Commencement 2014

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Live streaming of the weekend events can be found on our video page.

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 13, 2014
Doughnuts & Rehearsal for All Graduates (CG) 10:30 a.m.
Rehearsal for Nursing Graduate Recognition (CS) 1:00 p.m.
Social Work Consecration (SC) 4:00 p.m.
Senior/Parent Buffet - Tickets Required (DC)
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5:30 p.m
Religion Seniors Consecration Service 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Consecration - Vespers (CS) 8:00 p.m.
Sabbath, June 14, 2014
Complimentary Continental Breakfast for Graduates and Their Families (FR) 9 - 11 a.m.
Sabbath School (CS) 11:15 a.m.
Baccalaureate (CS) 12:15 p.m.
Nursing Graduate Recognition Service (CS) 4:00 p.m.
Teacher Dedication (PA) by invitation only 4:00 p.m.
President's Reception for Seniors, Parents and Faculty (DC) 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Senior Class Picture (ML) 8:30 a.m.
Commencement (CG) 9:00 a.m.

(PA) Prep Auditorium, (CG) Commencement Grove, (CM) Campus Mall, (CS) Church Sanctuary, (DC) Dining Commons, (ML) McReynolds Hall Lawn, (SC) Scales Chapel, (FC) Front of Church, (FR) Fireside Room

Weekend Highlights

Social Work Consecration Service
June 13, 4:00 p.m. | Scales Chapel
Everyone is invited to this special service when Social Work faculty will consecrate the graduates of the program for service to God and humanity.

Senior/Parent Buffet (tickets required)
June 13, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Dining Commons
Graduating students and their families are invited to an informal buffet dinner with the PUC administration. Families may come and go at their convenience.

Tickets are required for this event and may be purchased through June 11.
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Nursing Graduate Recognition Service
June 14, 4:00 p.m. | Sanctuary
Everyone is invited to this special program, which will include nursing awards, and the traditional nursing pinning ceremony.

Teacher Dedication Service
June 14, 4:00 p.m. | PUC Prep Auditorium
Teacher candidates will be dedicated at a special ceremony. Family and invited guests are welcome.

President's Reception
June 14, 5: 30 p.m. | Dining Commons
Graduates and their families are invited to a reception with the president and faculty. Light refreshments will be served and student projects will be on display.

Special Speakers

We are honored to welcome the following guests as our Commencement Weekend speakers:

Consecration | Tammy McGuire, Ph.D.
PUC Professor of Communication

Baccalaureate | Jerry Nelson
Pastor, Arroyo Grande Seventh-day-Adventist Church

Nursing Graduate Recognition Service | Linda J. Gibson, B.S.N., M.B.A.
President and CEO of Napa Valley Hospice and Adult Day Services

Commencement | Bradford Newton, D.Min.
Executive Secretary and Ministerial Director, Pacific Union College of Seventh-day Adventists
Pacific Union College Board of Trustees Chairperson

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