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Augsburg May Commencement 2007

May 8 , 2007

Commencement 07

On Saturday, May 5 Augsburg College graduated 31 students in the Physician Assistant Master’s Program and 409 students in the Day Program, in its 138th Commencement. A new tradition was also begun as academic departments hosted receptions for their graduates and families.

Commencement speaker, Dr. Eboo Patel, received a standing ovation following an impassioned speech in which he called on our better natures to find common ground in our religious pluralism and recounted stories of people, who in face of greatest adversity, can focus on acts of goodness, not evil. To read his speech click here.

Recipients of honorary degrees were Former College Presidents Dr. Charles S. Anderson and Dr. William V. Frame. President Pribbenow's Baccalaureate Homily can be viewed by clicking here.

College photographer Stephen Geffre captured the events of the day in pictues which can be viewed by visiting the May Commencement 2007 slideshow.