Spring Commencement

Spring Commencement, April 30, 2016

Lander University will conduct its spring commencement on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The ceremony will be held in the university's Finis Horne Arena at 11 a.m.

  • A live stream of the event will be available above, beginning shortly before 11 a.m. that morning.

Justice John C. Few of the South Carolina Supreme Court will be the main speaker when Lander University conducts its spring commencement on Saturday, April 30. Approximately 285 students will receive degrees during the ceremony, which will be held in the Finis Horne Arena on campus. 


Commencement Speaker

Few was born in Anderson and grew up in Greenwood, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1981. He graduated from Duke University and received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1988. After more than 10 years in private law practice, he was named as a trial judge on the South Carolina Circuit Court. In 2010, he became the chief judge of the S.C. Court of Appeals.
 
In February of this year, the legislature elected him to fill a vacant position as a justice of the Supreme Court.
 
Few also teaches law courses, having held positions on the faculty of the National Judicial College in Nevada; the Charleston School of Law, which awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2012, and most recently the University of South Carolina School of Law.