Celebrating HIU's Class of 2018

Posted: May 14, 2018

FULLERTON, CA :: On Saturday, May 12, 2018, Hope International University proudly conferred degrees upon 162 undergraduate and graduate students who successfully completed their chosen course of study. Drawn from the student body of over 2,000 students representing 42 states and more than 16 countries, these graduates now join over 13,000 alumni who carry HIU’s legacy of servant leadership to locations across the globe.

Undergraduate On Campus student speaker Samuel Semanda encouraged fellow graduates to trust God’s timeline for our lives. Robert Southward, Online Undergraduate speaker, reminded the audience that “Everything we do will reveal our faith and the light of Christ that shines from within us. Let His light shine brightly through your life!” Graduate student speaker Joy Swift exhorted the class of 2018 to “breathe life into others,” stating that a lifetime of service that leads to true satisfaction. Professor Cora Alley, a beloved HIU faculty member for 42 years, challenged the graduates to commemorate the milestones and miracles along the journey of their lives as God leads them into the future He has planned for each of them.

The University diligently maintains its commitment to empowering students through Christian higher education to become exceptional servant leaders who impact the world for Christ. This was Hope International University’s 105th Commencement Ceremony, marking HIU’s 43rd academic year in Fullerton.

HIU streamed the Spring 2018 Commencement ceremony live online. To view the video archive on demand, click here.