Simpson University to Graduate 195 Students on Saturday

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University will honor 195 graduates during two commencement ceremonies Saturday, Jan. 11, inside the Heritage Student Life Center on campus, 2211 College View Drive.

At 10 a.m., students from the School of Adult Studies (ASPIRE degree-completion program) will be recognized. At 2 p.m., students in the traditional undergraduate program will cross the stage, along with those earning master’s degrees.

Dr. William Griffin, assistant professor of ministry and Bible at Simpson, will be the featured speaker.

Here are the numbers of graduates by program:

Simpson University traditionally holds commencement twice a year—an indoor ceremony in January for summer and fall graduates, and an outdoor event in April or May for spring graduates.

Founded in 1921, Simpson University will celebrate 25 years at its Redding campus this year. In addition to offering 26 four-year bachelor’s degrees in its traditional program, Simpson also offers five majors in its adult degree-completion program, as well as teaching credential programs and several master’s degrees.

More than 3,200 North State residents have completed their bachelor’s degrees through Simpson’s ASPIRE program, which offers classes online and on campus during evenings and weekends.

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Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson’s newest programs include bachelor's degrees in Spanish and nursing, and master’s degrees in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Learn about our new Science & Nursing Building at For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations