Friday evening, May 5, 2009 Baccalaureate service was held in Commencement Hall of historic Old Main. The Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins, the first woman to serve as General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, delivered remarks to the graduating seniors. Rev. Watkins earned her bachelor’s degree in French and Economics at Butler University and holds a Master of Divinity from the Yale Divinity School. She earned her Doctor of Ministry at Phillips Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1984 at Hamden, Conn.
Bethany College, Bethany WV