Richard G. Kyle, history and religion professor at Tabor College, will deliver the commencement address for the college Saturday, May 18.
The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. in Joel H. Wiens Stadium. In case of inclement weather, the event will be in the gymnasium.
About 130 candidates are eligible for degrees from the Hillsboro and Wichita campuses.
Kyle, or “Doc Kyle” as he is known on campus, earned his bachelor of science degree from Kutztown University. He also holds a master’s degree from Temple University in history, a master of divinity from Denver Seminary, master of theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, a doctorate from the University of Mexico, and a post-doctoral study from Princeton Theological Seminary and Princeton University.
Kyle has been committed to his students and enjoys seeing both spiritual and academical growth. He has led 28 international study trips involving more than 665 students.
Kyle has written 11 books and his articles have appeared in more than 170 publications. He has received numerous awards, including being named a Fulbright Scholar twice; Rothermel Award (Kutztown University’s distinguished alumni award); Hatboro-Horsham High School Hall of Fame; Kutztown University Athletic Hall of Fame; and numerous Who’s Who awards.
In announcing Kyle as the speaker, President Jules Glanzer expressed his commitment to inviting distinguished people to speak at the event.
“After teaching at Tabor College for 41 years, I believe Doc Kyle has some final words of wisdom for all of us, including our honored graduates,” he said. “He cares about our students and their future. His influence on the multi-generational families of Tabor is legendary.”