Daystar University to graduate over 1500 graduands in its 44th graduation ceremony
Daystar University will award diplomas and confer degrees to over 1,500 graduands during its 44th graduation ceremony to be held on Friday November 12, 2021 at the University’s Main Campus, Athi River.
This is the largest number to graduate in a single ceremony since the University’s inception. Fourteen nationalities will be represented in this year’s graduation. They include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Malawi, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Siera Leone, and USA.
The theme for the 44th graduating class is Rising stars, shining beyond impossibilities. The Chief Guest will be Dr. Alan Cureton, PhD, President of the University of Northwestern in St. Paul Minnesota, USA. The ceremony will be presided over by the University Chancellor, Dr. Florence Muindi.
Prior to the graduation day, on 11th of November 2021, the Univeristy will observe its sacred traditions which include the feet washing ceremony in the graduation chapel, and the Nurse students will take part in the candle lighting and pledge ceremony for Nursing students in honour of Lady Florence Nightingale, Founder of the nursing profession. Both ceremonies depict Daystar’s philosophy of servanthood and a call to shine light into the dark conditions of patients they will serve.
The Nursing students will also participate in the pinning ceremony which symbolically welcomes graduating students into the nursing profession.
This will be followed by rehearsal and later, a graduation dinner in the evening, where the University will honor students who have excelled in academic and non academic disciplines during their study. The graduation ceremony will be attended by:
· The Chancellor
· All graduands
· Daystar Founders
· Daystar University Company Members
· Daystar University Council Members
· University Senate and Management
· Government Officials
· Other Universities
· Members of the Clergy
· Key partners and other invited guests
The graduation will also be stream live on the University’s YouTube channel Daystar University Live, the website: www.daystar.ac.ke, and Facebook page - Daystar University.