St. Andrews Announces Commencement, Baccalaureate Speakers
Two familiar individuals associated with St. Andrews Presbyterian College will serve as speakers for the end-of-year ceremonies.
The Rev. Dr. Albert G. "Pete" Peery, former chairman of the Board of Trustees, will provide the baccalaureate sermon, while Richard Prust, distinguished professor of politics, will be the commencement speaker.
The baccalaureate service is the first of the ceremonies for members of the class of 2010. It will be held at 4 p.m. May 7 in Harris Courts of the Physical Education Center.
Peery is currently serving as president of the Montreat Conference Center.
An ordained minister of word and sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Peery spent 14 years as the pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Asheville. He graduated from St. Andrews in 1969.
The second ceremony, commencement, begins at 9 a.m. May 8 on the DeTamble Library Terrace.
Prust came to St. Andrews in 1967. He has served on a variety of faculty committees and served as a resident director. A favorite among the students, Prust has continued his personal academic growth through publications and conferences during his tenure at the college.
He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, his B.D. from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Duke University.
In addition to classes on the main campus in Laurinburg, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews Online.
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