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NNU confers 579 degrees at 100th commencement

Last Updated 26 May, 2016

Northwest Nazarene University’s 100th Commencement brought family, friends, faculty and staff together to celebrate the milestone event on Saturday, May 7. 579 students received associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

Separate ceremonies were held to honor the 241 graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences and the 338 graduates of the College of Adult & Graduate Studies. President Joel Pearsall and Dr. Ed Robinson were the keynote speakers, respectively.

Joining the celebration were 41 “Golden Grads” from NNU’s class of 1966. During the ceremony, the golden grads were recognized and pinned by members of the undergraduate class of 2016.

NNU’s graduates represented states from throughout the United States and 15 foreign countries, including Albania, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Paraguay, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Ukraine, and Zambia.