Commencement at Geneva College

Events for the graduates of 2014 will be held on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.

BEAVER FALLS, PA (04/08/2014)(readMedia)-- As the spring semester comes to a close, Geneva College seniors in the traditional undergraduate, master's degree and adult degree programs are finishing up their studies and preparing for graduation. Commencement ceremonies for these graduates will be held Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.

Commencement events begin with a baccalaureate service on Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in Metheny Fieldhouse. Reverend Barry York, Professor of Pastoral Theology at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, will provide the message.

Traditional undergraduate commencement will be Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at Reeves Field, weather permitting. Attorney Gregory S. Baylor will deliver the commencement address.

Mr. Baylor is senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, a servant ministry building an alliance to keep the door open for the spread of the Gospel by transforming the legal system and advocating for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and the family. He specializes in defending the religious liberty of Christ-centered educational institutions, and represents Geneva College and eight other Christ-centered universities in five lawsuits challenging the federal mandate requiring employers to include abortifacient drugs in their health insurance plans.

An outdoor reception for the graduates and their families will immediately follow on the lawn of Old Main.

In the case of inclement weather, undergraduate commencement will be moved indoors to Metheny Fieldhouse, and tickets will be required to enter. Up-to-date information on the location of the ceremony can be found by calling the commencement hotline at 724-847-6100 or visiting the commencement webpage at

Graduate and adult education commencement will take place later on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Metheny Fieldhouse, rain or shine. Byron Borger, a writer, speaker and owner of Hearts & Minds bookstore in Dallastown, Pa., will be the featured speaker. Borger earned a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Geneva in 1998. Geneva College will award Mr. Borger an honorary Doctor of Literature degree.

A reception on the lawn of Old Main will follow the graduate and adult commencement ceremony.

Geneva College invites students to accept the challenge of an academically excellent, Christ-centered and affordable education. Offering nearly 40 undergraduate majors, Adult Degree Programs with fully online and campus-based options, and seven graduate degrees, programs are recognized for their high quality. U.S. News & World Report ranks Geneva as a Top 10 Best Value in the North Region with one of the Top 100 engineering programs in the nation. Adhering to the inerrancy of Scripture, a Geneva education is grounded in God's word as well as in a core curriculum designed to prepare students vocationally to think, write and communicate well in today's world.