The University of Portland celebrated its Commencement in a virtual ceremony on Sunday, May 3, with 1,071 graduates who earned degrees from the Shiley School of Engineering, the Pamplin School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Nursing, and the College of Arts & Sciences. University President Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., conferred bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees during the virtual commencement ceremony. An in-person commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 will be held on campus at a future date.
Four honorary doctorates were conferred during the Commencement ceremony. Honorary doctorate recipients were Nancy K. Bryant, Cheryle A. Kennedy, Marilynne S. Robinson, Ph.D., and Rev. H. Richard Rutherford, C.S.C., Ph.D. University provost Thomas G. Greene received the Christus Magister Medal, the University’s highest honor.
More information about 2020 Commencement can be found on the University’s Commencement website.