Anderson University will give diplomas to a record 385 students today during commencement exercises, surpassing last year’s record number of 325 graduates by 60.
The record demonstrates the university’s strong growth over the past decade, school officials said.
The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on the front lawn of the campus under the canopy of giant oak trees, surrounded by azaleas and other spring blooms.
In the event of rain, the ceremony will move indoors to NewSpring Church of Anderson.
The commencement address will be given by Jack Shaw of Greenville, the founder, chairman and CEO of Shaw Enterprises, a privately held company employed in development, construction and management of commercial real estate.
Honorary doctoral degrees will also be given to Tom and Sherrill Hall, two 1966 graduates who have worked on behalf of Anderson University, as well as Kelly O’Quinn, who has been a benefactor of the school for the past 30 years.