Gardner-Webb University to Hold Spring Commencement Exercises on May 12-13

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Three Ceremonies Planned to Celebrate Conferring of Hundreds of Degrees

a smiling graduate with her diplomaBOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Gardner-Webb University will award more than 600 degrees during the 2017 spring commencement exercises to be held May 12-13.  Ceremonies are planned for 7 p.m. on Friday, as well as 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Paul Porter Arena of the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center, located on the campus of Gardner-Webb University.

Of the three ceremonies planned, the ceremony at 7 p.m. on May 12 will celebrate the achievements of close to 250 students in GWU’s graduate programs. On May 13, the 10 a.m. ceremony will focus on the accomplishments of nearly 250 students in the traditional undergraduate program. The ceremony at 3 p.m. on Saturday will honor over 100 students who have successfully concluded Degree Completion Program curriculum.

Various students will participate in the morning and afternoon ceremonies by offering the invocation and reading scripture. Selected graduates will be honored with academic achievement awards, and the Most Outstanding Male/Female Graduate awards will be presented. The University encourages attendees to use the hashtag “#GWUGrad17” for social media posts including photos, tweets, and Facebook status updates.

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Located in the North Carolina foothills, Gardner-Webb University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university that prepares students to become critical thinkers, effective leaders and compassionate servants in the global community. Emphasizing a strong student-centered experience and rigorous academics, Gardner-Webb ignites learning and service opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Ignite your future at