The Rev. Dr. Jerry Young, a 1974 graduate of
The 2 p.m. commencement will be held April 29 in the
Young is president of the General Missionary Baptist State Convention of Mississippi, Inc. and the second vice president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., where he is regional vice president for the Southwest Region and registration director. He earned a Master of Divinity Degree and his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in
A native of Scott, Young is the pastor of the
Also during commencement weekend, the public is invited to attend a concert by the Rust College A’cappella Choir at 7:30 p.m. on April 27 in the James A. Elam Chapel on campus; the Presidential 5K Run and 2K Walk-a-Thon benefiting the David L. Beckley Presidential Scholarship Fund on April 28, with on-site registration beginning at 7 a.m.; and senior consecration at 6:45 p.m. in the Morehouse Auditorium, Doxey Center on Saturday evening.
At 8 a.m. Sunday, the alumni/senior breakfast will be held in the Shaw Cafeteria,
For more information about the run and walk-a-thon or commencement activities, contact the Public Relations Office at 662-252-8000, ext. 4918 or 4917.