Simpson University Prepares for Spring Commencement

For Immediate Release


Simpson University Spring Commencement 2016

REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University will honor more than 230 graduates during its 10 a.m. outdoor spring commencement Saturday, April 30, on campus at 2211 College View Drive.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Walt Mueller, founder and president of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding. Dr. Mueller, of Elizabethtown, Penn., is an internationally recognized speaker and author on contemporary youth culture.

The ceremony will be live-streamed at

The 2016 spring graduates include 163 traditional undergraduates, as well as graduates from the School of Adult Studies (ASPIRE program), RN-BSN Track program, School of Education, and A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary.

Simpson traditionally holds graduation twice a year — an indoor ceremony in January for summer and fall grads, and an outdoor event in April for spring graduates.

Founded in 1921, Simpson University has been in Redding for more than 25 years. Its newest programs include four-year bachelor's degrees in political science, biotechnology, and nursing, and an online master of arts in organizational leadership.

More than 3,500 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, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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