Baccalaureate and Commencement

The 2021 Franklin College Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 22 at 10 a.m. in the Stewart “Red” Faught Stadium on the Franklin College Campus. In the event of severe weather, the ceremony will be held in the Spurlock Gymnasium, and regrettably, space in this facility will prohibit accommodation of guests. Social distancing and face masks are required.

The ceremony will also be live-streamed on this page.

The keynote address will be given by Billie Dragoo, founder and CEO of RepuCare.


8:30 a.m.  
Class Photo Session in the Spurlock Center 
Graduates report for photo and robing/line-up 
Procession begins at direction of faculty marshal, G. Daniel Callon, Ph.D. 

10 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony in the Stewart “Red” Faught Stadium 
Gates open at 9 a.m.

Following commencement there will be a congratulatory reception in Cline Woods. 



Speaker: Billie Dragoo

Billie DragooBillie Dragoo is the founder and CEO of RepuCare, a proven work force solutions provider to Fortune 500 clients and managed health care providers. RepuCare has been ranked one of the fastest-growing companies in the US.

Named by Fortune Magazine as one of the top 10 women entrepreneurs in the United States, Billie was one of 720 entrepreneurs, throughout the world, who was invited by the President of the United States to attend the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford in California. For 4 years she served as a National Judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and was an E & Y recipient of the award in 2008.

Read her full bio