Carolyn LeMasters, of Loganville, graduates from Trevecca Nazarene University

NASHVILLE, TN (06/10/2019)– Carolyn Maddux LeMasters of Loganville, GA, graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University on May 4. LeMasters earned a Bachelor of Science.

During the University’s 118th Commencement Convocation, Trevecca conferred more than 1,140 degrees. Dr. Richard Parrott, Trevecca professor of leadership studies, served as the commencement speaker. The author of Leadership Essentials: The Proven Path of Effective Leadership, Finding Your Path in Life and My Soul Purpose, Parrott has served on the University faculty since 2008. He holds degrees from Eastern Nazarene College, Nazarene Theological Seminary, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Oregon State University.

Three graduates offered short responses to Parrott’s charge: Ryan Gunter representing Trevecca’s traditional undergraduate students, Shana Light representing continuing studies graduates; and Christopher Melendez representing graduate and doctoral students.

In addition, the University presented the Lyla T. Mackey Diakonos Award to Dr. Steve Pusey, university provost, who is retiring after 27 years of service to Trevecca. Pusey will become the fourth recipient of the award, which is only given on rare occasions to individuals who have exhibited extraordinary service to the University community or Christian higher education. Dr. Mary Ann Meiners and Dr. Ruth Kinnersley were awarded emeriti status.

Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian university in the heart of Nashville focused on preparing students for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1901, Trevecca is committed to holistic education, encouraging students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. U.S. News & World Report ranked Trevecca as a national university in the annual “2019 America’s Guide to Colleges,” making the University the only Nazarene institution to receive the national ranking. In 2016, the Carnegie Foundation classified Trevecca as a doctoral university, ranking it among the top 7 percent of schools nationwide. Located just one mile from thriving downtown Nashville, Trevecca offers classes at the main campus as well as four other locations across the Southeast and online classes offered worldwide. With students from 47 states and 25 countries, Trevecca offers 15 associate degrees, 83 undergraduate majors, 20 master’s programs, and two doctoral programs, as well as specialist and certificate programs.

This press release was prepared for Your Local News by Merit Media.

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