The one-stop graduation event where you can take care of graduation plans and complete steps required for commencement. Grad Finale will be held in the Benedum Room, Alexander Hall.
This student-only celebration will be a time of celebration and an official induction into the Alumni Association. All graduating seniors are invited to attend this event. Registration will begin at Grad Finale and the cost is $5 per student. The cost includes an alumni t-shirt.
Old Main Lawn Tent (Rain location – Alexander Hall)
Families and friends of traditional undergraduate students are invited to dine at an informal gathering on the lawn of Old Main prior to Baccalaureate. Casual dining at standing tables and some limited seating.
Menu: Stations with a variety of Sliders, Salads, Mini Cupcakes, Beverages
Food available 4:30 – 6 p.m. Cost: $10 per family, $5 for additional guests
Baccalaureate will be held at First Presybertian Church in Beaver Falls. Graduating seniors should assemble at the church by 6:30 p.m. The program is a worship service and an appropriate way to thank God for His provision to our students and to commit them to His care for all their future endeavors. We encourage you to come for this special worship celebration. Please note that graduates will process in cap and gown.
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 1103 8th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Speaker: Rev. Andrew Schep
Andrew Schep grew up in Perth, Ontario, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Geography from Carleton University in Ottawa, and trained for pastoral ministry at Ottawa Theological Hall and Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh where he earned his Masters of Divinity degree. He has been a pastor for 26 years, serving in Syracuse, NY, since 2003. He and his wife, Joanna, have four sons and one daughter. Andrew enjoys choral music performance and writing poetry, and volunteers as a chaplain for Upstate University Hospital and Gracefield Christian Camp.
A native of Scotland, Sinclair B Ferguson is an ordained minister in The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. He has served on the faculties of Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia and Redeemer Seminary, Dallas and has also been minister of three congregations—on the Island of Unst, in the centre of Glasgow, and in Columbia, S.C. He holds the Ph.D. degree from the University of Aberdeen and has published widely. Currently he serves as a Teaching Fellow with Ligonier Ministries and is the evening preacher in St Peter’s Free Church, Dundee. Sinclair and his wife Dorothy are blessed with four children and eleven grandchildren.
The event begins at 10 a.m. Students should gather in the John H. White Chapel in Old Main by 8:45 a.m. to receive instructions.
This year we are planning to hold Commencement outside at Reeves Field. The duration of the event is approximately two hours. There will be a reception following the ceremony in the tents around campus. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved into Metheny Fieldhouse. You can check the Commencement Hotline (724-847-6100) for location updates.
The event begins at 3 p.m. Students should gather in the John H. White Chapel in Old Main by 2 p.m. to receive instructions.
The ceremony will be held in Metheny Fieldhouse. There will be a reception following the ceremony in the tents around campus.
Speaker: Rev. Thomas Stein
Rev. Tom Stein is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and a 1986 graduate of Geneva College, with majors in Pre-Ministerial Studies and Broadcasting. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Tom has worked in radio in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and Bloomington, Indiana. He is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and has served churches in Farmington, Minnesota and Richmond, Indiana. He also served as Geneva’s Director of Alumni Relations from 2011 to 2013. He is currently Associate Pastor at Chapel Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Brighton Township, Beaver County and an instructor in Geneva’s POGS program. He has also served on several non-profit boards, including his current service on the board of Leaders Serving Beaver County. Tom blogs daily devotions at tomsteinjr.blogspot.com and writes a monthly column for yourbeavercounty.com.
Tom and Beth Ann (McIlhenny ’88) met at Geneva and have been married for almost 29 years. They have two sons (Taylor and Andrew) and one daughter (Emily).
Saturday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Students will be recognized at Commencement for honors based on their GPA at the conclusion of the fall semester. For a few, this may change after final spring semester grades are processed. The FINAL honors designation will be posted on transcripts and diplomas.
Honor cords may be picked up in the registrar’s office prior to commencement. Pictures of honor grads and class officers will be taken commencement morning in Skye Lounge at 8 a.m. Students may check this Web page for an updated list. Honors for August graduates will not be final until all coursework is completed.
2017 Honors list TBA