Ceremony Details

Point University’s spring commencement ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. on April 30, 2022, at Unity Baptist Church in Newnan, Georgia.

The ceremony will also be live streamed on Point’s YouTube channel. The videos will be available to view after the ceremony, as well.

COVID-19 guidelines for the ceremony are as follows:

  • Masks are optional.

Commencement Speaker

This spring’s commencement speaker is Andre’ Kennebrew, who recently joined the Lifeshape International staff as director of relationships after spending over 14 years with Chick-fil-A. Kennebrew started at Chick-fil-A in 2006 as a franchise selection consultant, then shifted to supporting the selection of Chick-fil-A Support Center staff in 2010. Kennebrew began working with the Leadership Development Program in field operations in 2017, where he supported the recruiting, selection and coaching of Chick-fil-A Leadership Development Program participants.

Kennebrew has built his reputation on his unique ability to recruit and select talent and his passion for coaching and growing young talent. In addition, he loves supporting the growth of small businesses, nonprofit organizations and college and universities in advancing their mission by providing leadership training and coaching. He has led interview classes and workshops with several colleges and universities to prepare students for life after education.

Prior to joining Chick-fil-A, Kennebrew served as administrative pastor at Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Tucker, Georgia. His career also includes 15 years at First Union National Bank (now Wells Fargo) as a vice president in the retail banking division. He is a 1982 graduate of Davidson College, where he was a three-year starter and letterman in football. Kennebrew earned a master of ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary in 2004.

Kennebrew serves as chair of the Point University board of trustees. He also serves on the boards of Impact 360 Curriculum and Water Mission. Kennebrew and his wife of 33 years, Donna, live in Lilburn, Georgia. They have two adult children, Holden and Kristen.

Ordering Regalia

Graduates will receive a direct link to a prepaid cap and gown ordering page from the Registrar’s Office. Contact point.registrar@point.edu if you have specific questions about cap and gown orders.

FAQs

When will I receive my diploma?
Graduates can expect to receive their diplomas within four to six weeks after commencement, assuming all graduation requirements are met and the student has been cleared with the Student Billing Office.

What name will be on my diploma?
Your diploma will have the name listed on your student portal. If you would like to make changes to that, please email point.registrar@point.edu.

Where can I pick up my diploma?
Students will have their diplomas mailed to the address listed on their student portal accounts. If you need to make changes, please email point.registrar@point.edu.

Do I have to participate in the ceremony?
No, students are not required to walk in commencement.

Do I have to pay the graduation fee?
Yes, all students must pay the graduation fee regardless of their intent to participate in the commencement ceremony.

What do I wear under my cap and gown?
We ask students to wear business casual attire, preferably dark clothing. Comfortable shoes are preferred, but heels are acceptable.

How many guests can I bring?
All graduates will receive information regarding the number of tickets and guests permitted.

Will there be a live stream?
Yes! The ceremony will be live streamed so all of the Point community can enjoy.