Africa Nazarene University celebrated its 18th graduation ceremony on October 30. A record number of graduates received degrees.
During the ceremony, themed Shaping the Future through Innovation and Transformation, 1,289 graduands had their degrees conferred upon them in front of friends and family. Speakers included ANU’s Vice Chancellor Leah Marangu, former General Superintendent Nina G. Gunter, ANU alumnus Jeff Alondo, and graduating student Faith Ngogoyo.
Marangu urged graduands to transform the future of the African continent and the world through their acquired intellectual and innovative capabilities and skills by making relevant contributions of great social impact. Marangu further advised the graduands to “embrace transformational practices to produce positive development as opposed to idle practices that create a vacuum and negative thinking which lead to crisis in development.”
In her keynote message, guest speaker Gunter commended the graduates, counseling them to “take up the challenge and risk … risks that will define and enrich your legacy and that of your university. Your risks will innovate and transform you from survival to significance.”
Sam Owen, founder of Kenya’s National Prayer Breakfast, The Men’s Gathering, and Africa Youth Forum of Leadership, was the recipient of the 2015 honorary degree.
Congratulations to the 2015 graduates. “What begins here transforms the world.”
For graduation photos, see the ANU Alumni Facebook page.