Greenville College - Alumni News http://www.greenville.edu/ News GC Alumnus Honored with Word Guild Award http://www.greenville.edu/news/gc-alumnus-honored-with-word-guild-award The Word Guild recently recognized Greenville College alumnus Rev. Donald N. Bastian ’53 for his most recent book, The Pastor's First Love: And Other Essays on a High and Holy Calling. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 CDT 4b16c081-bd2f-44e6-917b-2f114569f1ac Three Thousand Miles http://www.greenville.edu/news/three-thousand-miles Overcoming some frightening memories, Deeanna (Roberts '79) hops back on the road checking one of her biking routes off of her "bucket list". Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:00:00 CDT 9f906b5d-b573-4eba-8b86-81dd36b37434 Christianity Today Features Guest Post by GC Alumnus Aaron Cobb http://www.greenville.edu/news/christianity-today-features-alumnus-aaron-cobb Aaron Cobb ’01, featured recently in The RECORD as author of the newly released book Loving Samuel, also appeared this week as a guest writer for Christianity Today’s “Thin Places” blog. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:15:00 CDT d3bfc38e-8b15-4915-9743-cabfafaa9172 NORTH! http://www.greenville.edu/news/north With the desire to serve in the Alaska Territory, schoolteacher Anna Bortel '47 moved to Valdez, Alaska to teach and assist with planting a church. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:30:00 CDT d548fcb8-c0de-4f38-8fa2-47b9f6dbd5d6 A Novel Retirement, A Life of Adventure http://www.greenville.edu/news/novel-retirement-a-life-of-adventure Since his retirement in 2003, Mel Starr ’64 has seen so much adventure, it’s a wonder he can catch his breath from one harrowing experience to the next. Starr shares lessons in persistence and patience that have helped him launch his second career as an author. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:45:00 CDT a3f4f8b9-afa6-421c-881b-170ca293d445 Jesse Dart, Cultural Explorer http://www.greenville.edu/news/jesse-dart-cultural-explorer A world traveler, author, photographer and self-described gastronome, Jesse Dart '04 has followed his passions starting from Greenville College to all across the globe. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:30:00 CDT 75d873b8-97d2-4962-9009-373a20916fba Catching Air http://www.greenville.edu/news/catching-air Receiving an invitation to ride freestyle motocross professionally, Greenville College alum Seth Fargher sets his sights on pursuing his gift from God. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:00:00 CDT 00749161-448d-4c54-aeb7-ba65ae742664 Speed Missions: GC Alumna to Visit 11 Countries in 11 Months http://www.greenville.edu/news/speed-missions-11-countries-in-11-months This year will go down as the year of adventure for Mandi Gummels – the year elephants passed through her campsite in Zambia, and sunsets over the Baltic Sea raised her standard for beauty; the year of digging holes for fruit trees in Malawi, lumberjacking in Estonia and skirting Latvia’s Soviet-style Karosta Prison. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:15:00 CDT 9637bbd6-ae8c-4496-b19b-e496abf63cdc 2014 Greenville College Commencement http://www.greenville.edu/news/2014-greenville-college-commencement The campus was bustling with celebration and hope during the 2014 Commencement weekend. On May 24 and 25, the college recognized 349 graduates. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:15:00 CDT ffc0bb9b-64de-4cd8-afc0-58a97025b393 GC Business Management Department Seniors Awarded for Achievement, Excellence, Leadership and Service http://www.greenville.edu/news/gc-business-management-department-seniors-awarded May is award season for the Greenville College Business Management Department as professors recognize exemplary achievement, academic excellence, leadership and service in graduating seniors. This year’s awardees also underscore the valuable role sports recruitment plays in drawing academically talented students to campus. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:00:00 CDT 022ebe1c-4ad2-40c4-b1b3-98fdf6b30c34 Panther Pride Golf Scramble Set for June 13 http://www.greenville.edu/news/panther-pride-golf-scramble-set-for-june-13 The Greenville College Athletic Department is excited to host its 2014 Panther Pride Golf Scramble on Friday, June 13, as a highlight of our summer activities at Greenville College. We will again play at Indian Springs Golf Club - just west of Van Burensburg, Ill., on Illinois Route 185. Thu, 29 May 2014 15:45:00 CDT 7e7d23ba-b826-4124-8dc5-6c0641145ec0 Greenville College to Add Men's Volleyball as 15th Intercollegiate Sport http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-to-add-men-s-volleyball-as-15th-intercollegiate-sport Greenville College has announced plans to begin an intercollegiate program in men's volleyball that will begin competition during the 2015-16 school year. Thu, 29 May 2014 14:00:00 CDT f32a6232-878f-4b5d-af85-5c35acbd95a9 Striving to Succeed http://www.greenville.edu/news/striving-to-succeed Jared Martin, Greenville College graduate of ’07, currently works in the hospitality industry. Though busy and challenging, Martin finds it rewarding and often recalls his time at Greenville and how it influenced his successful career today. Thu, 29 May 2014 08:00:00 CDT d166e5a3-0f1a-4acc-9171-3bda964c57c0 Josh Cranston '12 on Sustainable Habits, Christian Ritual, and Creation Care http://www.greenville.edu/news/josh-cranston-sustainable-habits A prestigious Fulbright Scholarship offered Josh Cranston '12 the opportunity to spend the 2012-2013 academic year researching environmental sustainability at the University of Oslo in Norway. Tue, 20 May 2014 08:30:00 CDT 9f36f88d-e4f0-4737-befa-70a4c103d8d0 Stepping Out of the Classroom and Into the Bible http://www.greenville.edu/news/stepping-into-the-bible Studying abroad sounds exciting because it offers new sights and opportunities, a little change from the mundane. It provides a thrilling way to earn credits toward a desired degree, and it compliments a student’s resume. Study abroad is more than travel and fun adventure; it is a true learning experience. Mon, 19 May 2014 07:00:00 CDT 33a782a9-62e0-4ce0-a50f-c82c3d6ed917 Down From the Mountain http://www.greenville.edu/news/down-from-the-mountain To digital media major Jake Cannon, the project just pitched to him seemed doable: create a brief promotional video to capture the 10-day wilderness hiking experience known as WalkAbout. It suited his passions perfectly: backpacking, mountains, wilderness, telling a story. Mon, 12 May 2014 13:00:00 CDT 526e10e2-6e99-41e2-9330-321092a02ab7 GC Liberal Arts Education Provides Alumni With Winning Entrepreneurial Skills http://www.greenville.edu/news/alumni-winning-entrepreneurial-skills The five skills most valued by employers in today’s job market just happen to be skills that boost entrepreneurial ventures too. Take Pounds Media of St. Louis, for example, a start-up video production business in 2011 and now a thriving, award-winning, full service studio. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:00:00 CDT 24da69e5-524a-454e-b0d0-35accca184c8 Pumpkins for Peace http://www.greenville.edu/news/pumpkins-for-peace When Travis Hall ’09 traveled to Uganda eight years ago to study abroad with GO ED, he didn’t expect to return at semester’s end with an honorary plot of land bearing his name and a close Ugandan friend. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:00:00 CDT cb1ac808-69c3-44d1-8029-29911d746988 Delivering Strength and Peace – All in a Day's Work For Alumni Chaplains http://www.greenville.edu/news/delivering-strength-and-peace Massachusetts native Scott McGowan ’09, chaplain with the Army National Guard, felt called to the ministry even before he entered Greenville College. William Breckenridge ’90, chaplain with the Warrior Transition Battalion at Ft. Riley, joined the Army in his mid-30s. Their reflections offer a glimpse at ministry in the military. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:00:00 CDT c6bd08c3-6e89-4120-bb60-1fb7e3045618 Greenville College Athletic Hall of Fame Recognizes Five Individuals and Two Teams http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-athletic-hall-of-fame-recognizes-five-individuals-and-two-teams Greenville College honors 1996-97 Women's Basketball, 1999 Men's Cross Country, Donna Lay Collins, Julie Kaufmann Shultz, John M. Strahl, Jr., Jerry A. Malone, and Lindsey Schuberth. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:00:00 CDT fbf82586-c072-4d01-be5b-280be13133d4 Discovering Success: From GC to Twitter http://www.greenville.edu/news/discovering-success-from-gc-to-twitter Few people shape products that millions of others use every day, and still fewer sit down with celebrities like Tom Hanks, Miley Cyrus and Commander Chris Hadfield to learn how they use those products. Jason Kozemczak ’07, however, is among the few. An engineering manager at Twitter, Jason leads a team that supports mobile products for Android and iOS. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:00:00 CDT a4bf8ec8-0008-4972-92ee-df0fead19149 Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove to Speak at GC http://www.greenville.edu/news/jonathan-wilson-hartgrove-to-speak-at-gc Author and leader of the New Monasticism movement, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove will speak about race and reconciliation in Christian community during Greenville College’s chapel service on April 11 at 9:30 a.m. in the Whitlock Music Center. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:45:00 CDT 90c0270e-c0cf-4e3a-9df9-9c93e1d1ea54 Blooming Good Gardener Plants Joy http://www.greenville.edu/news/blooming-good-gardener-plants-joy Blessed with an eye for color and an artistic sensibility, campus gardener Ella Peters plants between 2,000 and 3,000 plants each year, beautifying the College and brightening the paths of faculty, staff and students each day. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:30:00 CDT a6714eff-cabd-4503-b100-72aaba5e5d80 GC Students Receive Top Accolades at Regional Advertising Competition http://www.greenville.edu/news/gc-students-receive-top-accolades-at-regional-advertising-competition Greenville College students received accolades at this year’s American Advertising Regional Award Competition celebrated in East Peoria on February 7 with 11 prizes including eight Gold Awards, two Silvers and one Best of Show. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 07:30:00 CST 51a8b846-efd6-4b4c-9931-031ae0702630 GC Student and Faculty Research Published in The Journal of Chemical Education http://www.greenville.edu/news/gc-student-research-published-in-the-journal-of-chemical-education The American Chemical Society recently published an article co-authored by three student researchers, all veterans of the Greenville College Summer Science Research Experience. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:15:00 CST 1a3b24e0-7170-45cd-ac4e-ad9c56c9e4eb GC Alumnus Publishes Second Book http://www.greenville.edu/news/gc-alumnus-publishes-second-book Greenville College alumnus, Rod Tucker (’06, ‘09) published his second book, “Uncovered: The Truth About Honesty and Community.” Tucker’s book provides a refreshing challenge for church communities to be transformed through honesty: from fakeness into vulnerability, grace, humility and acceptance. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 06:00:00 CST 05f90c2b-1132-4a0b-89f4-c7155d2136c2 Greenville Religion and Science Society Hosts Dr. Matthew Hill http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-religion-and-science-society-hosts-dr-matthew-hill Dr. Matthew Hill will present at Greenville College on Feb. 19. There are two opportunities to hear Hill speak. He will speak at a chapel service at 9:30 a.m. in the Whitlock Music Center, and he will present a colloquium at 4 p.m. in Snyder Hall room 104. Hill’s colloquium presentation is “Connecting Two Truths: The Intersection of Evolutionary Biology and Wesleyan Theology.” Wed, 05 Feb 2014 09:00:00 CST 213ad410-1423-4291-a9b5-4d0bba2325af Kent Krober Returns to GC as Athletic Director; Doug Faulkner Transitions to Dean and Associate Professor http://www.greenville.edu/news/kent-krober-returns-to-gc-as-athletic-director-doug-faulkner-transitions-to-dean-and-associate-professor The Greenville College athletic department will soon be under new leadership as Kent Krober has accepted the college’s position as athletic director. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:00:00 CST 937a1937-724d-4a32-90e0-b9eb17e59450 Greenville College Welcomes Rachel Held Evans to Campus February 6 and 7 http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-welcomes-rachel-held-evans-to-campus-february-6-and-7 Greenville College is pleased to welcome Rachel Held Evans to campus on Thursday, Feb. 6 and Friday, Feb. 7. Evans is an award winning Christian author, blogger and speaker whose blog receives over a quarter of a million visits per month and features a range of topics regarding faith, doubt and culture. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:30:00 CST ad4cc2dd-70c8-4f88-92b1-eb74d5ddc7f2 Greenville College Students, Alumni and Faculty Invest in Prison Communities http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-students-alumni-and-faculty-invest-in-prison-communities Since 2009, GC students and professors, as part of the Greenville College Prison Initiative, have regularly visited the Federal Correctional Institution south of town. They tutor incarcerated men and women for the GED exam, play chess, lead a book club and so much more. Students investing themselves in the prison community echo examples set by Emeriti Professors Frank Thompson and Dan Jensen. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:45:00 CST c44c82a7-4341-4ba4-82df-c8495b531de2 Common Day of Learning: Explorations of Cosmos and Creativity http://www.greenville.edu/news/common-day-of-learning-explorations-of-cosmos-and-creativity On Thursday, December 5, Greenville College students and faculty bustled across campus and into classrooms, taking part in a tradition that has been a part of the college community for nearly 10 years: Common Day of Learning. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:00:00 CST 57f6bdf1-3087-4701-ada8-c6b3fe51259f Greenville College Announces New VP for College Advancement http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-announces-new-vp-for-advancement Scott Giffen has accepted the position of vice president for college advancement at Greenville College. Giffen brings with him leadership experience and an extensive background in fundraising. He will begin his new appointment with Greenville College on Feb. 1. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:00:00 CST 8deaea33-da08-41bb-b416-c429a94a61e1 Greenville College Announces Choir's 2014 Spring Concert Season http://www.greenville.edu/news/gc-announces-choir-2014-spring-concert-season Greenville College is pleased to announce the Greenville College Choir’s concert itinerary for Spring 2014. During the current 87th Anniversary year, the Greenville College Choir will take an extended, 10-day spring tour in the Midwestern United States. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:30:00 CST ab72787a-1c85-4a6c-b604-b105cda0d2c1 The RECORD Winter 2013 - President's Report http://www.greenville.edu/news/the-record-winter-2013-presidents-report “When God plants the seeds of an idea in our imaginations and whispers an invitation for us to join Him, He calls us into partnership that often requires our hands and feet.”<br/> President Ivan Filby introduces the latest issue of The RECORD, “With These Hands,” a snapshot of alumni who answered “yes” to that divine invitation. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:00:00 CST e9ab1102-09fb-4a67-995b-1269de1e5a2b Gosselin Honored As Lincoln Laureate http://www.greenville.edu/news/gosselin-honored-as-lincoln-laureate Greenville College student Alyssa Gosselin was among the college seniors honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois at its Student Laureate Convocation, November 2, 2013. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:00:00 CST 08057503-cc12-4f64-a120-40ad2ae26702 A Champion for Greenville College: Dan Jensen http://www.greenville.edu/news/a-champion-for-greenville-college-dan-jensen The recipient of the 2013 Greenville College Loyalty Award is no stranger to the Greenville College community. His service to the college and to the Kingdom demonstrate his dedication to the mission, vision and identity of GC. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:00:00 CST 9cd67ae9-d80e-4305-b786-5d2db2effd92 The Gentle Wisdom of a Caring Leader http://www.greenville.edu/news/the-gentle-wisdom-of-a-caring-leader Dale Benson '63, provides leadership reflections gleaned from a long leadership road from his days at GC as student association president to his career as a physician, physician executive, and organization leader. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 09:00:00 CST c2d1d0be-8517-423a-9e27-b6c90c9be292 Brady Bruhn '02: Opening Doors to Opening Day http://www.greenville.edu/news/brady-bruhn-02-opening-doors-to-opening-day Greenville College alum Brady Bruhn, Manager of Ticket Development with the St. Louis Cardinals, shares how Coach Carlson, the GC baseball team, and GC community prepared him for his career. "It was at Greenville College that God began opening doors for me to eventually get to work here for the St. Louis Cardinals". Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:45:00 CST fffa505d-974e-43d5-9fdb-263809cb39a1 Distinguished Alumnus Dennis Spencer on Media, Faith and the Marketplace http://www.greenville.edu/news/distinguised-alumnus-dennis-spencer-on-media-faith-and-the-marketplace It’s a private ritual with no bearing whatsoever on the outcome of a big game, but Greenville College’s 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Dennis Spencer has practiced it faithfully for decades- remembering the path that brought him from GC into the sports broadcasting industry. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:00:00 CST 797892f6-fe16-42a7-bd64-73c900bc2cbe Community: What I Learned at Greenville College http://www.greenville.edu/news/community-what-i-learned-at-greenville-college "Life at Greenville College means that we eat together, we wash dishes together, we read together, we celebrate together, we lament together, we sit around fires together, we worship together. It means community." Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:15:00 CST 8671a79a-a63c-4fa8-811e-70f78688464e Football Will Travel to Georgia for NCCAA Victory Bowl http://www.greenville.edu/news/football-to-travel-to-georgia-for-nccaa-victory-bowl The GC Football team has qualified for the 2013 NCCAA Victory Bowl after an outstanding 9-1 record this season. The returning Victor Bowl champions are prepared for the battle. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 CST 537cf050-5cf4-48d5-ae1b-33eb0e02acc7 GC Choir to Sing in Canton and Peoria, IL on November 16 and 17 http://www.greenville.edu/news/gc-choir-to-sing-in-canton-and-peoria-il-on-november-16-and-17 The GC Choir is making a stop on their tour of the Midwestern United States in the Central Illinois region on November 16 in Canton, IL and on November 17 in Peoria, IL. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:15:00 CST dbdd9622-de57-413c-8cd5-28b591421539 Where Education and Ministry Meet http://www.greenville.edu/news/where-education-and-ministry-meet This fall, Greenville College graduate Jamie Harling ’13 became the new director of The Simple Room, the non-profit organization that provides Christ-centered social development to the youth of Greenville, Ill. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:45:00 CST bf328690-d338-4587-a78f-b1a4039d3e7e The Exhaustion Tour http://www.greenville.edu/news/the-exhaustion-tour Every day, looking through mission-colored glasses, Simeon Lohrmann sees regular people who are positioned to give and receive blessings. His job is to connect them to those opportunities. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 07:45:00 CDT 3562da0d-2169-4d83-9f05-e1f442641b48 Greenville College Welcomes Bauckham to Campus for Second Annual McAllaster Lecture http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-welcomes-bauckham-to-campus-for-second-annual-mcallaster-lecture Dr. Richard Bauckham will join the ranks of notable scholars to speak at Greenville College at the Second Annual McAllaster Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 7 and during chapel on Friday, Nov. 8. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:30:00 CDT 80051a75-4163-4ee4-8ee2-e7fac9ee69c2 Greenville College Presidential Inauguration November 7 http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-presidential-inauguration-november-7 Greenville College will inaugurate Dr. Ivan Filby as the school's 12th president on Nov. 7, 2013. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 07:15:00 CDT 587cbbde-6af8-4fec-aac1-045d09796a2d Greenville College Announces New AgapeFest Location and Date http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-announces-new-agapefest-location-and-date Greenville College has scheduled AgapeFest for April 26, 2014, at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo. The 37-year-old festival is shifting from a two-day event in Greenville, Ill., to a one-day event in St. Charles. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:45:00 CDT 775fe590-a363-4811-8340-1e3d780116f0 When I Was President http://www.greenville.edu/news/when-i-was-president Four GCSA presidents, spanning four decades, share the leadership lessons they learned while serving. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:30:00 CDT ff7f27f2-7416-44f2-91a6-bef3011e5611 4 Days of Homecoming Festivities, October 17-20 http://www.greenville.edu/news/4-days-of-homecoming-festivities-october-17-20 Four days of Panther pride and Homecoming celebration promise something for everyone – music, sports, class reunions, an inside look at GC’s recent building acquisitions and plenty of opportunities for alumni to connect with classmates and friends. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:45:00 CDT a8d95d18-8026-4a7e-a918-a63c75bdc8f1 Greenville College Graduates Accept Recent Appointments in Higher Education http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-graduates-accept-recent-appointments-in-higher-education Six Greenville College alumni have made news in recent months by assuming roles in higher education administration. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:45:00 CDT 6e6ef38d-2cf2-4d08-b94e-5372021354f4 Greenville College Honors Alumni http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-honors-alumni Greenville College has announced the winners of its 2013 Alumni Awards. This year’s honors go to Distinguished Alumnus Dennis Spencer ’75, Outstanding Young Alumnus Gary Pierson ’95 and Loyalty Award winner Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science Dan Jensen. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:15:00 CDT 4a3c7aba-121b-4fa8-9478-c5f9ddc673de Joy Hall Namesake Honored During Greenville College Homecoming http://www.greenville.edu/news/joy-hall-namesake-honored-during-greenville-college-homecoming Joy Hall, the largest and oldest men’s residence hall on the Greenville College campus, will receive a new addition to its main floor lounge during Homecoming weekend: a plaque honoring its namesake, Walter A. Joy. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:30:00 CDT 1a3a36d5-b29e-437b-a2af-b11cb4d3bb85 46th Annual Panther 5K Road Race Scheduled for October 19 http://www.greenville.edu/news/46th-annual-panther-5k-road-race-scheduled-for-october-19 Runners, mark your calendars for the annual Panther 5K Road Race to take place at Greenville College on Saturday, October 19. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. on College Avenue near Spruce Street. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:30:00 CDT e5763554-65d6-4525-8c02-fa035e49d582 The RECORD Fall 2013 - Faith and Vision: Introducing President Ivan Filby http://www.greenville.edu/news/the-record-fall-2013-faith-and-vision-introducing-president-ivan-filby Sun, 22 Sep 2013 00:00:00 CDT f091f119-e0fe-4294-8913-720e2e395dd2 Greenville College Launches MBA Program http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-launches-mba-program On August 26, 2013, Greenville College launched its online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. This program readies professionals to advance in an ever-changing business environment. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:30:00 CDT b203484f-2328-4ee5-bd05-b53ac483844f Alumni Committed to Strengthening Bonds with Students http://www.greenville.edu/news/alumni-committed-to-strengthening-bonds-with-students In a day when the value of networking continues to soar, members of the Greenville College Alumni Board want students and new graduates to think about connections and community that already exist in GC’s own backyard: alumni. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:00:00 CDT 2ce6db71-39e1-45cb-974f-5cd7470407d7