Northwest Christian University’s Board of Trustees will confer degrees for 166 graduates (60 graduate degrees and 106 undergraduate degrees) during the University’s 120th commencement ceremony on Sat., May 11, 2019, at 10 A.M. in the Morse Event Center located at the corner of West 11th Avenue and Alder Street.
Don Brewster, founder of Agape International Missions, has been chosen by the NCU Board of Trustees to receive an honorary Doctorate of Humanities for his work fighting human trafficking in southeast Asia.
In 2005, Don, and his wife Bridget, sold their home in Roseville, Calif., to move to Cambodia to lead Agape International Missions (AIM), a non-profit organization working to stop the cycle of human exploitation in Cambodia through a holistic approach to effective, lifelong and community-wide transformation. Based on their model, more than 12 programs have been established to support victims of sex trafficking, including a restoration home, a community center and church, the Lord’s Gym, transitional homes, employment centers, an accredited elementary and English language school, outreach programs, and a SWAT Team. Through these initiatives AIM offers children, families and survivors of sex trafficking freedom, spiritual and emotional restoration, and empowerment to pursue a safe, successful future.
Since its founding 14 years ago, AIM has impacted more than 7,500 children and adults at-risk or involved in human trafficking through prevention programs; rescued almost 1,200 children, women and men; restored 827 girls and women; reintegrated 876 survivors back into the community.
For its good work, AIM has received several accommodations, including the Cambodian government’s Royal Order of Sahametrei Award. Brewster has also been recognized by his alma mater, William Jessup University, with the Faith and Service Award. Additionally, Brewster work has been published in the Washington Post and has been featured on ABC’s Nightline, CNN, CNN International, Christianity Today, and other major media outlets
Brewster will also deliver the commencement address to graduates and their families and friends.
The main NCU lot will be open for parking, permit-free, beginning at 9 A.M., and city metered parking is located throughout the University District.
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