Commencement set at GFU

NEWBERG — George Fox University will graduate more than 200 students Saturday, Dec. 13, during its mid-year commencement ceremony.

The graduation will take place in Miller Gymnasium, located in the Wheeler Sports Center. Seating will begin at 10 a.m., with the ceremony following at 11.

Tickets are not required. However, admission is limited to 10 guests per graduate.

At 10:45 a.m., a live broadcast of the ceremony will be available to watch online at a link posted at

More than 150 students will receive bachelor’s degrees. Another 60 will receive master’s or doctoral degrees. Kris Kays, an an associate professor of psychology at the institution, will present a commencement address titled, “The Story of My Life: Roar, Shake It Off.”

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in psychology from George Fox in 1987, Kays went on to earn a master’s in clinical psychology from Western Seminary. She returned to George Fox to complete a doctor of psychology degree in 1994.

She maintained a private practice in the Portland area for 15 years, specializing in clinical work with adolescents and crime victims. She joined George Fox’s faculty in 2005 and was honored as the school’s Undergraduate Teacher of the Year Award in 2005.

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