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Dr. Jennifer Henery

The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy will conduct a Baccalaureate Service (Corps Only) on Friday evening, June 1, beginning at 6:45 p.m. followed by a Stone Ceremony at 7:22 p.m. A candlelight parade will begin immediately following the Stone Ceremony.

On Saturday morning, June 2nd, the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy will conduct their Commencement Exercise at 10 a.m. at Bladen Community College in Dublin.

The public and underclassmen and their families are invited to attend the Stone Ceremony, the Candlelight Parade and Commencement.

For the Commencement Ceremony, appropriate attire is requested. No oversized trousers and T-shirts, athletic attire, or workout attire will be permitted inside the auditorium. Business casual as a minimum is requested.

The Academy is honored to have for its Commencement Speaker Dr. Jennifer Henery.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin College in Indiana, and a Master of Arts degree and Ph.D. in religious studies from Marquette University in Wisconsin. She joined Saint Johns Northwestern Military Academy during the Summer OPS program in 2009. Prior to that, she was a teaching assistant and adjunct at Marquette University, and an instructor at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. In addition to teaching, she has spent several years working in Christian Formation as a youth director, director of academics for the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee’s Deacon Formation Program, and director of Christian Formation at St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church in Delafield.