Attorney Phill Bettis will be the featured speaker at Shorter University’s Spring Commencement on Friday, May 5. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Winthrop-King Centre on Shorter’s Rome campus. Tickets are required for admission.
“Phill Bettis is a wonderful supporter of Shorter University, and we are delighted to have him as the featured speaker at our Spring Commencement,” said Shorter University President Dr. Don Dowless. “As chairman of the Benjamin F. Brady Foundation, Mr. Bettis has partnered with the university on key projects including the construction of Ben Brady Field and the naming of the Ben and Ollie Brady School of Nursing. He lives an exemplary life of a man committed to serving the Lord Jesus Christ, and I look forward to hearing the message he shares with our graduates as they go forth to serve Christ in their chosen fields.”
Mr. Bettis has practiced law for 37 years in his hometown of Cumming, Ga. He is married to Wanda, and they have three adult children.
Mr. Bettis serves as chair of the Benjamin F. Brady Charitable Foundation and serves on two other foundation boards. He is a past chair of the Georgia Baptist Healthcare Ministry Foundation. He served as a charter chair of Leadership Forsyth and the Cumming-Forsyth County Bar Association. He also previously served as chair of the State Bar of Georgia Committee on Professionalism and was previously selected as an Atlanta Magazine Super Lawyer as well as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite.
A graduate of Emory University School of Law and an undergraduate of Mercer University, Mr. Bettis loves history and is a member of the Atlanta Civil War Roundtable. In 2009, he participated in an archaeological dig in Bethsaida, Israel. In 2012, Mr. Bettis published his first book titled “The Little Book of Annoying Questions” and is nearing publication of his second book. In addition to his practice, he serves as an Associate Magistrate Judge for Forsyth County, Ga., and is a frequent speaker on leadership and history.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its list of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and master’s programs. Learn more about Shorter at www.shorter.edu.