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Fisher Challenges Graduates at Winter Commencement



Appearing before Lee University graduates, their friends and families, and many others from the Lee community, Dr. David C. Fisher addressed the group during Saturday’s commencement held in the festively decorated Conn Center.

“Let’s welcome a scholar, a leader, and a great friend,” Lee President Dr. Paul Conn said introducing Fisher to the audience.

In his address to the group, Fisher advised the graduates to “remember who you are…you are the salt of the earth.”
Fisher Speaks at Grad
Dr. David Fisher delivers address on Saturday.

“Salt changes things and makes them better,” said Fisher. “God is calling you out of this place to be the salt of the earth. You have been formed academically and intellectually to do great things with excellence, so as you take your place in the world, change things for the better.”

Fisher was a parish pastor for over 40 years, serving at Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts, and Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, New York, in addition to other churches in Minnesota and Washington. Fisher also served as an instructor of New Testament at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, an adjunct professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and an adjunct professor at Bethel Theological Seminary.

Fisher earned his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Two hundred ninety-four degrees were conferred at Saturday’s graduation, 23 of which were for graduate studies. This is one of three graduation weekends at Lee each year; commencements are also held in May and July.

Saturday's ceremony was preceded by a pinning for School of Nursing graduates, a hooding for students earning master's degrees, and a commissioning service on Friday night, which featured five student speakers sharing their “Lee experience.”

To view the graduation events in full, visit ceremonies.
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