UD to Hold December Commencement

Dec 12, 2016

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque will hold a December Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 3:00 p.m. in Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall on campus. 

The University will confer degrees on 127 undergraduate and 48 graduate students at the ceremony in its 165th year of celebrating the convocation for the conferring of degrees. It is the second year UD has celebrated a December Commencement.

Henry Grubb, PhD, professor of psychology and assistant to the vice president for academic affairs on diversity at UD, will deliver the Commencement address, titled “Prepared for the Successful and Rewarding Life.”

Grubb joined the University of Dubuque in 2009. In his time at UD, he has found satisfaction in the success of students. Grubb said students are accomplishing remarkable feats – things they may have entered the University not believing they should attempt. Those accomplishments, Grubb said, are a testament to the people who serve the University of Dubuque.

Grubb was a firefighter and fire marshal for a decade, but he searched for another career when stress of the job affected his health. Grubb earned a bachelor of science degree in 1981 from Eastern Michigan University. He earned a master of science in 1983 and a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1986 from East Tennessee State University. He opened his own psychological clinic, Behavioral Consultants, which focused on marriage and family therapy. Before coming to UD, Grubb taught for the University of Maryland – University College in the Kanto Plain of Japan on military bases for five years. He was program director of the Master Level Professional Counselor Program for Bowie State University on Okinawa, Camp Foster Marine Corps Base.