FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 2014
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan—Calvin College has announced its spring 2014 graduates. Nearly 900 students participated in the spring Commencement ceremony at the end of May.
Established in 1876, Calvin operated first as a prep school and then as a junior college before conferring its first four-year degrees in 1921.
Today, Calvin is one of the largest Christian colleges in North America and is internationally recognized as a center for faith-anchored liberal arts teaching and scholarship. The college’s 2013-2014 enrollment of 4,034 students represented nearly every U.S. state, many Canadian provinces and close to 50 other countries around the globe. The 400-acre Calvin campus is home to state-of-the-art academic buildings and athletic facilities, spacious residence halls, a new 4,450-square-foot wet lab—which allows for collaborative, high-level research across the sciences—and a re-envisioned Covenant Fine Arts Center, which enhances the study of the humanities and fine arts at Calvin.
During 2013–2014, students studied on six different continents and in more than 30 different countries, exploring everything from business in China to archaeology in Jordan to nursing in Belize. The most recent Open Doors Report, which is published by the Institute of International Education, ranked Calvin third nationally among all baccalaureate institutions for the total number of students who participate in a study abroad experience.
This year, Calvin College began offering a major in graphic design. And, in recent years, Calvin has added a major in public health and a five-year bachelor-to-master’s degree in speech pathology. Calvin’s high-quality education is consistently praised in prestigious rankings guides, including U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Fiske Guide to Colleges, to name a few. Calvin graduates have high placement rates to graduate schools, medical schools and law schools. In a recent survey, 99 percent of Calvin grads reported that they have either secured a job or begun graduate school within nine months of graduation.
NOTE TO MEDIA
To request a zip code listing of all of the students at Calvin College who were spring 2014 graduates, please contact Matt Kucinski, media relations manager at Calvin. Included for each student is year at Calvin, major, hometown, high school and parent(s) name(s) and address(es). The list is sorted by parental name in zip code order and will be available after June 15. You might want to peruse the zip codes in your circulation area and include this honor in one of your upcoming issues. See Calvin's homepage for more on Calvin, including campus photos, the Calvin logo and other free media downloads.
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