GRADUATION 2019 – GRADUATE ADDRESS BY MICHELLE MURRAY
Our Graduation Ceremony for 2019 was one we will never forget. We had the Events and Operations Manager for Associated Christian Schools not only graduate with a Bachelor of Business, but also have her present the Graduate Address. She shared with the audience her testimony of her time at CHC by saying:
‘For me, my journey has been challenging but rewarding. People have asked me, “Why did you choose to study at CHC?” In the beginning I used to respond that it was for ‘convenience’. It made sense to attend a college just around the corner from my home while working a full time job. However, as my studies progressed, I soon realised that studying at CHC was far more than just ‘convenience’. It is about the connections you make, the classroom and one-on-one sessions with your lecturers, the feeling of not being a number, but being an individual who is acknowledged, guided and valued for who you are and what you can personally achieve. It is about the challenges of not only having to think academically, but also Biblically and spiritually, while continuing to grow in faith.
CHC is a college that is filled with so many wonderful staff and faculty members who dedicate their time to the fulfilment of every student’s individual goals. So on behalf of all my fellow graduates here tonight, we would like to sincerely thank CHC for their assistance, encouragement and support. We honour you and we are forever grateful, as without you, tonight would not be possible, and without you, we would not be able to fulfil this part of our life’s journey. I’m sure every student here tonight would agree that we valued the welcoming smile when walking into reception, the selfless assistance that we received from the library staff and the IT team in the learning hub, and the ongoing mentoring by our devoted and caring lecturers. To our President, Dr Trudel, we are grateful for your strategic leadership and personal sacrifices in taking CHC to greater heights. We appreciate, love and honour you.’
Thank you, Michelle for sharing your CHC story, and for being a part of our community.