Commencement Fall 2018
Point University graduated 81 students in a commencement ceremony at Crossroads Church in Sharpsburg, Georgia, on Saturday, December 15. The Class of 2018 included Point’s first graduates from the master of transformative ministry and master of business administration programs.
During commencement, President Dean Collins ‘79 presented the highest honor for a Point graduate, the Hathcock Award, which recognizes an outstanding student who has excelled in academics, leadership and Christian character while at Point. Bailey Haag, of Fortson, Georgia, received the award for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Earning a bachelor of science in applied ministry, Haag was the first graduate from Point’s partnership with Columbus Leadership Campus, a program of North Highlands Church. Lauren Turner, of Carrollton, Georgia, received the Hathcock Award for the traditional program. Turner earned a bachelor of science in child and youth development.
Dr. Faith Simpson ’76 gave the commencement address. Dr. Simpson serves beside her husband, David Simpson ’77, at Lanier Christian Church in Gainesville, Georgia. As an alumna and a new member of the board of trustees, Dr. Simpson’s passion for Point University and this graduating class was evident. Dr. Simpson encouraged the graduates to remember that they can always cling to their education. “You’ve worked for it,” she said. “That diploma didn’t come easy. By the receiving of that document, it will say you didn’t give up, you persevered!”
To see and download more photos from commencement, click here to visit Point’s Flickr album.