The 2011 Commencement ceremonies for Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana, were held Saturday, May 14, at 9 a.m. in the Orthopaedic Capital Center on the Grace campus.
Grace president Ronald E. Manahan led the ceremonies at which 505 degrees were presented to members of the graduating classes. Rev. J. Richard Horner, associate pastor of Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church in Martinsburg, Pa., gave the invocation.
Among those receiving the Doctor of Ministry degree was Daniel White, pastor of the York, Pa., Grace Brethren Church. His dissertation was entitled “Ministry Issues that must be Addressed and Resolved With Workable Solutions at the Grace Brethren Church of York, PA, so That it can Surpass the Pareto Principle and be a More Fully Equipped Church Body to Handle Caregiving for its Own and Those Whom God Will Bring.”
Among the graduates were individuals from 26 states and 12 countries that include: Germany, Japan, Costa Rica, Brazil, Zambia, China, Czech Republic, Australia, Tanzania, South Korea, and Korea.
A special tribute was paid to Jeremy Mohr, the member of the college’s 2011 class who was critically injured in an accident the fall of 2010. Mohr is currently at a rehabilitation center in Atlanta, but his father was in attendance and Jeremy participated in the graduation ceremonies by Skype.
Manahan also announced the opening of the Henry and Frances Weber School at Grace College, a new, unique two-year program that will begin in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis in the fall. Weber, who has been a trustee of Grace Schools, was present and was honored for his $1 million naming gift. His wife, Frances, went to be with the Lord earlier this year. (See related story.)