Posts Tagged ‘Graduation’

Multnomah Education Provides Solid Foundation for This Fall’s Graduates

Last Friday, 58 students walked across the graduation stage and received their diploma. Graduation was held at Central Bible Church on NE Glisan.

We sat down for a little Q & A with several outstanding graduates to hear more about their time at Multnomah and the impact it’s had on them.
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The Art of Being

The Art of Being

Message from the Alumni Director

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

Dr. Luis Palau (Grad Cert ’61),  our 75th anniversary commencement speaker, encouraged this year’s graduates, faculty, and staff alike, as he considered his Multnomah experience and shared how God had used his time at Multnomah to prepare him for the ministry of evangelism he is involved in today.

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Letter From The First Graduating Class

Comments Off Written on February 16th, 2012 by
Categories: 75th Anniversary, Alumni, General, Pray For MU, Students
Letter From The First Graduating Class

As you can imagine, tracking down students who were here from our founding class in Fall 1936 and graduated with their diploma in Spring 1939 is quite challenging. Many are not well enough to travel, but in this very special 75th Anniversary homecoming week we are celebrating, we are so thankful for the special letter we received from one of these very alum! See what the Class of 1939 has to say to you today!

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First Education Majors Graduate

First Education Majors Graduate

The following is adapted from a monthly letter sent in June 2011 to donors and friends of Multnomah.
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May, with its wonderful commencement celebration, is the most exciting — and the busiest — month of the year for Multnomah University.

It’s when we witness the fruit of our labors, 200 graduates, cross the stage to receive their diplomas and our congratulations. It’s when we replay the stories of the quiet yet relentless grace of God in the lives of malleable students who will extend our mission and vision.

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Gifts for Grads

Comments Off Written on April 27th, 2011 by
Categories: Alumni, Students
Gifts for Grads

When we hired Grossenbacher Bros. to help us with our gift to the newest batch of MU grads, we had no idea it would be done by a single person at a hand-operated leather press. In fact, when Michelle Peel and I visited Grossenbacher's facility we expected to see a room full of large machines and a fully automated process. We couldn't be further from the truth. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Things To Know About Student Debt

1 Comment » Written on December 10th, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, General, Students

As our December grads prepare to move on from Multnomah - some with student loans and other debt - we'd like to encourage you to take smart steps. The Financial Aid Department thinks that you'll find the following list helpful as you begin to consider your finances and loan repayment in the coming months.

Ten Things To Know

The Project on Student Debt is doing some good work - they made this list. We've only listed the headers from the list here (you know, plagiarism is a big issue, so we don't want to steal all their work!). Read the rest of this entry »

Adult Degree Completion’s 1st Grads!

Our very successful Adult Degree Completion Program has just recently graduated its first cohort - what a wonderful acheivement! I recently asked Prof. Holley Clough to reflect on these last two years.

Reflections from the Director

000125364Graduation for students in a degree completion program is the  joyous achievement of a lifetime goal.  This fall, Multnomah is pleased to celebrate the completion of such goals for

students that are graduating from the Alpha, Beta and Gamma Cohorts.  The students in these cohorts are the first graduates for Multnomah University’s Degree Completion Program.  As the Director of the Program, it is a highlight of my job to see this event occur.  The goal is accomplished one step at a time, earning credit, bonding with fellow students, leaning on God for the tenacity to face the challenges of being in class, raising families and working at the same time.

For Me Personally

As I reflect on the last two years, I can see the growth of individual students as they have thought through what they want to do with this degree. For me personally, I know I have achieved my calling to this program when I can say that I resonate my faith by creatively helping others discern and develop their God-given potential.  Every day that I come to work, I can see the hand of the Lord in students’ lives as their eyes and their words reveal God’s active ministry to their hearts as He releases who they are through the learning in this program. Some individuals want to attain the degree as the goal itself, which is fantastic.   Then other students decide to take their learning into new areas such as graduate school to attain seminary, teaching or counseling degrees.  There are others yet, that are moving into foreign missions and church service.

Do You Like Your Job?

Lastly, recruiting students is a primary responsibility in my role.  Recently a potential student randomly asked me, “Do you like your job?”  I was taken by surprise, but laughed and replied, “Yes, I love my job.  It is like a giant puzzle.”  I get to help adults think through all the pieces of their lives, look at their priorities and dreams and help them figure out how their dreams might be possible.”  After the student comes into the program and then graduates as the Alpha, Beta and Gamma cohorts are this fall, I get to realize the dreams with the students and rejoice in what the Lord has done and will continue to do in their lives.

“ To God be the glory great things He has done…  Praise the Lord, let the people rejoice.”

It doesn’t get any better than that!