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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

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”

Stacy Schmitt receives 2008 Thoni Award

thoni_awardAt Augsburg’s June commencement ceremony, Rochester graduate Stacy Schmitt received the Richard J. Thoni Award. The award is presented to a graduating student whose actions, commitments, and future aspirations most profoundly demonstrate a commitment to Augsburg’s motto of “Education for Service.”

Stacy, a mother of two, began her college career at Augsburg in 2006 and completed her program, graduating with highest honors, in just over 2 years. She not only moved through the degree program with unusual swiftness, she did so while maintaining the roles of full-time employee at Mayo Clinic, mother, wife, and community leader. Continue reading “Stacy Schmitt receives 2008 Thoni Award”

Augsburg celebrates June 2008 graduates

june_commenceOn Sunday, June 29, Augsburg will hold its second commencement ceremony of the year, which will recognize bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates in the Augsburg for Adults undergraduate and graduate programs. Students in Weekend College, Rochester Program, United/Mercy/Unity Hospitals Program, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Leadership, Master in Business Administration, Master of Arts in Nursing, and Master of Social Work programs will be honored in the ceremony. For more information go to

The schedule for commencement activities follows: Continue reading “Augsburg celebrates June 2008 graduates”

Augsburg honors two at June commencement

june_commence 1 At the June 29 commencement ceremony Augsburg College will grant honorary degrees to two individuals whose life accomplishments are reflective of this year’s commencement theme — “Global Learning.” Honorary degree candidates are selected from a field of nominees forwarded to the President and approved by the Board of Regents. June honorary degree recipients are:

Koryne E. Horbal

Ambassador Koryne E. Horbal has worked tirelessly throughout her life to empower women around the world and to give voice to their issues. Continue reading “Augsburg honors two at June commencement”

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”