“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
At the December 13, 2014, Winter Commencement, several graduates were honored with awards of distinction:
Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in “Urban”: Kristen Allen
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”: Nena A. Herbst
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”: Jeffrey David Allen
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”: Mimi Catherine Fonseca
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.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23