601 Graduate from Bethel


Roy Herron, who currently serves as the Chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party, was Bethel University’s Spring 2013 Commencement speaker. Here, he congratulates graduate Ashley Symone Carter of Medina.


601 students graduated from Bethel University during the school’s Spring 2013 Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 4. Commencement was held in the Rosemary and Harry Crisp II Arena on the school’s McKenzie campus, and Roy Herron, Chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party and a former legislator, was the Commencement speaker. Herron kept his remarks very brief sharing a couple of stories that conveyed what he wanted the graduates to remember.

     “Your life will be as you will it to be,” Herron said. “And nothing can separate you from the love of God.”

     Students graduated with the following degrees: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.