Gardner-Webb University to Hold Spring Commencement Exercises on May 9

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Two Ceremonies Planned to Celebrate Conferring of Hundreds of Degrees

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Gardner-Webb University will award over 600 degrees during the 2015 spring commencement exercises on Saturday, May 9.  Ceremonies are planned for 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Paul Porter Arena of the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center, located on the campus of Gardner-Webb University.

Of the two ceremonies planned, the ceremony at 10 a.m. will focus on the achievements of nearly 370 students in the traditional undergraduate and Degree Completion programs of study while the second ceremony at 3 p.m. will honor over 250 students who have successfully completed graduate programs.  Various students will participate in the morning and afternoon ceremonies by offering the invocation, delivering commencement speeches, and reading scripture.  Selected graduates will be honored with the Senior Scholastic Achievement Award and the Most Outstanding Male/Female Graduate awards.

Due to ongoing construction on several campus roads and higher traffic volume on the day of graduation, Gardner-Webb University is encouraging guests to arrive at least an hour prior to ceremony times in order to secure parking and locate seating. In addition, local residents are encouraged to use Patrick Avenue as an alternate route to campus.

Both ceremonies will be available for viewing online via live stream.  Simply visit the Gardner-Webb University web page at and click on the live stream link available on May 9.  In addition, the University encourages attendees to use  #WebbGrad2015 for social media posts including photos, tweets, and Facebook status updates.

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Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).