Commencement

Commencement

Saturday, December 16 • 10:00 am

Celebrate the graduating Class of 2017! Join us for our Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00 am in the Mason Activity Center.

Commencement Speaker

Peter GreerPeter Greer is president and CEO of HOPE International, a global, Christ-centered, microenterprise development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. He also serves as the entrepreneur-in-residence at Messiah College and as a Praxis Venture Partner.

Prior to joining HOPE, Peter worked internationally as a microfinance advisor in Cambodia, technical advisor for Self-Help Development Foundation in Zimbabwe, and managing director for Urwego Community Bank in Rwanda.

Peter has written The Poor Will Be Glad (with Phil Smith), The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good (with Anna Haggard), Mission Drift (with Chris Horst, and selected as a 2015 Book Award Winner from Christianity Today), Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing (with Chris Horst), Watching Seeds Grow (with his son, Keith), 40/40 Vision (with Greg Lafferty), The Giver and the Gift (with David Weekley), Created to Flourish (with Phil Smith), and The Board and the CEO (with David Weekley).

He received a BS in International Business from Messiah College and an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School.

Peter and his wife, Laurel, live in Lancaster, PA, with their three children, Keith, Lilianna, and Myles.

Full Event Schedule

Friday, December 15

Time Event/Location
9:30 am Undergraduate Commencement Rehearsal
Gymnasium, MAC
10:30 am Undergraduate Brunch
Furman Dining Commons, MAC
5 pm Graduate and Degree Completion Commencement Rehearsal
Gymnasium, MAC
5:30–6:30 pm Hors d’Oeuvres (Graduates)
Upper Lobby, MAC
6–7 pm Degree Completion Graduation Chapel and Reception
Highlander Café
6:30 pm Graduate Commencement Banquet
Furman Dining Commons, MAC

Saturday, December 16

Time Event/Location
8–9 am Buffet Breakfast
All graduates, family, and friends are invited to enjoy breakfast. COST: $5.25 per person (pay at the door)
Furman Dining Commons, MAC
9 am Gymnasium Doors Open
9:15 am Graduate Check-In
Gymnasium, MAC
10 am Commencement Ceremony
Gymnasium, MAC
12–1 pm Lunch Buffet
All graduates, family, and friends are invited to a buffet lunch. COST: $6.25 per person (pay at the door)
Furman Dining Commons, MAC

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