GEORGETOWN, KY – Diplomas will be awarded to 260 graduating seniors at Georgetown College’s Commencement on Saturday, May 11. The 10 a.m. ceremony will be held on the lawn in front of Giddings Hall.
Bachelor of Arts degrees are to be conferred on 136 students, while Bachelor of Science degrees will go to 122 students and Bachelor of Music Education degrees will be awarded to two students.
Commencement speaker is William H. Crouch, Jr., who is retiring on June 30 as the 23rd president of Georgetown College. The senior address will be given by Evan Harrell of Middlesboro, Kentucky.
While no honorary degrees are being awarded, the annual Cawthone Excellence in Teaching Award, established in 1988 by Don and Chris Kerr Cawthorne, will be presented to a full-time member of the Georgetown College faculty. The President’s Honor Award will also be presented by Dr. Crouch to a graduating senior.
In the event of rain on Saturday, Commencement will be held inside Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. A decision will be made early Saturday and posted on the College Web site, social media channels, etc. if the ceremony is to move to the gymnasium.
The Baccalaureate Service on Friday evening, May 10, at 7:30 in John L. Hill Chapel will feature a sermon by theologian Dr. John I. Durham. Christian Service Awards will be presented then also. These include the George w. Redding Award for Faculty, the Kenneth C. Fendley Award for Staff, and the Norman and Martha Yocum Lytle Award for a Graduating Senior.
Commencement events also include special recognition of members of the Class of 1963 who will reunite after 50 years with a dinner on Friday evening at the College’s Conference Center and breakfast on Saturday morning before attending the undergraduate commencement.