DE MOOR EXHORTS GRADUATES
TO HELP FIX THE WORLD
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."
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.
of Traditional Graduates
of Adult Studies Graduates
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