An estimated 100 graduates will receive their diplomas Saturday, May 13, as Williams Baptist College holds its 2017 commencement exercises. The graduation ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in WBC’s Southerland-Mabee Center.

Senator John Boozman will deliver the commencement address. Boozman is Arkansas’s senior U.S. Senator and the dean of the state’s Congressional delegation. First elected to the Senate in 2010, he was sworn in for a second term this year. Prior to serving in the Senate, he represented Arkansas’s Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

WBC’s Golden Eagles, alumni who attended Williams 50 or more years ago, will also be honored at the ceremony. As has become tradition at the Williams commencement exercises, the Golden Eagles will march in with this year’s graduates.

The graduation ceremony is open to the public.

Williams is a four-year, liberal arts college at Walnut Ridge.