Graduates honored at December Graduation Ceremony

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” Jeremiah 29:11

The smiles of our graduates radiated brightly on the rainy Saturday morning (Saturday, December 10, 2016) when 174 Warner Pacific students became new Alumni.

Adult Degree Program graduate Annette Hunt spoke during Commencement: “To my graduating class, I not only congratulate you on the amazing journey that you have just completed but encourage you to keep God first in your life.” She adds encouragement to continue achieving dreams,”Don’t ever quit and don’t allow fears to hold you back. In this increasingly changing society, our knowledge, wisdom, and courage begs for us to be the voice for those who cannot be heard. There will always be room for growth not only within yourself, but in someone else who needs inspiration.”

Several graduates were honored with awards of distinction:

Wilma I. Perry Award: Leslie Catabay

Dr. Wilma I. Perry embodied many wonderful qualities that Warner Pacific College considers of high value for its graduates of the Adult Degree Program. In her lifetime, Dr. Perry served as pastor of the Friendly Street Church of God in Eugene, OR, following years of service as an itinerant preacher and evangelist. Furthermore, she earned a doctorate in psychology from the University of Oregon as an adult student and joined the faculty at Warner Pacific College, where she also directed the College’s Center for Human Services. She was known for her speaking and teaching abilities, and as a gifted, published scholar. Dr. Perry’s life was one of service, academic excellence, integrity, and transformation

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in Christ-Centered Leadership and Service: Jeff L. Scott

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in Urban Leadership and Service: Nena A. Herbst

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in Liberal Arts Leadership and Service: Craig M. Coleman

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in Diversity Leadership and Service: Francoise A. Moisan