Posted by William Nunnelley on 2007-12-05

Samford University will graduate about 279 seniors Saturday, Dec. 15, in the first commencement to be held in the new Pete Hanna Center. Another 64 seniors completed requirements in August, and some of those students will likely take part in the ceremony as well.

Dr. Paul A. Richardson, Samford professor of music, will deliver the commencement address in his role as the current holder of the John H. Buchanan Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching. A Samford faculty member since 1995, he received the annual award at the start of the fall semester in August.

Commencement will begin at 10 a.m. The President's Reception for seniors will follow the program, and will also be held in Pete Hanna Center.

The Ida V. Mofffett School of Nursing will hold its pinning ceremony Friday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. in Hodges Chapel. Samford's Air Force ROTC unit will have its commissioning ceremony Friday at 4 p.m. in Hodges Chapel. The School of Business will hold its hooding ceremony for master's degree recipients Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Forum.