Grace College and Seminary Graduates 431 Students

Commencement ceremonies at Grace College & Theological Seminary took place Saturday, May 11 at 9:00 a.m. in the Orthopaedic Capital Center on the Grace campus. A brass ensemble conducted by Martin Becker provided the prelude and processional accompaniment. The ceremony, which commemorated the 75th anniversary of the college and seminary, included an invocation by Michael C. Taylor, director of the Medical and Compassion Ministries of Encompass World Partners-Three Strands and father of Kristen H. Taylor, graduating senior.

An institutional recognition was also given by James L. Custer, chairman of the Grace Board of Trustees and Ronald E. Manahan, Th.D., president of Grace College and Seminary led the commencement ceremony. The musical presentation was performed by graduating senior Rebekah Noack, accompanied by Aaron Scantlen. Matthew D. Slippy gave the benediction. Slippy is associate pastor of Youth and Family Ministries at Calvary Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and father of Tara A. Slippy, graduating senior.

Grace College and Seminary’s graduating class of 2013 consisted of 431 graduates:

  • 15 received Associate of Science in Management degrees from the School of Adult and Community Education’s Prison Extension program
  • 56 received Bachelor of Science in Management degrees from the School of Adult and Community Education’s Prison Extension program
  • 11 received Master of Education degrees from the School of Adult and Community Education
  • 6 received Master of Business Administration degrees from the School of Adult and Community Education
  • 24 received Master of Science in Orthopaedic Regulatory & Clinical Affairs  degrees from the School of Adult and Community Education
  • 14 received an Associate Degree in Nursing (through Bethel College)
  • 37 received Bachelor of Arts degrees from the School of Arts & Sciences
  • 42 received Bachelor of Science degrees from the School of Arts & Sciences
  • 5 received Bachelor of Arts degrees from the School of Behavioral Sciences
  • 37 received Bachelor of Science degrees from the School of Behavioral Sciences
  • 23 received Master of Arts degrees from the School of Behavioral Sciences
  • 3 received Bachelor of Arts degrees from the School of Business
  • 31 received Bachelor of Science degrees from the School of Business
  • 10 received Bachelor of Arts degrees from the School of Education
  • 28 received Bachelor of Science degrees from the School of Education
  • 8 received Bachelor of Arts degrees from the School of Ministry Studies
  • 25 received Bachelor of Science degrees from the School of Ministry Studies
  • 1 received a Certificate in Biblical Studies from the School of Ministry Studies
  • 21 received Master of Arts degrees from the School of Ministry Studies
  • 8 received Master of Arts degrees from Grace Theological Seminary
  • 6 received Master of Divinity degrees from Grace Theological Seminary
  • 2 received Doctor of Ministry degrees from Grace Theological Seminary
  • 18 received Doctor of Missiology degrees from Grace Theological Seminary.

The class was comprised of students from 24 states and 16 countries, including Argentina, China, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Uzbekistan and the United States.

Of the 431 college graduates, 36 were members of the Alpha Chi Honor Society and six were the college’s first inductees into Sigma Beta Delta, an honors society for business students. A total of 163 baccalaureate degree recipients earned graduation honors and wore gold tassels, cords or sashes at the commencement ceremony.

  • 11 graduated with summa cum laude honors
  • 39 achieved magna cum laude honors
  • 29 earned cum laude honors
  • 84 earned honors in the graduate division and seminary division

Christa K. Farrell, B.S. in Elementary Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ronald and Barbara Manahan receiving several recognitions from the Grace College & Seminary Board of Trustees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master of Business Administration graduate Matthew R. Metzger with children Megan Metzger (left) and Hunter Metzger (right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master of Divinity graduate Brent T. Mencarelli with wife Amy Mencarelli

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