Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-12-06

Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School will hold commencement activity Friday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel.

Degrees will be awarded to five doctor of ministry degree candidates, 17 master of divinity degree candidates and one master of theological studies degree candidate.

Julius R. Scruggs, pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala., and president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., will deliver the sermon. Dr. Scruggs, the author of four books on worship and social consciousness topics, has served the Huntsville church since 1977. He was elected to the National Baptist leadership post in 2009.

The program will include a prayer of consecration by James Earl Massey, dean emeritus and distinguished professor-at-large, Anderson University School of Theology, and the traditional blessing of the graduates by the Beeson faculty.

Fall commencement activity for other Samford graduates will be held Saturday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.