Commencement 2016 at NAS Lemoore

Graduates from the Brandman University campus at NAS Lemoore gathered to participate in the base graduation ceremony on May 25. The student speaker was Dr. Jeremy McMullen, a doctoral graduate who stood on the very same stage 28 years ago to receive his high school diploma. From high school dropout to doctoral grad, Dr. McMullen said “thank you, Navy.” [Read more…]

Ed.D. graduates gather for hooding ceremony

Graduates from Brandman’s Ed.D. program gathered in Irvine for the traditional hooding ceremony before the Southern Commencement exercises. Families and friends enjoyed touching speeches from graduates as they took the final step in their Ed.D. program. The completion of the Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership is the highest honor that can be earned academically at Brandman. Congratulations graduates!
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Northern Commencement 2016

The weather was perfect, the students were glorious and families were thrilled as graduates from the Brandman University campus locations in Roseville, Modesto, Fairfield, Travis Air Force Base and Yuba City gathered at Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento to celebrate their academic accomplishments. Congratulations to the Class of 2016 for this major life milestone! [Read more…]

Mark Woods posthumously awarded bachelor’s degree

Maribel Woods

Maribel Woods accepts her late husband’s diploma.

Maribel Woods spent much of Saturday’s Northern Commencement holding back tears and yet still smiling gratefully.

Her husband, Mark Wood, was her rock, she said, and she continues to feel his presence even after his untimely death earlier this year. Brandman University awarded his bachelor’s degree posthumously, and Maribel accepted it on stage as other family members looked on from their seats in Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium. [Read more…]

Naval Base Kitsap Bangor 2016 Commencement

Graduates from the Brandman University campus at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor gathered to celebrate with family and friends at the 2016 Commencement ceremony on May 6. The event was held at the Navy Undersea Museum and featured commencement speaker Dr. Karen Bolton, the first doctoral graduate from the NBK Bangor campus.

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Whidbey Island 2016 Commencement

The 2016 Commencement season at Brandman University began this week with the Whidbey Island ceremony held in Oak Harbor, WA. Faculty and staff gathered with friends, family and military colleagues to celebrate with this year’s graduates, which included the first doctoral graduate from the Whidbey Island campus. Congratulations to the Class of 2016! [Read more…]