Opening Convocation

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President Jim Brenneman welcomed students to the new school year with a call to compassionate peacemaking.  After hearing powerful singing by Parables, the college’s traveling worship team, the gathered group departed the sanctuary and formed an “applause tunnel” – a 12-year tradition — with faculty and staff leading seniors, juniors, sophomores and finally the first-year students. The line progressed outside and concluded as students, faculty and staff gathered for an all-campus photo.

Read more about the president’s opening speech.

Date: Sept. 4, 2013

Photographers: Brian Yoder Schlabach and Jodi H. Beyeler