The best is yet to come: Tyndale Seminary Fall Graduation 2014
At this year’s fall graduation ceremony on November 8, Tyndale Seminary students celebrated the beginning of an exciting journey into the next phase of their career and ministry.
It is common to view a life event like graduation as an ending – at the conclusion of the ceremony, academic studies are formally finished and the chapter is closed. However, Tyndale Seminary valedictorian and Director of Tyndale Intercultural Ministries Centre (TIM Centre) Dr. Robert Cousins urged his fellow graduates to think beyond that, reciting the words God spoke to him after immigrating to Canada from Northern Ireland: “This is not the end. The best is yet to come.”
During his valedictory address, Dr. Cousins encouraged the graduating class to continue maintaining the relationships they developed at Tyndale as they move forward into the next stage of life, and challenged them to use what they have learned to make an impact in the world.
Dr. Barry Smith, Senior Vice President Academic & Dean of the University College, reflected on the importance of community in the graduation address, entitled “Community Life and Living.”
The Tyndale University College & Seminary Fall 2014 graduation ceremonies represent the largest fall graduating class to date – 135 graduates, of which 61 were Tyndale Seminary graduates.
Listen to Dr. Cousins’ and Dr. Smith’s addresses: