Approximately 984 students will graduate from Azusa Pacific University on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at the university’s spring commencement ceremonies. These graduates will earn a total of 984 degrees, including 414 bachelor’s, 454 master’s, and 35 doctoral degrees. Ceremonies include:

Saturday, May 4

  • 9:30 a.m.: Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
  • 2:30 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 both ceremonies is Matthew Cork, who has served as the senior pastor of Friends Church in Yorba Linda since 2000. With a BA and MA from APU, Cork has led the development of Friends Church into six campuses located in Orange and Riverside counties. Cork is also the superintendent of the Friends Southwest family of 40 churches, bringing vision and growth to the region, and has coauthored two books: Why Not Today: Trafficking, Slavery, the Global Church... and You and Broken for Good: Leading from the Strength of Your Weakness. In addition to his work in the U.S., Cork champions hope and freedom for the most marginalized people of India through the work of Dignity Freedom Network. Under his leadership, Friends Church has built 42 education centers in India that support approximately 10,000 students, bringing education and holistic transformation. Matthew and his wife, Mardi, met at APU in 1986 and were married in 1994. They are the proud parents of three adult children: Nolan, Sophie, and Ella.

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