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Concordia to Hold Commencement

AMY KELLY, College Communications and Media Relations director
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Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., will present approximately 409 bachelor’s degrees, eight master of education degrees and seven master of science degrees Sunday, May 2, in Memorial Auditorium. To accommodate distancing and other protocols, two commencement ceremonies will be held for graduates: at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. with ceremony times based on their major/program of study.

The ceremony will be streamed so family and friends from around the world may participate virtually at The ceremonies will include graduates and speakers. For the health and safety of our students and all participating, guests will not be permitted.

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will speak virtually at both ceremonies. Bishop Eaton is a Cleveland, Ohio, native and graduate of Harvard Divinity School and the College of Wooster. She was elected to a second six-year term at the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. 

Bishop Eaton, Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities; and Fay Ferguson, a 1973 graduate of Concordia and co-CEO of Burrell Communications Group; will all receive honorary degrees during the ceremonies.

Concordia College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offering more than 50 majors, including 17 honors majors and 13 preprofessional programs.