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November 14, 2018 | Andrew Hurst

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) will hold its 114th Graduation Commencement Ceremony on December 7.

Graduates will represent the three colleges of the university: Bible and Church Ministry, Business and Education, and Music and Communication Arts.

The Fall Commencement ceremony will include approximately 150 graduates along with numerous students who have the added distinction of being credentialed ministers with the Assemblies of God.

The student speaker for the commencement ceremony will be Radonna Holmes. Holmes is completing a Master of Arts in History. She began her undergraduate degree with SAGU in 2010 and has served as the campus librarian since 2011. Having previously completed a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Texas, she became the Director of Library Services in 2017. Holmes has received multiple employee awards from her colleagues for her excellent service to students, university employees, and other library guests.

Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a Ph. D. in Ancient History and obtain state educator certification.

Following Holmes will be the Commencement speaker, Dr. George O. Wood , Chairman of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship . From 2007 to 2017, Dr. Wood served as general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, USA and its general secretary from 1993 to 2007 prior to his election as the general superintendent. Wood holds a doctoral degree in pastoral theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and a juris doctorate from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California.

The commencement ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sheaffer Center Auditorium. Admission for the ceremony requires a ticket which is provided to graduates during rehearsal.

The ceremony will also be live streamed.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at

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