Baylor University to Hold Winter Commencement Exercises Dec. 15

Dec. 11, 2007

Nearly 800 Baylor University students will participate in commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Ferrell Center.

The ceremony will honor students from all undergraduate and graduate programs. The bearer of the mace will be Dr. David A. Kopplin, professor emeritus of psychology. Harold R. Cunningham, chairman of the board of regents, will bring greetings, and President John M. Lilley will deliver a message to the graduates.

The benediction will be provided by famed Christian recording artist and songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman. Chapman's daughter, Emily, will graduate Saturday with a bachelor's degree in international studies.

After the commencement exercises, the Baylor Alumni Association will hold a reception for new graduates. The reception will be located directly outside the Ferrell Center and will offer refreshments, photo opportunities and a chance to register for Alumni Association membership.

Commencement for graduates of Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

Commencement exercises have taken place annually since 1854. To date, Baylor has produced more than 135,000 graduates.

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