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Bob De Moor '72, current interim editor of The Banner, spoke to the class of 2004 as a loyal servant of God encouraging others to remain focused on kingdom-building as they bid farewell to Trinity.

In two ceremonies addressing nearly 250 soon-to-be alumni and their families in the Ozinga Chapel May 15, he exhorted the graduates to devote themselves to Christian service in whatever arenas they will enter next. He told the audience that the Lord puts people into the world to help reclaim it for Him.

"God loves the world so much, He wants to fix it. So let's go fix it," De Moor said during his speech, "Called Into A World Worth Fixing."

"Go preserve, protect, clean up, enhance, and transform God's world. You are God's gifts to this world and the people in it. You have unique gifts that only benefit you when you share them with others. Whatever career path you choose, remember that you are called to be God's servants. You are well-equipped to transform every job into a ministry."

Dr. Steven Timmermans completed his first academic year as Trinity's president by presenting degrees and certificates to 174 traditional students in the morning ceremony and 70 adult studies students in the afternoon. Education, business, and nursing were the top three majors in this year's class.

Newly appointed board chairman Cal Tameling '72 greeted the audiences at both ceremonies after the processional and opening hymn. Graduating senior Rosetta Polk-Pugh, a social work major from Chicago, gave the invocation in the morning ceremony while chaplain Tim Hoekstra offered the prayer during the adult studies commencement.

Student association president Kevin Walker, a junior from Chicago, and adult studies education professor John Hoekstra led the litanies in the respective ceremonies. Alumni association vice president Doug Pruim '97 welcomed both groups as the newest members of the network of Trinity graduates.

Related Links:
List of Traditional Graduates
List of Adult Studies Graduates

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