2022 USA/Canada Commencement Report

2022 USA/Canada Commencement Report

Daniel Sperry for Nazarene News
| 02 Jun 2022
Commencement 2022

Nazarene News compiled the following list of spring commencement reports from each of the Nazarene institutions of higher education on the USA/Canada Region: 

Ambrose University
President: Gordon Smith
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Web: ambrose.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 29 April (Education), 7 May (Undergraduate and Seminary)
Commencement Speakers: Allan Ekin, Gerry Turcotte, Jo-Ann Badley
Number of Graduates: 213
Fast Facts: Canadian universities follow the British historical model of academic dress, as well as the North American Intercollegiate Code for bachelor's, master's and doctoral attire...Full story

Eastern Nazarene College
President: Jack Connell
Location: Quincy, Massachusetts
Web: enc.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 7 May
Commencement Speakers: Gustavo Crocker
Number of Graduates: 169
Fast Facts: The 2022 commencement ceremony was Eastern Nazarene College’s 100th...Full story

MidAmerica Nazarene University
President: David Spittal
Location: Olathe, Kansas
Web: mnu.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 7 May
Commencement Speakers: John Bowling
Number of Graduates: 503
Fast Facts: MNU celebrated the 50-year anniversary of the 1972 graduating class…Full story

Mount Vernon Nazarene University
President: Henry Spaulding II
Location: Mount Vernon, Ohio
Web: mvnu.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 30 April
Commencement Speakers: Jenn Ballenger, Lynn Shoemaker, Tavaris Taylor
Number of Graduates: 533
Fast Facts: Rochelle DeVries, an early education major, and Zachary Strouse, a middle education major, were presented Service Above Self award...Full story

Nazarene Bible College
President: Scott Sherwood
Location: Lenexa, Kansas
Web: nbc.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 28 May
Commencement Speakers: Terry Lambright
Number of Graduates: 53
Fast Facts: David Church was recognized as vice president emeritus upon his retirement…Video

Northwest Nazarene University
President: Joel Pearsall
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Web: nnu.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 7 May
Commencement Speaker: Dianne LeClerc
Number of Graduates: 565
Fast Facts: NNU’s undergrad commencement ceremony was closed out in a torrential rain storm on the campus quad...Video

Nazarene Theological Seminary
President: Jeren Rowell
Location: Kansas City, Missouri 
Web: nts.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 1 May
Commencement Speaker: Tom Noble
Number of Graduates: 85
Fast Facts: NTS honored Steve McCormick, who retired this year. McCormick has taught students in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition for over 35 years...Full story

Olivet Nazarene University
President: Gregg Chenoweth
Location: Bourbonnais, Illinois
Web: olivet.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 7 May
Commencement Speakers: DeAnn Winter, Daniel Wolfe, Rodney Reed
Number of Graduates: 978
Fast Facts: During the ceremony, Woody Webb recognized Rachel Shepard and Joshua Megchelsen as the respective recipients of the Maggie Sloan Crawford and Robert Milner awards for outstanding female and male graduates....Full story.

Point Loma Nazarene University
President: Bob Brower
Location: San Diego, California
Web: pointloma.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 6-7 May
Commencement Speakers: Rachelle Wong, Melissa Newman
Number of Graduates: 854
Fast Facts: Point Loma held multiple ceremonies in its Greek amphitheater...Video

Southern Nazarene University
President: J. Keith Newman
Location: Bethany, Oklahoma
Web: snu.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 14 May
Commencement Speaker: Kevin Lewis
Number of Graduates: 342
Fast Facts: The second graduating cohort of SNU’s Doctor of Education program saw seven doctoral degrees conferred...Full story

Trevecca Nazarene University
President: Dan Boone
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Web: trevecca.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 7 May
Commencement Speakers: Tim Green
Number of Graduates: 1,100
Fast Facts: Trevecca held its commencement ceremonies on one day for the first time in three years...Full story




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