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Spanish professor Maurice Cherry to speak at summer commencement Aug. 11

Dr. Maurice Cherry

AUGUST 2, 2012
by Vince Moore, Director of News and Media Relations

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University Spanish professor Dr. Maurice Cherry will serve as speaker when the university holds its summer commencement exercises Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium.

The university will award 65 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the commencement. The public is invited to attend.

Cherry is the Carey Shepard Crantford Endowed Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at Furman, where he has taught since 1969.  He was recently honored with the 2012 Founders Award from the Southern Conference on Language Teaching as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers Association.

A graduate of Furman, Cherry earned a master’s degree at the University of South Carolina and doctorate at Northwestern University. His academic interests include Spanish medieval and Golden Age literature, Romance linguistics, methodology, and Latin American civilization.

For more information, contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

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