Dr. Tom Hamilton (A.A. ’83) was presented with his academic regalia—a robe, cap and hood—during a ceremony honoring him for earning his doctorate degree. The ceremony was held after Florida College’s chapel assembly on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

After completing the necessary coursework and defending his dissertation, Hamilton graduated from Knox Theological Seminary with a doctorate degree in theological exegesis on May 15, 2015. Hamilton earned his associate degree from Florida College and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Abilene Christian. He has also earned a master’s degree in biblical languages from Abilene Christian in 1994 and a master’s degree in theological studies from Christian Theological Seminary in 1996.

Following several years of schooling and full-time preaching, Hamilton returned to Florida College to teach in the biblical studies department in 2005. He just completed his tenth year teaching Greek, Hebrew and a variety of Old and New Testament classes. While teaching full-time at Florida College, Hamilton also preaches at the 58th Street church of Christ.

Hamilton and his wife, Joy (’83), have been blessed with 10 children: Michael (B.A. ’09), Bethany (B.A. ’10), Philip (A.A. ’11), Sarah (A.A. ’12), Brian (B.A. ’17), Stephen, Aminata, Andrew, Jeff and Nick. They also have eight grandchildren.

Florida College is blessed to count the Hamiltons among the Florida College family.