Allen College Commencement Held May 9

May 12, 2014

alt Waterloo -- Allen College’s spring commencement was held at 3 PM on Friday, May 9 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.  Allen College granted 142 degrees, including 17 Associate of Science in Radiography degrees, 8 Bachelor of Health Sciences degrees, 68 Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees, and 49 Master of Science in Nursing degrees. 

The commencement speaker was Acacia Bamberg Salatti, acting director the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Ms. Salatti came to her current position from the office of Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn, where she was Lead Staffer for the House Democratic Faith Working Group.  She also handled Congressman Clyburn’s education and agriculture portfolio.  Ms. Salatti holds a Master’s degree in Divinity and a certificate in Black Church Studies from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.  She is also a former Adjunct Professor of Religion at Columbia College (SC), her alma mater.


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