Graduates Honored at the 2015 Winter Commencement

“Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”  Proverbs 24:14

For Warner Pacific’s 160 new graduates, we know they will flourish in whatever God has planned for them.

Warner Pacific Winter CommencementAt the December 19, 2015, Winter Commencement, several graduates were honored with awards of distinction:

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in “Urban”: Kamille LeAnne Irwin-Cordero

This award honors a student who is also a change agent in their community; someone who is actively involved in an organization (volunteer or professional) where he or she is making a difference in our community.

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in “Diversity”: Julie Connors

This award is presented to a student who is recognized for being a positive influence in their Learning Team and cohort. One who is a creative leader and able to collaborate. Someone who embodies this quote from Margaret Meade: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committee people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in “Christ-Centered” Leadership and Service: Edith Taibo Duku

This award will be given to a student who is nominated by a faculty or staff member for their positive interactions with classmates, faculty, and staff, and with course content. The  recipient of this award will be a living expression of the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) and known for striving to do their best in every situation.

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in “Liberal Arts”: Shannon Cummings

This award is to acknowledge a student whose academic skills are recognized by faculty members for a high grade point average, strong attendance record, evidence of critical thinking skills, and active participation in the classroom.

Congratulations to all our graduates.

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