The 2016 GTF Graduation event began on Thursday, May 5th, with the day of convocation. This was an especially joyous event that profiled the work of graduating students and helped to create connections between members of the Class of 2016. The GTF day of convocation was a bringing together of our diverse student body in a celebration of each graduate’s academic achievements and professional contributions to the betterment of the world community. It was an opportunity for students to gain an understanding and appreciation of each other’s interests, research and work, and to connect with other graduates, GTF faculty and administrators. Most importantly, it was a day for our graduates to be recognized and honored for their involvement in and commitment to ministry and social service.
The morning began with a group breakfast and a few words from the GTF President, Dr. Kendra Clayton. Students then split into small groups, led by a GTF faculty moderator, and were given the opportunity to briefly share a bit about themselves, their work, and their academic work at the GTF. During the afternoon session all graduates gathered to hear brief presentations from our Fellowship and Prize winners, and to be presented with their graduation stoles. The day culminated with the Lord Robert Runcie Convocation Lecture at 7:00 p.m.
Please visit our YouTube channel in order to view the presentations of our 2016 Fellowship and Prize recipients.