Mid-America Christian University Honors Nearly 550 Graduates

Mid-America Christian University (MACU) celebrated the achievements of nearly 550 graduates at the 2024 Commencement Ceremony on May 11. 

“At MACU, we believe in preparing students not just for careers, but for lives of significance and purpose,” said President Phil Greenwald. “I’m confident our graduates will go on to accomplish greater things for God and His Kingdom, following in the footsteps of the many successful alumni who have preceded them.”

The 2024 graduating class represents a broad range of the MACU student body, including first-generation graduates, non-traditional students and individuals who previously attended college but did not complete a degree. 

“We are proud of all our graduates, but particularly those who started their studies earlier in life and persevered to earn their degree,” said Greenwald. “Despite interruptions, these students have attained their degrees and are on their way to the future they desire.”

According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, nearly 40 million Americans have some college credit but no degree. MACU has a degree completion program specifically targeted to support students who are working to complete a degree they started earlier in life. 

The commencement keynote was delivered by professor and author Dr. Aida Ramos. A pioneering scholar for first-generation Latinx and Indigenous college students, Dr. Ramos serves as Associate Professor and Dean of the College of Education and Social & Behavioral Sciences at John Brown University.