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Clarke University Commencement is May 13, 2017

By Clarke News  |  April 19, 2017
Commencement 2016

Clarke University will hold its 174th commencement ceremony on May 13, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Robert and Ruth Kehl Center on the campus of Clarke university.

The ceremony will honor bachelors, masters and doctorate degree candidates from all academic programs. Graduates will be recognized for their achievements in front of honored guests, faculty, staff, classmates and family members, many of whom have travelled from afar to attend this exciting event.

Senior class valedictorians Ellen Funke and Theresa Koos will address the audience at the ceremony.

Commencement is the most wonderful day of the year. Our purpose as an institution of higher education is this day,” said Clarke President Joanne Burrows, SC, Ph.D. “We accompany students in many different ways along their path to graduation. We look forward to commencement day to celebrate with our graduates and their families. We are confident we have prepared them for satisfying careers and lives well-lived.”

This year’s Commencement exercises begin with a baccalaureate liturgy at 10 a.m. at which graduates will receive their academic hoods. The Commencement ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Graduates will receive their diplomas and degrees will be conferred upon both undergraduate and graduate students.  Special awards will also be bestowed at Commencement. Clarke University is honored by the presence of Archbishop Michael Jackels at the Commencement ceremony.

To accommodate additional guests, the liturgy and ceremony will be simulcast on televisions in Jansen Music Hall in the Wahlert Atrium. Clarke will stream the liturgy and Commencement ceremony via Clarke’s website for off-campus viewing.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6377.