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 “Commencement focus is on "responsible leadership"”
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 “Commencement focuses on civic engagement and building community”
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 “Commencements focus on civic engagement and building community”
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 “Being an active citizen — Nou Chang '10”
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 “June commencement highlights science”
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”
Augsburg 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”
Augsburg 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”