Commencement

Local family to celebrate rare occasion at commencement

It’s not every day that two generations get to celebrate at a university commencement. This May, Hugh Sheffield ‘68, of Canton, will celebrate his Golden Anniversary as his grandson, Benjamin Wheeler ‘18, walks across this stage to receive his hard-earned degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. The Sheffields/Wheelers are a Reinhardt family. Wheeler’s twin brother, Joseph Wheeler…

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Reinhardt University to host Commencement May 4

Reinhardt University alumna Chanda Bell will address the Class of 2018 – including the first class of students earning the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing – during the Commencement ceremony May 4. Bell ’94 is the creative visionary and entrepreneur behind the global success Elf on the Shelf. Co-written with her mother, Carol…

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L.J. Stegall leaves lasting legacy at Reinhardt

Known affectionately on campus as “Mr. Reinhardt,” L.J. Stegall was an all-around athlete and academic during his time at Reinhardt University. Stegall earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology during the 129th Commencement Ceremony at Reinhardt May 5 and has his sights set on a successful professional football career. After that, he hopes to use his…

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Spirits shine under cloudy skies for Reinhardt University’s 129th Commencement Ceremony

While degrees for Reinhardt University’s largest graduating class were conferred under cloudy skies Friday, graduating seniors and their families’ spirits were shining. “Thank you for weathering the weather,” said President Kina S. Mallard. “This just proves we are Methodist. We are being sprinkled.” Due to regional heavy rains and unseasonably cool temperatures, University officials opted…

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President of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to address largest graduating class in Reinhardt’s history

Reinhardt University’s Class of 2017 – the largest graduating class in school history – will confer their degrees Friday, May 5, at 10 a.m., at Ken White Field at University Stadium. Dr. Belle Wheelan, president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, will give the keynote address to the more than…

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Fourteen officers graduate from Reinhardt’s Public Safety Academy

Fourteen officers are certified after graduating from Reinhardt University’s Public Safety Institute Dec. 20. More than 70 percent of the graduates left with employment secured at various law enforcement agencies in the area. “Agencies employing the newly minted officers include the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, Woodstock Police, Milton Police and…

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Reinhardt University holds 2016 Commencement Ceremony

Reinhardt University will hold its 2016 Commencement Ceremony May 6, from 2-4 p.m., at the James and Sis Brown Athletic Center, where degrees will be conferred for 273 students. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Brian Hightower, Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools, 1983 Reinhardt alumnus and the 2015-16 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. “Being asked…

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