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Graduate Line-up Begins at 8:30 a.m.

begins in the lower gym of the Brown Athletic Center promptly at 8:30 a.m.  You will march in and sit alphabetically with your school—McCamish School of Business, Price School of Education, School of Arts & Humanities, School of Performing Arts, School of Mathematics & Sciences, and School of Professional Studies.

Parking Guidelines

(includes instructions on requesting assistance for handicapped parking.)

Commencement '14

Saturday, May 3, 2014
9:30 a.m.
James & Sis Brown Athletic Center - main gymnasium

Guest admission to the commencement area: To enter the ceremony, each of your guests must have a 2014 commencement ticket.  Please advise your guests to arrive no later than 9 a.m. to allow time for seating prior to the start of the ceremony.  Commencement will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.  *Note: The ceremony will be available for viewing at

Susanna Baxter, GICA president, will speak at Reinhardt's 2014 Commencement ceremony.Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susanna Baxter

President of GICA (Georgia Independent College Association)

Susanna L. Baxter, Ed.D. joined Georgia Independent College Association, GICA, in August 2010.  Previously she served as the chief operating officer for the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association for 10 years.  She worked as the dean of students at Barton College in North Carolina before beginning her association work. 

Baxter earned her B.A. in both religion and Christian education from Pfeiffer University.  She went on to earn both her M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University. While in Tennessee, she worked to establish several collaborative organizations in order to better serve private colleges.  The first was the Coalition for College Cost Savings, a national group purchasing organization providing a range of contracts for small- to medium-sized private colleges in order to help reduce expenditures and improve efficiency.  The second organization she helped create was a statewide public and private college coalition to foster healthy and safe campuses with a focus on alcohol and other drug abuse prevention.

Baxter is a member of the Georgia Professional Lobbyist Association and Atlanta Rotary.  She is married to Mark R. Huffman and they, along with their two sons, live in Atlanta.

Student Speakers

A small number of students are selected by the Reinhardt faculty to participate in the Commencement ceremony based on their academic achievement, activity, leadership, representation and faculty references. They must also represent the character, integrity and mission of Reinhardt University.  The students will be announced closer to the ceremony dates.

For more information, contact

Office of the Registrar