At the college level
Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 12:52 pm
The Messenger 08.06.08
Two students from Obion County were among 290 students who graduated from Union University in Jackson during Union’s summer commencement ceremony Saturday in the Fred DeLay Gymnasium on campus.
• Ginger Dowell Brasfield of Union City, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy G. Dowell and the wife of Jay Brasfield, was awarded a master of science in nursing, with a major in nurse anesthesia. She graduated from Union City High School.
• Neva I. Webster of Rives, daughter of the late Daniel Webster and Margaret Webster, was awarded a bachelor of science degree in social work, with a major in social work and a minor in business. She graduated from Obion County Central High School.
The 290 students who graduated Saturday bring to more than 950 the number of Union graduates from the Class of 2008, making it the largest class in Union’s history. The commencement included the first graduating class from Union’s nurse anesthetist program.
Union President David S. Dockery delivered the address.
Union University is a liberal arts-based university affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Founded in 1823, Union is the oldest institution affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.