Sixty-two graduates received arts, music, music therapy, and church ministries degrees from Canadian Mennonite University at its eighth annual commencement exercises Apr. 20 (left). Of special note was CMU’s first Hutterite graduate, Jesse Hofer of the Silverwinds Colony near Rosenort, Man.
The speaker at the commencement was Arli Klassen, the first woman to serve as executive director of Mennonite Central Committee’s international office. She urged graduates to “live a rich life,” which is not about getting a good career and earning a living, but one in which graduates “joyfully accept the gifts” God has given them and “use them in service to others.”
A week earlier, 78 students graduated from CMU’s Outtatown adventure and discipleship program.