News: CCU Honors Class of 2024

CCU Honors Class of 2024

More than 1,400 graduates recognized at University’s 109th commencement

Colorado Christian University (CCU) honored 1,453 graduates during the University’s 109th commencement Friday, May 10, 2024, at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colo. The morning commencement ceremony celebrated 957 graduates from the College of Adult and Graduate Studies, while the afternoon ceremony recognized 431 graduates from the College of Undergraduate Studies and 65 graduates from CCU Academy 

“To the class of 2024, well done,” said Eric K. Hogue, CCU president. “Today you join more than 24,000 alumni around the world of this great Christian university. I ask that you keep Colorado Christian University in your heart as we will continue to pray for you and support you as you change the world with grace and truth.” 

The College of Adult and Graduate Studies commencement ceremony saw the University’s largest cohort to date of doctoral degrees bestowed with 15 candidates receiving a Doctor of Nursing Practice. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program had the largest graduating class with 248 counselors receiving their master’s degrees, an increase from 220 graduates in 2023. In total, 458 individuals received master’s or doctoral degrees.  

In the College of Undergraduate Studies, the 431 bachelor's degrees awarded is an increase of more than 21% over the previous year.  

Also honored were Tim McTavish MBA ’13 and Donna and Scott Miller ’91 who were each awarded an honorary doctorate by the University's Board of Trustees. An honorary doctorate is the highest award given by the University. McTavish is an accomplished entrepreneur, a member of the University’s Board of Trustees, a father of three CCU graduates, an award-winning affiliate faculty member, and served as the interim president of the University during the 2022-2023 academic year. Donna Miller began her college career at CCU where she met her eventual husband, Scott. She volunteers her time at Watermark Health. Scott Miller is the chairman of the board of Interstate Batteries and formerly served as the CEO as he led the $1.9 billion corporation through a significant transformation.  

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, a prominent leader in the evangelical movement and the lead pastor of the mega church New Season, provided the keynote address. He gave an impassioned charge to the class of 2024 to “lead like Moses …preach like Peter … dance like Daniel,” encouraging them to shine a brighter light as they go out into the world.