JBU Celebrates Commencement Exercises

Retiring Faculty Member Castleman to Speak at Commencement

SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. (May 2, 2016) – JBU will hold spring commencement for traditional undergraduate students Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. The graduate and degree completion ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held in the Bill George Arena on JBU’s Siloam Springs Campus.

 

John Brown University will graduate 207 students in the traditional undergraduate program and 147 students in the graduate and degree completion programs. This year’s graduating class represents 25 states and 20 countries.

 

Dr. Robbie Castleman, professor of Biblical Studies at John Brown University, will give this year’s commencement address. Castleman is a member of the Bible and theology faculty, received the “Rookie of the year” teaching award in 2003 and is the faculty sponsor of the Dead Theologians Society. She will retire this year after 15 years at JBU.

 

She has published eight books, and has another accepted for publication, including “New Testament Essentials,” “Story-Shaped Worship,” “Parenting in the Pew” and “True Love in a World of False Hope.” She has also published eight Bible study guides including “Peter, Learning to Follow Jesus,” “Elijah, Obedience in a Threatening World” and “David, a Man after God’s Own Heart.”

 

For additional information about JBU commencement exercises or to watch the live simulcast, visit www.jbu.edu/commencement/.

 

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Ranked No. 2 among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News, JBU enrolls more than 2,700 students from 42 states and 39 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 50 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.

 

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