Furman to hold spring commencement Saturday

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Furman University Interim President Carl Kohrt will serve as commencement speaker when the school holds its graduation exercises Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Paladin Stadium.

The public is invited to attend.  In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to Timmons Arena and admittance will be by ticket only.

Graduating senior Allie Simmons, a communication studies major from Dallas, Tex., will be the student speaker at commencement. Furman will award approximately 620 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the ceremony, which will be broadcast live via streaming video on the Furman website.

The day will include an 11 a.m. baccalaureate service in McAlister Auditorium.  That ceremony is reserved for graduates and their guests and is not open to the public.

Kohrt, who has served as the university’s Interim President since July 1, 2013, succeeded Furman’s 11th president, Rod Smolla.  He will step down from that position when Elizabeth Davis becomes Furman’s 12th president on July 1.

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