Winter Commencement Ceremony at Southern Nazarene University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
by Eunice Trent
December 1, 2005
Contact: Eunice Trent
Phone: 405.491.6600
Fax: 405.491.6381
E-mail: etrent@snu.edu

BETHANY, OK – Southern Nazarene University will honor the graduating class of 2005 during Winter Commencement on Saturday, December 10, at 2:00 p.m. in the Sawyer Center, NW 39th Expressway and Donald. The West doors to the Sawyer Center will open for guest seating at 1:00 p.m.

“The Winter Commencement at SNU will mark the accomplishments of 334 students completing graduate or undergraduate degrees. We are pleased to have Mr. Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City, as our guest speaker for this special event.” said Dr. Don Dunnington, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean of SNU.

The Winter Commencement speaker for 2005 is Mayor Mick Cornett. Cornett, who became Oklahoma City’s 35th Mayor on March 2, 2004, was born and raised in OKC, graduating from Putnam City High School where he was an all-state athlete and named the schools most outstanding student in both Government & Physical Education. At the University of Oklahoma, he earned a journalism degree in television news and graduated on the Dean’s Honor Roll.

Cornett spent 20 years in local television, working in both news and sports, serving as reporter, anchor and manager. In 1999, he left television and started his own video production business. In 2001, he won a seat on the Oklahoma City Council where he served until elected Mayor in 2004. Mick & his wife Lisa have raised three sons – Michael, Casey and Tristan.

Commencement is free and open to the public. Guests are asked to enter through the West doors of the Sawyer Center. For additional information about commencement, contact the SNU Office of Academic Affairs at 405.491.6304.