Students graduating in December celebrated with the Fall 2017 Graduate Dinner hosted by LCU Alumni Relations, which included a meal, an alumni panel discussion, and a charge to graduates. The undergraduate commencement ceremony will be Dec. 9.
The four alumni panel members at the fall graduate dinner included:
- Emmanuel Ramirez (’07) completed a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree, then a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2010. He went on to work at the Children’s Home of Lubbock, M. Weiss & Associates, and currently serves as the director of finance at Ronald McDonald Charities of the Southwest. In his spare time, he is a CrossFit instructor. Ramirez is married to Christina (Banda ’08) Ramirez, daughter of trustee Marcelino Banda, and the couple have two children, Emma and Christian.
- Clarice (Gerbl ’15) Long transferred to LCU after completing her associates, and completed a degree in exercise sports science. During her time at LCU, she was an Honors Scholar, participated in the LCU Washington program as an intern for Special Olympics International, and served as a teaching assistant for anatomy and physiology. She is currently completing a graduate program at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Clarice is married to alumnus Cole Long (’16).
- Robert Brown (’15) earned a degree in exercise science. He began his career with senior living in College Station shortly after graduation at Bluebonnet Place Senior Living as life enrichment coordinator. Now he works in Lubbock as the lifestyle director and TDADS Certified Activities Director at The Legacy at South Plains. Robert is married to Micaela (Counts ’15) Brown, and the two have a son, Roland.
- Judith Jenkins (’15) completed a degree in early childhood education before pursuing a Master’s in Special Education, which she’ll graduate with in December. Afterwards, she plans to begin certification classes to become an educational diagnostician. Judith teaches at Trinity Christian School, which she describes as the most rewarding job she’s had. Judith has long-time familial connections to LCU, including her grandfather, J.O. Bell, who ran the cafeteria and is still remembered for his famous cinnamon rolls.