News: May 2013

Graduates of 2013

May 24, 2013

Focus on grads: Jackson O’Brien, Recipient of the Bachelor of Theology degree. Jackson came to us from Mt. Carmel Bible College in Edmonton. He completed his internship with the University of Calgary Chaplaincy Office this year. He also worked with Youth at the Highland Park Mennonite Brethren Church. He is Valedictorian, and recipient of this years Christian Scholar Award, and has been accepted into Regent College’s graduate studies program this Fall.

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Graduates of 2013

May 23, 2013

Focus on grads:Jason Pritchard Recipient of the Bachelor of Religious Education: Global Studies degree. Jason is from the Oak Park Church of Christ, and loves young people. He also loves to share Jesus Christ with them, and does that naturally and openly where ever he goes, mostly on his skateboard. He is winner of this years Church Growth Award. He transfers work from Eastern University in Pennsylvania, and the University of Calgary. He works with the YMCA in Youth Community Programming.

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Yearbook Supporter

May 22, 2013

Thank you to Bow Valley Christian Church for supporting Alberta Bible College by placing an ad in our 2013 yearbook. Check out their webpage www.bvccweb.ca for information on their service times and ministry opportunities.

Yearbook Supporter

May 21, 2013

Thank you to Auto Value for supporting Alberta Bible College by placing an ad in our 2013 yearbook. Auto Value has a number of locations throughout Calgary, Airdrie, Lethbridge and Red Deer Check out their webpage www.autovalueparts.ca for information.

Change Management Team

May 20, 2013

CALGARY – The Executive Committee of Alberta Bible College’s Board of Trustees announced, today, that Dr. R. Allan Dunbar has agreed to join the College’s Change Management Team as Co-Chair with Mr. Don Cameron.

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Yearbook Supporter

May 19, 2013

Thank you to Wycliffe for supporting Alberta Bible College by placing an ad in our 2013 yearbook. Check out their webpage www.wycliffe.ca for information on their ministry and ministry opportunities.

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May 18, 2013

Thank you to the Keele Street Christian Church for supporting Alberta Bible College by placing an ad in our 2013 yearbook. Check out their webpage www.keelestreet.ca for information on their service times and ministry opportunities.

Graduates of 2013

May 16, 2013

Focus on grads: Adam Lees, Recipient of the Bachelor of Theology degree. Adam is the winner of this year’s Christian Ministry Award, and provided exemplary leadership of this year’s chapels at ABC. He completed his internship at Graceland Ministries in Poland, and will commence work this week with Cornerstone Youth Ministry Centre in NE Calgary.

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A Note to Students

May 15, 2013

Greetings!

We hope you are enjoying your break from classes and homework and all the activities that come with being a student! But we also trust that you are looking forward to being an ABC student in September.

Because April finished with a number of unknowns, we are committed to keeping you informed over the summer as plans for the next year are made. So here’s where things are at today.

• Both Ron Fraser and Sandra Osborne have accepted the Board of Trustees’ invitation to continue on as Director of Learning Services and Director of Student Development for the next year.
• There is a Change Management team in place that has been given executive authority and responsibility for the next year. The Change Management team is chaired by volunteer, Don Cameron, a retired CEO who has been a longtime friend and supporter of ABC. Currently, the Change Management team also includes the Director’s Cabinet (Ron, Jean, and Sandra) although another person may yet be added. That team will ensure that ABC continues to provide students with a solid educational experience this fall; that same team in collaboration with others will also be creating a revitalized ABC to be implemented in September 2014.
• The Academic Calendar for 2013-14 is almost ready for publication. We will make it available on the ABC website as soon as possible so that you can access it if you need to.
• Ron Fraser is currently working on the Fall course schedule and recruiting adjunct instructors as needed. Once that schedule is ready, we’ll make sure you have access to it. Then you can email Ryan and set up an appointment to discuss your fall courses.
• We are reworking the weekly schedule. Chapel will move from Wednesday to Thursday. Also rather than a daily morning prayer time, there will be a small group time on Tuesdays so that students and staff can care for each other within a small group by praying for personal needs, as well as ABC and the larger world.
• Fall Ministry Experience trips will continue as in recent years. The first year students will go to the Mustard Seed accompanied by Brad Anderson; the second years will go to the Door of Hope in Meadow Lake accompanied by Ryan Scruggs; the PML 300 students have the opportunity to spend two weeks serving with Graceland Ministries in Poland.
• A number of changes are being discussed for within Student Development. Stay tuned for details.
• Student Body retreat will include Orientation for the new students. This will be a two day camping trip that will conclude with a rafting trip in Kananaskis. The dates are Wednesday – Friday, September 4-6. Please get those dates on your calendars now.
• Fall registration and payment of fees will be Tuesday September 3.

So there is lots happening at ABC…and the Board, faculty and staff, as well as our supporting churches and individuals are prayerfully anticipating that God will continue to do great things through ABC.

Sandra Osborne,
For the Director’s Cabinet

Scholarships

May 15, 2013

Benoit Scholarship applications are due today.

Up to two tuition scholarships of $1,000 each are available to first year applicants
Competitive
Application (including an application, essay and three references) can be made through the Admissions Coordinator prior to May 15
Contact admissions@abccampus.ca for more information

New students: visit www.abccampus.ca/scholarshipsincomingf.php for a listing of all scholarships for new students.
Returning students: visit www.abccampus.ca/scholarshipsreturning.php for a listing of all scholarships for returning students.

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