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Graduation 2011

Providence Theological Seminary

Dr. August Konkel (left), President of Providence College & Seminary, with John Courtney (right), Seminary Doctor of Divinity recipient.
Kelsey Zabolotniuk - Seminary Valedictorian

Forty-two people graduated from Providence Theological Seminary this year. On April 16, a ceremony honouring thirty-six of these graduates was held on the Otterburne campus. On April 29 a ceremony will be held on the campus of Ambrose University College to honour the six graduates of the Providence Extension program there. Twelve people received an M.A. in Counselling Psychology, which is a three-year program. Seven people completed the M.A. in Counselling degree program (two-years). Five people received a Master of Divinity degree, five received an M.A. in Educational Studies, four received an M.A. in Global Studies, and two received an M.A. in Christian Studies. The Doctor of Ministry had its largest graduating class ever, with seven people completing that degree program. This year’s Valedictorian was Kelsey Zabolotniuk. She addressed her fellow graduates with fond memories of their time at Providence as well as with an encouragement to remember what they have learned. Dr. Ed Neufeld, professor of Biblical Studies, spoke to the graduating class about the importance of faithfulness over “success” using many illustrations of biblical characters to make the point. John Stafford, Dean of Theology at St John’s College in Winnipeg received the Providence Seminary Alumnus of the Year award. Near the end of the ceremony, John Courtney was recognized for his almost forty years of service with Youth for Christ. John received the honourary Doctor of Divinity degree.

Many other awards, certificates, and diplomas were given out at the Seminary graduation banquet on Friday night. Two students spoke about their time in Seminary programs. President Konkel closed with remarks about the class and its great potential.

It was a great two days of celebration. The Providence Seminary Faculty is proud of this year’s graduating class!



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