Cairn Celebrates the 152 Graduates of Spring 2022

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On Saturday, May 7, the University gathered in the Mason Activity Center gymnasium to celebrate the graduates of Spring 2022. Despite the gloomy weather outside, families and friends filled the gymnasium to cheerfully support their loved ones. 152 graduates received degrees this semester, marking one of the largest graduating classes in University history. 

The Spring 2022 graduates showed resilience in their studies and reached substantial academic achievement. Of the 152 graduates, 75 students received master’s degrees and 105 received baccalaureate degrees. 65 undergraduate/dual-level students received Latin honors for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Eden Eskaros (worship and music), Bryanne Makus (dual-level applied behavior analysis + elementary/early childhood education), and Sarah McIntyre (social work) completed their degrees with the second-highest GPA of the Spring 2022 class: 3.99. A total of seven students tied for the highest GPA of 4.00: Ellen Beck (social work), Jessie Bernhardt (psychology), Abigail Bull (English), Julia Dykshoorn (English), Alyssa Endres (elementary/early childhood education), Aubrey Eshelman (secondary English education), and Rebecca Keach (psychology). 

After awarding the degrees, President Williams took to the podium to address the newly minted graduates. He exhorted them from Hebrews 12:1–2, encouraging them not to waver in their endurance by keeping their perspective fully fixed on Jesus:

“You must live an intentional and attentive Christian life, laying aside weights and setting aside the sin that clings to you. You must also keep going. The writer says ‘let us run with endurance the race set before us.’ . . . The only posture that is suitable for a Christian is to face forward.”

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

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