Transforming lives for godly service, vocational distinction, and cultural engagement is our goal not only in our undergraduate disciplines, but also in our expanding graduate programs. Serving more than 400 adult students, Cedarville now offers graduate degrees in business, nursing, pharmacy, and ministry, all of which equip professionals for career success and Gospel impact. Recently, I sat down and shared my vision for graduate programs and discussed my passion for equipping gatekeepers for our culture. Please take a moment to watch this short presentation and share it with friends who may be considering graduate education.
The summer issue of Cedarville Magazine features stories about our cyber operations track and our recent recognition as an NSA National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations, which puts Cedarville in an elite category among schools training the future cyber workforce. We also spotlight our engineering programs and how they’re developing graduates equipped to lead innovation while keeping a Gospel focus on all they do. We also introduce you to our newest major, civil engineering, which was driven by our commitment to missions.
Faster, cost-efficient, and now with more specialized options, Cedarville University’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program has announced attractive upgrades for students seeking a professional ministry degree. Now with three different options, our M.Div. offers reliable and comprehensive biblical training that fits students’ lives and prepares them for ministry effectiveness in one of eight new tracks. Since the M.Div. was introduced in 2016, the program has exceeded enrollment expectations, and the five-year B.A.+M.Div. accelerated degree has become the “go-to” track for undergraduates pursuing vocational ministry in the School of Biblical and Theological Studies.
With trustee approval May 4, the University announced the creation of a Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity. Seth Hamman, Associate Professor of Computer Science, will serve as its first director. This new center will develop cyber leaders in the classroom, help shape the future of cyber education among institutions of higher learning, and promote cyber awareness in society. Cedarville is uniquely positioned to make a difference in this field for years to come because of our proven leadership in this field and our bedrock values —- love for God, love for others, excellence in effort, and integrity in conduct.
Why does Cedarville University stand for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ?
What a joy for me to be able to answer that question and share God’s story of redemption — why it is Good News for those who believe and the very worst news for those who reject the gracious gift of salvation through Jesus.
For 25 teams and 190 students, faculty, and staff, summer will be a time to serve on domestic and international missions trips. In May, a medical team traveled to Clarkston, Georgia, to meet the healthcare needs and share the Gospel with 90 different people groups who all happen to live within one-square mile. Also, 11 of our string musicians just completed a first-of-its-kind chamber orchestra missions trip to Italy, where they performed and ministered from Rome to Trieste. We ask that you remember our students in prayer as they seek to bring the Gospel to all nations this summer. You can keep up with how they’re doing through the Global Outreach blog.
Recent graduate Stanley Schwartz was notified this spring that he won a Fulbright Scholarship. He is the second Cedarville student to receive this prestigious prize from the U.S. Department of State. He will use this scholarship to conduct research at the Australia National University next fall. Stanley, who graduated with a double major in history and economics, was also one of two President’s Trophy honorees during our 122nd annual commencement May 5. Remarkable graduates such as Stanley demonstrate the core of what we aim for during each student’s 1,000 days — intentional discipleship that transforms lives for godly service, vocational distinction, and cultural engagement.
Cedar Care, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cedarville University, has announced plans to purchase the historic Cedarville Hardware store and convert it into a community pharmacy this summer. This new independent Cedar Care Village Pharmacy will also serve as a learning-laboratory for students enrolled in Cedarville University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program. We are grateful for this opportunity to care for our neighbors in Cedarville and provide an innovative learning environment for our students.
During this year’s spring break, three nursing students from Cedarville were part of a team that treated 2,500 patients in Nicaragua on a medical missions trip with Global Health Outreach (GHO). Their team saw more than 250 people give their lives to Jesus. This powerful missions trip also revealed to the students the meaning of unity under the leadership of King Jesus. Watch the video below to watch highlights. I pray you’re inspired and encouraged as you learn more about this impactful trip.