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Rockford University’s December Recognition Ceremony Celebrates Achievements

12/05/2023 11:51 am

December Recognition 2022

ROCKFORD, IL.- Rockford University is thrilled to announce its upcoming December Recognition Ceremony, a momentous occasion to honor the achievements of our dedicated students. The ceremony is scheduled to commence at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 9th at Rockford University in the Clark Arts building at Maddox Theatre located at 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL, 61108. This event promises to be a celebration of academic excellence and a culmination of hard work and commitment.

The ceremony will include remarks from Rockford University President Patricia Lynott, the Board of Trustees Chair Rebecca Epperson, Provost Dr. Elizabeth Davies, Trustee Kristin Smith, and student speaker Cecilia Hartstock.

As part of the day’s festivities, the university will host a nurse pinning ceremony, recognizing the accomplishments of our nursing graduates. The nurse pinning ceremony is set to take place at 9:00 a.m., preceding the main recognition event. This special occasion highlights the dedication and expertise of our nursing students as they embark on their professional journeys.

Rockford University extends a warm invitation to families, friends, faculty, and the community to join us in celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of our graduates. The December Recognition Day is a time-honored tradition, and we look forward to sharing this momentous occasion with everyone.

As this is not an official commencement event, faculty members will not enter in procession or wear academic dress. We will have a reserved seating section for faculty and staff members. 

The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. in Maddox. Rockford University is located at 5050 E. State St. in Rockford, Illinois. 

Media is invited to attend the ceremony and take pictures or film B-roll. Please come at 10:45 a.m. before the start of the commencement ceremony. 

About Rockford University:

Rockford University, a private four-year institution in Rockford, Illinois, is dedicated to providing a quality education rooted in liberal arts and professional studies. With a rich history dating back to 1847, RU is committed to preparing students for rewarding careers, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning. To learn more about Rockford University, visit our website at



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