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Highlights from Briar Cliff University's 85th Commencement Ceremony

May 22, 2016

Throughout the weekend, our newest alumni and their families and friends shared their celebratory photos, tweets, videos, and posts on social media. Here are some of the highlights!

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Briar Cliff University announces Class of 2016 commencement graduates

May 21, 2016

Briar Cliff University hosted its 85th commencement ceremony on May 21 at the historic Orpheum Theater, to honor the University’s 2016 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


Briar Cliff announces commencement speakers, honored candidates for graduation

Apr 20, 2016

Briar Cliff University will host a baccalaureate liturgy and commencement ceremony to honor the University’s 2016 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


Disability doesn't slow down Briar Cliff graduate, VITA volunteer

May 18, 2015

Erica Hoffman has fond memories of hitting the slopes, going water-rafting and hiking. After an accident left her paralyzed, she found a new focus: helping people. ...


Highlights from the Class of 2015 commencement ceremony

May 17, 2015

The Class of 2015 celebrated commencement in style: Two great student speeches, a graduating guide dog, a new U.S. Marine Corps officer — and even a marriage proposal! ...


Briar Cliff University announces commencement graduates

May 16, 2015

Briar Cliff University hosted a baccalaureate liturgy and commencement ceremony to honor the University’s 2015 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


Briar Cliff to honor community leaders at commencement

May 12, 2015

Briar Cliff University will present its annual community awards on May 16 at its 84th commencement ceremony: The Briar Cliff University Medal, Presidential Distinguished Leadership Award and the Spirit of Saint Francis Award. ...


Students, faculty honored for academic excellence at convocation

May 8, 2015

Briar Cliff University recognized students, faculty and staff for their leadership, values and academic excellence at the 2015 Honors Convocation. ...


Class of 2015 valedictorian, salutatorian and graduation speakers announced

Apr 17, 2015

Briar Cliff University has announced the valedictorian, salutatorian and graduation speakers for the Class of 2015. ...


Ambitious graduate and mother of 3-to-be juggles family, studies

May 10, 2014

Four-year-old daughter Valeria can't wait to see her mom "congratulate". ...


Students honored for academic excellence at convocation

May 8, 2014

Briar Cliff University recognized students, faculty and staff for their leadership, values and academic excellence at the 2014 Honors Convocation. ...


Community leaders to be recognized at graduation ceremony

May 6, 2014

Briar Cliff University will present its annual Community Awards at BCU’s 83rd commencement, Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10 a.m., at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City. During the ceremony, Beverly A. Wharton, BCU president, will bestow the Briar Cliff University Medal and Spirit of Saint Francis Award. ...


Class of 2014 valedictorian, salutatorian & graduation speakers announced

Apr 3, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Briar Cliff has announced the valedictorian, salutatorian and guest speakers who will represent the Class of 2014 at the university's 83rd Commencement Ceremony. ...

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