In a recent column for the Albert Lea Tribune, Matt Knutson highlighted his wife Sera’s graduation from Augsburg College as “an investment worth celebrating.” He noted how an education shapes people, prompting personal and professional growth. Read the article on the Albert Lea Tribune website.
At Commencement ceremonies on May 3-4, Augsburg College will honor more than 800 graduation candidates who intend to complete their undergraduate or graduate degree requirements before the end of the 2014 calendar year. The list of honorees includes students studying in one of nine graduate degree programs or specializing in one of more than 50 undergraduate majors offered at Augsburg. Visit the College’s Commencement website for event details and distinguished guest information.
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The first commencement celebrations of Minnesota’s private colleges takes place the weekend of May 3-4 at Augsburg College with ceremonies for traditional day undergraduates on May 3 and for students of the adult undergraduate, Rochester, and nursing programs and graduate students on May 4. The schedules and details about media photo opportunities are below.
May 3: Traditional Day Undergraduate Program
Ceremonies are in Si Melby Hall located on 23rd Avenue South. In the event of rain, students will line up in the basement of Si Melby and process up the stairs into the gym.
- 11:15 a.m. – Student Line Up, Christensen Center. Group proceeds, led by drummer, from Christensen Center down South 7-1/2 Street to Si Melby Hall. Faculty, in academic dress, line the streets and clap as students pass. (Photo Opp) Continue reading
Augsburg’s commencement ceremonies this academic year are organized around the theme of global peace. Augsburg will welcome peacemakers and leaders to challenge and encourage graduates as they continue their lives beyond Augsburg.
The July 1 commencement honors undergraduate Weekend/Evening College students from the Minneapolis and Rochester campuses as well as graduate students in business, leadership, social work, nursing, and education. The Richard Thoni Award, recognizing a graduating student who has demonstrated a dedication to community service, will be presented. This year’s student speaker representing the Class of 2012 will be special education major Rebecca Hamlin. Continue reading
Augsburg’s Commencement ceremonies this academic year—Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, July 1— are organized around the theme of global peace. Augsburg will welcome peacemakers and leaders to challenge and encourage graduates as they begin their lives beyond college.
The May commencement honors the 465 day semester students and 29 physician assistant graduate students who are eligible to graduate. The Marina Christensen Justice Award, recognizing a graduating student who has demonstrated a dedication to community service and has reached out to disadvantaged communities, will be presented. This year’s student speaker representing the Class of 2012 will be Kathy DeKrey. Continue reading
Augsburg’s Commencement ceremonies this academic year—Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, June 26—are organized around the theme of responsible leadership. Augsburg will welcome global leaders to challenge and encourage graduates as they begin their lives beyond Augsburg.
Commencement on Saturday honors the 431 day semester students and 29 physician assistant graduate students who are eligible to graduate. The Marina Christensen Justice Award, recognizing a graduating student who has demonstrated a dedication to community service and has reached out to disadvantaged communities, will be given out. This year’s student speaker representing the Class of 2011 will be Ali Rapp. Continue reading
On Sunday, June 27, we celebrate the second of our two commencements for 2010, both highlighting this year’s theme of community and civic engagement. For this commencement, a total of 277 undergraduates and 215 master’s degree students are eligible to graduate. This includes 199 weekend and evening students, 66 Rochester students, and 12 students in the partner hospital program, plus graduate students in five programs—10 in the Master of Arts in Education program, 24 in Master of Arts in Leadership, 18 in Master of Arts in Nursing, 112 in Master of Business Administration, and 51 in Master of Social Work. This year’s student representative who will speak on behalf of the Class of 2010 is MAL student Mary Brown. Continue reading
When hundreds of Augsburg College students don caps and gowns for either the May commencement for Day College and Physician Assistant students or the June commencement for Weekend College and remaining graduate program students, the focus will be on civic engagement.
The Commencement speaker on Saturday, May 1 will be Governor Tim Pawlenty. In addition, an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree will be conferred upon Father Fernando Cardenal, a Jesuit priest who has committed his life and work to improving the lives of the poor through education and basic rights. Continue reading
For some of us, civic engagement means participating in the democracy by exercising our right to vote. But others might take the charge to be an active member of a community a bit farther. That’s certainly the case for Nou Chang, the 2010 Day commencement student speaker.
In her four years at Augsburg, Chang has participated in the TRiO program and was involved in Scholastic Connections. She’s done research as a McNair Scholar and through the URGO summer program. She’s been a member of the Augsburg Asian Student Association and Link. She also studied abroad, spending a semester in South Korea and teaching English in Thailand with Prof. Kathy Swanson. Continue reading
On Sunday, June 28, undergraduate and graduate students from Minneapolis and Rochester will celebrate their graduation from Augsburg College. For a complete listing of events, go to www.augsburg.edu/commencement.
As in the May commencement ceremony, both the featured speaker and honorary degree recipient are well known for their distinguished careers related to science and education.
Augsburg is honored to welcome Eric J. Jolly, PhD, president of the Science Museum of Minnesota, as the June commencement speaker. Jolly is a member of the Augsburg College Board of Regents and is recognized for his commitment to science and mathematics education, striving to educate young people as the future workforce and to create an informed citizenry that engages science in public policy issues. Continue reading