Christendom College will award eighteen Master of Arts degrees during this year’s graduate school commencement ceremonies on Saturday, August 4.

During the ceremonies, which begin at 11:30 a.m. in Christendom’s Christ the King Chapel, the graduate school’s dean, Dr. R.J. Matava, will bestow the academic hood on each graduate become giving them their diploma.

The eighteen candidates for graduation, which includes priests, religious, and lay people, are Matthew Anderson, Klarissa Blank, Christina Bongiovanni, Rev. Michael Bower, Michele Bueno, Marie Ferman, John Goodloe, Sister Aracely Larategui Melara, Sister Anne Francis Ai Le, Jon Lindstrom, Christopher Lofton, Camila Malta, Andrew Garza, John Stanmeyer, Kyle Stewart, Barbara Stuart, Juan Rios, and Laura Whitehead.

Advanced Apostolic Catechetical Diplomas will also be awarded to Klarissa Blank, Christiana Bongiovanni, and Sr. Aracely Larategui Melara.

Of these graduates, four have received distinctions for excellence this year as well. Anderson received honors for his thesis defense, comprehensive exams, and for graduating Summa Cum Laude. Lofton, this year’s valedictorian, passed his comprehensive exams with distinction, with Paez doing the same. Stuart also passed her comprehensive exams with distinction.

Christendom’s graduate program offers students a faithful, flexible, and affordable education in theological studies.  Students can attend classes at the Alexandria, Virginia, campus, on the Front Royal, Virginia, campus, or anytime online.  Each of this year’s graduates completed their master’s degrees with a concentration in a specific discipline of study, either systematic theology, consecrated life, evangelization and catechesis, or moral theology.

For more information about Christendom’s graduate school, please visit graduate.christendom.edu.

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