Sioux County, Iowa — This is graduation weekend for the seniors at Dordt University and Northwestern College, and many students are receiving their degrees.
At Dordt University in Sioux Center, the commencement ceremony recognizing the class of 2021 graduates was on Friday, May 7. More than 360 students were listed in the commencement program, many of whom were present to walk across the auditorium stage to receive their diploma. Dr. David Mulder, professor of education, delivered the commencement speech.
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At Northwestern College in Orange City, they are awarding degrees to 377 students during their annual commencement ceremony this Saturday, May 8. Master of Education degrees are being presented to 129 students; another 219 are receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees; and 29, Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.
An additional three students are receiving certificates of completion as graduates of the Northwestern NEXT program, a two-year campus life and learning experience for 18- to 22-year-olds with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Because of COVID-19, Northwestern’s commencement is being held in the Rowenhorst Student Center. Tickets and masks are required, and seating is limited to allow for physical distancing between attendees.
Commencement will begin at 10 a.m. this Saturday, May 8. Glenn Van Ekeren, the president of Vetter Health Services, will give the commencement address. You can watch it via live stream by clicking here. For more information click here.
Meanwhile, Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon will have their commencement exercises next week Saturday, May 14th.