Lindsey Phelps graduates from Union University
Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 9:40 am
A group of 617 graduates received degrees May 21 at Union University’s 186th annual spring commencement ceremony.
The spring class of 617 brings to about 1,250 the total number of Union graduates for the academic year – a university record that surpasses last year’s total of 1,130 graduates.
This year’s graduating class was the last class to experience a Feb. 5, 2008, tornado that caused massive damage to the Union campus and led to an outpouring of generosity and support from donors and volunteers all over the country. Union University President David S. Dockery delivered the commencement address and encouraged graduates to remember their experiences at Union.
“The most frequent exhortation in the Bible is to remember,” Dockery said. “Remember what God has done, remember his faithfulness, remember how he has sustained us through the tornado and remember how he has brought us to this place in life now.
“Leave Union University with the goal of being an ambassador for this university and an ambassador for the gospel of Christ.”
Weakley County student receiving a degree was Lindsey Phelps of Sharon.She received a masters degree in social work. She is the daughter of Elaine Bath, wife of James Phelps and a graduate of Westview High School in Martin. wcp 5/26/11