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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I am very upset. I did not receive a link for the graduation ceremony online. My name should have been called as I graduated in December 2014. Can you send me the link so that I can watch it?
Hello, Pamela. The Commencement Ceremony will be posted shortly on http://www.columbiasouthern.edu/graduation/video. However, only the names of those in attendance are called during the ceremony. We are happy to hear of your success and would love to have you join us for a future graduation event.
I had a blast during commencement and will be there next year walking for my master’s with my husband too!!!!
Where can I find the pictures that were taken during the dinner and Commencement?
Laurel, all of our photos are posted in albums on our Facebook page! You can find them here https://www.facebook.com/Columbia.Southern/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums
DO YOU HAVE THE DATE FOR COMMENCEMENT 2016 YET?
Jeanette, we do not have a set date yet! Look for an update around February on the blog.