Summer - after 40+ days of rain and gray skies this spring, the sunshine has arrived! Graduation day was glorious - picture perfect, I'd say. Over 175 graduates joined excited family members for a ceremony that culminated years of study and preparation. Dr. Renita Weems, this year's graduation speaker, was articulate, challenging, and funny. "It seemed like a good idea at the time..." was a phrase oft repeated throughout her message, with the audience quickly joining in the chorus. (Click here to listen for yourself: ATS 2011 Commencement) What was graduation day like for you? Share your memories by clicking "comment" below.
The busyness of the school year is replaced with a different busyness in the summer. Recruitment and Admissions are working hard to process applicants for the coming school year; the Institute of Formational Counseling just concluded another seminar; Pastors of Excellence has a retreat week coming up, and offices across campus are using the slightly less hectic schedule to refresh and prep for another exciting school year that will be upon us much sooner than expected. While you enjoy these summer days we invite you to come by and peruse the Bible in English museum in the Gerber Academic Building. While you're here, take advantage of the time to wander the campus, meander thru the Prayer Garden, and explore campus once again. We'd love to see you!