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RACINE– Erika Hauser-Smetana, of Racine, graduated with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Elmhurst University during the 2021 Commencement weekend. A ceremony for graduate students was held on Friday, May 21, and three ceremonies were held on Saturday, May 22 for undergraduate students.

This year’s ceremonies marked the start of the University’s sesquicentennial celebration and is the first Commencement since the institution’s name change. The Class of 2021 was also joined by the Class of 2020, whose ceremonies were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Elmhurst University is a leading four-year institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Founded in 1871, Elmhurst now offers more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, more than 20 graduate and certificate programs in flexible formats, and the Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with differing abilities. Elmhurst University, formerly Elmhurst College, is among the top-ranked colleges and universities in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report.