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South San Joaquin Valley Commencement puts finishing touch on commencement season; Look back with photo galleries

July 02, 2018 by Brandman University

The last of Brandman University's eight commencements took place in Visalia on June 29. In all, more than 3,000 students from 25 campuses earned associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 2018. They earned them in classes on campus, online and via Brandman MyPath .

At the South San Joaquin Valley Commencement in the Visalia Convention Center, new Brandman alumni gathered with family, friends, campus personnel to celebrate. As at the other ceremonies, students listened politely and applauded enthusiastically for the student speakers who shared the struggles and triumphs of their education journeys.

In Visalia, the newest member of the full-time faculty, Guadalupe Solis, Ed.D., also spoke. He encouraged the students and their friends and families to continue valuing education and making the most of the opportunities education creates. He also urged them to give back to the communities where they grew up.

WadeWadeThe ceremony was bittersweet for the family of Debra Wade, who passed away before being able to walk in the ceremony. Her daughter, Victoria, accepted the diploma for Master of Arts in Psychology from Executive Vice Chancellor Saskia Knight and Associate Professor Isa Riabdu, head of the psychology department. The Wade family also met with fellow marriage and family therapy students who attended classes with Debra Wade and remembered her as a great student and helpful colleague.

In cased you miss them, here's where to find all the pictures from Commencement 2018.

South San Joaquin Valley - Visalia, Hanford Lemoore campuses
Photos by Cindy O'Dell

Whidbey Island - Photos by Victoria Lim

Bangor Commencement - Photos by Victoria Lim

Lacey Commencement - Photos by Victoria Lim

Southern Commencement: School of Arts and Sciences; School of Education
Photos by Kyusung Gong for Brandman University


Southern Commencement: School of Nursing, School of Business and Professional Studies
Photos by Kyusung Gong for Brandman University

Northern Commencement
Photos by Randy Pench for Brandman University

Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership Hooding Ceremony
Photos by Kyusung Gong for Brandman University


Doctor of Nursing Practice Hooding Ceremony
Photos by Kyusung Gong for Brandman University

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