Commencement 2013 logoWith the fall semester soon coming to a close, Limestone College will hold three commencement exercises this week at Fullerton Auditorium.

Limestone will confer a total of 407 degrees during those graduations planned for Dec. 12-14. Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Baines will welcome graduates, family members and guests each day. Mr. Baines is the former President and CEO of Broad River Electric Co-Op.

The day program students will graduate Thursday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. A luncheon at Stephenson Dining Hall will be held for those 53 graduates at 12 noon, and following a 1:30 p.m. rehearsal, Limestone president Dr. Walt Griffin will host a reception in their honor at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtis Administration Building. The commencement speaker on Thursday will be Dr. Robert Honeman, a professor of English at Limestone. Dr. Honeman received his Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg State University, his Master’s from Salisbury State University, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Graduation for the extended campus classroom students will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. Those 184 graduates will enjoy a brunch at 10:30 a.m., followed by a campus tour by Dr. Griffin at 12 noon. Following a 1:30 p.m. rehearsal, Dr. Griffin’s reception in their honor will begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday’s commencement address will be delivered by Dr. Cindy Cavanaugh, associate professor of Physical Education at Limestone. Dr. Cavanaugh received her Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University, her Master’s from Utah State University, and her Ed.D from the University of Georgia.

The 170 extended campus internet students will graduate on Saturday, Dec. 14, and will follow the same schedule as the extended campus classroom students. Saturday’s speaker will be Randall Richardson, a member of the Limestone College Board of Trustees, and CEO and Managing Principal of Alpha Healthcare Systems in Asheville, North Carolina.  He co-founded the management consulting firm that addresses the growing demand for healthcare reform through improving operational efficiency for small and medium sized healthcare providers. He is a graduate of Montreat College and the Duke University Fuqua School of Business where he earned an MBA.