As we’re entering into a New Year, it only seems fitting to look back at 2019 and highlight a few notable items that happened at Providence.
THE START OF THE 2019 YEAR (JAN/FEB)
The start of the 2019 year was marked by Providence’s Impact 2020 Campaign which surpassed its 12.5 million goal and now pushes towards reaching a new goal of 14.5 million.
Construction began on the new “Living and Learning Centre,” a three-storey building on campus showcasing more than just a residence but creative community spaces for study, meetings, food and conversation. Every space is intentionally designed with large windows and lots of natural light flooding into rooms and lounges. The doors will open in January 2020 to 60 female student residents.
Also, we are proud of our athletic teams who are part of: the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC), the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC) and the only Canadian team in the North Region of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division II. In February 2019, the Pilots Women’s Basketball won the NIAC Championship 73-60 against the Trinity Bible College Lions. And the Pilots Men’s Volleyball won the MCAC Championship 3-1 against the Central Mennonite University Blazers.
A LOOK BACK AT SPRING (MAR/APR/MAY)
At Providence, the highlights of Spring 2019 included a graduation of 117 students in April, the wrap up of the Mile Two discipleship school and the renewal of our Seminary’s accreditation with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in Canada.
SUMMER TIME ACCOMPLISHMENTS (JUN/JUL/AUG)
We enjoyed a great summer demonstrating significant technological upgrades to our accounting and student records software.
Also, a record number of 430 junior high and senior high students attended Providence’s Summer Sports Camps which offered coaching in basketball, volleyball and soccer.
A STRONG FINISH THIS PAST FALL/WINTER (SEP/OCT/NOV/DEC)
Providence launched two new academic programs in the fall of 2019 – a two-year diploma in Business Administration and a four-year science degree in Health Sciences-, and then announced a tuition freeze for 2020/21 calendar year.
Our Pilots Men’s Soccer placed second in NCCAA Championship held in Florida. They lost the Final with a score of 1-0 in overtime.
Furthermore, less than 12-months later, construction was completed on the new “Living and Learning Centre.” The keys were handed over to Providence so that students can move in at the start of the 2020 semester.
It remains to be seen what will happen at Providence in 2020, but as we forge forward into a brand new year, we anticipate that God has good things in store for us all.