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.


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Ethan Smith, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude

Davenport, IA

Hailey Kelley, Bachelor of Business Administration

Dewitt, IA

Brandon Rogers, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude

Eldridge, IA

Trevor Bush, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude

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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