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Commencement 2023

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

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Commencement 2023

Waynesburg University honored the Class of 2023 during Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, on the Lawn of Miller Hall, honoring nearly 400 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students.

Tom Foley, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania (AICUP), and Mindy Zatta, private wealth advisor with IronBridge Wealth Council, addressed the Class of 2023 as the Commencement speakers. The Reverend Austin Crenshaw Shelley, senior pastor and head of staff at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, served as the Baccalaureate speaker.

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Undergraduate graduating Class of 2023

2023 Valedictorians

The following graduates were named valedictorians:

Hallman delivered the valedictory to the Class of 2023.

At the Graduate and Professional Studies ceremony, Alyson Johnson addressed fellow graduates.

Gabriela Hallman delivering the Valedictorian speech

Douglas G. and Kathryn D. Lee Servant Leadership Award

Becky Shank with President and Mrs. Lee

Becky Shank, a psychology graduate from East Berlin, Pennsylvania, was awarded the 2023 Douglas G. and Kathryn D. Lee Servant Leadership Award. This award was established by the Waynesburg University Board of Trustees to honor the leadership and commitment of Douglas and Kathryn Lee to the University. It is awarded each year to one graduating student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities over the course of their time at Waynesburg University in the mission focus areas of faith, learning and serving.

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