Trust in the Lord and do good; live in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
Psalm 37:3-5
Commencement Program

Master of Ceremonies

Garrett Freier

V.P Experiential Learning

Processional

Administration, Faculty, Graduates

Welcome

Dr. Paul Alexander

President

Liechty Award

Dr. Paul Alexander

President

Opening Prayer

Grace Lynch

Salutatorian

Recognition of First Generation Graduates

Garrett Freier

V.P. Experiential Learning

Introduction of Valedictorian

Dr. Bill Hennessy

V.P. Academics

Valedictory Address

Cameron Hirst

Valedictorian

Introduction of Graduate Speaker

Dr. Carol Alexander

Dean of Graduate School

Graduate Address

Frank Cantadore

Special Music: "How Can I Keep From Singing" By Greg Gilpin

Trinity Choir

Commencement Address

Maricela Hernandez

Congregational Worship

Blake Mendel & Makenzie Robertson

The Warren D. Schlect teacher of the year award

Dr. Paul Alexander

President

Pack Your Bags Recognition

Mary Beth King

Pack Your Bags Director

Introduction of Degrees

Dr. Bill Hennessy

V.P. Academics

Awarding of Degrees: Associate of Arts & Bachelor Of Arts

Dr. Bill Hennessy

V.P. Academics

Awarding of Degrees: Master of Arts

Dr. Carol Alexander & Dr. Scott Townsend

President's Award

Dr. Paul Alexander

President

Presenting of the Graduating Class of 2022

Dr. Bill Hennessy

V.P Academics

Charge to the Graduating Class

Dr. Paul Alexander

President

Commission & Dedication

Maricela Hernandez

Cosing & Benediction

Rev. Stephen Schaible

Board Chair

Recessional

Please join us for refreshments in the Prayer Center Atrium.
Congregational
Worship

Promises

By Maverick City Music

God of Abraham
You’re the God of covenant
And of faithful promises
Time and time again
You have proven
You’ll do just what You said
 
Though the storms may come and the winds may blow
I’ll remain steadfast
And let my heart learn
When You speak a word
It will come to pass
 
Great is Your faithfulness to me
Great is Your faithfulness to me
From the rising sun to the setting same
I will praise Your name
Great is Your faithfulness to me
 
When the seasons change
You remain the same
God from age to age
Though the earth may pass away
Your word remains the same
Your history can prove
There’s nothing You can’t do
You’re faithful and true
 
Though the storms may come and the winds may blow
I’ll remain steadfast
And let my heart learn, when You speak a word
It will come to pass
 
Great is Your faithfulness to me
Great is Your faithfulness to me
From the rising sun to the setting same 
I will praise Your name
Great is Your faithfulness to me
 
I put my faith in Jesus
My anchor to the ground
My hope and firm foundation
He’ll never let me down (repeats)
 
Great is Your faithfulness to me
Great is Your faithfulness to me
From the rising sun to the setting same 
I will praise Your name
Great is Your faithfulness to me

Maricela Hernandez

King of Glory

By Michael w. smith

Yes the world
Will bow down and say You are God
Every man
Will bow down and say You are King
 
So let’s start right now
Why would we wait?
 
King of glory fill this place
Just wanna be with You
Just wanna be with You
King of glory fill this place
Just wanna be with You
Just wanna be with You
 
Yes the world
Will bow down and say You are God
Every man
Will bow down and say You are King
 
So let’s start right now
Why would we wait?
We can praise You now
In victory
 
King of glory fill this place
Just wanna be with You
Just wanna be with You
King of glory fill this place
Just wanna be with You
Just wanna be with You
 
So we’ll sing Hallelujah
Until You come again
And we’ll dance in Your presence
Until You come again
 
I’ll just sing Hallelujah
Until You come again
And I’ll dance in Your presence
Until You come again
 
We will sing Hallelujah
Until You come again
And we’ll dance in Your presence
Until You come again (repeats)
 
King of glory fill this place
Just wanna be with You
Just wanna be with You
King of glory fill this place
Just wanna be with You
Just wanna be with You (repeats)
Graduates

Pack Your Bags

Aubree Bohrer

Emma Leah Burrage

Sophi Diehl 

Darius Gross

Janice Kallappa

Jessica Kjerstad

Anina McKnight

Ian Toy

Alecia Underwood

Elizabeth Watson

Jade Winnie

Associate of arts Biblical studies

Camden Price Johnson, Summa Cum Laude

Associate of Arts Business Administration

Micah E. Wendland, Cum Laude

Zachary Alan Broadwell

Associate of Arts Intercultural Studies

Jason Dakota Gamber

Joshua Matthew Troen

Bachelor of Arts Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies

Jackson L. Lindbo, Summa Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts Marketing Communications and Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies

Zachary Alan Broadwell

Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education and Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies

Zachary Bigart, Magna Cum Laude

Abigail Hammye, Magna Cum Laude

Brittanee LaRae Leege

Grace A. Lynch, Summa Cum Laude, Salutatorian

Angelina R. Madlom

Hailey Johanna Sand, Summa Cum Laude

Klarissa Pauline Schuebel

Jennifer Taylor, Summa Cum Laude

Katelyn Nicole VanderEide, Summa Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts Physical Education and Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies

Logan Alan Klitzke

Devontae Riley

Bachelor of Arts Secondary English Education and Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies

Sheraiah Ann Ryan, Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts Exercise Science and Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies

La’Anna Arstine Golden, Summa Cum Laude

Samuel J. Maruszewski, Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts Intercultural Studies and Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies

Hope Katheryn Danzl, Summa Cum Laude, Delta Epsilon Chi

Calvin Arnold Grant Jorgenson, Summa Cum Laude

Rose Marie Habeger, Magna Cum Laude

Cameron Alexander Hirst, Summa Cum Laude, Sigma Chi Pi, Valedictorian

Cobie A. Mayes, Magna Cume Laude

Makenzie Lynn Robertson, Summa Cum Laude, Delta Epsilon Chi

Bachelor of Arts International Entrepreneurship and Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies

Kennedy Jewel Thompson, Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts International Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Arts Business Administration, and Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies

Meredith E. O’Brien, Summa Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies

Raymond E. Dingeman III, Magna Cum Laude

Matthew Scott Meyers, Magna Cum Laude

James J. Shroll, Cum Laude

Maria S. Spoto

Grace Laura West, Summa Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts Pastoral Ministry and Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies

Haven J. Timm

Tori A. Troen, Summa Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts Children's Ministry and Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies

Kersten L. Lucas, Summa Cum Laude

Kandice D. Wright, Summa Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts Children's Ministry, Bachelor of Arts Youth Ministry, and Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies

Blake Elaine Mendel, Summa Cum Laude, Sigma Chi Pi

Bachelor of Arts General Studies and Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies

Galen N. Rasmussen

Master of Arts Missional Leadership

Francis G. Cantadore

Glenn Anthony Cooke

Yared J. Dondo

Scott Curtis Flaten, Degree Earned With Distinction, Thesis Passed With Distinction

Eben Grobbelaar, Degree Earned With Distinction, Thesis Passed With Distinction

Tshango Arielle Katombela

Melva Lynn Henderson, Degree Earned With Distinction

Richard James Olivier, Degree Earned With Distinction

Shaun Roger Notcutt, Degree Earned With Merit

Steven Olivier

David Michael Oler, Degree Earned With Distinction, Thesis Passed With Distinction

Bradley Charles Senekal, Degree Earned With Distinction

Nathaniel Shamala, Degree Earned With Distinction 

David Carroll Van Buren, Degree Earned With Merit

Christopher Maurice White, Degree Earned With Distinction

Master of Arts Global Theology

Neil C. Oravsky

Master of Arts Rural Ministries

Dawn Renae Slack

Alvin Dobie Weasel

Details

The history of academic dress dates to the medieval European universities of the 14th century. The gown style varies with the degree held: Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate. The cap or hood colors and style vary by the degree type and university where the faculty member was granted the award. 

Undergraduate

Gold: Summa Cum Laude, “with highest honors,” 3.80 GPA and above

Silver: Magna Cum Laude, “with high honors,” 3.65-3.79 GPA

White: Cum Laude, “with honors,” 3.50-3.64 GPA 

First Generation: A first-generation graduate is someone who grew up in a home where the parent(s) and/or grandparent(s) has not completed a Bachelor’s Degree.

Graduate

Gold: Distinction

Silver: Merit

The Honor Society of the Association for Biblical Higher Education recognizes graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves by: Intellectual Achievement (GPA 3.30 or higher), Christian Character, and Leadership Ability. Three Greek words, (dokimos en Xhristos), found in Romans 16:10, are translated “approved in Christ,” and begin with the three Greek letters delta epsilon chi, and thus the name and meaning of the ABHE Honor. 

The name of this honor society shall be Sigma Chi Pi, meaning “Diligent Christian Leader,” taken from Romans 12:8, “…one who leads, with diligence” (NKJV). The purpose of the Sigma Chi Pi honor society is to encourage and honor outstanding academic scholarship, approved Christian character, and Christian leadership demonstrated by graduates of postsecondary schools endorsed by The Alliance for Higher Education of the Assemblies of God. Qualifications include: (1) a scholastic average of no less than 3.0 GPA, (2) approved Christian character, and (3) diligent servant leadership.