Back to NewsMay 7, 2011
2011 Graduation Day!
The conclusion of ABC’s 61st year of “educating and equipping servants” honored the class of 2011 as they turned their tassels on Saturday, May 7th. With an anticipated willingness to be used of God, the graduates chose as their class theme “To Know Him and Make Him Known.” Pastor Keith Wieve, a long time friend and supporter of ABC, challenged the students from the book of Esther emphasizing "For Such a Time as This."
Those honored were the recipients of the Bible Certificate, the Associate of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Theology degree, and the Master of Arts degree. Other major awards included the President’s Award (Jay Brown), the Greek Award (Samuel Luppino), the Theology Award (Samuel Luppino), the Pastoral Award (Samuel Luppino), the Danville Bible Baptist Church Mission Award (Jay Brown), the Delta Epsilon Chi Honor Society Award (Julianne Hannah, Samual Luppino, and Josh Allinger), and this year’s Valedictorian (Kelsey Cantu).
As the joyous event concluded, the air of accomplishment filled Anderson Hall. Each graduate had been inducted into the Alumni Association, received their diploma, and shared their life verse. Each had completed his or her time at ABC and was now faced with the inevitability of moving to the “real world.”
As the graduates began their recessional, they were endowed with the Servant’s Mantle. With the graduation date and class verse hand-embroidered, this towel stands as a symbol of servanthood. In the center of the Servant’s Mantle is written “Trained to Serve,” acknowledging that the staff and faculty have fulfilled their purpose of “Educating and Equipping Servants for the Church of Tomorrow while Edifying the Church of Today.”
As staff and faculty we believe each of these servants are adequately equipped to Think Biblically, Live Godly and Serve Practically... Because Life is for Service!