Antioch University Seattle’s Commencement 2018 graduation ceremony took place Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Magnuson Park’s Hangar 30, in Seattle, Washington. Students from undergraduate and graduate programs alike came together to receive degrees and celebrate their accomplishments. This Commencement ceremony celebrated our latest graduates, and included graduating students from September 2017, December 2017, June 2018, and September 2018.
Before the students were conferred their degrees, the Distinguished Alumni Award was given to Jude Bergkamp, and the Distinguished Service Award was given to Colleen Echohawk.
Bergkamp earned his PsyD at AUS in 2010, and he is now Chair of the AUS PsyD Program. Echohawk earned her BA in Liberal Studies in 2008, and is Executive Director of the Chief Seattle Club. The Keynote Address was provided by Louise Chernin, the President and CEO of the Greater Seattle Business Association.
Commencement 2018 was hosted in a spacious hangar that originally housed aircraft in World War II, but is now part of the Seattle Parks Department. To help transform this historical building into a globally-minded, celebratory space, Commencement 2018 was decorated with textile paintings by local artist Doe Stahr. Event attendees were also encouraged to share their Commencement photos online using the hashtag #AUSgrads2018.