Approximately 1,450 students will graduate from Azusa Pacific University on May 4, 2013, equipped to make a difference in the workplace, their local communities, and around the world. The spring commencement ceremonies feature 855 bachelor’s, 481 master’s, 141 adult and professional studies, and 7 doctoral degree recipients. Tickets are required.
- Graduate and adult and professional studies ceremony at 9:30 a.m.
- Undergraduate ceremony at 6 p.m.
- APU’s Cougar Stadium, located at 901 E. Alosta Ave., in Azusa
Gregory L. Waybright, Ph.D., senior pastor of Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, a 114-year-old congregation with more than 4,000 members, will speak at the graduate commencement. Prior to this position, Waybright served as president of Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, for 12 years. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature.
Ken Fong, Ph.D., senior pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church in Los Angeles, will deliver the undergraduate commencement address. Fong is a leader in the Asian-American Christian movement and a pioneer of multi-Asian and multi-ethnic church ministry. He served on the board of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for nine years and as a trustee for Westmont College and the Asian American Drug Abuse Program.
Each APU undergraduate student who crosses the stage at commencement this May has completed approximately 200 service hours, locally and globally. Many have spent at least one semester studying abroad in locations around the world including Oxford and South Africa. A total of 41 are graduating from APU’s Honors Program as Honors Scholars.