IWU celebrates spring commencement

Indiana Wesleyan University will graduate approximately 1,500 people on Saturday, April 29 in three ceremonies in the Chapel Auditorium on the main Marion campus. Residential undergraduate degrees will be conferred at the 10 a.m. ceremony. Non-residential associate and bachelor degrees will be conferred at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony. Graduate degrees and the non-residential Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will be conferred at the 6 p.m. ceremony.

Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J. will be the morning commencement speaker. He is the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, the largest intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. Homeboy Industries employees and trains former gang members in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to 15,000 men and women who walk through its doors every year seeking a better life. Boyle is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.” He has also received the California Peach Prize, been inducted into the California Hall of Fame and named a Champion of Change by the White House.

The commencement speaker at the subsequent ceremonies will be Tom Arington, founder and chairman of Prasco Laboratories. Arington is a Christian businessman who has spent a lifetime in the pharmaceutical industry. He began his career at age eight sweeping floors in a drug store and has since served as the CEO of several successful pharmaceutical companies. He is passionate about providing high-quality, low-cost prescription drugs and has committed his career to the evolving generics industry. Arington graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

General admission tickets are required for the 10 a.m. ceremony only. Overflow seating is available for the 10 a.m. ceremony in the Phillippe Performing Arts Center. All ceremonies will be streamed live at indwes.edu/events/commencement/webcast.

IWU's next commencement ceremonies are scheduled for August 12.

Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953