Lewis University Holds Largest Commencement in its History

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Lewis University Holds Largest Commencement in its History

Published: May 21, 2018.

Lewis University held Spring Commencement ceremonies for more than 1,000 students and bestowed an honorary degree on May 20. It was the largest Commencement in the university’s history.

On Saturday, May 19, graduates, their families and friends as well as Lewis University faculty and staff, celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass. The special Catholic Mass was in honor of Spring 2018 graduates.

On Sunday, May 20, three separate degree ceremonies were held on the Romeoville campus. The Professional Colleges (Business, Education and Nursing) & Accelerated Programs Undergraduate Degree Ceremony honored more than 325 students. The Graduate Degree Ceremony honored almost 250 students, including the seven Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership recipients; Karen J. Anderson, Ivette M. Dubiel, Kathryn Glynn, Alfonso Montero, Michael O. Sande, Candace Marie Smith and Craig Steven Stafford.

More than 450 students were honored during the College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Degree Ceremony. An honorary doctoral degree also was presented to Brother William Mann, FSC, President of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. In June, he plans to retire from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where he has served as president for 10 years.

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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