Humane Graduation for Humane Society University
On July 16, 2011, Humane Society University held its inaugural commencement ceremony at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel in Washington DC. This year’s event featured HSU’s first Bachelor of Science graduate, Christiana Remick who earned her B.S. in Animal Studies. Ms. Remick travelled from Oakland, California with her fiancée to celebrate the culmination of her hard work and HSU’s commitment to promoting animal welfare and the human-animal bond.
HSU also had the honor of awarding twelve students with Graduate Certificates. Among those humane leaders, animal advocates and activists was Carol Misseldine, who received a Graduate Certificate in Animal Policy and Advocacy.
Founded in 2008, Humane Society University’s College of Arts and Sciences is the first higher educational institution in the nation with a curriculum focusing exclusively on human-animal studies and on animal welfare. In addition, HSU has developed a number of courses addressing citizen advocacy and appears to be one of the few higher education institutions to offer such classes. HSU offers continuing education and undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of Humane Leadership, Animal Studies and Animal Policy and Advocacy. Courses are offered both online and in classrooms in Washington DC.