Simpson University bids farewell to graduates, president

Immediate Release

REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University will graduate 204 students on Saturday, April 29, 2006, at its campus in northeast Redding. It will be Dr. James M. Grant's final commencement as Simpson's president. He is retiring after 13 years.

The outside ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on the grassy knoll by the cross near the center of campus.

The graduates, who represent all of Simpson's academic programs, include 133 traditional undergraduates, 56 adult degree-completion (ASPIRE Program) students, and 15 master's degree students.

The ceremony will include music, selected scripture readings and an awards presentation, as well as a challenge and celebration led by Dr. Grant.

Founded in 1921, Simpson University is a Christian liberal arts university in Redding, Calif., offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as a teaching credential program. It is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities. Simpson's diverse student body numbers more than 1,000, and its scenic, mountain-view campus continues to grow.


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