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Fall Commencement December 14

December 07, 2010

Darton College’s Fall 2010 Commencement will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Cavalier Arena.

Glenn Tennyson will give the keynote speech. Tennyson grew up in Albany and is a 1993 graduate of Georgia Tech. He has been a financial adviser since 2000 and is a vice president with Merrill Lynch. He is a past president of the Home Builders Association of Albany and Southwest Georgia and past president of the Rotary Club of Dougherty County. He currently serves as vice chairman of the Darton College Foundation and co-chairman of Citizens for Economic Development.

Approximately 478 graduates (summer and fall) are eligible to receive an associate of science, associate of arts, associate of applied science degree, or a certificate. Following commencement, the Darton College Foundation and the Student Government Association will host a reception for the graduates and their families in the Student Center.

Photo: Eric MooreDarton student Eric Moore, 20, is a multi-faceted person. He is an actor, painter, writer, singer, and a master carpenter. He can soon add Darton graduate to the list, as he will graduate this December with a theatre degree.

Moore’s love for the arts is evident in his dedication to the theatre program at Darton. He has performed in numerous productions, works as the set designer and master carpenter for the productions, and runs lights and sound for various events held in the theatre.

A graduate of Lee County High School, he chose to attend Darton because he wanted to work on his core classes in a smaller environment than a university. He was a self-proclaimed procrastinator in high school, and he says that Darton professors showed him that deadlines need to be met, and they also taught him professionalism. Among his favorite professors are Deborah Liss-Green, instructor of theatre, and Elizabeth Gassel, assistant professor of English.

Moore has earned an honors scholarship in artistic studies to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where he will begin in January. After finishing at SCAD, he plans to head to Los Angeles to work in a studio doing directing and editing (and auditioning for acting jobs, as well).

Darton College’s allied health pinning will be held Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. in the Cavalier Arena.

The nursing pinning ceremony for 153 nursing graduates will be held Dec. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Cavalier Arena. Darton Nursing Instructor Beth Sipper is the speaker.

For more information about commencement and/or pinnings, contact Communications & Marketing at (229) 317-6709.

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