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City University of Seattle Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Seattle Mayor and Alumnus Bruce Harrell is Commencement Speaker

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This weekend, City University of Seattle marked its 50th anniversary with a commencement speech from Seattle Mayor and school alumnus Bruce Harrell, who earned a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership in 1994. The commencement theme expanding college access to a wider base of students was based on the universitys mission to give non-traditional students a pathway to college.

"The Northwest has millions of people with some training or college credit and no degree," said Randy C. Frisch, CityU President. "CityU helps students complete a degree or acquire new training certificates, with innovative and flexible programs, tailored to provide our students with direct pathways into cutting-edge, lucrative careers."

CityU partners with employers like Amazon and Boeing to help employees complete degrees and get accreditations to help them advance in their careers. CityU students can pursue training and degrees, with career pathways into many local, national and international partner companies.

For 50 years, CityU has helped working adults and non-traditional college students reach their full potential and take advantage of the many exciting professional opportunities Seattle has to offer, said Mayor Bruce Harrell, City of Seattle. With their flexible, career-relevant programs, global partnerships, and passionate faculty, CityU prepared me to be a bold leader with the knowledge, skills, and attitude to positively impact the Seattle community. Im excited to celebrate the accomplishments of the CityU Class of 2023 and see how they flourish in their future careers.

The university has made a lasting impact on Seattle and beyond. Graduates include Mayor Bruce Harrell; Connie Thompson, KOMO TV; Monique Jeanne Morrow, World Economic Forum (former); John Batiste, Chief of the Washington State Patrol; Tonita Webb, president and CEO of Verity Credit Union; and many others.

You already know a CityU graduate but may not realize it, said Frisch. At our 50th commencement we are celebrating the CityU graduates who have earned their degrees and are working to achieve incredible accomplishments in their work, in their community, and in their lives.

About City University of Seattle:

City University of Seattle has been relentlessly reimagining higher education in the Pacific Northwest and around the world since 1973. CityU is a private, nonprofit university dedicated to serving working adults and transfer students. The university is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide and is ranked as a Best Online Bachelors Program 2022 and as a Best Online Bachelors Program for Veterans 2022 by U.S. News & World Report. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities through the doctoral level, CityU offers more than 65 online, onsite and performance-based programs. CityU is headquartered in downtown Seattle, Washington, and has multiple sites throughout Western Washington, Canada and abroad. For more information, visit https://www.CityU.edu.

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