Bethlehem University Holds 43rd Commencement Ceremony
6-26-2019
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Bethlehem University Holds 43rd Commencement Ceremonies
On the 24th and 25th of June, Bethlehem University conferred degrees on 764 graduates at its 43rd Commencement Ceremonies.

Brother Peter Bray, FSC, Vice Chancellor (President) of Bethlehem University, addressed the graduating class, encouraging them to continue to pursue knowledge.
"You have come here to learn, and you will leave to serve: to serve your family and your homeland. Please do not think that this graduation is the end of learning. Learning takes place in many situations; in schools, in universities, but particularly in the way in which you engage with others. In a world that is changing so rapidly, it is so important for you as students to continue to learn."
 
Brother Peter also thanked the parents and families of the graduates, "What we are trying to do here at Bethlehem University is to be older brothers and sisters to those entrusted to us. We are trying to create an environment, develop an atmosphere, and provide opportunities for your children to gain the knowledge, acquire the skills, and develop the virtues and attitudes that will enable them to live life as fully as they can."  
The Most Reverend Leopoldo Girelli, Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine and Chancellor of Bethlehem University, and Brother Peter Bray, FSC, Vice Chancellor, conferred the degrees and diplomas to the graduates of the Institute for Hotel Management and Tourism, and the Faculties (Schools) of Arts, Business Administration, Education, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Science.
Thank you for your support of the students at Bethlehem University. Because of you, they are able to go out into the world and live up to Brother Peter's words, "Be bold, be courageous, be inventive and creative in living your life as fully as you can." Your support allows these students to pursue their dreams and help make the world a better place, founded on peace and hope. They are the next generation of leaders and peacemakers in the Holy Land, and you make their education possible. Thank you!  


About Bethlehem University:
Jointly founded by the Vatican and the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Bethlehem University annually enrolls more than 3,200 students in bachelor, master, and professional diploma programs. A Catholic co-educational institution, the University is the only Catholic/Christian university in the Holy Land. The University's mission is to provide quality higher education to the people of the Holy Land and to serve them in its role as a center for the advancement, sharing, and use of knowledge.

About Bethlehem University Foundation:
The Bethlehem University Foundation is the U.S. registered not-for-profit organization entrusted with the sole mission of supporting and promoting Bethlehem University. The Foundation is a means for United States citizens to make a tax deductible donation in support of Bethlehem University.

To learn more about the Foundation, visit  www.bufusa.org   
or like the Foundation's Facebook page " Bethlehem University Foundation "