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Briar Cliff University announces commencement graduates

May 13, 2019

Briar Cliff University hosted its 88th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Newman Flanagan Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. During the commencement ceremony, Briar Cliff University President Rachelle L. Karstens conferred degrees to 279 candidates.

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Student Blog: Senior Reflection - Ikram Omar

May 10, 2019

All of our students have incredible stories about the journey that brought them to Briar Cliff and how their experience here helped them become who they are today. This is Ikram Omar's story. ...


Student Blog: Senior Reflection - Olivia Matz

May 10, 2019

All of our students have incredible stories about the journey that brought them to Briar Cliff and how their experience here helped them become who they are today. This is Olivia Matz's story. ...


Student Blog: Senior Reflection - Jordyn Lamoureux

May 8, 2019

All of our students have incredible stories about the journey that brought them to Briar Cliff and how their experience here helped them become who they are today. This is Jordyn Lamoureux's story. ...


Briar Cliff announces 2019 department ceremonies and commencement plans

Apr 24, 2019

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce its plans to honor the University’s 2019 candidates for bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. ...


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Commencement 2018 Recap

May 16, 2018

Briar Cliff's 87th commencement ceremony took place on Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. in the Newman Flanagan Center on the BCU campus. The ceremony celebrated the graduation of the class of 2018 and recognized the Sisters of St. Francis and Dr. Robert Olson as distinguished award winners. ...


Dr. Douglas Wheelock named 2018 Distinguished Alumni

May 9, 2018

Dr. Douglas Wheelock, DDS, was recognized as the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winner at this year's Toast to the Tassel, an annual celebration of the current graduating class. ...


Briar Cliff announces 2018 department ceremonies and commencement plans

Apr 24, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce its plans to honor the University’s 2018 candidates for undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees. ...


Gov. Kim Reynolds

Briar Cliff to award honorary degree to Governor Reynolds

Mar 8, 2018

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will be recognized by Briar Cliff University for her distinguished public service during the University’s 87th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018 on Briar Cliff’s campus. ...


Briar Cliff 2018 Graduation Ceremony to be held on May 12, 2018

Feb 7, 2018

Briar Cliff's 87th commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Newman Flanagan Center. ...


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Briar Cliff University holds 86th commencement ceremony

May 20, 2017

Briar Cliff University hosted its 86th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20, to honor the University’s 2017 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


Cy Wakeman

Alumna Cy Wakeman to students: “Wisdom comes from questioning”

May 17, 2017

Briar Cliff University has awarded renowned author and motivational speaker Cynthia (Cy) Wakeman the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. ...


Valedictorian Kevin McMahon

Briar Cliff students honored for academic excellence at convocation

May 11, 2017

Briar Cliff University recognized students, faculty and staff for their leadership, values and academic excellence on May 12 at the annual Honors Convocation ceremony, held in the Chapel of Our Lady of Grace on campus. ...


Regina Roth

Community leader Roth to receive Briar Cliff Medal at 86th commencement ceremony

May 8, 2017

Briar Cliff University will present the Briar Cliff Medal at its 86th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20. ...


Briar Cliff announces commencement ceremonies, speakers and honored candidates for graduation

Apr 21, 2017

Briar Cliff University will host a baccalaureate liturgy and commencement ceremony to honor the University’s 2017 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. ...


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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. ...