Samford Will Graduate About 288 in Fall Commencement Ceremonies

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.

 

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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 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 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.