Simpson University to Graduate 200 Students on Saturday

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University will honor 200 graduates on April 26 during its 10 a.m. outdoor spring commencement on the campus at 2211 College View Drive.

This year’s graduates include 27 men and women in the second class of four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing students. The university is constructing a Science and Nursing Center, slated for occupancy in the fall.

The featured speaker will be Dick Staub Jr., a ’71 Simpson alumnus and current board member. Staub is an award-winning broadcaster, writer, and founder of The Kindlings, a movement devoted to rekindling the creative, intellectual, and spiritual legacy of Christians in culture.

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 Seattle, Wash., 1921. During its 25 years in Redding, the university has grown from 200 to more than 1,300 students. In addition to offering 25 four-year bachelor’s degrees in its traditional program, Simpson also offers five majors in its adult studies program, six master’s degrees, and administrative and teaching credential programs.

More than 3,400 North State residents have completed their bachelor’s degrees through Simpson’s School of Adult Studies (ASPIRE), 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