JBU to Hold Commencement Exercises

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Siloam Springs, Ark. (April 29, 2005) - Over 300 students are eligible to participate in John Brown University’s spring commencement exercises. Two graduation ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, May 7. The first is at 10:00 a.m. for traditional undergraduates in the Walton Lifetime Health Complex, followed by a ceremony at 2:00 p.m. for professional (Advance) and graduate students in the Cathedral of the Ozarks. A reception will be held for traditional undergraduate students and their parents on Friday, May 6 in the Walker Student Center at 5:00 p.m. A baccalaureate service will be held on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Ozarks for all graduating students and their families. The public is welcome to attend. A reception for professional and graduate students and guests will be held immediately following the afternoon commencement in the Walker Student Center. Both ceremonies will feature a graduation address by Dr. Lee Netherton, distinguished professor of chemistry. Netherton has taught at JBU for over thirty years and has impacted the lives of many students. Special speaker for the baccalaureate service is Dr. Charles W. Pollard, president of JBU. For more information on these services, call 479-524-9500. John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked eighth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,900 students from 43 states and 39 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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