By Cassady Weldon
Samford University has announced dates and times for Spring 2014 commencement activities. This year's graduation schedule will differ from previous years, especially on Saturday, May 17.
"This is a milestone moment that we take great joy in celebrating with students and their families," said Samford Provost and Executive Vice President J. Bradley Creed.
1 p.m. Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing awards ceremony, Reid Chapel
8:15 a.m. Beeson Divinity School Doctor of Ministry hooding ceremony, Rotunda, Center for Healing Arts (invitation only)
11 a.m. Beeson Divinity School commencement and consecration service, A. Gerow Hodges Chapel, Speaker: John A. M. Guernsey, bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, Anglican Church in North America
3:30 p.m. Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing reception for master of science and doctor of nursing practice graduates and families, Rotunda, Center for Healing Arts
5 p.m. McWhorter School of Pharmacy awards ceremony, Covenant Presbyterian Church
9 a.m. McWhorter School of Pharmacy commencement, Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center. Speaker: Thomas E. Menighan, executive vice president and CEO, American Pharmacists Association, Washington, D.C.
Brock School of Business senior awards ceremony, Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall
10 a.m. Brock School of Business reception for graduates and families, Ben Brown Plaza
Department of Kinesiology, School of Health Professions, reception for graduates and families, Hospitality Suite, Pete Hanna Center
Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing pinning ceremony, Shades Mountain Baptist Church
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Public Health, reception for graduates and families, Rotunda, Center for Healing Arts
12 p.m. Brock School of Business commencement, Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center. Speaker: Martin Newton, director of athletics, Samford University.
3 p.m. College of Health Sciences commencement, Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center
4:30 p.m. Cumberland School of Law reception for graduates and families, Brewer Plaza and Memory Leake Robinson Hall
Air Force ROTC commissioning ceremony, Reid Chapel
6:30 p.m. Cumberland School of Law commencement, Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center. Speaker: John L. Carroll, retiring dean, Cumberland School of Law.
10 a.m. Howard College of Arts and Sciences commencement, Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center. Speaker: David Potts, president, Judson College, Marion, Ala.
10:30 a.m. School of the Arts brunch for graduates and families, South Colonnade, Pete Hanna Center
2 p.m. School of the Arts, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education commencement and Evening College commencement, Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center. Speaker: William Cleveland, superintendent, Homewood (Ala.) City Schools.
Graduating Senior Art Exhibit reception, Art Gallery, Swearingen Hall, immediately following commencement
Cassady Weldon is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in Samford's Office of Marketing and Communication.