2017 Commencement Ceremonies
Congratulations! CTU’s 2017 commencement ceremony on June 10 promises to be an exciting time for graduates, guests, faculty, and staff. The ceremony will be held in the Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
Friday, June 9
- Graduates are encouraged to check in at the convention center from 2:00-7:00 p.m.
- Meet with Career/Alumni Services, share your thoughts in the Testimonial Booth,
purchase CTU class rings and commemorative items—and more
Saturday, June 10
- The master’s and doctoral degree and hooding ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m.
- The associate’s and bachelor’s ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m.
- Students may continue to check in up to an hour before their commencement ceremony
- Theater doors are open for guests 90 minutes before the ceremony, and seating is not reserved
If you are a graduating student completing your degree program between August 16, 2016 and June 24, 2017, you will receive an email notification on how to register for the graduation ceremony. If you did not receive an invitation to register, please contact your Academic Advisor. If you plan to attend the web-based Graduation Ceremony, you will receive an invitation by email.
2017 Graduation Speaker Dr. Bertice Berry
Sociologist, Bertice Berry, PhD. is, a best-selling author and award winning lecturer has been named Comedian of The Year, Lecturer of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. She has published 11 best-selling books in both fiction and non-fiction and has won numerous awards and accolades for both her writing and presentations. Berry has had her own nationally syndicated television show and has hosted, interviewed and made numerous television, documentary and radio appearances on a variety of diverse venues including The Tonight Show, Oprah Winfrey, Between The Lions, Crossfire, 20-20, NPR, PBS and Comedy Central and CBN.
Berry has used her unique gifts and talents as a writer and ghost writer for others on a wide range of topics including race and gender issues, sociological studies, stratification, healthcare reform, humor, spirituality, sexuality, slavery and the abolitionist movement, weight loss and wellness, relationships, servant leadership, transformational leadership, diversity and love.
Berry has led parades, had classrooms named after her and has been awarded over 10 honorary doctorates. She earned her own doctoral degree from Kent State University at the age of 26 and still sees her most fulfilling achievement and role in life as that of mother to her 5 adopted children.
“If you ain’t dead, you ain’t done,” a character in one of Berry’s novels says.
Berry believes that every one of us has been given a unique purpose and it is our obligation to find it and use it to improve first our own self and then for those we live and work with.