Simpson University to graduate 162 students on Saturday

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University will honor 162 graduates during two commencement ceremonies Saturday inside the Heritage Student Life Center on campus.

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.

The breakdown of total graduates is as follows:

Holding two ceremonies will allow for more room inside the gymnasium for visitors, university officials said. Simpson traditionally holds graduation twice a year — an indoor ceremony in January for summer and fall grads, and an outdoor event in April or May for spring graduates.

Simpson University was founded in 1921 in Seattle and spent 34 years in San Francisco before relocating to Redding in 1989. During its nearly 25 years in Redding, the university has grown from 200 to more than 1,300 students.

In addition to offering more than 25 four-year bachelor’s degrees in its traditional program, Simpson also offers eight majors to its adult degree-completion students and several master’s degrees.

More than 3,000 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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