LMU Confers the Degrees of 370 during Winter Commencement

LMU Graduation

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) President Clayton Hess conferred 370 degrees in a virtual ceremony on Saturday, December 12.

Dr. Belle WheelanDr. Belle Wheelan, the president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, gave the virtual commencement address. She shared five pieces of wisdom that have helped her throughout her career. “If you think you are finished learning, you are wrong. You may never attend another formal class or write another term paper or research another project,” she said. “But you will be provided with opportunities to learn as you go through life. Embrace those opportunities.”

Overall, 41 associate, 147 baccalaureate, 98 masters, 31 educational specialist and 30 professional degrees were conferred upon degree candidates from the School of Allied Health Sciences, the Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the School of Business, the Carter and Moyers School of Education, the Caylor School of Nursing, the School of Mathematics and Sciences, the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Duncan School of Law and the School of Medical Sciences. Degree recipients will be mailed their diplomas in January along with a commencement program to commemorate the virtual ceremony.

Valedictorian Aaron RoweAaron Rowe (pictured right), of Baxter, Kentucky, graduated with Valedictorian honors and Jonathan Hughes, of Andersonville, Tennessee, earned Salutatorian honors. Rowe and Hughes had the highest cumulative grade point averages (GPA), respectively, and 100 or more semester hours at LMU. Sixty-four undergraduates graduated with honors including, four Summa Cum Laude (a cumulative GPA at least 3.95), 17 Magna Cum Laude (at least 3.75) and 43 Cum Laude (at least 3.50).

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or email at [email protected].

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