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Mississippi College Graduations Set for December 14


Mississippi College Graduations Set for December 14

Mississippi College leaders will salute the Class of 2018 at three graduation programs on the Clinton campus on December 14.

The first event is set for 11 a.m. that Friday for the School of Nursing at Swor Auditorium. Seventy nursing grads will receive their diplomas at ceremonies inside Nelson Hall.

School of Nursing Dean Kimberly Sharp will serve as the commencement speaker. Dr. Sharp brought 30 years of professional experience and innovative leadership when named dean at MC in May 2015. Originally from Canada, she’s a former dean of the Louisiana College School of Nursing and Allied Health.

Two other Mississippi College graduations will occur later in the day.

Commencement begins 2 p.m. that Friday for the School of Christian Studies & the Arts, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Science & Mathematics. The ceremony will be at the A.E. Wood Coliseum.

John Travis, chair of the MC Mathematics Department, will serve as the keynote speaker. An MC graduate, Travis is the university’s 2018 distinguished professor of the year. He’s the author of the new online text “Essentials of Mathematical Probability and Statistics.”

A Clinton resident, Dr. Travis is active with the Mathematical Association of America, including a term as chair of the Louisiana/Mississippi Section.

Graduation for MC Law School, the School of Education and School of Business will be at 7 p.m. that Friday evening. The event will also be held at the A.E. Wood Coliseum. Dr. Travis will be the keynote speaker.

President Blake Thompson will join other leaders at the Baptist-affiliated university attending all three ceremonies.