
Graduate friends and family wait for the end of a rain shower that shortened the graduation ceremony. - Photo by Tim Weisemann
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Graduate friends and family wait for the end of a rain shower that shortened the graduation ceremony. - Tim Weisemann
Scores of visitors sought refuge from a sudden rainstorm during graduation ceremonies on the Great Lawn. Many huddled under the columns at Jennings Hall. The rainstorm shortened the ceremony, but the awarding of degrees continued uninterrupted. - Photo by Tim Weisemann
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Scores of visitors sought refuge from a sudden rainstorm during graduation ceremonies on the Great Lawn. Many huddled under the columns at Jennings Hall. The rainstorm shortened the ceremony, but the awarding of degrees continued uninterrupted. - Tim Weisemann
Crowds formed under the columns of Jennings Hall at graduation ceremonies after the start of a sudden rainstorm.  - Photo by Tim Weisemann
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Crowds formed under the columns of Jennings Hall at graduation ceremonies after the start of a sudden rainstorm. - Tim Weisemann
Spring graduates who had already been through the line honored the rest of the graduates by staying to the end in the rain. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Spring graduates who had already been through the line honored the rest of the graduates by staying to the end in the rain. - Morris Abernathy
Terry Weaver, associate professor of special education, used his creativity to stay dry during the spring graduation ceremony on the Great Lawn. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Terry Weaver, associate professor of special education, used his creativity to stay dry during the spring graduation ceremony on the Great Lawn. - Morris Abernathy
Friends and family stayed during the rain to cheer on their graduates during spring graduation. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Friends and family stayed during the rain to cheer on their graduates during spring graduation. - Kathleen Murray
Friends and family stayed during the rain to cheer on their graduates during spring graduation. - Photo by Heather Phillips
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Friends and family stayed during the rain to cheer on their graduates during spring graduation. - Heather Phillips
A sudden rainstorm drove away many spectators during the latter stages of the graduation ceremony on the Great Lawn, but all 400 graduates remained in the rain until everyone received a degree. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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A sudden rainstorm drove away many spectators during the latter stages of the graduation ceremony on the Great Lawn, but all 400 graduates remained in the rain until everyone received a degree. - Kyle Kurlick
Amber Noel Huffman, of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, smiles after receiving a bachelor of science in nursing degree. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Amber Noel Huffman, of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, smiles after receiving a bachelor of science in nursing degree. - Kyle Kurlick
Jennifer Joan Winfield (left) and Kortney Lynn Baumgardner celebrate graduation in a rainstorm. Both received a bachelor of science degrees in nursing. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Jennifer Joan Winfield (left) and Kortney Lynn Baumgardner celebrate graduation in a rainstorm. Both received a bachelor of science degrees in nursing. - Morris Abernathy
Members of the Union University faculty watch as their students receive degrees during a sudden rainstorm on the Great Lawn. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Members of the Union University faculty watch as their students receive degrees during a sudden rainstorm on the Great Lawn. - Morris Abernathy
Spring graduates who had already been through the line honored the rest of the graduates by staying to the end in the rain. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Spring graduates who had already been through the line honored the rest of the graduates by staying to the end in the rain. - Morris Abernathy
Katie Dratnol (right) of Ooltewah, Tenn. smiles after receiving a bachelor of science degree in special education. Dratnol won special education teacher of the year award and a medal for academic excellence. Megan Colleen Donnelly (left) of Edmond, Okla., received a bachelor of science degree in learning foundations. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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Katie Dratnol (right) of Ooltewah, Tenn. smiles after receiving a bachelor of science degree in special education. Dratnol won special education teacher of the year award and a medal for academic excellence. Megan Colleen Donnelly (left) of Edmond, Okla., received a bachelor of science degree in learning foundations. - Stephanie Schroeder
As heavy rain continued to fall, Union President David S. Dockery excused members of the audience who wanted to seek shelter. The abbreviated ceremony continued until all degrees were awarded. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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As heavy rain continued to fall, Union President David S. Dockery excused members of the audience who wanted to seek shelter. The abbreviated ceremony continued until all degrees were awarded. - Morris Abernathy
Political science major Josh Dougan, of Gadsden, Tenn., received the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal during spring graduation. The award, created by Tigrett’s son to honor his mother, has been awarded since 1912 by vote of the entire Union faculty to an outstanding member of the senior class. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Political science major Josh Dougan, of Gadsden, Tenn., received the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal during spring graduation. The award, created by Tigrett’s son to honor his mother, has been awarded since 1912 by vote of the entire Union faculty to an outstanding member of the senior class. - Morris Abernathy
Luke Pruett, senior class president, presented plans for an amphitheatre to be constructed east of Jennings Hall. The amphitheatre is a gift from the Class of 2006. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Luke Pruett, senior class president, presented plans for an amphitheatre to be constructed east of Jennings Hall. The amphitheatre is a gift from the Class of 2006. - Morris Abernathy
Brad Waggoner, Dean of the School of Leadership at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., led the benediction at the rain-shortened commencement ceremony. His son Brandt Joseph received a bachelor of arts degree in English. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Brad Waggoner, Dean of the School of Leadership at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., led the benediction at the rain-shortened commencement ceremony. His son Brandt Joseph received a bachelor of arts degree in English. - Morris Abernathy
Heavy rain fell near the close of graduation ceremonies on the Great Lawn. Despite the bad weather, the line of students receiving degrees continued to completion. - Photo by Matthew Diggs
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Heavy rain fell near the close of graduation ceremonies on the Great Lawn. Despite the bad weather, the line of students receiving degrees continued to completion. - Matthew Diggs
(L to R): Brad Spencer, Luke Pruett and Tony Winkler pose for a photo at the end of spring graduation. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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(L to R): Brad Spencer, Luke Pruett and Tony Winkler pose for a photo at the end of spring graduation. - Kathleen Murray
Tony Winkler, Luke Pruett and Brad Spencer pose for a photo after a rainy spring graduation. - Photo by Heather Phillips
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Tony Winkler, Luke Pruett and Brad Spencer pose for a photo after a rainy spring graduation. - Heather Phillips
Kari Elizabeth Bachman (left) of Louisville, Ky., accepts congratulations from Ashley Cherry, a junior Christian Studies major. Bachman received a bachelor of science degree in nursing. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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Kari Elizabeth Bachman (left) of Louisville, Ky., accepts congratulations from Ashley Cherry, a junior Christian Studies major. Bachman received a bachelor of science degree in nursing. - Stephanie Schroeder
Kelly W. Reid of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada celebrates his completion of a bachelor of science in business administration. Reid studied international business. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Kelly W. Reid of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada celebrates his completion of a bachelor of science in business administration. Reid studied international business. - Kyle Kurlick
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Danny Akin (center) speaks with Ray Van Neste, assistant professor of Christian studies at Union. Akin's son Paul (left) received a bachelor of arts in biblical studies. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Danny Akin (center) speaks with Ray Van Neste, assistant professor of Christian studies at Union. Akin's son Paul (left) received a bachelor of arts in biblical studies. - Morris Abernathy
Political science major Josh Dougan, of Gadsden, Tenn., received a big hug after accepting the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal during the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Political science major Josh Dougan, of Gadsden, Tenn., received a big hug after accepting the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal during the spring graduation ceremony. - Kyle Kurlick
Cynthia Christine Keegan receives a big hug after the spring graduation ceremony. Keegan, from Murfreesboro, Tenn., received a bachelor of arts degree in art - Photo by Kyle Kurlick
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Cynthia Christine Keegan receives a big hug after the spring graduation ceremony. Keegan, from Murfreesboro, Tenn., received a bachelor of arts degree in art - Kyle Kurlick
Nathan Earl Michael celebrates graduation on the Great Lawn. Michael earned a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish. - Photo by Matthew Diggs
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Nathan Earl Michael celebrates graduation on the Great Lawn. Michael earned a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish. - Matthew Diggs
Ashley Sowards' excitement was apparent after she received her nursing degree during spring graduation. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Ashley Sowards' excitement was apparent after she received her nursing degree during spring graduation. - Kathleen Murray
Excited graduates prepared for the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Heather Phillips
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Excited graduates prepared for the spring graduation ceremony. - Heather Phillips
A group of social work majors filed onto the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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A group of social work majors filed onto the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Stephanie Schroeder
(right to left): Victoria Shackelford, Josh Webb, Kylie Sullivan, Danielle Spaulding and Tiffany Fisher Rhodes took a moment to reflect in prayer during the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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(right to left): Victoria Shackelford, Josh Webb, Kylie Sullivan, Danielle Spaulding and Tiffany Fisher Rhodes took a moment to reflect in prayer during the spring graduation ceremony. - Stephanie Schroeder
Chris Morris proudly walks across the stage after receiving his MBA diploma during the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Chris Morris proudly walks across the stage after receiving his MBA diploma during the spring graduation ceremony. - Kathleen Murray
BSOL graduate Marcus Love entertains himself during the spring graduation ceremony before the rain begins to fall. - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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BSOL graduate Marcus Love entertains himself during the spring graduation ceremony before the rain begins to fall. - Stephanie Schroeder
Brad Spencer & Angela Jackson pose for a picture before the spring graduation ceremony. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Brad Spencer & Angela Jackson pose for a picture before the spring graduation ceremony. - Morris Abernathy
Spring Graduation 2006 - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Spring Graduation 2006 - Morris Abernathy
Spring Graduation 2006 - Photo by Kathleen Murray
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Spring Graduation 2006 - Kathleen Murray
Spring Graduation 2006 - Photo by Stephanie Schroeder
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Spring Graduation 2006 - Stephanie Schroeder

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