Waldorf University will be granting degrees to 748 graduates during its Commencement exercises May 6. This is a record number of graduates for Waldorf University, up from 495 last year.
“Waldorf University is honored to recognize its graduates – both residential and online,” said Waldorf University President Robert Alsop. “These students have worked hard to achieve their degrees and we are pleased to share this accomplishment with them. This is a monumental year in that this is the first class to graduate from Waldorf University and it is our largest – up over 50 percent from last year.”
Formerly known as Waldorf College, Waldorf University will be conferring degrees to 105 residential students and 643 online students, with 132 students participating in Commencement exercises. Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Arts degrees will be granted.
Graduation festivities begin with Baccalaureate on Saturday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Commencement will then be held at 2 p.m. at the John K. and Luise V. Hanson Fieldhouse.
Forest City native Dean Borg has been selected as this year’s Commencement speaker. Borg is a veteran Iowa journalist who has queried political figures on Iowa Public Television (IPTV) for more than four decades. Borg, who recently retired, holds the distinction of being the longest-serving program host in IPTV’s history, and was a fixture on “Iowa Press” since its first broadcast in 1971. His broadcast experience includes daily coverage of the Iowa General Assembly, news and documentary reports from South Vietnam and the Paris Peace Accords, moderating nationally televised presidential debates, and interviewing every president since John F. Kennedy.
Borg's honors include the Iowa Broadcast News Association’s Jack Shelley Award, Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication’s Schwartz Award and the six-state Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association’s Charnley Award. ISU has also honored Borg with its Distinguished Achievement Citation, ISU’s highest award to alumni. Borg holds journalism and political science degrees from Iowa State University and The University of Iowa.
“We are honored to have Dean speak at this year’s Commencement,” said Dr. Alsop. “Dean has a wealth of experience to share with our graduates, and will provide words of wisdom as they start the next chapter in their lives.”