Lewis Honors 1,000-plus Graduates at Spring Commencement

Lewis University Honors 1,000-plus Graduates at Spring Commencement

Published: May 17, 2017.

Lewis University will hold Spring Commencement ceremonies for more than 1,000 students and bestow an honorary degree this weekend. Degree ceremonies are scheduled on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 in the Student Recreation and Fitness Center on the university’s campus in Romeoville. Sunday’s ceremony will be the largest Commencement in the university’s history.

On Saturday, the Graduate Degree Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will award master’s degrees to 282 men and women. Five doctoral degrees will be awarded to candidates in the College of Education and the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

The Sunday schedule will begin with the Baccalaureate Mass at 9 a.m., followed by a continental breakfast. The Undergraduate Degree Ceremony for about 730 students will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The President’s Reception for Graduates will occur after both ceremonies for graduates and their guests.

Lewis University will award an honorary doctoral degree at its Undergraduate Degree Ceremony to Gery Short, retired director of the Office of Education for the Christian Brothers’ District of San Francisco New Orleans.

The ceremonies will also be streamed live online at www.lewisu.edu/livecommencement.

Lewis University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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