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Academic Convocation officially opened the fall semester


The Geneva College community joined together on Friday, August 29 to begin the fall 2014 semester with the traditional Academic Convocation. First-year students were welcomed to Geneva as they began the ceremony by filing into the gym as the faculty, clad in regalia, lined the aisles.

During the ceremony Dr. Diana Rice, Chair of the Department of Psychology, Counseling & Human Services and the 2013 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, presented the convocation address.

Ancil.JPGThis year, the Excellence in Scholarship Award went to Dr. Ralph Ancil, Professor of Economics. In addition to teaching, he has contributed to several publications including the Pennsylvania Economic Review and The Imaginative Conservative. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Economic Association.

Math professor Edward Dambach received the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award. He has taught classes at GenevaDambach.jpg since 1986.

Recipients of the Excellence in Scholarship and Excellence in Teaching Awards are nominated by Geneva College students and faculty.

Geneva College invites students to accept the challenge of an academically excellent, Christ-centered education. Offering nearly 40 undergraduate majors, Adult Degree Programs with fully online and campus-based options, and seven graduate degrees, Geneva has programs that place students at the forefront of higher learning. Adhering to the inerrancy of scripture, the liberal arts core curriculum fosters a breadth of knowledge through the study of humanities, social and natural sciences, and experiential learning.