News • August 21, 2019

Master’s hooding ceremonies highlight the academic success of CBU students

Master’s hooding ceremonies highlight the academic success of CBU students

Riverside, Calif. (Aug. 20, 2019) – Hundreds of master's degree candidates at California Baptist University are celebrating their academic achievements at department specific hooding ceremonies this week, leading up to commencement ceremonies on Aug. 22.

At CBU, colleges and schools hold individual hooding ceremonies to recognize their candidates and also give students their distinctive colored hoods to wear at commencement.  

Nearly 490 master’s degree candidates are eligible to participate in summer commencement. Additionally, eight students will be receiving their doctoral degrees.

The College of Health Science has the largest group of master’s candidates with 93. The Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education has the second largest group with 63 candidates. Additionally, the Online and Professional division has 177 candidates for graduation throughout its various master’s programs.

The College of Nursing held its hooding ceremony Aug. 19 at Magnolia Church in Riverside. Dr. Juliann Perdue, professor of nursing, encouraged graduates to use their training to change lives for the better.

“You can change your patient’s life in a moment, with a touch or using evidence-based practice. You have the tools and you’ve already used them,” Perdue said. “You’ve all been on an incredible journey and you’re just starting a new one, so please believe in yourself and in the Lord.”

Ciara Thomas, who is already working as a nurse, will earn her Master of Science in Nursing degree.

“The faculty have shaped me to be a great, compassionate nurse,” Thomas said. “They taught me how to come alongside my patients and be with them during their time of need.”

CBU will have two commencement ceremonies on Aug. 22 at the Events Center. For more information on commencement, click here.

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