On Friday, May 6, Tennessee Representative Greg Vital presented a special resolution to Southern Adventist University. Signed by Governor Bill Lee and leaders of the Tennessee House and Senate, the House Joint Resolution is “to honor and congratulate Southern Adventist University on the occasion of its 130th anniversary.”
“It is my honor as representative of District 29 House of Representatives to present this to President Ken Shaw, the faculty, administration, and students,” said Vital, a Southern alum, during the presentation. “Congratulations students, and graduates, on your 130th anniversary.”
Founded in 1892, Southern is dedicated to providing a quality, Christian education. The university enrolls approximately 2,700 students pursuing degrees ranging from the associate to doctoral. As a learning community, Southern equips students to embrace biblical truth, embody academic and professional excellence, and pursue Spirit-filled lives of service. The primarily residential student body represents nearly 40 countries around the globe. The university welcomes community members to enjoy campus resources, such as Hulsey Wellness Center, the Village Market vegetarian health food store, numerous performances, and lectures, its own Classical 90.5 WSMC radio station, and nearly 40 miles of mountain trails.
“We are honored to receive this official recognition from the State of Tennessee and particularly proud to have it presented by our state representative, friend, and alumnus Greg Vital,” said Ken Shaw. “We hope to continue our long-standing tradition of preparing students to positively impact our region and beyond."