Huntington College announces commencement speakers

Huntington, Ind.— Huntington College’s 103rd commencement exercises will be held Saturday, May 19. A baccalaureate service for graduates and their families will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Merillat Centre for the Arts. History professor Dwight D. Brautigam will present the baccalaureate address. Commencement exercises will begin at 3:00 p.m. on the Alumni Plaza, weather permitting. Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas, Dr. Tony Evans, will present the 2001 commencement address on the subject, “The Kingdom Agenda.” The public is cordially invited to attend commencement.

Dr. Dwight Brautigam, is currently the chair of the History department at Huntington and has served as a faculty member since 1987. This two-time recipient of Huntington’s annual Distinctive Professor of the Year award has long been recognized by students and peers alike for his commitment to teaching, scholarship, and mentoring.

Dr. Brautigam holds degrees in history from Houghton College, University of Kentucky, and University of Rochester in New York. Professionally, Dr. Brautigam has presented scholarly papers, including presentations at the Conference on Faith and History, the Calvin College conference on Christian Scholarship, and the Midwest Conference on British Studies. He has also co-edited the book, Court, County, and Culture: Essays on Early Modern British History in Honor of Perez Zagorin. He has also contributed an article to the forthcoming book, Puritanism and Its Discontents.

Dr Brautigam has been actively involved in the community as the Third District Representative of the Huntington County Council, a member of the Board of directors for the Huntington County Children’s Choir, and a member of the Huntington North Varsity Singers Parents’ Organization. Dwight and his family are also members of and actively involved in the ministries of College Park United Brethren Church in Huntington.

Dr. Tony Evans is co-founder and serves as senior pastor of the 4,000-member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas. He is founder and president of the Urban Alternative, a national organization that seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in urban America through the church. The Urban Alternative radiobroadcast, “The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans,” can be heard on over 400 stations daily throughout the U.S. and in over 40 countries worldwide. He is a speaker on the Promise Keepers’ platform, as well as regular speaker in crusades and Bible conferences in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Evans has been active in evangelism and church planting efforts through the Grand Old Gospel Fellowship in Philadelphia and the Urban Evangelical Mission. He formerly taught in the areas of evangelism, homiletics, and black church studies in the Pastoral Ministries Department at Dallas Theological Seminary and worked as chaplain for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. He continues as chaplain with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and serves on the board of Dallas Theological Seminary, the National Religious Broadcasters and the Urban Evangelical Mission.

Dr. Evans is the first African-American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and is author of several books including, Who is This King of Glory, The Battle is The Lord’s, and Are Christian Destroying America? Dr. Evans has received many honors and awards recognizing his commitment to excellence and personal integrity including honorary doctorates from Eastern College in St. Davids, Pennsylvania and Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas, and the titles of “Student of the Year” from Carver Bible College in 1972, and 1989 “Father of the Year” by Dallas Father of the Year Award Committee. He has been recognized by the Family Research Center with the Marion Pfister Anshutz Award in recognition of his “dedication to protecting, encouraging and strengthening the American family.”

Huntington College is a four-year, Christian college of the liberal arts located in Huntington, Indiana. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic concentrations.

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