Congratulations 2016 graduates


On Saturday, June 4, Union Presbyterian Seminary celebrated the 204th commencement service of the school’s Richmond campus. Retiring Samuel L. Newell, Jr. Professor of Preaching and Worship Beverly Zink-Sawyer presented the commencement address, “Begetting Demons and Angels,” inspired by the gospel of Luke.

Retiring Professor of Preaching and Worship Beverly Zink-Sawyer delivered the commencement address for the Richmond campus.


Union’s Charlotte campus celebrated the close of the 14th session, on Saturday, June 11. Interim Pastor for Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, Albert Peery (D.Min.S.’74), gave the commencement address, “God’s Thoughts,” inspired by 1 Corinthians.


Forty-eight degrees were conferred across the seminary’s Richmond, Charlotte, and Extended Campus platforms. Union Presbyterian Seminary continues in its mission to prepare pastors, educators, and scholars in service to the Church with approximately 208 students enrolled in programs. They represent approximately eight nations and more than 21 states.

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