Malone University welcomes students with traditional academic convocation
Yesterday, Malone University welcomed students and honored President's, Academic Honors, Visio Scholarship recipients, Honors Program students, the Great Midwest Academic (GMAC) All-Conference Team, and the Spring 2018 Dean's List Honor Students during Academic Convocation.
"No matter who you are or where you came from, you are welcome here, and we're glad you're here," said President David King.
King challenged the Malone community with the questions, "What disturbs you? What inspires you? What gives you hope?"
He implored the students, faculty, and staff to gain inspiration from what disturbs them, and that as they follow the calling that Christ has on their lives, to use the voice that God has given to them.
"Acknowledge the disturbance. Use it to embrace inspiration," he said. "Serve with hope. Be a merchant of gift-giving. Be that deep and close friend to others who serves as a source of inspiration and hope."
Participating in the ceremony were Levi Muriuki, organist, the Malone University Chorale, Rev. Linda Leon, Provost Nathan Phinney, and Student Body President Nicole Ostrowski.
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies T.C. Ham wrote a benediction blessing students:
May you find joy and satisfaction in learning, both in and out of the classroom.
May your love for neighbor grow to become acts of service toward others, especially to those in need around you.
May you find bonds of friendship in this fellowship of learning at Malone University.
May you discover a calling for your life beyond a career.
As you continue to discover yourself and the world around you…
May all of your dreams become acts of faith.
As you pursue your studies in these halls of learning…
May every morning shine on you the light of hope.
As you engage deeply in our community…
May you find true joy in bonds of friendship and love.
May the Father Almighty bless you and nurture your faith!
May our Lord Jesus Christ be the foundation of all of your hope!
And, may the Holy Spirit guide and empower every expression of your love!
So, in faith, hope, and love…
May the Lord bless all of your endeavors this year and all the years of your learning, fellowship, and service!
2018-2019 President’s Scholarship Students
President’s Scholarship recipients must have a high school GPA of 3.6 or above, and an ACT score of 26-36, complete all admissions requirements, participate in Scholars Day, and be selected as one of two Scholars Day winners.
2018-2019 Emma and Walter Malone Scholarship Students
Honors Scholarship recipients must have a high school GPA of at least a 3.6 and an ACT score (or SAT equivalent) of 26 or higher.
Benjamin St John
2018-2019 Honors Program Students
The mind occupies a central place in the Christian life; for example, Jesus calls us to love God not only with heart, soul, and strength, but also with our minds (Mark 12:30), and the transforming power of the Gospel becomes effective in our lives largely through what St. Paul calls the renewing of our minds (Rom. 12:2). The Honors Program at Malone University exists to support Malone’s intellectually gifted and highly motivated students as they respond to this aspect of Christ’s call, and as they move to transform themselves and their world as followers of Jesus Christ.
Benjamin St John
2018-2019 Visio Scholarship Students
Visio Scholarship recipients must exhibit outstanding leadership qualities and be invited to compete for the Visio Scholarship by presenting their vision to current student leaders, staff, and faculty as well as alumni.
2017-2018 Great Midwest Academic All-Conference Team
Malone University student-athletes excelled in the classroom last year as 70 student-athletes were recognized on the 2017-2018 Great Midwest Academic All-Conference Team. In order to receive the award, an athlete must possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher on a 4.0 scale and must have reached sophomore athletic AND academic standing while completing at least one full academic year at the nominating institution.
Men’s Swimming & Diving
Women’s Swimming & Diving
Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Spring 2018 Dean’s List Honor Students
Congratulations to the Malone students listed below. These students obtained a Spring 2018 grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Mary Grace Baker
Benjamin St. John