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Record 450 diplomas to be awarded Saturday 5/14

May 8, 2016

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In one of the South’s most iconic settings, Anderson University will confer a record 450 degrees under the giant oaks on Alumni Lawn at the front of campus Saturday, May 14 at 10am.

Aside from being the largest graduating class in the 104-year-history of AU, the ceremony will also mark a few firsts for the University. The first graduates of the traditional BSN program (nursing) will receive their degrees. The 35 nurses entered AU as freshmen 4 years ago. The first nursing graduates from the accelerated BSN program graduate 2 years ago.

The first graduate of the Johnny Mann Center for Commercial Music will also receive a degree on Saturday. The new program at AU was named for legendary composer/arranger Johnny Mann, who retired to Anderson and upon his passing last year left a huge legacy in the South Carolina School of the Arts.

Of the 450 graduates, 85 are receiving graduate degrees.

The commencement address will be delivered by Walt Brashier of Greenville. Brashier is one of the state’s largest real estate developers, a noted evangelist and major philanthropist, especially to institutions of higher learning.

If you are planning to attend the ceremony, be sure to visit for the latest information on parking, weather, and the ceremony itself. If you are unable to attend but want to see the ceremony, visit our homepage for a link to live streaming of the event as it occurs. 

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