Christendom College celebrated its largest Graduate School Commencement on July 30, awarding a record twenty-four Master of Arts in theological studies degrees and two Apostolic Catechetical Diplomas to this year’s graduates.
During the ceremony in the college’s Christ the King Chapel, each graduate received the academic hood from graduate school dean Dr. R.J. Matava, and then received his or her diploma from college vice president for academic affairs Dr. Greg Townsend.
Graduate Rebecca Jones delivered this year’s valedictory address, encouraging her fellow graduates to bring their love and knowledge of the Truth to a world desperately in need of it.
“Christendom College and this graduate school are needed now more than ever because the truth is the only thing that sets you free. Mankind, by our very nature, hungers and thirsts for it, and all Truth comes from only one source, our Lord Jesus Christ. For all of us graduating today, the world desperately needs to see and hear this Truth. Wherever you are going home to today, whatever part of the country or the world, and to whatever walk of life, the need is indeed great,” said Jones.
“Our mission is to take the gift of this ever ancient, ever new, ever beautiful truth, knowledge, and faith and share it, in charity, with a world desperately in need of God’s truths.”
The twenty-four masters of arts degrees were conferred on Adam Arehart, Stephen Donohue, Elliot Dorham, Vincent Drouillard, Mike French, Sr. Mary Augustine, Angela Hilbun, Zac Inman, David Jividen, Becky Jones, Mickey Krebs, Gregory Lugar, Ashley Roberts, Cindy Sebring, Monica Trevino, Jim Van de Voorde, Ryan Dent, Sr. Carol Hohmeier, Fr. Vincent Hulot, Thomas Kronholz, Gregory Pashley, Bryan Taylor, and Sr. Ann Marie Zierke.
Advanced Apostolic Catechetical Diplomas were awarded to Gregory Lugar, Ryan Dent, and Gregory Pashley.
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