Marietta, Georgia, December 18, 2020 Life University (LIFE) conferred 182 degrees upon one associate degree graduate, 33 bachelor’s degree graduates, 18 master’s degree graduates and 130 Doctor of Chiropractic graduates in two physically distanced ceremonies held at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Friday, December 18, 2020.

LIFE’s College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies (CGUS) graduation ceremony was held at 10:00 a.m. and was livestreamed to viewers from the University’s YouTube page. It has currently received nearly 1,000 views and at least 50 comments from family members, loved ones and fellow members of the LIFE community around the world, who expressed tremendous support for the graduates during this momentous occasion in their lives.

Commencement marks the culmination of years of study and preparation that have gone into these students obtaining their degrees from Life University. The presence of family and friends signifies the support, love and belief in these students that helped to make their graduations possible. LIFE chose to livestream the two ceremonies so that people from all over the U.S. and the world could participate, no matter where they were located.

Bastian Fischer gave the CGUS valedictory address. Fischer, who is originally from Germany, received Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree. He now plans to pursue LIFE’s prestigious Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and walk across the stage again in approximately three years.

During his speech, Fischer touched upon the significance of this achievement for all who were graduating in the Class of 2020, saying, “Every single one of us has the ability to change lives, whether it’s your own or someone else’s. […] you have the ability to make an impact.”

The LIFE College of Chiropractic (COC) graduation ceremony was held at 1:30 p.m. and was also livestreamed via YouTube. It has received more than 240 comments from a broad range of family, friends and loved ones all over the globe, including LIFE faculty, staff, alumni and students.

The COC valedictorian was Ohio native Elisha Jones. He plans to return to his home state and practice alongside his father, Dr. Brian Jones, who owns Jones Chiropractic in the city of Elida. The pair will be joined by the younger Jones’ fiancée, Kaitlin Bronk, who also graduated with her D.C. degree today.

In his speech, Jones encouraged himself and his fellow graduates to strive to remain hopeful, and to share that hopefulness with their communities and future patients. “Hope is what drives us to reach better health, better success and a better life,” he said.

Founded in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) program, the largest single-campus chiropractic program in the world. Undergraduates can pursue 14 undergraduate degrees as well as a pre-chiropractic, degree-seeking pathway. Three graduate degrees are available, encompassing areas of sport health science, clinical nutrition and positive psychology. Some degree programs are offered to distance learners through the College of Online Education.

Life University strives to empower its students to succeed both professionally and personally. LIFE advances a leading-edge approach to higher education while also remaining true to the University’s philosophical commitment to produce informed leaders who exemplify humanistic values in their professions. To achieve this goal, LIFE recognizes and demonstrates its dedication through three official Life University Values: Lasting Purpose, Vitalism and Integrity.

LIFE’s 110-acre campus in Marietta, Georgia, just northwest of Atlanta, is home to more than 2,700 undergraduate, graduate and professional students who come from all 50 United States and more than 45 countries.

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