Author and theologian to give keynote for Judson's commencement Dec. 11

  • Dr. Kyle Strobel

    Dr. Kyle Strobel

Updated 12/7/2021 11:25 PM

Judson University in Elgin will celebrate the Class of 2021 during two ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Author and theologian Dr. Kyle Strobel will give the keynote address for the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies.


Strobel graduated from Judson University in 2000. After his graduation, he earned two master's degrees in Philosophy and New Testament. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen in Systematic Theology.

In addition to his academic achievements, Dr. Strobel has written several books. His most recent works include "Where Prayer Becomes Real" and "The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb."

The 10 a.m. ceremony will recognize graduates of the Adult Professional Studies Program who earned degrees of Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Masters -- Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Human Services Administration, Organizational Leadership, and Business Administration.

At the 2 p.m. ceremony, Judson will feature graduates from Judson's Traditional Undergraduate Program and students earning a Master of Architecture and a Master of Education in Literacy.

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During this ceremony, students will graduate from Judson's Traditional Undergraduate programs from the Departments of Architecture, Business, Christian Ministries, Communication Studies, Education, Exercise Sport Science, Music, Psychology, and Science-Mathematics.

Each ceremony will take place with select administrators and the graduates in Herrick Chapel on the campus, 1151 N. State St.

Graduates are welcome to bring four family members to Chapel.

Any additional guests will be directed to the overflow viewing area in the Thompson Center. Masks will be required in the lobby areas and while entering the chapel.

The university also will broadcast the ceremonies through Judson's Facebook page or YouTube channel to allow family members to watch from home.


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