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Commencement Season Kicks Off April 30 at Augsburg

Spring 2016 undergraduate class is the most diverse in College’s history

Students in Spring 2015 process down Seven and a Half Street to Si Melby Hall for Commencement Ceremonies.The Augsburg College community on Saturday, April 30, will celebrate the success of students from its Minneapolis and Rochester campuses, including the traditional undergraduate class that is comprised of more than 42 percent students of color.

In the past 10 years, since Augsburg College President Paul C. Pribbenow has led the institution, the College has more than tripled the percentage of persons of color in the full undergraduate student bodygrowing from 11 percent in 2006 to 33 percent in 2016.

“An Augsburg education is marked by broad and intentional diversity in which students learn at the intersections of academic disciplines, diverse viewpoints, rich faith traditions, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender expressions, military commitments, learning styles and more,” Pribbenow said.

“We know that in order to secure a vital and vibrant future for our cities, state, and region, we must be united in our drive for equity. Our location in the city – in one of the most diverse ZIP codes in the nation – allows Auggies the unique advantage of leveraging the richness and abundance that these many forms of diversity offer.”

Morning Commencement: 10 a.m., Saturday, for students of the traditional undergraduate program

  • 9:30 a.m. – Student Processional, 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.
  • Invocation and Welcome
  • Commencement Address and Honorary Degree Recipient: Michael Botticelli, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Student Speaker: Keisha Barnard ’16, sociology
  • Conferring of Degrees
  • American Indian Honoring Song: RedBone drum group will sing an American Indian honoring song for all students.
  • Recessional: Students exit Si Melby. Students, families gather in Murphy Square, the oldest public park in Minneapolis.

Ceremonies in Si Melby Hall located on 23rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454 http://www.augsburg.edu/about/directions-and-parking/

Rain plan: Students will line up in Si Melby’s lower level and process up stairs, into gym.

Afternoon Commencement: 4 p.m., Saturday, for students of of the adult undergraduate, Rochester and nursing programs, and graduate students

  • 3:30 p.m. – Student Processional, 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.
  • Invocation and Welcome
  • Commencement Address and Honorary Degree Recipient: Michael Botticelli, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Conferring of Degrees
  • American Indian Honoring Song: RedBone drum group will sing an American Indian honoring song for all students.
  • Recessional: Students exit Si Melby. Students, families gather in Murphy Square, the oldest public park in Minneapolis.

Ceremonies in Si Melby Hall located on 23rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454 http://www.augsburg.edu/about/directions-and-parking/

Rain plan: Students will line up in Si Melby’s lower level and process up stairs, into gym.

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