Acadia University celebrates convocation today

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WOLFVILLE - Acadia University's students will be convocating today.

Acadia University on convocation weekend, May 11, 2014.

During Convocation on May 11 and 12, Acadia University will grant honorary degrees to five individuals who have made outstanding contributions in their communities and beyond.

This year’s recipients include Robert Bateman, Rev. John F. Keith, Ph.D., Fred S. Fountain, C.M., Geraldine Marjorie Browning and Donald J. Savoie.

"Acadia marked its 175th anniversary in the fall and it gave us the opportunity to reflect on the qualities of the individuals who have studied here and taken their place in the world,” said Ray Ivany, Acadia’s president and vice-Chancellor. “Our distinguished honorary degree recipients embody the characteristics that our students demonstrate today and set shining examples for them to follow as they take the next steps in their own life journey.”

Acadia’s Baccalaureate Service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on May 11 in Convocation Hall. Guest speaker is Rev. Dr. Peter L. Reid (‘95), Executive Minister of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches.

Acadia Chancellor Libby Burnham (’60) will preside over her fourth Convocation during three ceremonies scheduled for May 11 and 12.

Each of the Convocation ceremonies will be live-streamed on Acadia’s Alumni Affairs Web site.

Following each Convocation ceremony, participants and their guests are invited to join the Acadia community in the Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons for a reception.

Organizations: Acadia University, Baccalaureate Service, Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches

Geographic location: Acadia, Convocation Hall

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