JBU to Graduate 360 at Spring Commencement Ceremonies


SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (April 30, 2013) - John Brown University will hold spring commencement ceremonies for graduating students Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. for traditional undergraduates and at 2:00 p.m. for graduate and degree completion students. Family and friends will gather in the Bill George Arena for undergraduate students and in the Cathedral of the Ozarks for graduate and degree completion students.

Dr. Richard Ruble will be delivering the commencement address. Ruble has been employed at JBU for 50 years and served as a professor, department head, division head, trustee professor, academic dean and vice president for academic affairs. He was very instrumental in starting a faculty evaluation system, a psychology major and May Term course offerings. After attending colleges and universities in seven states, he received seven degrees including two doctorates. He holds a Th.D. in a systematic theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from College of Arkansas.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 2 overall and No. 1 Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 40 states and 39 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

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