Approximately 882 students will graduate from Azusa Pacific University on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 at the university’s fall commencement ceremonies. These graduates will earn a total of 886 degrees, including 343 bachelor’s, 436 master’s, and 103 doctoral degrees. Ceremonies include:

Saturday, Dec. 16

  • 9:30 a.m.: Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
  • 1:30 p.m.: Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Ceremonies take place in APU’s Felix Event Center, located on West Campus, at 701 E. Foothill Blvd., in Azusa. Each commencement ceremony will be livestreamed through with closed captioning available via APU Facebook Live.

The commencement speaker for the ceremonies is Renee Pozza, PhD, RN, CNS, FNP-BC, FAASLD, dean of APU’s nationally ranked School of Nursing. Pozza, a renowned researcher, clinician, and leader in nursing education has more than 25 years of higher education experience with expertise in developing new programs and pathways for nursing professionals. She has served as the director of clinical research at the Liver Center for the Southern California Transplantation Institute Research Foundation since 2003. She maintains an active practice as a hepatology nurse practitioner at the Southern California GI and Liver Centers. In 2015, she was inducted as a fellow into the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases for her research contributions to the field. She is only the second nurse in the U.S. to hold this designation.

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