Dec 6, 2006

Ian is a college grad!!

I got a call this morning from the VP for Student Affairs and the Dean of Ian's college at IUP. The department, the dean's office, the president and vice president have all been discussing Ian, and they decided that despite the fact that he officially had one more semester to go (17 credits that did not relate to his major at all) they're going to confer on him his bachelor's degree. They pointed to the amount of work Ian did on his internship (he worked 12-16 hours a day, six days a week over the summer) and to his outstanding work on the internship as evidence of his fitness to receive the degree. They offered our family the opportunity to receive his degree on his behalf at the graduation ceremony where David Altrogge (his best friend) will be the student speaker.

The staff at IUP have been very kind. Thank you.

11 comments:

Nicole said...

How kind of the Lord to cause the IUP staff to be so great. As a college student myself, it is great to see how the Lord is working even in that situation.

Anonymous said...

We at Haverstick Films and thrilled that Ian's intensive work with us this summer and his level of excellence at it have been rewarded by this hastening of his earning his degree. Having seen his work and benefitted from it we can attest that he truly is deserving of this acknowledgement by the college and we are thrilled and thankful that the college has chosen to do this.
Congrats to Ian!

jen marie said...

wow.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What good news! God is so very kind! I must say, I enjoy reading this blog and seeing how merciful, faithful, and caring God is.

MikeQ said...

Awesome news!!!

Anonymous said...

i was jsut cruising blogger and came across your site. you're family is in our prayers.

Ellen T said...

IUP, you're the best!! What a great school...many great people have gone there! Well, some great and some that were just good. Thank you Jesus!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! How kind and compassionate of God to grant Ian favor in the eyes of the IUP staff.

Psalm 116:5
The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.

Anonymous said...

On October 8 David left us a message on this blog:

"So let me encourage you guys, "ask again". Ask again for great, bold, exciting, impossible things! Let's not ask small things of our great, almighty God! Even if you've already asked, ask again! Ask that Ian would graduate in December!"

With God all things are possible .. he waits to be gracious to us.

Anonymous said...

All things ARE possible! What a huge blessing. Congrats to the new Graduate!

Anonymous said...

That is great news!!! God is soo good!!!!