Columbia Southern University was pleased to host 3,800 graduates and guests in Orange Beach, Alabama last week for commencement activities.
Activities began on Thursday, October 22 with Open House where guests were able to meet various CSU representatives and tour the campus. Later that evening at the Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion, the Student and Alumni Engagement department held an alumni reception as a way for CSU to celebrate the graduates and give them the opportunity to meet each other and enjoy refreshments and unmatched views of the beautiful Gulf Coast.
On Friday, October 23, two commencement ceremonies were held at the Orange Beach Event Center. Retired General Dan K. McNeil was the keynote speaker, empowering graduates to make a difference as leaders in their communities and professions. Gen. McNeil served as the commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division and the XVII Airborne Corps.
Graduates and their families traveled from near and far, some from faraway countries, to participate in the commencement activities and celebrate this momentous achievement. CSU is extremely proud of our graduates and all they are accomplishing.
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