Our Graduates

Jared Miller

Congrats Jared! Thank you for all the work you’ve done in CBF and making transition so easy for us all. Praying for you as step into whatever God has next -Abby

Dude, since my freshman year you have been one of the coolest guys I know. I really appreciate your sense of humor and faith. I wish you the best in your future endeavors! - Olaoluwa(Elisha)

Jared you have been a fantastic brother in Christ and I am honored to be your friend. I am sad to not be going to school with you next semester but I know that you are gonna do great things - Michael

Thank you for being a great president, Jared! It has been great getting to know you and seeing you at CBF. I hope you have a blast in whatever it is you do next, you will definitely be missed! - Katharine

Mr. Prez-Congratulations Jared on all your achievements! I am so blessed to have been able to know you as you have progressed at BU. Your faith, motivations, and quirky idiosyncrasies have not ceased to interest and amuse me. I am so thankful to be able to call you a friend. Stay woke, stay true, and don’t forget: B U! -Ugwuogo Onwuka, Jr.

Matthew Jacobsen

It has been wonderful leading with you, thank you for always being present and joyful. I will miss talking economics with you even though that stuff goes over my head - Michael

Congratulations, Matt! It has been really great getting to meet you and talk with you at CBF. I wish we had talked more, but I enjoyed the times that we did and I wish you the best of luck in what you’re doing next! - Katharine

Congratulations on graduating! Thanks for all your help with transitioning Eboards this semester and making it so easy on us - Abby

Mr. Matthew Jacobsen! Congratulations!! I remember when you were still over in Dickinson. How time flies! I’m so glad to have seen you stick it out and be there for the long haul. Whether it was coming to CBF in that massive truck of yours (I’m not jealous, it’s really cool!) or being there for the meetings and special events, I was glad to talk with you. You’re a really funny guy too, and I looked forward to talking to you about classes and professors. Keep up the good work sir, and thank you for everything. Sincerely, Ugwuogo Onwuka, Jr.

Kelly Cargill

Congrats Kelly! I didn’t get to see you a ton over this semester hahaa but thank you for making me feel so welcome at CBF those first weeks. Praying for you as you continue onto whatever God brings next -Abby

Yo thank you for being such a joy in CBF. You’ve always been so encouraging and you will forever be remembered as the og monday meme-er. - Michael

Hey Kelly! Congrats, you have always brought great and positive energy to CBF, and I am sure we will all miss you. Good luck in your future endeavors! - Olaoluwa(Elisha)

Congrats on graduating! I really enjoyed getting to meet you and talk with you the times that we did, you have a wonderful positive presence and I love that you started Meme Monday. I wish you the best in what you do next! - Katharine

Kelly Cargill, Congratulations on your graduation! I’m glad to have had the chance to know you. Besides our epic one-sided debates on which comic book franchise was supreme (we both know the answer, so I won’t even mention which one) or our various conversations on various topics, I’m glad to have seen your faith and dedication to CBF. May the Lord bless and reward your constancy. Thank you for all of your service, Kelly, and may He beautify your heart and soul as it grows in Christ. -Ugwuogo Onwuka, Jr.

Marisa Rising

I don’t know if you're staying in the area but it has been super cool getting to know you in CBF. I pray God uses you for His big plans, and that you continue to be a light wherever you go - Michael

Congratzz!!!!! I’m really happy for you, and excited to see how you grow more in Christ and your relationship with Jaryd. Thanks for being such a great contributor to CBF. -Olaoluwa(Elisha)

Congratulations, Marisa! It has been wonderful meeting you and getting to know you, you are really a lovely person and I look forward to getting to know you more in the future, thanks for always being welcoming both at CBF and at First Baptist! - Katharine

Congrats Marisa!! I know this semester didn't go as planned for you but I'm praying that God continues to bring blessings over you. Thanks for making me feel so welcome this year! -Abby

Marisa, née Rising: Congratulations on your achievements! I’m so happy for you!! You are a very peculiar and precious person. Thank you for sharing your life and heart with us at CBF. From the moment that you succeeded me as Vice President of CBF I knew that they were in good hands. And indeed they were-I have thanked God over and over for your ministry and service. He put you there at such a time as that! And as you move into your next ministry of marriage, I wish you the best, and pray you will both continue to grow in love. Warmly: Ugwuogo Onwuka, Jr.

Aaron Dranoff

It was fun getting to know you this year and I’m praying for you as you move on to flight school, I'm sure God is gonna use it for big things! Congrats -Abby

Hey man, congratz on making this far. I am happy that many of the goals you wanted to accomplish were successful(ex: the cross-fit club, sorry I wasn’t able to join). I hope you continue to grow more in your faith and accomplish even more of your loftiest goals. - Olaoluwa(Elisha)

It's been super cool to see your growth from Fredonia to now! I hope you do well in flight school and that you are content in all you do - Michael

Congrats on graduating! It has been great getting to know you this past year and I’m excited for you to go on to flight school and start your life in Texas. I’m sure you will do great and that it will be a lot of fun! Thanks for being an amazing friend and always being there for me, you helped make my first year here a great one! - Katharine

Congratulations on your achievements, Aaron! It’s been a real blessing to get to know you and to live with you! I appreciated that you always had an interesting perspective on some topic of conversation. It’s so good that you think so deeply about topics you care about. I’m thankful for everything God is doing/has done/will do with you, and I wish you the best in all your future endeavors. Sincerely, Ugwuogo Onwuka, Jr.

Isaiah Evans

I know you’re gonna be here in the Master’s program but I appreciate going through some accounting classes with you. It's been nice to have a brother in Christ in the business school - Michael

Dude, you are awesome. I am really happy for you in making this far. We didn’t talk much, but I have always felt a bro relationship with you. Good luck with everything, and I pray for God’s favor in your life. -Olaoluwa(Elisha)

Isaiah, it was great getting to meet you and hang out with you in John Arthur and at CBF! You are a really kind, genuine person and I wish we had talked more, but I wish you the best in what you choose to do next! - Katharine

Katia Brock

I’m so sad this semester got cut short and we didn’t get to hang out more but congrats! Praying for you as you move onto upstate -Abby

I’m also sad I didn’t get to interact with you more at CBF. Whenever I picture you, I see you smiling. I am happy for your accomplishment and look forward to more successes in your future! -Olaoluwa(Elisha)

I’m sad I never convinced you to join the worship team lol! Late night denny with you has been awesome and I hope your next path is full of wonder and joy - Michael

Jason Rising

I didn’t know you too well but I hope and pray that you go far in all that you do and that you spread Jesus wherever you go - Michael

Hey man, congratz! I’m super happy that you joined CBF and that I was able to meet you even if it was brief. I pray that you continue to grow more in your faith, and accomplish many more goals! - Olaoluwa(Elisha)

Hey Jason, congratulations on graduating! I’m glad I was able to meet you and chat with you at CBF, I wish I had been able to more, but I wish you the best in your future! - Katharine

Congratulations, Jason! I know we didn’t really have the chance to hang out as much. But, I was thankful to see you around at CBF’s events. It was a real blessing to pray for you when the occasion arose. That’s what it’s about, right? To support each other in all the ways we can. If there’s anyway I can help out, please let me know. Truly, congratulations and well done! Sincerely, Ugwuogo Onwuka, Jr.

Daphne Knapp

I hope you have a great time in North Carolina! Thank you for being my friend at Target and I pray that you find the place where your heart is at rest and where you truly feel at home - Michael

Hey, I know we didn’t talk much this semester, with the covid 19 case many it even harder. But I have admired how you carried yourself both in your journey as a Christian and how you interact with others. I pray for many successes in your future. -Olaoluwa(Elisha)

Daphne, I’ll never forget our first late-night heart-to-heart in your car the first week I moved here, I was so grateful to meet you so quickly and I’m still super grateful to have you as a friend. I miss you a lot already, but I’m also happy and excited for you and this next stage of your life. Congratulations on graduating! - Katharine