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William Jessup's May 18th Commencement Largest Yet





ROCKLIN, Calif., - William Jessup University, the first WASC accredited private, four-year residential Christian Liberal Arts University in the greater Sacramento region will celebrate its annual Commencement on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at Adventure Christian Church in Roseville. This is the university's largest graduating class to date.

"Jessup students graduating in 2013 are equipped and ready to impact their world for the glory of God in the local church, the marketplace, at home, in our communities, locally and globally," said Dr. John Jackson, president of the 73 year-old university.

Approximately 275 students are graduating this May with the majority of graduates receiving psychology, business and ministry related bachelor degrees. This year marks the eighth graduation ceremony celebrated by the university since its move to Rocklin in 2004.

The 2013 Commencement keynote address will be delivered by the Reverend Dr. Roberta Hestenes, a sought-after speaker, educator, author and consultant.

"We look forward with great anticipation to welcome Dr. Hestenes to this Jessup family celebration," said President Jackson. "Roberta is not only a respected educator and leader in Christ centered higher education, she is a groundbreaking scholar in the evangelical community and has impacted my life personally."

Hestenes has worked in Christian ministry for more than 40 years. She has served congregations in Seattle, Pennsylvania and California, including serving as senior pastor at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church near San Diego.

During her 13 years on the faculty at Fuller Seminary, she created and led the program in Christian formation and Discipleship before leaving to become the first woman president at Eastern College, a Christian liberal arts university near Philadelphia.

For more than 25 years she has been actively involved with World Vision, a Christian international poverty relief and development ministry including most recently serving as International Minister, focused on spiritual formation and leadership development around the world. She is author of numerous publications including "Using the Bible in Groups." Roberta and her husband John, a retired research scientist, have three adult children, eight grandchildren and live in Roseville, CA.

About William Jessup University: 

Founded in 1939 by William Jessup, the University moved to Rocklin, California, in August 2004.  WJU is the first and only WASC accredited private four-year university to have its main campus located in the greater Sacramento area, offering degrees in many different disciplines, including Biology, Business Administration, Family & Children's Ministry, English, History, Intercultural Studies, Liberal Studies (Teacher Education), Math, Music, Pastoral Ministry, Psychology, Public Policy and Youth Ministry.  Anticipated majors include fields in Creative Arts (Fall 2013). WJU also offers a School of Professional Studies (SPS) at its campuses in Rocklin and San Jose. Program concentrations include Business Administration, Christian Leadership, Counseling Psychology, Organizational Leadership, and a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Credential Program. For more information, please visit www.jessup.edu or call (916) 577-2200.





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