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CMU Students Express Gratitude to Donors, Churches, and Manitoba Government on Tuition Freedom Day

TFDTuition Freedom Day celebrates the generosity of donors, churches, and the Manitoba Government in supporting education at Canadian Mennonite University.

Taking place November 30, 2015 at 11:30 AM in CMU’s Chapel (600 Shaftesbury Blvd.), Tuition Freedom Day marks the end of the fiscal year paid for by student tuition, and the beginning of the year made possible by grants and donations from the Manitoba government, churches, and individual donors.

Ron Penner will address the student body on behalf of CMU’s church constituency, speaking of their broad commitment to CMU because of its allegiance to Anabaptist-Mennonite perspectives on Scripture and the Christian faith that combines justice, peace, discipleship, evangelism, and community. Ron and his wife Ruth were both students of founding college MBBC, after which time Ron served as lead pastor at Braeside Evangelical Mennonite Church until his retirement. Today Penner serves as an executive with the Mennonite World Conference.

Hugo Peters, an alumnus of founding college CMBC, will speak as a representative of CMU’s donors. Peters expresses profound appreciation for the foundation CMBC provided during his post-secondary years before becoming a high school teacher first in Virden, MB and then at Transcona Collegiate in Winnipeg. Peters supports CMU with a recognition for the need for a faith-based university that cultivates and validates a broad range of ministries and a world view beyond the immediate.

About CMU
A Christian university in the Anabaptist tradition, CMU’s Shaftesbury campus offers undergraduate degrees in arts, business, humanities, music, sciences, and social sciences, as well as graduate degrees in theology, ministry, peacebuilding and collaborative development, and an MBA. CMU has over 800 full-time equivalent students, including those enrolled in degree programs at the Shaftesbury and Menno Simons College campuses and in its Outtatown certificate program.

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Kevin Kilbrei, Director of Communications & Marketing; 204.487.3300 Ext. 621
Canadian Mennonite University
500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, MB  R3P 2N2