Spring Commencement Saturday May 12

St. Davids, PA, March 20, 2012: Eastern University will hold its two Spring Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12, on the campus at 1300 Eagle Road in St. Davids, PA. The morning Commencement at 10 a.m. will be held for students in the College of Arts and Sciences and Esperanza College. The afternoon Commencement at 2:30 p.m. will be held for students in the Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Both ceremonies will take place outside on the Auxiliary Field, to the left of Olson Field. In the case of severe weather, the ceremonies will be moved inside to the Gymnasium. For severe weather information the day of Commencement, check this Web site or call 610.341.5800.

The speakers for both ceremonies are Dr. Michael Johnson and Mrs. Kay Johnson, who are committed to serving the poor both overseas and in the United States. In 1990, they joined World Gospel Mission of Marion, Indiana to work at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya, East Africa. After serving for several years at Tenwek Hospital, the Johnsons moved to Nairobi where they started several new ministries in cooperation with World Gospel Mission. The Johnsons' ministry, The Least of These, provides health care, food, clothing, education and other life necessities to over 1,000 orphaned and at-risk children in Kenya. They have helped provide water and agricultural projects for thousands of families in Kenya, and helped place dozens of children into adoptive homes there. The Johnsons have helped promote and sustain training programs for African doctors pursuing post-graduate training in Africa.

The Johnsons are now seeking to mobilize the churches in the Philadelphia metropolitan area to minister to those newly released from prison, women with unplanned pregnancies, and those who are underinsured and uninsured. This work is being carried out through their Out of Nazareth ministry.

Dr. Michael Johnson is a graduate of the Medical School at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed his medical training at the Graduate Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a member of the Diplomate American Board of Surgeons and the Association of Surgeons of East Africa, among other professional organizations. Kay Johnson completed her Master’s degree in business administration at Walden University.

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