Furman awarded 590 undergraduate and master’s degrees and presented a number of its top academic honors during graduation exercises Saturday, May 4. El Salvador peace activist Sister Peggy O’Neill delivered the commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree. The student speaker was graduate Jack Farnsworth of Athens, Ga.
Jack Farnsworth, a graduating senior and four-year member of the rugby team, has been selected to be the student speaker at Commencement this Saturday. A native of Athens, Ga., Farnsworth graduated in December and has been teaching fifth grade math this spring at Veritas Classical School in Richmond. At Furman, he worked as a chaplain at prisons and hospitals in the Greenville area. During his time on the pitch, Farnsworth played mostly in the front row.