Newbold Awards Ceremony and Re-Accreditation
2nd August 2018
The Newbold graduands of 2018 celebrated their academic success at the College's Awards Ceremony, which took place on Sunday 8 July. Twenty-seven graduands were included in this year's ceremony.
Dr John Baildam, Principal, challenged each graduand to continue to ask questions and to seek 'truth', to think for themselves and develop their understanding of life, learning, and civic responsibility "through the lens of a Christian world view."
Dr Erton Carlos Köhler, President of the South American Division of the General Conference, was the main speaker for the occasion. He said, "Just like Newbold, Adventist educational institutions in South America work to prepare the best professionals at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our institutions are not only called to inform, but especially to transform. For this reason, we are partners with Newbold. Even though we are from different regions of the world, we are one institution with the same mission."
Dr Köhler concluded a rousing speech by calling on the graduates to "achieve God's desired outcome and accomplish His word", by using their knowledge and abilities to help others.
The Awards Ceremony is the pinnacle of the academic year at Newbold College of Higher Education. Since last year's Awards Ceremony, the College has been re-accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education and has successfully undergone its annual monitoring by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), an independent body responsible for the UK Quality Code for Higher Education.