The King’s College experience is the cumulative effect of unique events and ideas that shape the lives of our students. It’s a transformative journey that marks students for life. This four-year experience gives our students the confidence needed to excel in the jobs they will assume. It molds the character traits required to assume leadership roles in their chosen field.
One benchmark by which we measure institutional performance is student success. Of course this raises the question of what we mean by “success.” Is it the percentage of graduates who go on to pursue careers in their chosen fields? How far they advance? How well they will be rewarded for their achievements?
The answer to these questions is yes.
But our idea of success entails more. As we prepare students to pursue careers that will bring personal satisfaction and financial success, we also strive to cultivate their character, their ability to think independently, innovate, and understand how ideas shape culture, and their commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Education at The King’s College is about professional competence and achievement. It is also about personal growth and character. A King’s education encompasses both ideas of success.
To demonstrate how the College achieves this dual purpose, Madison Peace, Student Body President, wrote a snapshot of how the student body is doing. You can find her report below.
Vice-President for Student Development
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Report from Madison Peace, Student Body President
Here is a snapshot of some of the things going on in the student body.
Student Body President-Elect:
Today, the students of The King’s College elected Samuel Tran as the Student Body President for the 2012-2013 year. Sam is a sophomore Politics, Philosophy, and Economics major in the House of Bonheoffer. He has a lot of ideas and energy, as well as a deep love for the College.
Last Monday, President D’Souza announced to students that we will move out of the Empire State Building within the next year. He did an incredible job of making the announcement—keeping it light-hearted, telling students this information in a timely manner, and reassuring students. On the whole, students seem to be excited about moving to a new location and are particularly hopeful for windows.
At the end of January, The King’s Council hosted the second annual Vision Week—a week of activities centered upon the mission and vision of the College. Events included a prayer breakfast, hearing from Eric Bennett, Vice President of Student Development, on the vision, an alumni-student reception, a faculty panel, and a speech competition. Students enjoyed being a part of the vision conversation. The tone of the week is best summed up in the following: The vision of The King’s College is to produce virtuous, Christ-like students who can influence others because they know how to think well. King’s seeks to develop students both morally/spiritually and academically/intellectually.
In January, The Tent – student-led worship gathering – was invited to worship with students at Columbia University. It was a great opportunity for King’s students to connect with other Christian students in the City. In February, speaker Sy Rogers was on campus to speak about healthy relationships. Many King’s students have also taken part in the Bowery Mission’s “Don’t Walk by Campaign” this month. “Don’t Walk By” is a ministry to homeless people in the City. Volunteers go to different parts of the City, praying for and serving homeless men and women.
Spring always brings new life and energy to the College. A few things students are looking forward to this semester are Spring Break (March 12-16), House Elections (March 19-23), Interregnum (March 28-30), and Spring Formal (April 13).
This is just a snapshot of things happening on campus. There are many great things going on through houses, classes, student organizations, and internships. Overall, students seem to be happy and are looking forward to warmer weather.
Student Body President
Sam Tran Announced as 2012-2013 Student Body President
Yesterday, Bonhoeffer sophomore Samuel Tran won the election for The King’s College 2012-2013 Student Body President. The Empire State Tribune reports: “Tran secured 54 percent of the vote, with Crane and Dantzler earning 32 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Sixty-six percent of the student body (282 students of 427) voted in the election.”
Tran is the third member from the House of Bonhoeffer to serve as Student Body President. Ted Pantone served in 2006-2007 and Matt Fillingame served in 2008-2009. The House of Bonhoeffer is tied with the House of Sojourner Truth for most Student Body Presidents, each with three members serving as SBP.
Read the full story on houseofbonhoeffer.com
Global Generation to Hold Art Auction for Japanese Relief
Japanese transfer student Sara Nozaki (’15) is using her overseas connections to help TKC’s Global Generation club host an art auction for charity at Redeemer Presbyterian Church Mar. 9.
The event, Hope in the Rubble, will raise money, support and awareness for the destruction still widespread in Japan after last March’s series of earthquakes, tsunamis and after-shocks. Christian Relief Assistance Support and Hope (CRASH) Japan and Ouchi Studios, an art gallery in Brooklyn, are partnering with Global Generation to hold the auction.
Read the full article on EmpireStateTribune.com
Our Location: After 18 months of negotiation to renew for the College’s long-term lease, The King’s College and the Empire State Building (ESB) had seemingly reached consensus on terms for a ten-year renewal. However, the ESB management recently informed us that they are pursuing a new business strategy and will not sign another long-term lease. Prayer that we find a new home for The King’s College as soon as possible.
For the Students: Now halfway through the Spring semester, many students are in the "daily grind" mode. Please pray that our students continue to reach out to one another and their local churches for emotional and spiritual support. For those who have yet to commit to regular church attendence, please pray that God would use others to reach out to those students and encourage regular participation in Christian community.
For the Faculty: Please pray that God would give the faculty the energy to continue inspiring students to pursue truth. Also, pray that God would guide the faculty as they engage in public debates on important issues. Pray that they speak the truth with grace and persuasion.
For the Administration: Please be in prayer for the Administration of the College as they navigate the difficult decision-making that has to take place this semester. From the Provost search to locating a new campus, the Executive Team and the Board of Trustees rely on prayer and God's wisdom.
As always, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments at