My Graduation Ceremony Last Year

At Hartland College, students don’t go hungry–especially during special events like graduation. 😉

We served chips, salsa, cashew cheese, mock chicken sandwiches (made from soycurls & other ingredients), sweet rolls, an excellent fruit salad, and…

a black forrest carob cake! [Listen to my interview with the chef, Daniel Velez].

(Yes, those black items were carob chips that were carefully sprinkled on top). :)

This wasn’t just any carob cake. This had the fruit filling in the middle, which helped you savor every bite!

The food was just one part of my graduation service. I, along with 2 other students, graduated from Hartland College November 6th, 2010.

There are many reasons why I have loved this school enough to graduate from it. One reason is I’m thankful for the experience of working in a vegan cafeteria and lifestyle center to gain a better understanding of how to help others with various health problems.

But there is a deeper reason why I came to Hartland College.

Our theme for November 6th was based on John 17:3, which says, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”

From my study of bible prophecy at, I’ve learned that this world will not last forever. However, Christ offers eternal life. If you want to be eternally healthy, you have to know my Friend, Jesus Christ, The Greatest Physician!

Read more about Him here!


This was originally posted on’s Facebook page November 12, 2010.