45th annual Commencement marks Trinity Western University's largest graduating class.

This was the largest graduating class to date, so large that the commencement ceremonies were officiated three times during Saturday's ceremonies. The morning service celebrated graduates from the School of Business, School of Human Kinetics and School of Education and General Studies. The afternoon service celebrated graduates from the Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences and Faculty of Professional Studies and Performing Arts while the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences were celebrated in the early evening.

The graduation ceremonies, which took place at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly, were complete with the playing of the traditional and triumphant processional Pomp and Circumstance (Elgar) by Professor of Music, David W. Rushton, Ed.D. Graduation Addresses were presented by three of Trinity Western's faculty; Barbara Pell, Ph.D., Eve Stringham-Durovic Ph.D. and Janet Epp Buckingham, LL.B., LL.D., while Amy Lou Boonstra, Vanessa Lauren Wiebe and Lauren Patricia Inrig gave the Valedictorian addresses.

Each ceremony featured remarks from Dr. Dennis Jameson, TWU's recently appointed Provost and Presidential remarks and greetings from President Dr. Jonathan Raymond.

Says Raymond, “As we join together in congratulating our graduates, we celebrate the enormous potential they have to impact the world with competence amplified through characters as godly servant leaders. “

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 39 major areas of study ranging from business, communications and education to biotechnology and nursing, and offers 15 graduate degrees in such areas as counseling psychology, business, the humanities, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2007-10-11
Author: Erin Mussolum