More than 500 new Sunbirds will take flight into the Valley spring when FPU hosts commencement.
The May 4 ceremonies will be at 10:00 a.m. for 184 traditional undergraduate and 117graduate students, including 20 from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. Ceremonies for the 227 bachelor’s degree completion students will be at 6:00 p.m.
Shane Hipps looked at the Bible and how we read it during a visit to FPU.
By Christopher Cristwell
In third grade Shane Hipps was diagnosed with dyslexia. One of his treatments involved placing a series of colored overlays and filters over his eyes to improve his brain’s ability to process visual information. Although Hipps confessed to only wearing the glasses to a “college 70s party” he uses them now as a metaphor to help people see the lenses they wear—assumptions they make—when reading the Bible.
Traditional undergraduate enrollment passed a milestone in the fall of 2012, surpassing 1,200 for the first time in the school’s 68-year history.
Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary enrollment also grew, from 116 in 2011 to 143 in 2012. A total of 3,460 students study at the main FPU campus and at centers in Merced, North Fresno, Visalia and Bakersfield, down from 3,603 in the fall of 2011.
Fresno Pacific University and other colleges and universities where Hispanics make up a significant sector of the student body are being honored this week.
A presidential proclamation designates September 16-22 as National Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Week. FPU is among the institutions of higher education named an HSI by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.