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Students Poised to Become Ashford University Graduates
Ashford University plans weekend of commencement activities

Another large group of Ashford University students will become Ashford University graduates this weekend as the University holds its fall commencement activities.

The weekend celebration kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Ashford’s Clinton, Iowa campus where a variety of events will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. These activities include student honor society and faculty meet and greet sessions, photos with Ashford University president Dr. Richard Pattenaude and “Champ” (Ashford’s St. Bernard mascot), historical presentations, food, and a “fun zone” for kids.

On Sunday, Oct. 13, the celebration moves to the iWireless Center at 1201 River Drive, Moline, Ill., where the commencement ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Educator, author, and businessman Stedman Graham will deliver the keynote address.

An expected 1,560 students from across the United States and from several foreign territories will receive their Ashford diplomas during the ceremony. Along with the graduates, there will be an estimated 4,500 friends and family members present. The ceremony – for undergraduate and graduate students – is open to the public.


About Ashford University

Achievement belongs to all of us at Ashford University. By offering a traditional college campus as well as online degree programs, Ashford meets the diverse needs of individuals pursuing integrity in their lives and in their communities. Students may earn an associates, bachelors, or master’s degree online, while campus students in Clinton, Iowa may earn a bachelor’s degree. Whether on campus or online, Ashford students enjoy the same supportive community. For more information, please visit or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.