Fulton Adventist University College holds graduation ceremony

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Former Miss Fiji, Zaira Begg, receiving her award from Pastor Maveni Kaufononga.

Fulton Adventist University College (Fiji) conducted its graduation ceremony on Sunday, November 22.

Students graduated from courses in business (bachelor awards in accounting and management, information systems and marketing as well as diploma awards), education (bachelor and diploma awards) and theology (bachelor and post graduate diploma awards). Families from around the Pacific who could not attend the program in person were able to watch their daughters and sons graduate thanks to livestreaming by Hope Channel, Fiji.

Trans Pacific Union Mission (TPUM) president Pastor Maveni Kaufononga presented the Sabbath service. He was then kept very busy on Sunday as he presented each graduate with their award. The graduation address was presented by Dr Pauline Potter, who just weeks earlier received confirmation of her PhD award from Avondale University College.

Dr Pauline Potter with some of the graduates.

A highlight of this year’s graduation was the first group of instructors from the Fiji Police Academy, who were awarded the National Certificate in Teaching of TVET training. Dr Rejeli Liligeto, the deputy principal and chair of the Academic Committee, acknowledged the hard work of staff in delivering the TVET program on top of their very challenging commitments in completing the academic year.

Director of Training, Senior Superintendent of Police Kasiano Vusonilawe, said the graduation is significant in enabling officers at the academy to attain internationally recognised qualifications.

Fulton principal Dr Malcolm Coulson acknowledged the support and leadership offered by the TPUM office, the members of the college board and the support from the presidents of the Union missions, which was greatly appreciated as Fulton worked to complete the academic program.

The graduating class motto was “the courage to be brave”, which was referred to many times throughout the graduation service.

The weekend program included many testimonies expressing gratitude to God for His leading and His protection during the years of study for the graduates and especially in 2020.