King University Honors Spring Graduates

Apr 30, 2022 | King University

BRISTOL, Tenn., April 30, 2022 — More than 275 graduates attaining degrees at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels were recognized during King University’s spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 30.

Following longtime King tradition, faculty and graduates participated in a bagpipe processional around the campus Oval.

“These graduates have met King’s high standards and rigorous requirements during very challenging times. Their dedication and hard work should be applauded and we are proud to celebrate them,” said Matt Roberts, Ed.D., provost of King. “They have enriched our campus and community and we are happily looking forward to all they will achieve in the future.”

Shirley V. Hoogstra, J.D., president of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) delivered the commencement address. Hoogstra is a visionary leader with a passion for Christian higher education and the essential role it plays in the world today. She is a regular speaker on campuses and at conferences throughout the country and has been quoted in The Washington Post, The New York Times, World Magazine, and Christianity Today, as well as in podcasts, radio, and news programs.

A graduate of Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Hoogstra earned her Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She spent more than a decade practicing law as a partner at a firm that specialized in litigation in New Haven, Connecticut. She returned to Calvin as the vice president for Student Life in 1999, and began her tenure as president of the CCCU in 2014. The organization represents more than 185 colleges and associations around the world. 

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