CHARLOTTE: Charlotte is a Secondary English Education and Special Education major. She is an over-comer. She is sensitive. She loves teaching and takes absolute joy in the triumphs and achievements of her students. She is loyal and kind and smart. I once drug her all over the streets of Brooklyn, in the dark, and we both lived to tell the tale (and laugh about it). She is learning to use her imagination and embrace the "what could be." Congratulations, Charlotte. I adore you and always will. Your future is so bright.
BRIANNA: Brianna is a pre-PA student, so graduation will be merely a time to take a deep breath before diving into her didactic year of the Physician's Assistant program. Brianna is a natural leader. She is witty and goofy. She is a picky eater, and somehow made it into her 20's before ever tasting a bean! I tease her that when she gives her friends make-overs they all end up looking just like her. If she stays on the path she is on, pursuing Christ wholeheartedly, who wouldn't want to look like her? Congratulations, Brianna. I'm excited about your next "mission field."
JIHYUN: Jihyun is from South Korea. He came to Lock Haven to get his Master's Degree in International Studies. When we met him, Jason and I agreed that if you looked up "Salt of the Earth" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of Jihyun. He has taught children's Sunday school classes at his church and led the International Bible study on campus, and I don't think he has ever met anyone that he didn't make laugh. How many international students do you know who would get up in front of everyone at an American church potluck and tell an embarrassing (and hysterical) story about themselves? It is this amazing blend of bravery and humility that make him so special. Congratulations, Jihyun. We are so blessed to know you.
AARON: Aaron is graduating with a degree in Community Health and has been accepted into the Master of Divinity program at seminary. He is the quietest leader I have ever met (I mean that in a great way). He has an infectious laugh and the most even temper of anyone I've met. He is unflappable. After miraculously surviving being burned over a large percentage of his body as a young man, it is apparent that God preserved his life because He has GREAT plans for him. Congratulations, Aaron. We stand with breathless anticipation to see all that God will accomplish through you in the years to come. We are your biggest fans!
RYAN & JENNA: Ryan is receiving a degree in Health and Physical Education and Jenna is graduating with a degree in Education. We had the privilege of providing premarital counseling to Ryan and Jenna and we have high hopes for them for their future together. They will both make outstanding teachers and will be a great team in ministry as well. Ryan is easy-going and has a true servant's heart (and he can traverse a high-ropes course BLINDFOLDED!). Jenna is bubbly and outgoing and has never met a stranger - only friends she hasn't gotten to know yet. We look forward to your wedding in June! Congratulations Ryan and Jenna. We have full confidence in each of you!