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Commencement ’17

08/03/2017 3:34 pm

Commencement ’17

Aug 3, 2017 | Catalyst | 1 comment

Rockford University awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees to more than 350 students from 18 states and six countries at its 163rd Commencement on Saturday, May 13, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in downtown Rockford. Barbara Pierce Bush, CEO of Global Health Corps and daughter of former President George W. Bush, gave the keynote address to graduates.


Photo courtesy of Natalie Mork, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude


Left: Nursing graduates Peace Nayiga, Rachel Oppold and Brittney Phothiboupha are greeted after the ceremony by faculty, family and friends. At right, Drs. James Marshall, Sean Beckmann, Deb Breiter, Matthew Bork, Caleb Lewis and Troy Skwor take the opportunity to catch a special selfie.
Left: MBA graduate Josh Patterson. At right, History major Ariana Sanders shows off her special graduation message.
Left: Maria Aracely Perez helps fellow MBA graduate Chad Pickens with his tassel prior to the ceremony. At right, Barbara Pierce Bush addresses the graduates.