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Waldorf College Graduation Set for April 30

Anthony Cornealius

Approximately 800 people, including graduating students, their families and friends, are expected to attend Waldorf College 2011 Baccalaureate and Commencement scheduled on April 30.

The baccalaureate will start at 10:30 a.m. and will be presided over by Steve Smith, Waldorf assistant professor and chair of religion and philosophy. Commencement exercises begin at 2 p.m. at Hanson Fieldhouse and will feature keynote speaker Jody Dosser, a recent inductee into the Waldorf Athletic Hall of Fame. Lunch will be provided around 11:45 a.m.

Dosser, a 1971 Waldorf graduate, began her coaching career at the high school level after graduating from Mankato State. During her 27 years as head volleyball coach at Osage High School in Osage, Iowa, Dosser compiled 17 North Iowa Conference titles and had 10 teams advance to the state tournament. Dosser returned to Waldorf as the head volleyball coach in 2001. During 2007, she led the Waldorf volleyball team to the Midwest Collegiate Conference title. For past several years, she has been heavily involved in organ donation awareness and has worked with such groups as Donate Life, a national organization that advocates organ, eye and tissue donation.

Tickets are not required for either the baccalaureate or commencement. Seating is first-come, first-served basis. Those who need special seating arrangements, such as the elderly or disabled individuals, should contact Jennifer Edwards at

Lunches will be provided for the following graduates (and family members) at these locations:

  • Business majors (including fire science, sport management, organizational leadership) will meet in the Waldorf Ballroom.
  • Psychology/wellness/biology/communications majors will meet in the North Dining Hall (please use the northwest stairs by the Mitchell Room rather than the main entrance).
  • Education majors (including foundations, elementary and secondary) will meet in Gatsby’s.
  • English/history/creative writing/music/theater/humanities majors will meet in the library (second floor classrooms). Interdisciplinary majors are also included in this group.

For more information about the ceremonies, please visit or contact Edwards via email.

Waldorf, a four-year liberal arts college founded in 1903, delivers engaging experiences through innovative classroom instruction. The college offers residential and online bachelor’s degree programs such as music, theater, psychology, physical education, fire science administration and criminal justice administration.