Asbury College confers degrees

Class advisors Jeanette and Roger Davis with members of the Consecrated Class of 2009.WILMORE, KY—On May 9, Asbury College recognized 305 bachelor’s degree and 23 master’s degree candidates who were eligible to participate in commencement exercises.

Of the 303 bachelor’s degree graduates, 36 were members of the ACHIEVE program. Four ACHIEVE graduates received certification in elementary education.

Mr. Howard Dayton addressed the graduates. Dayton is the co-founder and volunteer CEO of Crown Financial Ministries. This ministry merged with Larry Burkett’s Christian Financial Concepts in the fall of 2000 to become Crown Financial Ministries, the world’s largest financial ministry. Dayton received an honorary doctorate of laws from the College.

At the honors convocation held at the close of the semester, eight earned Summa Cum Laude (3.97-4.00 GPA), More than 300 students received bachelor's degrees from Asbury College on May 9, 2009.45 earned Magna Cum Laude (3.80-3.96 GPA) and 63 earned Cum Laude (3.50-3.79 GPA) honors; and 24 students received honorable mention recognition. The Jessamine Connection Program, a program for local high school students with disabilities, also honored one student during the May 1 chapel service.

A Senior Memory DVD Package will be provided this year free of charge for each graduate, which includes Senior Chapel, 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. Visit or click on Asbury College is providing a complimentary group image for all graduates. You do not have to place any order to receive this photograph. The group photo ordering site is for additional images only. All orders received by June 15 will receive free shipping. All orders received after June 15 will be charged a $9.95 shipping and handling fee. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery after the June 15 date. For questions, please call (502) 802-1009 or email

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