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Broberg, Murphy to address class of 2012

Posted by Ashley Wise on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:04 PM

Waynesburg University’s annual Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises will be held Sunday, May 13 on the campus of Waynesburg University. The celebration will honor approximately 700 undergraduate and graduate students.

The Rev. Dr. Stuart Broberg will address students and their families at the Baccalaureate service at 11 a.m. Congressman Timothy F. Murphy will address the class of 2012 as the Commencement speaker at 2:30 p.m.

Baccalaureate services will be held in Roberts Chapel. Commencement will be held on the front lawn of Miller Hall. In the case of inclement weather, Commencement will be held in the Marisa Fieldhouse and will require a ticket.

Guests without tickets may view the ceremony via closed circuit TV from the Goodwin Performing Arts Center, Alumni Hall or the Roberts Chapel. Families are encouraged to arrive to commencement exercises early, as the commencement processional begins approximately 30 minutes prior to the ceremony.

Rev. Dr. Stuart Broberg

Dr. Broberg is the senior pastor of The Church of the Covenant located in Washington, Pennsylvania. He has served as Assistant to the President of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary as well as pastorates in Michigan, Iowa and Virginia. He has also served interim pastorates at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Pittsburgh and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania.

He attended Dickinson College and the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey; and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary where he received his Doctor of Ministry degree in 1990.

Serving roles with several community and Presbyterian boards, Dr. Broberg’s leadership has been influential to many people. He speaks extensively about the issues of stewardship, planned giving, endowment building, capital campaigns, church revitalization and growth, worship and preaching, and church spiritual renewal throughout the denomination.

Congressman Timothy F. Murphy

First elected Congressman in 2003, Tim Murphy is currently in his fifth term in Congress, representing the 18th District of Pennsylvania serving the Pittsburgh area and portions of Washington and Westmoreland counties.

His selfless devotion to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is apparent in his efforts to improve the state’s economy, health and safety. Congressman Murphy’s experience and background is extensive. Before being elected to Congress, Murphy spent three decades as a psychologist and served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1997 to 2002.

Legislation accomplishments include authoring the Seniors Access to Mental Health Act, which ended some discriminatory practices to seniors on Medicare. The legislation became federal law as part of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act on July 15, 2008.

Congressman Murphy also serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve Medical Service Corps, working with wounded warriors with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Southwestern Pennsylvania, a world leader in the research, development, and transmission of energy, Congressman Murphy is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, serves as the Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment and Economy and sits on additional subcommittees.

In June 2011, Congressman Murphy was appointed to the Speaker’s Select Task Force on cyber security, which was tasked with making recommendations on cyber security authorities, information-sharing and public-private partnerships, critical infrastructure, and domestic legal frameworks.

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