By Jay Stancil
For the Mountain Advocate
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Union College will honor the 2015 graduating class with two events this week: a Baccalaureate service on Friday, May 8, and a Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9.
The 2015 Baccalaureate service will take place on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Conway Boatman Chapel on Union’s campus. Baccalaureate is a traditional spiritual service held to celebrate the completion of an undergraduate academic career.
The guest speaker for the event will be the Reverend Michael L. Feely. Rev. Feely as served as a United Methodist minister in east Tennessee and currently serves as the Director of Mission Advancement at Henderson Settlement.
Commencement exercises for the 2015 graduating class will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the John M. Robsion Jr. Arena on the campus of Union College. The service will be the 122nd Commencement program in the history of Union College. This year 216 students will be recognized for their academic accomplishments.
The featured speaker during Commencement will be Albert “Hap” Cawood, a native Kentuckian and Union alum known for his book, The Miler. The 2012 work is based on Cawood’s brother, Ray, who competed in a mile-long event for Harlan’s track team alone.
Both Union College events are open to the public. For more information, driving directions or parking assistance, please visit: http://www.unionky.edu/commencement