SEVIERVILLE — Carson-Newman University’s Winter Commencement ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in the Sevierville Convention Center.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Claude Pressnell Jr., president of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association. Pressnell has served as the TICUA president for 20 years as well as serving on numerous international, national and state-level boards.