Morgan Schroeder is the first graduate of Bluffton University’s accounting program to benefit from a new Bluffton partnership with Bowling Green State University’s master of accountancy degree program. The Columbus Grove, Ohio, resident, who earned her Bluffton bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration on May 5, has received a full scholarship to the Bowling Green master’s program. The new “Beaver-Falcon MAcc Scholarship” includes a full-tuition award plus a paid graduate assistantship.
Thomas & Marker Construction, the general contractor for Bluffton University’s new Sommer Center for Health and Fitness Education, has been awarded for its work on the project. The Ohio Valley Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors recently recognized Thomas & Marker’s efforts on the Sommer Center with its highest honor for excellence in construction, the Eagle Award.
Minutes away from becoming Bluffton University graduates on May 5, 279 students were reminded that they have another test. “That test is called ‘the rest of your life,’” said Dr. J. Denny Weaver, a professor emeritus of religion at Bluffton and the speaker at the university’s 113th annual commencement ceremony. The test is “how well you invest the education you have acquired,” he said, urging the graduates to do so by helping bend the moral arc that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said is long but “bends toward justice.”
Abigail Graber (center, with red and yellow trim) was part of a “legacy” couple added to Bluffton University’s traditional Maypole dance for May Day festivities on May 4. Graber, from Goshen, Ind., and her partner, Justin Neufeld Weaver of Bluffton, each with longstanding family ties to the university, formed a ninth couple for the 100th edition of the dance with which Bluffton alumni are familiar. First-year students wear colorful costumes and dance in pairs around the Maypole, weaving streamers together in a ceremony that’s also symbolic of the weaving of memories of the past, appreciation of the present and hope for the future.