B. H. Carroll Theological Institute has created an Alumni Association with 67 members.
These alumni represent graduates from 2007 through 2013. Although there is only one graduation ceremony per year, Carroll Institute graduates students who have completed all requirements for their degree program at the end of any term. There are students who will graduate at the end of Summer Term 2013 and others who will complete all of their requirements for graduation at the end of other terms during the 2013-2014 academic year. Graduates have the option of participating in the Carroll Convocation and Graduation ceremony which is held annually following the Omega Term (March – May).
Gene Wilkes, Vice President for Advancement at Carroll, initiated the Alumni Association on June 10 so that Carroll Institute can stay connected with a growing nexus of Carroll alumni, can keep them informed about what is going on at the Institute, and provide a means for the alumni to stay in contact with each other. One way that the alumni can stay in touch is through the group Carroll Alumni Association on Facebook. It is a closed group for alumni only, but others can see those who are members.
Carroll also formed the group Friends of Carroll ABC Alumni Association for those who wish to be “alumni by choice” and create a network of supporters, promoters, and financial contributors to Carroll Institute. We hope you will become an “alumni by choice!”
The first organized Carroll Alumni Association meeting took place on Monday, June 17, for those alumni from the Houston area. Drs. Jim Spivey and Gene Wilkes traveled to Houston to meet with the alumni group hosted by BHCTI graduate Aaron Dallas on behalf of The Church Without Walls (formerly known as Brookhollow Baptist Church). Area graduates and potential students of Carroll were invited for a time of fellowship, sharing, and planning for ways others can benefit from training in the Carroll Nexus.
On October 10, the second meeting of the Carroll Alumni Association was held for students in the DFW area. Be looking for a future report with photos of that meeting.