As faculty lined the aisle, new students made their way to the front of Liberty Chapel for our annual Convocation on Wednesday. Dr. Bitner welcomed them and explained the history and purpose of a Convocation.
Dr. Bitner explained the purpose of a Convocation.
Arianna Erixson, Student Senate President, gave a charge to the entire student body in regard to being a family and supporting each other. Dr. An provided special music, and the new students were introduced to the school song for the first time. Dr. Cone shared a message and gave some humorous answers to frequently asked questions.
Dr. Cone shared a message.
We are excited to welcome both new and returning students for another year of training and service.
“To our great God, ruler of everything and lover of each one – Thank you for guiding me through all the twists, turns, bumps, and potholes on my long journey through college.” ~ Emily Wirth
Emily (Heitz) Wirth
Those words were the first part of the acknowledgments in the program for Emily Wirth’s Senior Recital on Sunday. During her long, winding path to graduation, Emily has studied under Paul Vander Mey, Cheryl Clark, Dr. Haekyung An, and Dr. Tom Stolberg. Completing her Senior Recital is another step on the path, and it is a good example of perseverance, especially for those who may have given up on their dreams of finishing college. Emily was accompanied on the piano by Christopher Stolberg, and she sang pieces by Handel, Scarlatti, and Schubert among others. She plans to use her degree by teaching voice and piano lessons, performing, and composing music. To God be the glory for how He has brought Emily to this place!