News: 2019 Commencement

More than 600 Graduates Participate in 2019 Commencement

Thousands of friends and family members were on hand as Colorado Christian University honored 618 graduates Friday, May 10, at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colo.

“Much like an archer, we have pulled back the string and released the bow,” Dr. Donald W. Sweeting, CCU president, said. “We have just released hundreds of students to fulfill their God-ordained callings.”

While not all graduates participated in commencement, the University awarded degrees to 733 students for spring 2019. The class was the University’s largest and most diverse to date. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies conferred master’s degrees on 98 students in addition to undergraduate degrees on 314 students. The College of Undergraduate Studies conferred bachelor’s degrees on 321 students.

CCU alumnus Greg Stier ’88 gave the commencement address. Stier, who is the founder and CEO of Dare 2 Share, implored the graduates to go forth and make disciples for Christ in whatever field they have been called to serve.

Terry Considine, a life-long entrepreneur and a former member of CCU’s Board of Trustees, was bestowed a doctor of humane letters. He is the chairman of the board and CEO of Aimco, a publicly traded real estate trust. Considine is a longtime friend of Colorado Christian University and served on the Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2017.