Perrin resident graduates from Oklahoma Baptist University
Perrin’s Kayan Dunnigan received a bachelor’s degree during Oklahoma Baptist University’s 102nd Spring Commencement Friday, May 13, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Dunnigan earned a degree in biochemistry and graduated magna cum laude for maintaining at least a 3.70 grade point average.
Shane Hall, OBU alumnus and pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Del City, Oklahoma, delivered the address. He challenged the graduates to be prepared for life to interrupt their plans.
“Your dreams may be altered. Your plans may be changed. You may be forgotten by this world. But as long as you are honored and remembered by God, what greater accomplishment can you have than that?”
In addition to the commencement address, the program included greetings by officials from the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and induction of the graduates into the OBU Alumni Association. OBU President David W. Whitlock presented a charge to the graduates.
To watch video of the Spring Commencement or for more information on Oklahoma Baptist University, visitwww.okbu.edu.
With campuses in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma City, OBU offers 10 bachelor’s degrees with 88 fields of study and four master’s degree programs. The Christian liberal arts university has an overall enrollment of 1,986, with students from 40 states and 35 other countries. OBU has been rated as one of the top 10 regional colleges in the West by U.S. News and World Report for 24 consecutive years and has been Oklahoma’s highest rated regional college in the U.S. News rankings for 22 consecutive years. OBU is one of three universities in Oklahoma and the only private Oklahoma university listed on Great Value College’s rankings of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest. Forbes.com consistently ranks OBU as a top university in Oklahoma and the Princeton Review has named OBU one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States for 11 consecutive years.