The spring semester at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) is coming to an end as students work diligently on completing their final projects, papers, and exams. This is a bittersweet time for many graduating seniors. Though they will miss their friends and have made many memories that they will carry with them for a lifetime, graduates look forward to the special events planned to commemorate the season they have spent at BCF. These events include Student Preaching, Midnight Breakfast, Senior Honors Day, and the Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony.
On Monday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m., the Presidential Excellence in Preaching Award will be presented to one senior who has exemplified the characteristics of a biblical leader and has an undeniable gift for preaching. The recipient of this award will preach in front of his peers and professors during this special chapel service. Later in the day, BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen, Academic Dean Robin Jumper, Theology Division Chair Rich Elligson, Professor of History and Christian Studies Roger Richards, and Student Life and Marketing Director Sandra Richards will serve students breakfast in the Deese Center just before midnight to encourage students finishing up finals.
Senior Honors Day will take place the following day, May 10, at 9:30 a.m. as graduating seniors of the spring 2022 class who have earned high Grade Point Average (GPA) honors are recognized. This celebratory service will be held in the R. G. Lee Chapel and include a time of senior-led praise and worship, as well as presentations from the senior class officers on their project to President Kinchen. All of the graduating seniors are excited to share this special day with fellow students, friends, and family members, and will attend a special luncheon with their invited guests immediately following the service. Family members are also invited to attend the Music and Worship Division Spring Concert that will be held that evening at 7:00 p.m. in the R. G. Lee Chapel.
The Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony will be held in the BCF Wellness Center on May 20, with 29 graduates completing all of the necessary degree requirements for graduation. While working tirelessly to bring the semester to a strong finish, members of the 2022 graduating class are also busy finalizing their plans for life after graduation. Many have been accepted into seminary or graduate programs, while others have accepted leadership positions in areas of ministry, missions, music, education, business, and psychology. Challenged as the next greatest generation of Christian leaders, expectations are high as the graduating class goes on to fulfill the BCF registered trademark of "Changing the World Through the Unchanging Word.®"
For more information on any of the upcoming graduation events at The Baptist College of Florida, please call 800.328.2660 or visit the website at www.baptistcollege.edu.