Join us at Spring Commencement: April 21, 2018 AT 10:00 AM

Nicholas Jacobs

2018 SCU Spring Commencement Speaker, F. Nicholas Jacobs, FACHE

F. Nicholas (Nick) Jacobs, FACHE along with Dr. Craig Shriver was a co-founder of the Windber Research Institute, now The Chan Soon-Shiong Windber Institute for Molecular Medicine, and is the founder of the Clinical and Translational Genome Research Institute. He has also been the President and founder of several other organizations including: The Conemaugh Health Foundation, Mercy Healthcare Foundation, the Laurel Highlands Educational Foundation, and a co-founder and officer of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Nick was the CEO of Windber Medical Center, Laurel Highlands Tourism, and Laurel Arts. He served in senior leadership roles for Mercy Medical Center and the Conemaugh Health System, now Duke-Lifepoint and is currently an officer on the board of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium.

Last year, he completed Integrative Medical Centers at the Atlantic Health System and Hackensack University Medical Center. Nick’s currently working in Integrative Medicine at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, in Pharmacogenomics with health systems in Southwest Florida, and is consulting for the Department of Defense’s Clinical Breast Care Project in pharmacogenomics and breast cancer research.

Read Nicholas Jacobs’ full bio and our Q & A

Commencement Details

Cottonwood Church
4505 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Saturday, April 21, 2018

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Schedule of Events

8:00 AM Graduates arrive at Cottonwood Church
8:30 AM Graduate photos begin
9:00 AM Cottonwood Church doors open for guests
9:45 AM Graduates begin lining up
10:00 AM Procession of graduates
10:05 AM Commencement ceremony begins (will last approximately 2 hours)
12:00 PM Approximate end of ceremony


Share your photos via Instagram or Twitter! The graduation will be live streamed on Facebook.

Hand taking picture on mobile device
Cottonwood Church interior


There are no tickets for the SCU Commencement Ceremony. All seating is a first-come first-served basis. You are welcome to invite as many people as you would like to. Doors will open for guests at 9:00 AM.

Please Note: Cottonwood Church does not allow food, drinks, or balloons inside.


Parking is free and readily available at Cottonwood Church

PDF of Parking Map

Cottonwood Church parking map

We will attempt to keep all graduates and families informed regarding this joyous occasion, but please remember that it is your responsibility to review dates, times, and events. Please keep the university up to date with any changes to your contact information.

For families with special needs or special assistance, please contact the Office of Student Affairs in advance so we can best accommodate you.

If you have questions about your graduation rehearsal, the commencement ceremony, or the reception please contact the Office of Student Affairs by telephone at: (562) 947-8755, or by email at either: [email protected] or [email protected].

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