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Jacque Smith, Director of Public Relations

May 14, 2006

Union College awards degrees to 149 graduates


Lincoln—On Sunday, May 14, Union College awarded associate and baccalaureate degrees to 149 students during the annual commencement ceremony in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church. The service recognized 18 graduates from December 2005, 105 May graduates and 26 prospective August graduates. Among this group, five students graduated as Union Scholars and 10 students received two degrees for a total of 159 degrees.

        Dr. Richard Carlson, Union College chaplain of 25 years and father to two of the graduating seniors, was the commencement address speaker.

        In the following graduate lists, honor students are indicated by abbreviations following their name. Union College awards degrees with honors on the grade-point average scale as listed below:


Baccalaureate Degrees

        Summa Cum Laude (SCL) 3.9-4.0

        Magna Cum Laude (MCL) 3.75-3.89

        Cum Laude (CL) 3.5-3.74


Associate Degrees

        Commendation (CD) 3.5-4.0


Union Scholars

        Honors program includes advanced coursework and a research project.


December 2005 Graduates

May 2006 Graduates

August 2006 Graduates