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Anderson University to Honor Graduates at Winter Commencement


Approximately 120 Anderson University students will receive diplomas during winter commencement exercises on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 3:00 pm in the Henderson Auditorium of AU's Rainey Fine Arts Center. This will mark the largest number of students to graduate from Anderson during winter commencement.

Faculty Chair Nathan Cox will deliver the commencement address, in accordance with Anderson’s tradition of having the Faculty Chair deliver the address at winter commencement.

Additionally, George T. Watson, a ’68 AU graduate and President and CEO of F.A.B, Inc., will receive this year’s Anderson University Alumni Achievement Award. Candice K. Lapham, an ’02 AU graduate and Attorney at Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C., will receive this year’s Anderson University ACCEL Alumni Achievement Award.

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 21) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of 68 “Up and Coming” schools to watch in America, by U. S. News & World Report. It is the #1 “Up and Coming” school in The South according to that publication.  Anderson has also been named one of “Americas 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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