Spring and fall commencement are my two favorite days of the year. Not just because I enjoy seeing the culmination of each student's hard work, but because I enjoy seeing the sense of pride on the faces of the students' friends and families.
For JBU Degree Completion students, completing a bachelor's degree is often a family endeavor. It's not unusual for students to tell us that they're finishing because they want to show their kids that education is important, or that they want a better life for their growing families.
I love watching children cheering for their moms and dads as they watch them get those hard-earned diplomas. This year, one daughter enthusiastically yelled, "Go, Mom! You're my hero!" when her mother's name was called to receive her diploma.
Congratulations to the 101 heroes who finished their bachelor's degrees on May 4. May your commitment to education inspire your family and friends.
Ready to finish your degree? Give us a call at 800-JBU-GRAD. We're here to help.
John Brown University’s mission is to provide Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual, and professional lives. At JBU, we understand that a traditional campus experience isn’t for everyone. That’s why we developed our Degree Completion Program, which integrates the unparalleled quality of a John Brown University education with the convenience of online or evening classes.
John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked first in best value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and enrolls more than 2,200 students from 40 states and 39 countries.