Sarah Brown of Cross Timbers, Mo., graduated with a Master of Education degree.
Julie Dill of Warsaw, Mo., graduated with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership degree.
Dec. 14’s graduation marked the first time WWU awarded doctorate degrees. Dr. Julie Dill of Warsaw, Mo., and Dr. Amy James of Ashland, Mo., earned their doctorates in educational leadership.
Dr. Lynn Priddy was the commencement speaker Friday night. Priddy serves as vice president for accreditation services for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Dr. Julian Hertzog addressed the Saturday graduates. Hertzog, WWU professor of education and psychology, was the 2012 recipient of the Dads’ Association-Louis D. Beaumont Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching, an award he also won in 1989.
A total of 240 December degrees were conferred over the two-day period. Another 302 graduates whose degrees were conferred in August were eligible to participate in the winter ceremony. A combined total of 777 students in all disciplines have graduated from WWU in the past 12 months.
Degrees earned by December and August graduates combined include six associate of arts, six bachelor of arts, 67 bachelor of science, 110 master of business administration, 271 master of education and 77 educational specialist degrees.
William Woods University is an independent, professions-oriented, liberal arts-based institution serving the educational needs of both men and women.