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Commencement 2010

Covenant College Commencement 2010
Commencement is a momentous occasion when we at Covenant join our graduates and their families and friends in celebrating the accomplishments of these last years, thanking God for His grace and provision, and looking ahead to His purposes in the lives of our graduates. At Covenant, we earnestly believe that the One "who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Below you will find information on our upcoming commencement exercises and related events. This information will be updated as details are finalized. We look forward to families and friends joining us for this celebration!
To accommodate the large crowd expected, Commencement will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center in downtown Chattanooga.  With over 375 graduates participating in Commencement, and close to 4,000 seats for their guests, we expect to fill the hall to capacity.  Please come early!
Covenant College's 55th Commencement
Saturday, May 8, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
1150 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Tickets are not required to attend commencement.
Dr. Sinclair Ferguson
Commencement Speaker
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Sinclair Ferguson as our commencement speaker this year. Dr. Ferguson is the senior minister of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, as well as a professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. A graduate of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, he has authored many books and scholarly articles. 
Celebration Concert
Thursday, May 6, 2010, 8:00 p.m.
Covenant College chapel
Covenant's Department of Music presents this celebration concert in honor of the graduating class of 2010. The concert is free and open to all. The orchestra, jazz ensembles, Covenant Singers, and Covenant Chorale will all perform. The program features Ben Dockery on jazz piano and seniors Maddie McComas (piano) and Evelyn Petcher (violin) with the chamber orchestra. 
Senior Banquet
Friday, May 7, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
1150 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37401
There is no charge for graduates to attend the senior banquet. Family members and other guests may purchase tickets by April 30 for $25 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase tickets, indicate how many tickets you are purchasing and mail cash or check payable to Covenant College to Julia Wohlers, Senior Class President, Box 910, Covenant College, 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750.  You may direct any questions to the senior class president by e-mail.
Quest Dessert Reception
Friday, May 7, 2010, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Covenant College Quest
535 Chestnut Street, Suite 100
Chattanooga, TN 37402
All December 2009 and May 2010 Quest graduates are invited to the dessert reception held in their honor. There is no charge to graduates or their families to attend. Please RSVP before May 1 by email or by calling 423.265.7784 or 1.800.960.5020. Include the graduate's name and number of guests.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Chattanooga Marriott adjacent to the Convention Center.   Reservations made by April 15, 2010, are eligible for the discounted group rate of $109 plus tax per night.  The discounted rate is available Thursday, May6, through Sunday, May 9.  Please use the group code CCCCCCA.  You can make reservations by calling 800.841.1674 or by visiting the Marriott website.
We also have information on additional area accommodations you may wish to consider.
Commencement Photography
GradImages will be photographing all graduates during the commencement ceremony. Following commencement, GradImages will send a picture proof to each graduate by e-mail and postal mail. Graduates will have the option of ordering photos via mail, telephone, or online at Ordering instructions will accompany the proofs.