Commencement focus is on "responsible leadership"

commencementAugsburg’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 “Commencement focus is on "responsible leadership"”

June commencement highlights science

june_commencementOn 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 “June commencement highlights science”

June commencement honors weekend, evening, and graduate students

june_commence 1 On Sunday, June 29, Augsburg will hold its second commencement ceremony of this academic year. This ceremony honors graduates of the undergraduate programs in Minneapolis, United/Mercy/Unity Hospitals, and Rochester as well as the Master’s degree candidates in Education, Leadership, Nursing, Social Work, and Business Administration.

The commencement speaker is Mark S. Hanson ’68, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Prior to his first term as presiding bishop, he was bishop of the Saint Paul Area Synod. Ordained in 1974, he has served three congregations in the Twin Cities. Continue reading “June commencement honors weekend, evening, and graduate students”

Commencement, senior gift honor class of 2008

commenceAugsburg is getting ready to celebrate the accomplishments of its 860 students in the Class of 2008 who are eligible to graduate this year at two Commencement Ceremonies — Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, June 29.

On May 3, 364 Day College students and 26 physician assistant studies students

cross campus for the last time as Augsburg students, marching to Melby

Hall through two long lines of faculty, who are cheering them on and

giving out well-deserved high-fives and hugs. For the weekday students

it’s a different scene than the one they remember on that day in September

when they marched as a class for the first time, to the Opening Ceremony,

timidly, through faculty welcoming them to college.  Continue reading “Commencement, senior gift honor class of 2008”

The Class of 2008 prepares for a celebration

commenceAugsburg is getting ready to celebrate the accomplishments of its 860 students in the Class of 2008 who are eligible to graduate this year at two Commencement Ceremonies—Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, June 29.

On May 3, 364 Day College students and 26 physician assistant studies students cross campus for the last time as Augsburg students, marching to Melby Hall through two long lines of faculty, who are cheering them on and giving out well-deserved high-fives and hugs. For the weekday students it’s a different scene than the one they remember on that day in September when they marched as a class for the first time, to the Opening Ceremony, timidly, through faculty welcoming them to college.  Continue reading “The Class of 2008 prepares for a celebration”