Asbury College confers degrees

More than 270 students were eligible for Commencement on May 11.

WILMORE, KY—On May 11, Asbury College recognized 276 bachelor’s degree and 21 master's degree candidates who were eligible to participate in commencement exercises.

Of the 276 bachelor’s degree graduates, 23 were members of the first four ACHIEVE cohorts. ACHIEVE, which began offering courses in fall 2005, is an evening program for working adults.

Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie addressed the class of 2008 and was recognized with an honorary doctorate of divinity degree. For 23 years as

Dr. Lloyd Ogilvie received an honorary doctorate of divinity degree.

pastor of the historic First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, Dr. Ogilvie sought to enable leaders in the entertainment community, as well as business and community leaders in the greater Los Angeles basin. In addition to his responsibilities as pastor of the Hollywood Church, Dr. Ogilvie was a media communicator, author and frequent speaker throughout the nation. In his role as chaplain of the Senate, Dr. Ogilvie continued to listen to the needs of those in our nation’s capitol.

Hundreds of family and friends turned out to celebrate the 2008 Asbury College gradutes.

At the honors convocation held at the close of the semester, 10 seniors were recognized as Summa Cum Laude with a cumulative GPA of 3.97 or better; 28 were named Magna Cum Laude (3.96-3.8 GPA); 59 were Cum Laude (3.79-3.5); and 10 students received honorable mention recognition. The Jessamine Connection Program, a program for local high school students with disabilities, also honored one student during the April 28 chapel service.

A Senior Memory DVD Package will be provided this year free of charge for each graduate, which includes Senior Chapel,

Stephanie Hupp of Hendersonville, Tenn., celebrates with her classmate.

Baccalaureate and Commencement. To order additional copies of the Senior Memory DVD Package or individual copies, please see the media order form given to graduates before commencement or contact media services on campus at 859-858-3511, ext. 2498.

At commencement, a professional photographer took photos of graduates receiving their diplomas. An order form will be sent to students soon after commencement. Proofs and candid images can be found at two weeks after the event. To access the site enter Asbury Graduation as the event name and Wilmore as the password.

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