Shorter Announces Spring Commencement speaker
Dr. Carmen Acevedo Butcher, associate professor of English and scholar in residence at Shorter College, will be the featured speaker at Shorter College’s 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. commencement exercises on Saturday, May 3. Both ceremonies will be held in the college’s Winthrop-King Centre. For additional information, visit www.shorter.edu/academics/commencement.htm.
An estimated 185 students receiving the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Business Administration, the Master of Business Administration, and the Master of Arts degrees will take part in the 10 a.m. ceremony. The 2 p.m. ceremony will include approximately 200 students receiving the Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Management degrees.
Dr. Butcher describes her speech titled “Who is the amazing Shorter College student?” as “a highlight of our students – who they are, what they do, and what they learn at Shorter, as well as how their relationships with faculty and staff change their lives.”
In 2007, Dr. Butcher received the Shorter College President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. In 2006, the Carnegie Foundation named her Georgia Professor of the Year. She has served as a member of Shorter’s faculty since 2002. In addition, she is a prolific researcher and author. Most recently, Paraclete Press published Dr. Butcher’s A Little Daily Wisdom as a re-issue of Incandescence: 365 Readings with Women Mystics (originally published and reprinted in 2005).