Thousands descended on La Sierra University on Sunday, June 17, 2018 to see the annual turning of the tassels. Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
About 500 degrees were awarded at the ceremony. Two honorary degrees were given to individuals with longtime connections to the university.
Rose Mayes, executive director of the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, received the honor. She’s been a board member with the university’s foundation since 2002. Also honored was Robert Krone, president and co-founder of the Kepler Space Institute. Krone was a professor at the university between 1992 and 2007.
A Message from the President of La Sierra University
Congratulations! We rejoice with you as you achieve your degree goal. Now is the time to celebrate all of your hard work, and to look forward to the next chapter of your life. I share your sense of accomplishment.
I assure you that your time studying here at La Sierra University was a wise investment in your future. You are now part of La Sierra’s legacy of leadership and service. Since our founding in 1922, our alumni have distinguished themselves as thinkers, teachers, researchers, lawyers, judges, healthcare professionals, public servants, entrepreneurs, ministers, and activists. Now is your time to make an impact on the world.
I would like to extend a warm invitation to you and your family to participate in the 2018 La Sierra University Graduation Weekend. Graduation is a highlight for the University, and this year we are looking forward to another memorable occasion. Graduation weekend is June 15-17, with services in the La Sierra University Church on Friday and Saturday, and on our historic Founders’ Green on Sunday morning.
La Sierra has prepared you well and now it is up to you to grasp new opportunities, define yourself and your place in the world, and make a difference to those who will look to you for leadership and support. I wish you God’s richest blessings for a fulfilling and rewarding future.