On Friday, December 16, 2016, 123 degrees were awarded to graduate students at the Luhrs Center. "This is what these professors have trained you to do. …to think about the world around you differently, to think critically. Be open
to new ideas and see the world through fresh eyes," said Rebecca Howland ’09-’11M, MPA, Graduate Commencement speaker.
On Saturday, December 17, 2016, 309 degrees were awarded to undergraduate students in Heiges Field House. "You cannot be self-satisfied; you have to keep moving upward. There’s a lot more to life and a lot more to accomplish. …Your work is just beginning," said retired Sen. Patricia H. Vance, Undergraduate Commencement speaker.
March for Humanity
It was standing room only in Old Main Chapel to hear economist, author, and commentator Dr. Julianne Malveaux speak at the thirtieth anniversary MLK March for Humanity in February. The SU community then joined for a rally and march on campus around the theme “America has spoken: we will not go back.”
Military Friendly Designation
Based on its academic and career support services for student veterans and a range of other criteria, Shippensburg University was named a Military Friendly® School for 2017 by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. The Military Friendly® School program identifies post-secondary schools that are striving to provide the best educational opportunities for veterans.