Watkins’ graduation ceremonies are open to the public. After a welcome from President Ellen L. Meyer Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will deliver the Commencement address and receive an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Fine Arts. Vice President for Academic Affairs Joy McKenzie will then present the BFA, BA and Certificate candidates in film, fine art, graphic design, interior design and photography, and Samuel E. Stumpf, Jr., chair of the Watkins Board of Trustees, will confer the degrees and certificates.
A reception will follow immediately at the church.
The historic Downtown Presbyterian Church, a national landmark noted for its Egyptian Revival motif, is located at 154 5th Avenue North (corner of 5th and Church).