Since 1883 students and faculty have donned cap and gown amidst the colors, the bagpipes, and the ceremony of Belhaven Colege commencements. On Saturday, May 8 the commencement took place with all the traditional elements, but this time under the school’s new name of Belhaven University. The same captivating sounds of the “Piping of the Colors”, the streaming processional of students and faculty, and the singing of the Belhaven University Hymn and Alma Mater continued to create an atmosphere of great expectation.
Mr. Guy Rodgers, Executive Director, ACT! For America opened with prayer reminding all that there is no second class calling and that each calling is to be walked out in the Spirit with excellence, that the world would see God’s goodness and glory.
Dr. Theodore Baehr, Chairman of Christian Film and Television Commission and Publisher of Movieguide®, delivered his commencement address “More than Conquerors…To the Ends of the Earth” to the class of 2010.
Dr. Baehr communicated that God has sent his people on a quest to save the lost, both lost people and lost civilizations. He said, “He empowers you to do just that in two different ways. One, He makes you more than conquerors through Christ Jesus and, two, He empowers you through the Holy Spirit.” He challenged the graduates to see the issues that face the world today as opportunities to bless and transform the world through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Dr. Billy Kim, Chairman, Far East Broadcasting Company, Korea, made the introduction of Yeun-Hoon Jung, the President & CEO of Bang Joo Optical Co, Ltd. , who received a Doctor of Science.
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