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Whitworth scholar and alum Elizabeth Campbell to deliver keynote speech during commencement ceremony on May 21

May 5, 2017
Elizabeth Campbell, ’05, is an assistant professor of psychology at Whitworth University and a practicing licensed psychologist at the Emily Program, an eating disorder treatment center. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Whitworth University and went on to the University of North Texas to earn her master’s and Ph.D. in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. Campbell currently teaches in Whitworth’s undergraduate psychology department and in the university’s Marriage & Family Therapy Program. She will give an address, “Lean into Love: Lessons of Mind and Heart,” at Whitworth University’s 127th undergraduate commencement.

Campbell will address Whitworth’s undergraduate Class of 2017 on Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m. at the Spokane Arena, located at 720 W. Mallon Ave. Campbell will speak to approximately 554 undergraduate students receiving degrees this year.

During the undergraduate commencement ceremony, four students will receive the President’s Cup award for their exceptional academic success at Whitworth. This year’s award recipients are Dustin Dillon, Dakota Kliamovich, Christopher Pieper, and Ashley Winslow. The Whitworth Servant Leadership Award, which honors a graduating senior who has exhibited an extraordinary commitment to serving the campus and the larger community, will also be given during the ceremony.

Whitworth Commencement Week will begin Friday, May 19, at 5 p.m. with an ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) commissioning ceremony. Other events include a senior art exhibit reception, Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m.; senior music recitals, May 20 at 3 p.m.; and the Senior Reflections showcase, May 20 at 8 p.m. For complete details on Commencement Week at Whitworth, please click here for undergraduate activities and here for graduate activities.

Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor will speak at the university’s graduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. in Whitworth’s Cowles Auditorium. He will present an address, “The Big Three,” to approximately 125 graduate students receiving master’s degrees in arts, education, teaching, business administration, international management and theology.

Professor and Bruner-Welch Chair in Theology Adam Neder will offer the homily, “The Highest and Lowest Place,” for the annual baccalaureate service, on Sunday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in the Whitworth Fieldhouse.

To view a live stream of both commencement ceremonies, click here.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Emilee Langbehn Bosh, records manager & commencement coordinator, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3205 or

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