CBU Master’s hooding ceremonies celebrate students’ achievements
Audrey Falencik, a Master of Science in counseling psychology candidate, is hooded by Dr. Aine Bergin, assistant professor of psychology (left), and Jan Stanfield, assistant professor of social work, at the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences hooding ceremony on Dec. 13.
Riverside, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2017) – Hundreds of master’s degree candidates at California Baptist University are celebrating their academic achievements at hooding ceremonies this week leading up to commencement ceremonies on Dec. 14-15.
Colleges and schools conduct individual hooding ceremonies to recognize their candidates and also give students their distinctive colored hoods to wear at the commencement ceremony. The ceremonies also provide the students’ families an opportunity to meet faculty and staff.
Nearly 300 master’s degree candidates are eligible to participate in CBU’s three fall commencement ceremonies at the Events Center. The largest group of master’s candidates comes from the Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education with 42 candidates. The Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business has the second-largest group with 32 candidates. Additionally, through its various programs, the Online and Professional Studies had 141 master’s students who applied for graduation this fall.
At the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences hooding ceremony held Dec. 13, Dr. Nathan Lewis, professor of psychology, encouraged students to pursue Godly wisdom to aid with their academic training.
“You gained theoretical and practical knowledge that lays the foundation and framework for a competent professional practice—always value that,” Lewis said. “Pursue more knowledge and more importantly, pursue Godly wisdom.”