Published on November 19, 2014 by Mary Wimberley  
Donta Wilson

Samford University will graduate about 288 students during fall commencement on Saturday, Dec. 13.

Banking executive Dontá Wilson, president of BB&T of Alabama, will speak at the 10 a.m. program in Wright Center.

Wilson, who joined BB&T in 1995 while in college, was named to his present post in 2009 after holding positions with BB&T in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Prince William County, Virginia. As a regional president, he is also responsible for West Georgia and Northwest Florida.

He leads corporate banking, commercial banking, retail banking, wealth management, mortgage, operations, marketing and credit administration.

Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a master of business administration degree from the University of Maryland. He is a graduate of the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College and the BB&T Banking School at Wake Forest University.

Samford’s Beeson Divinity School will hold its commencement and service of consecration on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. in Hodges Chapel. Fausto Vasconcelos, director of the Division on Missions, Evangelism and Theological Reflection at the Baptist World Alliance in Washington, D.C., will speak.

Other commencement activities include:

Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. at Shades Mountain Baptist Church.

Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. in Hodges Chapel.

Graduating Senior Art Exhibit Reception in the Art Gallery following commencement on Dec. 13.