Clarke University celebrated its 172nd
Commencement on Saturday in the Kehl Center. Degrees were conferred upon 226
undergraduate candidates and 83 graduate candidates.
John Deere Chairman and CEO Sam Allen served as the
commencement speaker. He told graduates to remember two things from his address
– to seize opportunities and don’t forget that “how” things are done is as important
as “what” is done.
Valedictorians Collin Heer and Jodi Roeth also addressed the
crowd. The Francis J. O’Connor Award was presented to Senior Adam O’Dell. The
Meneve Dunham Award for Excellence in Teaching was presented to Tim Boffeli,
Clarke President Joanne Burrows, SC, Ph.D., and Vice
President for Academic Affairs Susan Burns, Ph.D., presided over the ceremony.
Archbishop Michael Jackels gave the benediction.
Honorary Degree Recipient
Special Award Recipients
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