Three Local Students Get Bachelor Degrees
Spencer Schumacher, Maximilian Jacobs, Matthew Ver Beek graduate college.
Spencer Schumacher of Hinsdale graduated from the University of San Diego on May 27.
Schumacher earned bachelor's degrees in theatre arts and business administration. Schumacher completed the requirements for graduation in January and walked in the May ceremony.
The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning chartered in 1949; the school enrolls some 7,800 undergraduate and graduate students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. The fall 2007 establishment of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies brings the University's total number of schools and colleges to six. Other academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business Administration, Leadership and Education Sciences, Law and Nursing and Health Sciences. For more information go to www.sandiego.edu.
Maximilian Jacobs from Hinsdale received a bachelor of arts degree from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., during commencement exercises May 21. Charlie Ergen, the chairman of satellite broadcaster DISH Network Corp. and EchoStar Communications Corp. gave the commencement address to more than 1,700 graduates.
A renowned businessman, leader and entrepreneur, Ergen encouraged graduates to pause and reflect upon lessons they learned as children and embody those ideas as they enter the world as alumni.
Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University's graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at www.wfu.edu.
Matthew Ver Beek, a resident of Clarendon Hills, received a bachelor of arts in markets and culture, and Spanish in May from Southern Methodist University.
SMU is a nationally ranked private university in Dallas founded 100 years ago. Today, SMU enrolls nearly 11,000 students who benefit from the academic opportunities and international reach of seven degree-granting schools.