By MEGHAN ALESSI
Students, staff and faculty gathered in the John L. Hill Chapel Tuesday morning to share “Last Chapel,” a student-led convocation, with President William H. Crouch as he approaches his retirement. Students had the ability to thank him for all he has done for the college in his 22 years as president. Students spoke on behalf of several campus groups, including the Global Scholars, Equine Scholars, First Tee Scholars, President’s Ambassadors and Bishop Scholars. The Joyful Noise Gospel Choir also performed.
Jose Baeza read Scripture and gave the invocation and Sam Gilbert presented Crouch with a bundle of letters written by the Bishop Scholars. Mrs. Crouch was also given a bouquet of orange roses by the President’s Ambassadors. President Crouch received a framed resolution of appreciation, presented by SGA President Megan Norris, who said, “We wish Dr. and Mrs. Crouch the best into this next step of their lives. They have touched the lives of many in our community and in the words of Jake Masters this morning, ‘they have showed each of us what true love really is.. not just between people but within a family.’”