SNU honors Spring Commencement graduates

Southern Nazarene University (SNU) will hold its Spring Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 12, 2001, 2:00 p.m. in the Sawyer Center.

Several activities for graduates will take place during commencement weekend. Commencement festivities begin with the Senior Celebration, a celebratory dinner for SNU seniors and their immediate families, on Friday, May 11, 7:00 p.m. in the Sawyer Center. On Saturday, May 12, Phi Delta Lambda will hold a breakfast at 8:00 a.m. in the Heritage Room in the SNU Webster Commons. The Capping and Pinning Ceremony for SNU Nursing graduates will be held on Saturday, May 12, 9:30 a.m. in the Bethany First Nazarene Church Atrium.

On May 12, commencement exercises will begin at 2:00 p.m., and the doors in the Sawyer Center will open for guests at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Jim L. Bond, a general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene, will serve as commencement speaker. Rev. Bill Porter, who served with his wife as a missionary for the Church of the Nazarene from 1951 to 1992, will receive an honorary doctorate at the ceremony.

“Commencement is a highlight of the academic year for graduates, families, and SNU faculty and administration. It marks a high point of achievement for men and women we believe are better equipped to make a real, positive difference in the world,” said Dr. Don Dunnington, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Following commencement exercises, the historic Ivy Ring Ceremony for graduates will take place at the Centennial Plaza in front of the Webster Commons. Families are encouraged to follow the graduates in their recessional out to the Centennial Plaza and stand behind their graduates as a part of the Ivy Ring Ceremony.

Commencement is open to the public, and there is no admission charge. Guests are asked to enter through the west doors of the Sawyer Center. For more information about the Senior Celebration, contact the SNU Alumni Office at (405) 491-6312. For additional information about commencement, contact the SNU Office of Academic Affairs at (405) 491-6304.