Lubbock Christian University will host spring commencement ceremonies Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, where more than 262 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their diplomas. Marcylle Combs will speak at the undergraduate commencement, while Dr. Charles Stephenson will speak at the graduate ceremony.
Both 2017 commencement ceremonies are being webcast live at LCU.edu/live or at Facebook.com/LCU.edu.
Marcylle Combs, MS, RN, BS, CHCE is the founder of Foundation Management Services, a faith-based home health care and hospice management organization she founded in 1995, where she still serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. She has been a registered nurse for over 40 years, and at heart, is a patient advocate and mentor to up and coming leaders – men and women alike. In her 20+ years of home care experience, she has held many positions including field nurse, director, administrator and owner/president of a highly successful multi-agency home health company. Marcylle is actively involved with state and national home care associations and currently serves on the Government Affairs Committee for the Texas Association for Home Care and the National Association for Home Care. She has spoken nationally and internationally on a variety of leadership topics and has earned her Master’s in Leadership. Marcylle’s leadership with agencies in the home care and hospice community has been instrumental to the success of FMS. Marcylle and her husband have been married for over 40 years, and have raised five children.
Dr. Charles Stephenson received his Bachelors Degree from Abilene Christian University and his Masters and Doctoral Degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He began teaching in the Biblical Studies Department at Lubbock Christian University in 1975. Currently, he teaches Biblical Studies at all levels as Professor of New Testament. Dr. Stephenson is Chair of the Biblical Studies Department where he also has served as Division Chair and Director Graduate Biblical Studies. During this time he has presented on programs for churches, universities, and scholarly associations. Dr. Stephenson served on the organizational committee for the Christian Scholars Conference from 1983 until 1995 and organized the conference for summer 1994 at LCU. He has produced numerous articles and reviews for both popular and academic publications. He wrote the commentaries on 2 Peter and Jude in The Transforming Word: One-volume Commentary on the Bible. Dr. Stephenson helped develop the first graduate degrees offered by Lubbock Christian University in 1989. He taught on campus graduate classes for those degrees, and later introduced the first online graduate classes offered by LCU.Dr. Stephenson and his wife Carolyn will celebrate their 55th anniversary on June 5. They have 2 children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.