Published on April 13, 2016 by William Nunnelley  
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Samford University will graduate approximately 1,125 students during seven commencement  programs in May. All the ceremonies may be viewed via live stream. The programs and speakers follow.

May 6, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Wright Center Concert Hall, 2 p.m. Speaker: Mr. Stuart McWhorter, chairman, Clayton Associates

May 9, Beeson Divinity School, Hodges Chapel, 11 a.m. Speaker: The Right Rev. George R. Sumner, seventh bishop, Diocese of Dallas, Texas

May 13, Brock School of Business, Wright Center Concert Hall, 11:30 a.m. Speaker: Dr. Betsy Holloway, vice president for marketing and communication, Samford University

May 13, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, School of Public Health and School of Health Sciences, Wright Center Concert Hall, 3 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Ryan Rainer, physician and medical director, Cherokee Health Clinic

May 13, Cumberland School of Law, Wright Center Concert Hall, 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Mr. Terry McCarthy, adjunct professor, Cumberland School of Law, and partner, Lightfoot, Franklin & White

May 14, Howard College of Arts and Sciences, Wright Center Concert Hall, 10 a.m. Speaker: Dr. William F. Warren, Landrum P. Leavell II Chair and director of the Center for New Testament Textual Studies, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

May 14, School of the Arts and Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education, Wright Center Concert Hall, 2 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Jeanna Westmoreland, executive director, Legacy League, Samford University

Programs related to commencement during this period:

Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, May 12, Reid Chapel, 2 p.m.

Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony, May 13, Shades Mountain Baptist Church, 10 a.m.

Graduating Senior Art Show Reception, May 14, Samford Art Gallery, following School of the Arts and Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education commencement

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.