Back to NewsMay 8, 2010
Bible College News: Graduation Day!
The conclusion of ABC’s 60th year of “educating and equipping servants” honored the class of 2010 as they turned their tassels on Saturday, May 8th. With an anticipated willingness to be used of God, the graduates chose as their class theme “Vision for the Future.” Pastor Mark Johnson, an alumnus, certainly had vision for the future in mind as he challenged the graduates to “Keep your eyes on Jesus,” speaking from Revelation 5:1-9.
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, as well as members of ABC’s faculty. Dr. Burch was recognized as the first woman on ABC’s faculty to achieve the status of “Professor.” Also, Jason Naff and Gary Rowe completed the necessary requirements to receive their respective Masters degrees. Other major awards included the President’s Award (Joshua Steiner), the Greek Award (Matt White), the Theology Award (Matt White), the Pastoral Award (Matt White), the Danville Bible Baptist Church Mission Award (J. Aaron Seay), the Delta Epsilon Chi Honor Society Award (Matt White, Joshua Steiner, and Chris Smith), and this year’s Valedictorian (Chris Smith).
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.”