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In Gratitude Shows Graduates’ Talents, Skills

April 25, 2012 – CMU’s annual In Gratitude service was a highlight for parents and visitors during CMU’s Graduation weekend.

At this event showcasing student accomplishments, representative s of the 2012 graduating class presented remarks or performed, demonstrating achievements in their respective fields of study, and illustrating the breadth and depth of studies at CMU.

In his remarks, host Tim Rogalsky, Associate Professor of Mathematics, commented, “This event is our way to say thank you to graduates, for your hard work to get to today; and to family and friends, for the way you’ve supported them along the way. We are proud of our students. The presenters offer a representative sample of some the fine work that our students have done for us this year.”

“Several CMU graduating students spoke into the heart of the CMU mission,” noted Cheryl Pauls, CMU Associate Professor of Music and one of the event planners. “Each one offered a unique glimpse into how his or her learning at CMU was as life transforming as it was intellectually rigorous. The group as a whole represented the wide array of CMU’s disciplinary offerings, and of the many ways that CMU grads will contribute to church and society as they move on from here.”

A Celebration of the CMU Graduates of 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2:30 pm


Melanie Kampen (BA, Honours, Four-Year, Major: Biblical and Theological Studies)
Daniel Paetkau (BA, Four-Year, Major: English)
Lori Schroeder (Bachelor of Music Therapy) and Abigail Graff (Bachelor of Music Therapy), sopranos. with Gabrielle Wiebe, piano
Paul Peters (BA, Three-Year, Major: International Development Studies)
Christina Scheerer (BA, Four-Year, Major: Business and Organizational Administration)
Nils Loewen (Bachelor of Arts, Three-Year, Major: Music) performing on guitar
Anna-Marie Janzen (BA, Four-Year, Major: Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies);
Cecilly Hildebrand (BA, Four-Year, Major: Psychology)
Rebecca Hill (Bachelor of Music, Concentration: Music Education-Early/Middle Years), soprano, with Catherine Richard, piano.