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Mississippi Baptist Seminary and Bible College awards degrees

The Mississippi Baptist Seminary and Bible College held its 73rd commencement at Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson. An associate of divinity degree was awarded to one student; associate of religious education degrees were awarded to five students; diplomas in Biblical studies were awarded to five students; and a diploma of Christian education was awarded to one student. Graduates from these campuses in Jackson, Natchez, Gulfport and Oxford participated in the ceremony. From left: James Johnson, dean in Gulfport; Rev. Joseph Brisco, dean in Vicksburg; Charles Staffney, graduate from Jackson; Rev. Reginald Buckley, board of trustee president; Darryl Booker, graduate from Oxford; Ronnie Driver, graduate from Oxford; Rev. C.J. Rhodes, seminary president; Alisa Thompson, graduate from Oxford; Callena Merrick, graduate from Natchez; Rosie Goolsby, instructor from Oxford; Ronnie Moody, graduate from Gulfport; Theresa Hall, graduate from Natchez; Rev. Willie Austin, dean at Oxford; Carolyn Whitaker, graduate from Jackson; Alma Fletcher, graduate from Jackson; John Scott, dean in Natchez; Louis Selmon, graduate from Natchez; John Wicks Jr., commencement speaker; and the Rev. Robert McCallum, instructor in Jackson.

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