2024 USA/Canada commencement report

2024 USA/Canada commencement report

Nazarene News Staff
| 23 May 2024
Collegiate Report

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: 26 April (Education), 4 May (Undergraduate and Seminary)
Commencement Speakers: Gordon Smith
Number of Graduates: 189
Fast Facts: Gordon Smith is retiring after 12 years of leadership as President of Ambrose University. He will be replaced by Bryce Ashlin-Mayo...Full story

Eastern Nazarene College
President: Colleen Derr
Location: Quincy, Massachusetts
Web: enc.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 3-4 May
Commencement Speakers: Richard Griffiths
Number of Graduates: 129
Fast Facts: The class of 2024 was comprised of 13 different nationalities, with a flag on stage to represent each one...Full story

MidAmerica Nazarene University
President: David Spittal
Location: Olathe, Kansas
Web: mnu.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 4 May
Commencement Speakers: David Busic

Number of Graduates: 402
Fast Facts: Eight 2024 graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing program at MNU have more in common than their studies. They all work for the University of Kansas Health System…Full story

Mount Vernon Nazarene University
President: Carson Castleman
Location: Mount Vernon, Ohio
Web: mvnu.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 4 May
Commencement Speakers: Andrew Monnin
Number of Graduates: 456
Fast Facts: Brookstyn Black, an social work major, and Zach Ballenger, a religion 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: Various
Number of Graduates: 
Fast Facts: Since the 2022-2023 academic year, Nazarene Bible College no longer hosts an in person commencement celebration. Instead, NBC brings a commencement celebration to your local church...Full story

Northwest Nazarene University
President: Joel Pearsall
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Web: nnu.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 4 May
Commencement Speaker: Amy Ackley
Number of Graduates: 500
Fast Facts: Of NNU's 500 graduates, more than half graduated from the Graduate and Professional Studies program...Full story

Nazarene Theological Seminary
President: Jeren Rowell
Location: Kansas City, Missouri 
Web: nts.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 4 May
Commencement Speaker: Samantha Chambo
Number of Graduates: 44
Fast Facts: NTS Graduates and attendees recited a litany written by the late Professor Emeritus Paul Bassett...Full story

Olivet Nazarene University
President: Gregg Chenoweth
Location: Bourbonnais, Illinois
Web: olivet.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 7 May
Commencement Speakers: Teresa Woodruff, Jasper Taylor
Number of Graduates: 846
Fast Facts: Following the conferring of the undergraduate degrees, five graduates were commissioned by Captain Brock Trexler as second lieutenants in the United States Army...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: Jessica Matthews, Matthieu Rouffet
Number of Graduates: 744
Fast Facts: Bob Brower, who is retiring after leading Point Loma Nazarene University for the last 27 years, and his wife, Linda Brower, both received honorary doctorates for their service and leadership to the Point Loma community...Full story

Southern Nazarene University
President: J. Keith Newman
Location: Bethany, Oklahoma
Web: snu.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 14 May
Commencement Speaker: Rod and Susan Riley
Number of Graduates: 335
Fast Facts: SNU honored Mike and Sheila Ingram as honorary alumni, recognizing their many years of faithful support of the university’s mission to make Christlike disciples through higher education...Full story

Trevecca Nazarene University
President: Dan Boone
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Web: trevecca.edu
Date of Graduation Exercises: 4 May
Commencement Speakers: Jonathan Burch
Number of Graduates: 980
Fast Facts: A large rainstorm drenched graduates and families during the undergraduate ceremony in the Trevecca Nazarene Univeristy quad...Video



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