Doane Awards 650 Degrees

Doane Awards 650 Degrees
Approximately 650 undergraduate and graduate degrees were awarded during the college's Commencement celebration Sunday, May 19, in Cassel Open Air Theatre on the Crete campus.

Dr. Jef Johnston, a 1975 graduate, was the keynote speaker for the morning ceremony for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies and Graduate Studies in Education from the Lincoln and Grand Island campuses. Johnston is the Chief Operating Officer at Avenue Scholars Foundation where his work has included the design, implementation, and evaluation of a unique and highly successful program for low income, low performing students as they progress through high school, college, and into a career.

Commencement for the School of Arts and Sciences for Crete undergraduates followed in the afternoon. Dr. Nancy S. Berns, a 1992 graduate, was the keynote speaker. Berns currently teaches at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Her classes include Grief and Loss, Death and Society, Criminology, Forgiveness and Apology, Gender and Violence, and Restorative Justice. She writes a blog for “Psychology Today” and recently released a new book titled “Closure: The Rush to End Grief and What It Costs Us.”

Read the list of May 2013 graduates from the selection below. Graduates are listed in alphabetical order.

Students graduating with honors are denoted as SCL (Summa Cum Laude – top 3 percent) MCL (Magna Cum Laude – next 5 percent) and CL (Cum Laude – next 7 percent).  Graduates of Doane’s Honors Program are denoted as (HP).  The program includes specialized interdisciplinary, one-credit honors seminars taken each semester, a study abroad experience in the junior or senior year, and a collaborative research project.  Honors students must maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average.

Crete Undergraduates 2013
Lincoln and Grand Island Undergraduates 2013
Master of Arts in Counseling graduates 2013
Master of Arts in Management graduates 2013
Master of Education in Education Leadership graduates 2013
Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction graduates 2013

Commencement 2013 Photos

School of Graduate and Professional Studies
and Graduate Studies in Education


School Arts and sciences

PHOTO: Nate Knobel '14

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