Commencement exercises set for July 30More than 200 graduates will receive diplomas at Harding University
commencement exercises Saturday, July 30.
Graduates include students from the College of Arts and Humanities,
College of Bible and Religion, Paul R. Carter College of Business
Administration, College of Communication, Cannon-Clary College of
Education, College of Sciences and the Honors College.
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Milton R. Sewell, chancellor of
Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn.
Sewell became chancellor after serving 18 years as president. Before
coming to Freed-Hardeman, he was president of Mars Hill Bible School
in Florence, Ala. He also served as vice president for institutional
advancement and planning at Freed-Hardeman and was a public school
teacher and administrator in Alabama and Georgia from 1969 to 1976.
Before receiving his bachelor’s degree from Harding College in 1964,
Sewell earned an associate’s degree from Freed-Hardeman. He also holds
a master’s degree from Florence State College and a Doctor of
Education degree from University of Alabama.
Sewell serves on the board of directors for the Christian Chronicle,
is commissioner of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools,
and is a member of a variety of other business and civic organizations
including Missions Resource Network, Tennessee Independent Colleges
and Universities, Tennessee Foundation of Independent Colleges,
Alabama Reunion Committee, Rotary Club, and others.
Harding President David B. Burks will present diplomas to all
graduates. Ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. in Benson Auditorium,
and the doors open at 8 a.m.