Dr. Kyle to give commencement address

March 11, 2013

Categories: General News

Dr. Richard G. Kyle, History and Religion Professor at Tabor, will provide the commencement address for Tabor College on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The ceremony will be held at Joel H. Wiens stadium at 10 a.m. In case of inclement weather the event will be held in the Tabor College gymnasium.

There are approximately 130 total candidates for degrees from the Hillsboro and Wichita campuses. Dr. Kyle, or as he is known on campus – Doc Kyle, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Kutztown University. He also holds a Master’s degree from Temple University in History, a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary, Th.M from Princeton Theological Seminary, Ph.D. from the University of Mexico, and a post-doctoral study from Princeton Theological Seminary and Princeton University.

Dr. Kyle is very committed to his students and enjoys seeing growth in them both spiritually and academically. He has led 28 international study trips with over 665 students.

Dr. Kyle has written 11 books and has more than 170 publications. He has also received numerous awards including being named a Fulbright Scholar twice; Rothermel Award (Kutztown University’s distinguished alumni award); Hatboro-Horsham High School Hall of Fame; Kutztown University Athletic Hall of Fame; and numerous Who’s Who awards. In addition Tabor College’s Dr. Richard G. Kyle Faculty Lecture Series was named in his honor.

In making the announcement of Dr. Kyle speaking to the graduating class, President Glanzer expressed his commitment to inviting distinguished people to speak at Commencement. “I am delighted that Doc Kyle has agreed to serve as our commencement speaker. After teaching at Tabor College for 41 years, I believe that Doc Kyle has some final words of wisdom for all of us, including our honored graduates. He cares about our students and their future. His influence on the multi-generational families of Tabor is legendary.”