Dr. George W. Braswell, senior professor of World Religions at the Campbell Divinity School, will be the baccalaureate speaker at spring commencement exercises, Sunday, May 14, at 10 a.m. in Turner Auditorium. Braswell was a missionary and teacher in the Middle East and is a sought-after speaker on the subject. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Braswell received a Bachelor of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and a master's and Ph.D from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a Doctor of Ministry from The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Braswell retired from Southeastern as Distinguished Professor of Missions and World Religions in 2004, and was named a Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He joined the faculty of the Campbell Divinity School as Senior Professor of World Religions in 2005. Among other mission fields, Dr. Braswell has served in Kenya, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Russia, and Taiwan. He has published several books on world religions, including "To Ride a Magic Carpet, "Understanding World Religions" and Understanding Sectarian Groups in America." He is married to Margaret Joan Owen. They have four children: Margaret Anne Jordan, George Robert Braswell, William Brien Braswell and Rebecca Joy Edwards. Approximately 800 degrees are expected to be conferred at Campbell's graduation exercises on Monday, May 15.