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SPRINGFIELD, Missouri— Global University, an accredited distance education university of the Assemblies of God, celebrated its tenth annual commencement ceremony on Friday June 29 at James River Assembly in Ozark, Missouri. The event took place from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm CST. The university conferred Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Associate of Arts degrees as well as diplomas and certificates.
Students who completed a diploma/degree between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012 participated in the commencement ceremony.
Forty-three graduates from around the world and the U.S. represented six hundred and twenty two graduates for Global University’s class of 2012. “We are extremely blessed to see our impact and ministry outreach, with God’s help, around the country and the world, right here in Springfield, Missouri,” said Global University’s President, Gary L. Seevers Jr., PhD.
Global University’s graduate’s breakdown are as follows: 303 earned diplomas or certificates from Berean School of the Bible, 291 are graduates from the Undergraduate School of Bible and Theology and 28 are graduates from the Graduate School of Theology.
“The majority of Global University’s students are people who, for a variety of reasons, cannot or will not attend a traditional resident program,” said Global University’s Provost, John (Jack) Nill, Ph.D. “Some of these graduates have poignant stories of perseverance through adversity and financial struggles, and God has used their studies to prepare them for positions of ministry in various parts of the world. It is an honor to be part of an organization like Global University that helps students fulfill their dreams.”
Students from several countries around the world completed their programs with Global University including: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, England, U.K., Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Guyana, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Paraguay, Republic of Singapore, Rwanda, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Swaziland, Tanzania, USA, Vietnam, and Zambia.
About Global University
Global University is a regionally and nationally accredited non profit Christian University, in the Pentecostal tradition, based in Springfield, Missouri. As a worldwide online and distance education pioneer, the university integrates education and service through a network in 150 countries, including the United States. Its three main languages of instruction are English, Spanish and French for undergraduate programs. For more information about Global University, please visit www.globaluniversity.edu