Bryan awards 142 degrees at fall commencement

December 17, 2014

Fall '14 CommencementDecember 17, 2014 — This past Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, Bryan College graduated a total of 142 students from the School of Arts and Sciences and from the School of Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS) at the school’s 89th commencement ceremony, witnessed by proud friends and family members.

Dr. C. Jud Davis, professor of Greek and Christian studies and philosophy division chair, gave an encouraging and challenging address drawn from the pages of scripture to the approximately 1000 in attendance in both Rudd Auditorium and the overflow room in the Latimer Student Center. The musical portion of the ceremony, including a singing of “Amazing Grace” and additional special music, delighted onlookers, and Alumni Director Paulakay Hall’s welcoming of the new alumni into the Bryan College Alumni Association garnered applause and laughter.

The Honoris Causa student awards were presented before the long-awaited conferral of degrees to the new graduates. Joanna Hill ‘14, a history and English double-major from Dayton, Tenn., earned the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award. Benedikt Müller ‘14, a politics and government major from Eichstaett, Germany, won the Highest Scholastic Record Award with a 3.978 GPA.

The 26 students from the School of Arts and Sciences to earn their undergraduate degrees were divided evenly between Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts recipients. Of the 116 AGS students, 27 earned their M.B.A.

“It is a tremendous honor for Bryan college to be part of the lives of each and every one of these graduates,” remarked Interim Vice President of Academics Dr. Kevin Clauson. “We are thankful for all the family members, faculty, and staff who have made all of this possible.”

Written by Chloe Ann Nardone ‘13, assistant director of marketing, 423.775.7206;