Taylor To Speak At Lee's Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 02, 2014

Dr. Carol Taylor, president of Evangel University, will address graduates and guests at Lee University’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 10, at 9:30 a.m. on the lawn of the Science and Math Complex (SMC). 

Dr. Taylor began her service as President-elect and CEO for Evangel University in July 2013. Prior to that, she served as president of Vanguard University of Southern California from 2009 – 2013. She has over 30 years of experience in education and higher education including seven years at Biola University as the vice provost for undergraduate education. She has also completed 12 years in research and large-scale assessment administration at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J.

She has taught and lectured internationally and has served on various boards and national commissions for assessment, accreditation, study abroad programs, women’s leadership development, and women in ministry. She is now leading the consolidation of Evangel University, Central Bible College, and the Assemblies of God Seminary.  

Dr. Taylor earned her doctorate in multilingual/multicultural education from Florida State University, her master’s degree in cross-cultural communications from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Evangel College. 

Graduation exercises will begin with a hooding ceremony for students earning graduate degrees.  The hooding service will take place in the Lee University Chapel Friday, May 9, at 4:30 p.m. 

After the hooding ceremony, all graduates will march in the commissioning service at 6:30 p.m. on the SMC lawn. At this service, guests and graduates will hear from six class representatives reflecting about their time at Lee, and graduates will receive Bibles commemorating this milestone.  

The commissioning and commencement services will not require tickets, unless inclement weather shifts the ceremony indoors, where seating is limited.  University officials report this graduation as the largest in Lee history, with more than 450 degrees being conferred.


University Hosts Award-Winning Author Janisse Ray

Award-winning author, naturalist, and activist Janisse Ray will give a talk on the UTC campus about heirloom seeds, agrodiversity and the future of food. The event is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Raccoon Mountain Room of the UTC University Center. This program is presented by the Tennessee Valley chapter of Wild Ones and UTC Department of Biological and Environmental ... (click for more)

Dalton State Program Gives Non Students Chance To Further Their Education

Lynda Shenefield had an idea for a book.  But she needed help. Shenefield had no idea how to get her book published.  Then she saw a news release about an epublishing course offered at Dalton State, and thought that would be the perfect opportunity to learn what she needed to know.  At 63, Ms. Shenefield didn’t want to go through the process of enrolling as a student ... (click for more)

EPB Says It Did Not Overbill The City; Says City Got $685,877 Break

EPB officials said Tuesday that an exhaustive audit of its street light contract with the city showed that it did not overbill the city. Instead, it said it found that the city was underbilled $685,877. EPB said it only goes back one year on errors so the amount owed by the city would be $178,314. Officials said that would be discussed with the city. Stan Sewell, the city's ... (click for more)

Citizens To Comment Next Tuesday On Sound Control Ordinance That Allows Higher Sound Around Downtown Clubs

Citizens will be allowed to comment next Tuesday on a new Sound Control Ordinance that allows higher sound from nightclubs in a downtown Controlled Sound Boundary. Track 29 behind the Chattanooga Choo Choo, that has drawn the wrath of some nearby Southside residents, is within the boundary, which goes from Fourth Street to Main Street. The hearing before the City Council ... (click for more)

I'm Number One In A Round About Way

Roundabouts have been popping up all over Chattanooga over the past few years and for the most part have been successful.  Unfortunately there are some who just don’t get it as I have found out the hard way.    My latest instance was last week when a young woman on her cell phone almost t-boned me as she flew into the roundabout without yielding.  A near miss ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Oscar Brock’s True Passion

I don’t pay much attention to the Hamilton County School Board. Once the moon and the stars aligned behind Superintendent Rick Smith, you hear very little, if anything, from the nine-member council that oversees an annual budget of almost $400 million and employs 4,480 people. So chew this for a minute: approximately 2,000 of those people are not teachers. Yes, there are 78 principals ... (click for more)