Dear COBA students, alumni, and friends,

During the Christmas holidays, we often have a chance to reflect on the past and the new year just around the corner.  Among the blessings I’m thankful for this year are you and your talents, our faculty and staff, and the opportunities we all have had to learn during the fall semester.  I’m thankful for our graduates who are launching their careers after Saturday’s commencement service, and I’m thankful for our community of growth and support.  As thoughts around the nation go to families in Connecticut this winter, we are keenly aware of the need for Christ to come and heal broken hearts and lives in our world, perhaps even close to home.  May we live toward that end and be instruments of His peace.  I wish you a joyful holiday with friends and/or family.  We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Merry Christmas!

Dr. Monty Lynn