- 2012 commencement speaker Abigail Disney is a scholar, philanthropist and award-winning filmmaker focused on peacebuilding and social justice. During commencement on April 29, 2012, she asked EMU graduates to support a greater role for women in the political arena, particularly in peace negotiations.
University commencement speaker
Abigail Disney, award-winning filmmaker and philanthropist
Seminary commencement speaker
Daniel Garrett, MDiv, DMin, United Methodist advisor and seminary professor
Undergraduate baccalaureate speaker
Mark Metzler Sawin, PhD, EMU professor of history
Dates and schedule
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Senior banquet, 6 p.m.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Seminary baccalaureate, 7:30 p.m., Martin Chapel
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Seminary commencement, 2:30 p.m., Lehman Auditorium
Speaker: Daniel Garrett, MDiv, DMin, United Methodist advisor and seminary professor
Cords of Distinction awards, 4:30 p.m., Martin Chapel
Undergraduate baccalaureate, 7 p.m., Lehman Auditorium
Speaker: Mark Sawin, professor of history
EMU music students will give a short concert in Martin Chapel immediately following the baccalaureate service. President and Mrs. Swartzendruber will then host a reception for the graduates and their families in the University Commons, second floor corridor, immediately following that program.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
94th annual commencement, 1 p.m., front lawn of campus
Speaker: Abigail Disney, award-winning filmmaker and philanthropist