Welcome to Azusa Pacific University’s Winter 2013 Commencement. We celebrate this day with you—our graduates—and family and friends. Your faithful journey in this educational endeavor has prepared you to move with faith and confidence toward your goals. Your God-given abilities have been further refined and strengthened under the excellent tutelage of the men and women who make up the Azusa Pacific University faculty.
Let me extend to you my warmest congratulations for all that this day represents. My prayer for you is that you will move into a Christ-centered future prepared to keep God First in every area of your life. The APU Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff will observe from a distance the remarkable difference that all of you will make in this world. We will hold you in our hearts and minds, and we will support you in our prayers.
And to those of you who have come to our university to acknowledge the significance of this ceremony, we welcome you, encourage you to listen for stories of life change, and thank you for supporting our graduates as they lean into God’s call on their lives.
God’s peace and blessings to all of you on this special occasion,
Jon R. Wallace, DBA