Quincy University will host its 157th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at Quincy University’s Stadium at three different times, 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., so that participant and audience sizes can be restricted. The 2020 graduating class comprises 209 undergraduates with an additional 22 graduate degree recipients.

University Marshals, Nancy Geisler ’14, M.A., registrar, and Kristen Liesen ’98, M.A., director of experiential learning, will lead the procession. Brian McGee, Ph.D., president, will convene the ceremony, Reverend William Spencer O.F.M., director of campus ministry, will deliver the invocation and Fr. John Doctor, vice president of mission and ministry, will deliver the benediction. Senior choir members Mary Argana, Shelby Brennan, Emily Cintron, Yvette Cruz, Corbin Meyers and Erika Stollberg will perform the National Anthem and the Quincy University Alma Mater.

Attendance will be limited at each ceremony, consistent with guidelines from the CDC and the Adams County Health Department. Masks will be required for audience members, and physical distancing will be practiced.  The ceremonies will be live-streamed for guests unable to attend.

President McGee will deliver this year’s commencement address as well as the degree investiture. McGee has served as the university president since July 2019. McGee came to Quincy University from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where he served for several years as provost and executive vice president.  He has over 25 years of experience as a university administrator and professor, with stints at Spalding University in Kentucky, the University of Louisiana Monroe and Texas Tech University.

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Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is celebrating 160 years as a Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts, residential university. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with each student to design a customized success plan to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275. Quincy University. Success by Design.