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Steer Dinner & Auction

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Thank you for generously supporting Avila University through the 
43rd annual Steer Dinner & Auction!

More than $1.07 million was raised for student scholarships at the 43rd annual Steer Dinner & Auction, allowing Avila students to receive a values-based education. Steer is an important Avila tradition, and more than 660 alumni, Sisters of St. Joseph, friends, faculty emeriti, faculty, staff members and students came together to celebrate.

Special thanks to our honorary chairs, Rodd and Martha '66 Staker, and our event chairs, Kevin and Tricia '00 Lyon, for helping us exceed $1 million for student scholarships for the fifth consecutive year! 

Save the date for next year's Steer Dinner & Auction: February 1, 2020!

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Your LAST chance to SOAR

Welcome Class of 2023

All first-year students are required to attend one SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration) event.

Your next opportunity is June 14, 2019.

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Commencement Activities


Grads at 2019 Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2019!

To see photos from our celebration of the 102nd graduating class,

visit our Flickr page >>

Student Profile: Colin Hendricks


Colin Hendricks

Turning Avila experiences into a position as a user experience (UX) designer in the Cerner Business Apprenticeship program. 
Read more about Colin's experiences here.  

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