The largest graduating class in Belmont University’s history received their diplomas Saturday morning in a commencement celebration in the Curb Event Center on the Belmont campus. Bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees were presented to 457 students, including 363 undergraduate degrees, 94 master’s degrees and 18 doctorates.
In addition, Belmont University President Dr. Robert Fisher presented the Presidential Faculty Achievement Award and University Provost Dan McAlexander presented the Chaney Distinguished Professor Award, two retiring faculty members were honored, and the Class of 2004 presented its Senior Class Gift.
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Fisher presented the Presidential Faculty Achievement Award to Dr. Margaret S. Howell, professor of Italian and director of Belmont’s Language Learning Center. Dr. Howell also is Co-Director of the Belmont in Italy Study Abroad program in Florence. The award is endowed by Carolyn and Frank Sheffield, who also endowed the Chaney Distinguished Teaching Award.
McAlexander presented the Chaney Distinguished Professor Award, which goes to a faculty member who best represents the vision of the university to be a “premier teaching institution,