2016 Campbell University Spring Commencement

Campbell to award about 1,100 degrees during spring graduation

Campbell University will confer approximately 1,100 degrees over five graduation ceremonies Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13. The Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine will graduate its inaugural class of 150 physicians on Saturday, May 20.

Dr. Belle Wheelan, president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, will deliver the commencement address at the University’s main graduation ceremony.

In addition to the five graduation ceremonies this weekend, the Campbell Battalion ROTC program will commission its 14 senior officers on Friday, May 12, at 3 p.m.

Information about all of Campbell’s graduation ceremonies and commencement speakers are below:

School of Law

When: Friday, May 12 | 10 a.m.
Where: Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (Raleigh)
Speaker: N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein
Stein serves as the 50th attorney general for North Carolina, and previously served in the North Carolina Senate for seven years representing District 16 in Wake County. In prior years, Stein has served as an adjunct faculty member at Campbell Law, teaching courses in Election law, Consumer Protection and State Legislative Policymaking.
Livestream: View the Campbell Law Graduation Ceremony in real time

College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

When: Friday, May 12 | 3 p.m.
Where: John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center
Speaker: Dr. Robert Califf, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Califf is a nationally recognized expert in the field of cardiovascular medicine, health outcomes research, healthcare quality, and clinical research. He served as the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration until January 2017.
Livestream: View the CPHS Graduation Ceremony in real time

Divinity School

When: Friday, May 12 | 7 p.m.
Where: Turner Auditorium, D. Rich Building
Speaker: Dr. David J. Hailey, pastor at Hayes Barton Baptist Church
Hailey is serving in his 21st year as pastor of Hayes Barton Baptist Church.
Livestream: View the Divinity School’s Graduation Ceremony in real time

Main Graduation Ceremony

When: Saturday, May 13 | 9 a.m.
Where: John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center
Speaker: Dr. Belle Wheelan, president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Wheelan is the first African-American and first female to serve as president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. In her over 40 year career, she has served as faculty member, chief student services officer, campus provost, college president and Secretary of Education.  
Livestream: View the Spring Commencement Ceremony in real time

Adult & Online Education

When: Saturday, May 13 | 3 p.m.
Where: Turner Auditorium, D. Rich Building
Speaker: Erasmo Espino, member of the inaugural class of physicians at Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Espino is a 15 year Army veteran, Tillman Military Scholar and member of the inaugural class of physicians at the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Livestream: View the Adult & Online Education Graduation Ceremony in real time

Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine

When: Saturday, May 20 | 10 a.m.
Where: John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center
Speaker: Jerry M. Wallace, chancellor of Campbell University
Wallace served as the fourth president of Campbell University and led the university in an explosive era of growth and development. He retired from his role as president in June 2015 and transitioned into the role of chancellor in 2016.
Livestream: View the inaugural Osteopathic Medicine Graduation Ceremony in real time