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Seminary commencement

Eastern Mennonite Seminary will hold its 63rd annual commencement service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28 in Lehman Auditorium on the EMU campus.

Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Garrett, adjunct professor, United Methodist studies at Eastern Mennonite Seminary will give the commencement address titled “Lessons from Grandpa, Dad, and other Theologians.”

Garrett has served as adjunct instructor and United Methodist studies advisor at EMS since 1998. He earned the M.Div. degree from Yale Divinity School in 1971, and a D.Min. from Wesley Theological Seminary in 1984.

Rev. Dr. Daniel L Garrett

EMS dean Michael A. King will preside and confer degrees or certificates on the 15 members of the seminary class of 2012. The seminary will award 11 master of divinity degrees and 3 master of arts in church leadership degree and one master of arts in religion degree. Six persons will receive one-year certificates in ministry studies, including two certificates in theology for peacebuilding.

A baccalaureate service planned by the senior class will be held 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Apr. 27, in Martin Chapel in the seminary building at EMU. Students Robert Phillips Russo, Tammy James, and Nicholas Detweiler-Stoddard will speak. A reception for seminary graduates, their relatives and friends will immediately follow the baccalaureate in the seminary fellowship area.

The baccalaureate and commencement services are open to the public. Profiles of many of the graduates are available online.

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