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  Anderson University Centennial Founders Day Feb. 9




Convocation to feature Anderson and University commemoration


Year long activities celebrating Anderson University’s centennial will reach a crescendo on February 9th during the annual Founders Day Convocation on campus at 10am in Henderson Auditorium in the Rainey Fine Arts Center.
Founders Day is a pivotal day every year on the Anderson campus, but is more special this year as the university marks its 100th birthday with music, special presentations and well wishes from business and community leaders from Anderson, including Mayor Terrence Roberts, Dr. James Thomason, pastor of First Baptist Church of Anderson, and a representative from the South Carolina Baptist Convention with which Anderson University is affiliated. Living relatives of founders and key historical figures in the life of the university will also be present.
The convocation will also feature the presentation of a new pictorial history of Anderson University newly published by Arcadia Publishing as part of its Campus History Series and compiled by Joyce Wood, AU’s historian. Following the convocation, copies of the book will be available for purchase through area bookstores, the Anderson University Alumni Office, and the Anderson University bookstore. Online orders can be placed through the bookstore’s website at

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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