Spring 2017 Doctoral Grads Celebrate during Pre-Commencement Reception


Perseverance prevailed for our college’s 21 doctoral graduates who celebrated with faculty members and their family and friends during a pre-commencement reception and ceremony at the Morgridge International Reading Center.

Dean Pamela Carroll congratulated the graduates during a heartwarming speech and expressed that the college looks forward to what the graduates will accomplish beyond the numerous published papers, attending and presenting at national conferences, and the awards they have garnered.

“These graduates are obligated to serve, take risks, and lift lives,” said Dean Carroll. “The bar keeps rising higher and higher. We are so proud to say that we had any role in supporting such fabulous graduates, and thank you for representing us and your hard work.”