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 Record Number of Students to Graduate During AU Commencement

255 graduates marks a record number for the University

255 Anderson University students will receive their diplomas during commencement exercises on Saturday, May 8 at 10 am. One of the South’s most unique and scenic graduation ceremonies, the AU graduation will take place under the 100-year-old oak trees on the front lawn of campus.

Senator Lindsey Graham will deliver the commencement address. An honorary Doctor of Humanities degree will be awarded to multiple Grammy award-winning composer, arranger, and bandleader, Johnny Mann, who recently composed a new alma mater for the second 100 years of Anderson University. The school was founded in 1911 and will be celebrating its centennial beginning this fall.

Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 33) of colleges and universities in the South by U. S. News & World Report.  Anderson has also been named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys.” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.


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