73rd Commencement set May 6
May 03, 2006

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Bryan College will celebrate its 73rd annual commencement in ceremonies May 6. The 9:30 a.m. program is planned for the Triangle lawn between Mercer Hall and the Latimer Student Life Center. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to Rudd Auditorium.
One hundred-sixty four students are scheduled to receive 165 degrees, including 66 Bachelor of Arts and 99 Bachelor of Science. Among the BS recipients are 62 graduates from the Aspire adult degree completion program. One student is to receive both a B.A. and a B.S. degree.
Commencement speakers will be Amanda Held of Dayton, Tenn., representing students in the traditional program, and Jeffery Tanner of Chattanooga, Tenn., representing Aspire students. Miss Held will receive the B.A. degree, with honors, in liberal arts: Bible and philosophy. Mr. Tanner will receive the B.S. degree, with highest honors, in business administration: organizational management.
During the program four awards are to be presented: the P.A. Boyd Prize to a senior man and woman “whose principles and character have secured for them the highest degree of influence over their fellow students”; the Most Progress Award for a student who has exhibited significant development during his or her years at Bryan; the Faithfulness and Loyalty Award for a student exhibiting outstanding loyalty to the college; and the Highest Scholastic Record award for a traditional student and a student in the Aspire program.