Ashford University Makes Plans for December Graduation

Graduation Ceremony Planned for December 11

More than 50 Ashford University students will celebrate graduation and receive their diplomas during activities on Saturday, Dec. 11. Coinciding with the end of the traditional fall semester, the 10 a.m. graduation ceremony is for those students who attended classes at Ashford University’s Clinton, IA campus as well as for a small number of online students. 

During the graduation ceremony, Dr. Wayne Clugston, co-founder of Bridgepoint Education, Inc., will give the commencement address and student awards will be presented. No admission tickets are required for the ceremony.

Held in the Durgin Educational Center, the graduation ceremony will be followed immediately by a reception for the graduates and their friends and families in the St. Francis Gymnasium.

Ashford University will next hold commencement ceremonies during the weekend of April 30 and May 1, 2011.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ( The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.