Minister to the University Ira DeSpain announced he will retire after the conclusion of the 2013-2014 school year. The 1970 Baker alumnus and has served as the university minister since January 1992.
Baker University hosted its commencement ceremony on Sunday in Collins Center for the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing and School of Education with CNN hero Mark Kabban as the keynote speaker. Kabban, who had many “false starts” after graduation, advised Baker graduates to not get discouraged.
Senior Admission Associate Terri Blake is leaving Baker University after 18 years of working at her alma mater.
After graduation, senior Sydney Doster will travel to Nepal to serve as an English teaching assistant as part of the Fulbright Scholarship she has received for the 2013-2014 school year.
Senior Ethan Bauer will be graduating from Baker in May with a double major in business and accounting.
Youth and Leaders Living Actively (YALLA) founder Mark Kabban is scheduled as the keynote speaker for the Baker University 2013 undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 19.
For the third year in a row, the Baker University will host its Summer Bridge program for incoming college students.
Baker University will say farewell once again to several distinguished groups of students during the May commencement ceremonies.
After graduation, senior Madison Mater will leave for Haiti to work as the assistant volunteer coordinator at Haitian American Caucus.