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Augustana College Conferral Ceremony, May 23, 2020

Augustana College Conferral Ceremony, May 23, 2020

Augustana College honored the 612 members of the Class of 2020 in a virtual degree conferral ceremony hosted from the campus on May 23, 2020.

The college will hold an in-person Commencement on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. 


Opening music

By the Mighty Mississippi, Jack Rasley
Virtual performance by the Augustana Choir 2020, Jon Hurty, conductor


The Rev. Richard Priggie ’74, campus chaplain

Welcoming remarks

Steven C. Bahls, president of the college

A message to the graduates

Dr. Millicent Knight ’82, member of the Augustana College Board of Trustees, senior vice president at Essilor of America

Remarks on behalf of the graduating class

Courtney Baker ’20, communication sciences and disorders, Palatine, Ill.

Degree conferral

Steven C. Bahls, president of the college
Dr. Wendy Hilton-Morrow ’94, provost and dean of the college

Closing music

Danse Bohème from “Carmen” — Georges Bizet

Performed by:

Sarah Lisak ’20, flute, environmental studies and biology, Frankfort, Ill.

Drew Webster ’20, bassoon, physics and art history, Oswego, Ill.

Dr. Charles Schmidt, piano, member of the Augustana music faculty

At the conclusion, graduates’ names will scroll on the screen. Names will not be read aloud; names will be announced at the in-person commencement ceremony, rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020.

Following the ceremony, a looping video will run with submitted photos provided by the members of the Class of 2020. 

Printable program (PDF)


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