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Calling it a “remarkable milestone,” Dr. Christopher Cone, President of Calvary University, recently announced that CU has been awarded the 2017-2018 Jonathan N. Thigpen Enrollment Growth Award.

“As Calvary’s staff and faculty have been faithful to plant and water, God has been causing remarkable growth,” said Dr. Cone.

The award was granted by the Evangelical Training Association and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) for having the largest student enrollment growth (55%) of any of ABHE’s twenty-seven largest schools.

“This Spring,” said Dr. Cone, “we are seeing our sixth consecutive semester with student enrollment growth, and we are deeply honored to receive the Thigpen Award,” which was awarded to CU because in the past year, it has moved into ABHE’s category of largest schools, and led that group in overall growth.

Along with the growth comes the need for more student scholarships. One of CU’s four distinctives is to provide high quality education at low cost. During 2018, the amount of scholarships CU granted to students outpaced donor support by roughly $450,000.

“To God be the glory, great things He has done!” said Dr. Cone, adding that even though CU has been in the black for the past two years, it will not be possible to sustain such a high level of support for students without strong donor support.

“Please join me,” said Dr. Cone, “in praying for our staff and faculty, who are laboring vigorously to serve these students well, and to make the most of the opportunity God has set before us.”

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