Friends University will honor approximately 500 students at this year’s Commencement Ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan. Dr. Fred Wolinsky, a 1972 graduate of Friends University and the John W. Colloton Chair in Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa, will give the Commencement address. He will also receive an honorary doctorate from Friends University.
The ceremony will recognize graduates from the University’s Wichita and greater Kansas City locations.
Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, president of Friends University, will present Dr. Wolinsky with an honorary doctorate in recognition of his continued academic work and contributions to his field of study.
Dr. Wolinsky has held the John W. Colloton Chair in Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa since 2003 and is also professor of medicine and professor of nursing. He received an M.A. from Drake University in 1974 and a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1977.
He has received collegiate awards for his teaching, research and mentoring, as well as the Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association.
Friends University graduates will be recognized from the College of Business, Arts, Science and Education; the College of Adult and Professional Studies; and the Graduate School. Graduate students will be hooded during the ceremony.
Friends University, a Christian university of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.