Ashland University Slates Baccalaureate Service

5/6/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University will hold a baccalaureate service on Friday, May 10, the evening prior to its commencement exercises on Saturday.

Planned by graduating seniors involved in Ashland University’s Student Senate and Religious Life ministries, the service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 10, in the University’s Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The event is open to all students and their parents, as well as interested members of the public.

The service will feature an address by Nathan Bebout, director of Religious Life Network, titled “Prepared for the Path.” 

The service will incorporate the talents of a number of graduating seniors. Organist Brett Cowden will provide the opening voluntaries as well as the accompaniment for the hymns, while pianist Kyle Gould will provide the closing voluntaries.

Courtney McCreary will extend the welcome while Sarah Spinner will offer the invocation.

Special music will be performed by vocalists Allison Stiger and Derek Jackenheimer, while pianist Edward Carney will provide the accompaniment for the special music. 

Caity Garbinsky and Daniel Mitchell will provide the Scripture reading, while Lindsey Tippett will offer the prayer.

Jake Ewing will introduce the speaker and Shannon Frasher will conclude the service with the benediction.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###