On the 19th of August Bridgeworld College held its ninth graduation ceremony. 30 students received diplomas or degrees in theology, 14 students received diplomas in counseling psychology, and 5 students received diplomas in social work. Though I had not personally taught any of these graduates, it was a joy to participate in the ceremony.
Rev. Dr. Mwaya wa Kitavi, CRWM Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, gave the graduation address. I am indebted to Dr. wa Kitavi for arranging the opportunity I have to volunteer at Bridgeworld College. As we had previously only met via Skype and telephone, it was very good to finally meet him in person.
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Tents set up in parking lot for graduation ceremony
Rev. Canon Dr. Mwaura, Provost, was the master of ceremonies. Behind him is Canon Dr. Mary Okello, a lay canon in the Anglican Church of Kenya and member of the Advisory Board who offered the opening prayer
Rev. Dr. Lee, Principal, spoke. Behind him is Rev. Lee, Academic Dean.
Lecturers lined up to congratulate graduates after they received their diplomas.
Ryan greeting a graduate.
We’re graduates! (sorry about the guy in the blue shirt; he was everywhere.)
Rev. Dr. wa Kitavi gave the graduation address.
The Very Rev. Dr. Wanjau, past moderator of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa and member of the Advisory Board, gave the benediction.
Ceremony participants, lecturers and graduates. Ryan is seated near the right hand edge, in the second row.
Ceremony participants and lecturers. Ryan is back row, second from right.