Highlights from CityU’s 44th Commencement

Highlights from CityU’s 44th Commencement

City University of Seattle proudly celebrated the accomplishments of its graduates during commencement on June 15th at T-Mobile Park. A total of 560 students from multiple countries participated in the ceremony.

Student guest speakers Jenna Waffensmith, who earned a Masters in Teaching degree, and Sophia Haccou, who earned an MBA, shared about their educational journeys with CityU.

Jenna began her speech with her experience from moving from Minnesota and moving to Seattle and her passion to become an educator, “While I am still working on a better work-life balance, I always come back to my purpose and my passion to build a better, safer, and healthier future for our children, for our families, and for our communities”. Followed by Sophia, who said “We have decided to choose CityU as a place to further our education; A place where we can be intellectually rigorous, identify our biases, our prejudices, our privileges. A place where we can be vulnerable safely in our academic endeavor, knowing that we will be supported by CityU faculties, staff, and fellow students”.

Hundreds of guests attended the ceremony in the new venue, T-Mobile Park, (while hundreds more viewed live online) and watched their family members and friends cross the finish line and receive their degrees.

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2019! We couldn’t be prouder of your success, #CityUGrad.

View photos and videos from the 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Watch a video of event highlights below or you can also view and download photos from CityU’s Flickr.

Watch the video here.

Published June 27, 2019



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