May 8, 2006
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Myron F. McCoy, president of Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo., will speak at Baker University’s baccalaureate service at 9:30 a.m. May 21 at First United Methodist Church, Eighth and Grove streets.

McCoy has more than two decades of experience in local church leadership. He served as senior pastor of Saint Mark United Methodist Church from 1992 to 2003. He previously was district superintendent of the Chicago Southern District (1988-92) and pastor of South Shore United Methodist Church (1985-88).

McCoy earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1977. He received his master of divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and his doctor from ministry from United Theological Seminary in 1991.

Baker University’s spring commencement for the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Nursing and School of Education undergraduates is 1 p.m. May 21 at the Collins Center. The university will honor the class of 1956 during commencement.

Commencement for Baker’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies and School of Education graduate recipients will be at 4:30 p.m. May 21 at the Collins Center. Baker President Dan Lambert, retiring at the end of the 2005-2006 academic year, will be the keynote speaker at both commencements.