Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C., held its 79th commencement ceremony Apr. 18, 2015, at Abbotsford (B.C.) Pentecostal Assembly, awarding a total of 100 diplomas and certificates.
“It’s often said we come into the world with nothing and leave it with nothing,” said alumnus of the year, Andy Steiger. The Northview pastor and Apologetics Canada director also gave the commencement address. “However, that isn’t what the Bible teaches…. We come into the world bearing the image of our creator, and if we so choose, we can reflect that image in this life.” He urged graduates to do great things with their lives by loving God and loving people.
- Bachelor of arts: 36
- Diplomas: 21
- Certificates: 43
Valedictorian: Max Harwood (BA, biblical studies)
- Governor General’s Bronze Medal: Leane Winger (BA, caregiving & counselling)
- ABHE Delta Epsilon Chi award: Sean Morton (BA, caregiving & counselling) & Leane Winger (BA, caregiving & counselling)
- George Schmidt leadership award: Andre Wiens (BA, biblical studies) & Kari Wiens (BA, intercultural studies)