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Graduation Day!

Students gather for the August 2013 graduation ceremonies, held at the Protestant Cathedral on the campus of the Congo Protestant University. Since the university’s inception more than 50 tumultuous years ago, there have been 25 such ceremonies held on various campuses. This year, 32 graduated in Theology (six were women); in Business, 36 of the 69 graduates were women; and in Law, 107 students graduated (72 were women). Next year will see the Medical School’s first graduating class. Distinguished alumni include such Congolese leaders as Msgr Pierre Marini Bodho, the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Christ in Congo and former President of the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Jo Lusi, orthopedic surgeon and founder of HEAL Africa in Northeast Congo and university President Daniel Ngoy Boliya.