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April 27, 2012

Steve Green, Hobby Lobby President & Biblical Artifact Collector, to Provide Graduation Address

More than 400 Graduates to Participate in Roberts Wesleyan College’s

Annual Commencement Ceremony -

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Roberts Wesleyan College will celebrate its annual commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, in the Voller Athletic Center on campus. More than 290 undergraduate students and more than 120 graduate students will participate in the event. Hobby Lobby president and Biblical artifact collector Steve Green will share words of advice with the graduates as the event’s keynote speaker.

President John Martin remarks that “It is an honor to have such an outstanding business leader on our campus.  His world-renowned collection of biblical manuscripts shows that an entrepreneur can have varied interests.”

In addition to his role in the family business, Green now devotes half his time to managing The Green Collection, an extensive accumulation of biblical artifacts. The collection of more than 40,000 biblical antiquities will eventually become the core of an international, non-sectarian Bible museum and will be the subject of ongoing scholarly research through the Green Scholars Initiative. Most recently, more than 100 items were displayed at the Vatican in Rome during Lent.

Tickets are required to attend this event. For additional information, call 585-594-6350 or visit


About Roberts Wesleyan College:

With an enrollment of nearly 2,000 students and a tradition of excellence since 1866, Roberts Wesleyan College is a leader among liberal arts colleges with a Christian worldview. Roberts offers more than 50 undergraduate programs, as well as graduate programs in education, school psychology, school counseling, health administration, nursing administration, nursing education, social work, counseling in ministry and strategic leadership. Roberts Wesleyan also offers innovative undergraduate degree-completion programs for working adults in health administration, nursing and organizational management.

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