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Mount Union College Plans for 157th Commencement Ceremonies

May 7, 2003

Mount Union College is planning for the graduation of 409 students at the 157th Commencement ceremonies to be held Sunday, May 11.
Baccalaureate services will begin at 10 a.m. in the Timken Physical Education Building, featuring Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton, bishop of the Ohio East Area of the United Methodist Church. Keaton?s homily is titled ?Go Make a Life.?

Keaton earned his bachelor of science degree in biology from Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. He earned a master of divinity degree and a doctorate in sacred theology from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.

At 1:30 p.m., the College will begin the Commencement procession into the Timken Physical Education Building. The featured speaker for this year?s Commencement is Dr. Larry D. Shinn, president of Berea College in Kentucky. Shinn will speak of ?Gifted Lives? in his address.

An Alliance native and graduate of Alliance High School, Shinn earned his bachelor's degree in religion in 1964 from Baldwin-Wallace College, where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned his bachelor of divinity degree from Drew Theological School in 1968, graduating summa cum laude. He received his doctorate in the history of religions from Princeton in 1972.

2003 Commencement Schedule

Friday, May 9

Picnic for the Class of 2003

* Home of President Jack and Mrs. Cynthia Ewing
* 1304 S. Union Ave.
* noon

Graduation Rehearsal

* Timken Gymnasium
* 2 p.m.

Sunday, May 11

Baccalaureate

* Timken Gymnasium
* 10 a.m.
* Speaker: Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton, Ohio East Area of the United Methodist Church

Commencement Luncheon

* Hoover-Price Campus Center
* 11 a.m.
* Adult - $10 per person
* Child - $5 per person
* Graduate not on Meal Contract - $10 per person
* Graduate on Meal Contract - Free

Doors Open for Commencement

* Timken Gymnasium
* 12:30 p.m.
* Tickets are required. Lavender tickets are required for admittance to the gymnasium. Unlimited overflow seating is available in the Peterson Field House where a large-screen TV will be available for viewing of the ceremony. Graduates' families and guests are encouraged to arrive early as there is no reserved seating.

Processional Line-up

* Outside Chapman Hall
* 1 p.m.
* Please assemble by 1 p.m. on the sidewalk between Chapman Hall and the Timken Physical Education Building for line-up and final instructions.
* (Rain location: Peterson Field House)

Commencement

*Timken Gymnasium
*1:30 p.m.
*Speaker: Dr. Larry D. Shinn, president of Berea College

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