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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