CBU celebrates students’ achievements with hooding events prior to commencement
Sol Kim, a Master of Science in Education candidate for graduation at California Baptist University, receives his distinctive hood for the upcoming fall commencement ceremony.
Riverside, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2019) – Hundreds of master's degree candidates at California Baptist University are celebrating achievements this week at hooding ceremonies leading up to commencement ceremonies on Dec. 11.
More than 230 master’s degree candidates are eligible to participate in the fall commencements. At CBU, colleges and schools hold individual hooding ceremonies to recognize their candidates and also give students their distinctive colored hoods to wear at their commencement ceremony.
The largest group of master’s candidates comes from the Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education with 31 candidates. The Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business has the second largest group with 23 candidates. Additionally, the Online and Professional Studies has 125 candidates for graduation throughout its various programs.
Sol Kim, who will receive a Master of Science in Education degree, spoke at the School of Education’s hooding ceremony on Dec. 9 at Magnolia Church.
“Thank you, CBU staff and faculty for the great program to equip us to better serve students,” Kim said.
While attending CBU’s teaching credential and master’s program the past three years, Kim said he learned that God is in control. Kim encouraged his fellow graduates to take encouragement from that fact.
“There is a Korean phrase: If you can’t avoid it, enjoy it,” Kim said. “There is always something out of our control but that’s OK. God put you exactly where you’re supposed to be and doing exactly what you’re supposed to be doing. God was in control, is in control and will continue to be in control.”