Class of 2013 Celebrates

May 20, 2013

At two May 18 commencement exercises, 214 members of the Columbia International University Class of 2013 receive degrees from bachelor’s to doctoral. The ceremonies took place in Shortess Chapel on the campus of CIU.

Dr. Jerry A. Rankin, president emeritus of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board (IMB), and director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at CIU delivered the commencement address to the graduates students. The charge to the undergraduate students came from Dr. Hans Finzel, the past president and CEO of the missions agency World Venture. Listen to their messages at:

Rankin and Finzel will both received honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees from CIU.

Check out photos from both commencements on CIU’s Flickr page: