230 to Graduate During Spring Commencement
Graduates number an all-time record for the University
Anderson University will hold spring commencement at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 2. A total of 230 graduates, an all-time record, will cross the stage, including the third group of master’s degree recipients at AU.
The University will also award three honorary Doctor of Humanities degrees. One will be given posthumously to David T. Clamp, a native of Honea Path, who throughout his distinguished career with the Civil Aeronautics Board fostered a dream to establish a graduate school of ministry at Anderson University. That program will commence in the fall. Mrs. Jane Ferguson Clamp, the widow of Mr. Clamp will also be honored with an honorary degree during Saturday’s commencement. It was her continued dedication to Anderson University after her husband’s passing in October that brought his dream to fruition. An historic announcement will accompany the awarding of the degrees to the Clamps.
In addition, State Representative Dan Cooper of Anderson County District 10, will be given an honorary degree from AU. A native of Piedmont, Mr. Cooper is a graduate of Anderson University, has served as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in the legislature, and has been a powerful advocate for the people of Anderson County and for Anderson University.
The outdoor ceremony takes place in one of the most scenic settings in the Southeast and for the second year will feature a procession of students and faculty led by a white horse and rider, a unique tradition that, when combined with a new feature, the procession of flags representing each of the colleges at AU, makes the event uniquely colorful and memorable.
In the event of inclement weather, the graduation ceremony will be moved to NewSpring Community Church in Anderson.