Undergraduate Commencement

Seattle Pacific University will hold its Undergraduate Commencement exercises on Saturday, June 14, 1-3:30 p.m. at Key Arena, 305 Harrison Street, in Seattle.

More than 1,200 students will graduate from SPU, including 905 undergraduates, 308 graduate students, and 33 doctoral students. The Undergraduate Commencement speaker is Marian Wright Edelman, the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Edelman was the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar, where she directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Mississippi. She acted as counsel for the Poor People’s Campaign, which was organized by Martin Luther King Jr. before his death. She also founded the Washington Research Project, and served for two years as the director of the Center for Law and Education at Harvard University.

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a leading Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Known for both their competence and character, SPU graduates are bringing about positive change in communities around the globe.

Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014