On the weekend of Apr. 20–Apr. 22, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, formally recognized the accomplishments of its students during its 2012 graduation exercises. Bachelor degrees were awarded to 78, program certificates to 2, and masters to 6, including MB students Gladiola Kehler, Nathan Koslowsky, Carolee Neufeld, and Edgar French.
Marlene Janzen of Calgary, CMU board chair, highlighted the journeys of 3 people whom she described as having served as role models for the students: president Gerald Gerbrandt, retiring June 30; CMU’s second president, Cheryl Pauls, assuming duties Nov. 1; and interim president Earl Davey, appointed for July 1–Oct. 31.
Ninety-two graduates from Outtatown Discipleship School gathered Apr. 14–15 at CMU to celebrate their experiences in Africa and South America with friends, family, and faculty through stories and music. CMU’s largest-ever program for Outtatown featured four teams travelling to South Africa, Guatemala, or Burkina Faso (for the inaugural French West Africa program). About a third of the graduates plan to continue their studies at CMU in the fall.
Outtatown graduation celebration
Graduating Class 2012