Campbell to graduate 354 students over 2 ceremonies Saturday

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – Campbell University will graduate over 350 students during two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 12.

They will mark the first graduations that Dr. J. Bradley Creed will have presided over since becoming Campbell’s president on July 1.

Main Winter Commencement Ceremony

What: Campbell will award degrees to 312 students during its main Winter Commencement Ceremony.
Date: Saturday, Dec. 12
Time: 9 a.m.Location: John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center
Speaker: The Honorable David R. Lewis. A 1994 Campbell graduate, Lewis was first elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2002 and represents the 53rd House District, which includes most of Harnett County. He serves as chair of the following committees: Elections; Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House; Joint legislative Elections Oversight Committee; and Legislative Research Commission. A tobacco and cotton farmer, he lives in Dunn with his wife, Michelle, and their three children: David Ray, Henry, and Tillie.

Physician Assistant Commencement Ceremony

What: The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences will award professional degrees to 42 physician assistant (PA) students during its Physician Assistant Commencement Ceremony.
Date: Saturday, Dec. 12Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Turner Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Reginald Carter. Dr. Carter served on the Duke University Medical Center faculty for 34 years, holding joint appointments in the departments of cell biology and community and family medicine. Among his roles and responsibilities during that time was serving as division chief and program director of Duke’s PA program. He also helped establish the PA History Center at Duke and c-founded the Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History. He is the co-editor of the landmark book on PAs, “Alternatives in Health Care Delivery: Emerging Roles of Physician Assistants,” and is co-author of “Physician Assistants: An Illustrated History.” Dr. Carter and his wife, Sherry, reside in Hillsborough, North Carolina.