More than 360 students are expected to be graduated Saturday during two winter commencement ceremonies at Tusculum College.
The first ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in the Pioneer Arena located in the Niswonger Commons. The second ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Robin Aiken and Mark Strange will present brief student addresses on behalf of the graduating class in the 11 a.m. ceremony, and Brody Wells will provide the student addresses in the 2:30 p.m. ceremony. The baccalaureate sermon, entitled “Why It Is Better to Be Poor Than Rich” will be presented by Campus Chaplain Dr. Stephen R. Weisz. Also addressing the graduates will be Dr. Russell Nichols, interim president of the college.
Convening the commencement ceremony will be J. Clement Allison, faculty marshal. Conferring the degrees will be Dr. Nichols and Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, provost and academic vice president.
Two bagpipers, Jon Shell and Ben Pollard, will lead the commencement processional, as is traditional at Tusculum College. Organist James Winfree will provide musical accompaniment, with vocal music led by Dr. Estep and Jill Jones, director of academic advising for the residential college.