Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C., celebrated the 2012 commencement ceremony Apr. 21 at Northview Community (MB) Church, Abbotsford, B.C., awarding 54 certificates, 45 diplomas, and 50 bachelor degrees. Joanne Pepper, dean, Canadian Pentecostal Seminary, delivered the commencement address, A Missional Life. Governor General medal winner Nicholas Pope gave a graduation banquet address on his faith journey at the college. (See “A faith journey in review” on Columbia’s student, alumni, and faculty blog, columbiabibleco.blogspot.ca.)
Pictured above: President Ron Penner congratulates Nicholas Pope, recipient of the Governor General’s medal, George Schmidt Leadership Award, and ABHE Delta Epsilon Chi Award, as academic dean Doug Berg (in red) and registrar Erv Klassen (in black) look on.