Welcome Paine College Commencement page. Here you will find information about the Senior Week activities, Commencement activities along with information about our Baccalaureate and Commencement speakers.

Commencement Week Activities

Monday, May 2, 2016
Senior Week Kick off Event – PC Family Game Night | 6pm -9pm

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Paine College at Airstrike | 6pm -9pm

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Senior Week Chapel Service (11:00 a.m.)
Senior Career Networking Event | 6pm -8pm
Location: Candler Memorial Library

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Baccalaureate & Commencement Practice | 11am – 12pm
Baccalaureate location: Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel
Commencement location: HEAL Complex

Friday, May 6, 2016
Senior Yard Show, Cookout, and Cyber Rally
Location: Paine Main Campus

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Baccalaureate Service | 3pm
Location: Gilbert Lambuth Memorial Chapel

Sunday, May 8, 2016
Commencement Convocation | 9:00 am
Location: HEAL Complex

Presentation Details:

Title: Paine College Commencement 2016

Date: Sunday, May 8, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM EST

Duration: 2:00:30

Commencement Speaker

Bishop Lawrence Reddick, III

Born June 20, 1952, in Huntsville, Alabama, Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick III is a son of the parsonage. His parents were Rev. and Mrs. L. L. Reddick, Jr. He is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University of Delaware, Ohio (Bachelor of Arts degree) and Duke Divinity School of Durham, North Carolina (Master of Divinity degree). He was conferred honorary doctoral degrees from the United Theological Seminary and Bible College of Monroe, Louisiana, and Texas College, Tyler, Texas.

Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick III who is the 51st bishop elected in the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, has been presiding bishop of the Eighth Episcopal District since July 2014.

Upon election as bishop in 1998, he was assigned as bishop of the Tenth Episcopal District (including the work in Jamaica, Haiti, Liberia, Ghana, and Nigeria). He was assigned in 2002 and 2006 as bishop of the Fifth Episcopal District (which includes the denomination’s work in Alabama and Florida). In 2010, he was assigned to the First Episcopal District (comprising Arkansas, Tennessee, and Jamaica). The 2014 General Conference assigned him to the Eighth Episcopal District (comprising the Regions in Texas and Jamaica).

Baccalaureate Speaker

commencement week

Mayor Hardie Davis

Born to Hardie and Delois Davis, Hardie grew up in Forsyth, Georgia and relocated to Augusta in 1985. Hardie holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree from Georgia Tech and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from the Christian Life School of Theology in Columbus.
In college, he began teaching bible study which prepared him to be founder and senior pastor of Abundant Life in Augusta, Georgia. Hardie’s career includes 18 years of systems, automation and controls engineering. His public service spans 3 years as state Representative, 5 years as state Senator, and he is currently serving the second year of his first term as Mayor of Augusta.