Antioch University Midwest and Antioch University Online Celebrate Commencement

Antioch University Midwest and Antioch University Online congratulate the graduating class of 2019! This year we had the honor of watching 68 students from five-degree programs walk across the stage and receive their diplomas. Provost and CEO, Dr. Marian Glancy gave encouraging words to our students, and our audience, along with remarks from our Chancellor William Groves and Board of Governors speaker, Dr. Gene Tempel.

The audience was thrilled to hear from our elected student speakers: Sharon Miller, BA AUM, Coleen Goodson, BA AUO, Toniya Sunder Singh, MBA AUM, and Teri Bowshier, Education Programs AUM. Each student shared a part of their journey, including honoring family who supported their education and celebrating the joy of learning and achieving as an Antiochian adult learner.

Following our student speakers, one of our graduates from BA in Human Services Administration honored us with a song. Sandra Rutledge Kitwana is a nationally known jazz vocalist who has performed in a variety of off-Broadway musical productions, and been the opening act for, and performed with, national acts such as Ray Charles, Chuck Loeb, Kim Waters, Peabo Bryson, The Ohio Players, and Fats Domino. The ceremony ended with the awarding of degrees and further honoring our graduates at a reception following the event.

Karen Hamilton ’17 (Antioch Los Angeles, MA) is Antioch's Director of Marketing for Content and Communications. She has used her storytelling and copywriting skills for more than twenty years, crafting articles and creating publications. She believes that communication is a powerful driver for social change.

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