University honors 327 graduates during 113th Commencement

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Commencement speaker and honorary degree
recipient Dr. Joseph M. Stowell
Baccalaureate speaker Rev. Bill Fisher
Honorary degree recipient Theodore L. Bendall
Honorary degree recipient Phillip G. Howard

HUNTINGTON, Ind.- Huntington University honored 327 graduates and three honorary degree recipients today during the 113th Commencement ceremonies.

Huntington University awarded 34 Master of Arts degrees, nine Master of Education degrees, 85 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 169 Bachelor of Science degrees, 10 Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees, four Bachelor of Social Work degrees and 22 Associate of Science degrees.

An honorary Doctor of Divinity degree was presented to commencement speaker and president of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dr. Joseph M. Stowell. An honorary Doctor of Laws degree was presented to local attorney Theodore L. Bendall, and an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science was presented to president and co-owner of InterDesign Phillip G. Howard.

During commencement, Stowell spoke on Matthew 4:18-22. His address was titled, "True Identity."

The afternoon commencement followed the morning baccalaureate service where the Rev. Bill Fisher, Huntington University dean of Christian faith and life, spoke on John 15. His message was titled "Sticky Business."