Bryan will hold two graduation services
May 04, 2010
“In case of rain, we have only 800 seats in Rudd Auditorium,” Dr. Sample said. “We don’t want the graduates’ last experience to be a disappointing ceremony, so we decided to go to two services.”
The traditional service for students in the School of Arts and Sciences will be held on the Bryan Triangle, weather permitting, at 9:30 a.m. on May 8, followed by the graduation of students in the School of Adult and Graduate Studies at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga at 4 p.m.
The decision to move to Chattanooga was made for the convenience of AGS students, most of whom live in the Chattanooga area.
“The two services will be similar in pattern,” Dr. Sample said. “In the AGS graduation, for example, alumni rather than parents of students will pray and read scripture. The alumni marshal will be a non-traditional graduate.”
Registrar Janet Piatt said approximately 110 candidates for degrees in May or August are expected to participate in the traditional service, and 110 in the AGS ceremony.