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Two Fall 2009 Commencement Ceremonies Mark Another Historic Bethel Event

11/17/2009
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Renowned author and speaker Dale Henry will address graduates at Bethel's historic fall 2009 commencement -- the first ever where two ceremonies will accommodate the large number of graduates.

Two Bethel University fall 2009 commencement ceremonies mark yet another historic event in the school’s history.

“Just as our August 1 commencement was the first-ever Bethel University graduation ceremony, this commencement will be the first time we have had two separate ceremonies to accommodate our growing number of graduates,” said President Bob Prosser.

The two ceremonies, which will run one after the other on Sunday, Dec. 6, will better accommodate the close to 250 candidates and their guests.

“There is simply not a perfect indoor venue in the community that can accommodate 250 graduates and their guests for a December graduation,” Prosser said. “The two ceremonies ensure that we give our graduates and their guests a memorable and positive graduation experience.”

Author and speaker Dale Henry will address graduates during both ceremonies.
Dr. Dale Henry is one of the fastest rising stars within the speaking industry. In a few short years, he has already addressed a half million professionals, including 40 of the Fortune 50 companies. Funny, informative and inspirational, Henry’s presentations combine proven business strategies and motivation with homespun tales to create an unforgettable experience.
Henry holds a B.S. and M.S. in secondary education, as well as his Ph.D. with a concentration in the area of adult and continuing education. He has served as an educator, administrator, author, speaker, trainer, consultant and entrepreneur. Henry has been honored with numerous business and educational awards and prides himself in being a master teacher.
Additionally, his many experiences in the field of business and education make him a natural when it comes to lively and humorous presentations.
As the founder and president of Your Best Unlimited, Inc., a Tennessee based training company, Henry speaks to and trains more than 100,000 professionals and executives each year, for clients such as Levi Strauss, AT&T, First Union Bank, Maytag, Cellular One, GTE, FedEx, MCI, Xerox, Sun Trust, The Disney Company, as well as federal and international agencies. He has been featured on numerous television and radio talk shows around the world and has developed several best selling video and audio training programs.
Commencement for Bethel University’s College of Professional Studies (Success Program) will take place in Dishman Gymnasium in the Baker Fieldhouse with the ceremony beginning at 2 p.m.

Commencement for the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Graduate Studies will be in Bouldin Auditorium in the Dickey Fine Arts Building with the ceremony beginning at 4 p.m.

Seating for the 2 p.m. commencement will begin at 12:30 p.m. Group photos for the College of Professional Studies will be at 12:30 p.m., in Waddle Recital Hall in the Dickey Fine Arts Building.

Seating for the 4 p.m. commencement will begin at 2:30 p.m. Group photos for the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Graduate Studies will be at 2:30 p.m., in Waddle Recital Hall in the Dickey Fine Arts Building.

For more information about Bethel’s summer 2009 commencement, contact Clara Weatherford at 731-352-6363.