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The 72nd Commencement Exercises of Seminary of the Southwest

May 23 - May 24

Seminary of the Southwest will hold two ceremonies this year – an evening service of Holy Eucharist and a formal morning Commencement – to recognize and celebrate graduating students and award degrees in divinity, religion, counseling, chaplaincy and pastoral care, and spiritual formation and diplomas in Anglican studies and in theological studies.

This year’s Commencement speaker will be poet Roger Reeves. Honorary Doctorates will be bestowed upon Dr. Catherine Meeks and Mrs. Florence McGee.

Read more about graduation events here:

Commencement Speaker, Honorary Doctorates Announced

Tuesday, May 23

Holy Eucharist on the Occasion of the
72nd Commencement of Seminary of the Southwest
with the Presentation of the Seminary Crosses

5:30 p.m.
Christ Chapel
Seminary of the Southwest

501 E. 32nd St.
Austin, TX 78705

Reception to follow.

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Wednesday, May 24

The 72nd Commencement Exercises of
The Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest
A service of mid-morning prayer

10:00 a.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

3201 Windsor Road
Austin, TX 78703

Reception to follow.


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Commencement speaker:

Roger Reeves

Roger Reeves is the author of King Me and the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a 2015 Whiting Award, among other honors. His work has appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Austin, Texas.


Honorary Degree Recipients:

Dr. Catherine Meeks

Mrs. Florence McGee


May 23
May 24

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