DUBUQUE, IOWA (Jaunuary 27, 2023) — The University of Dubuque held a Winter Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, December 15, 2022, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center.


Camanche, IA

Andrea Deering, Master of Business Administration

Clinton, IA

Katelyn Howe, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude

Dawson Tubbs, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude

Davenport, IA

Janae Caruthers, Bachelor of Science

Kristine Ward, Certificate in Congregational Leadership

Illinois City, IL

Michael Kindred, Master of Divinity

Rock Island, IL

Isabelle Anderson, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Michael Durnin MA, dean of student formation who retired in January, delivered the commencement address, titled "Handful of L's for Life's Journey." Durnin served as the dean of student formation at UD from January 2018 to January 2023 and previously served as assistant head football coach from January 2013 to December 2017. He is currently working on completing his doctor of ministry degree from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

About the University of Dubuque

The University of Dubuque (UD) is a private, co-ed university founded in 1852 that offers undergraduate, graduate, and theological seminary degrees as well as other educational opportunities with the intention of educating and forming the whole person. Here, the value of an education is measured in helping our students find their calling in life through academics, community, character, vocation, and stewardship. Our approach to learning is based on professional programs with a liberal-arts core, and we prepare students to find their purpose and make meaningful contributions to the world.

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