Greenville College - Alumni News News Delivering Strength and Peace – All in a Day's Work For Alumni Chaplains 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 Banquet LIVE COVERAGE Watch our coverage of the 2014 Greenville College Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:00:00 CDT fbf82586-c072-4d01-be5b-280be13133d4 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 “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 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 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 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 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 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 "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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Sun, 22 Sep 2013 00:00:00 CDT f091f119-e0fe-4294-8913-720e2e395dd2 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 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 Alumni Artwork Featured in Disney's "The Lone Ranger" Greenville College alumni create props for the feature film "The Lone Ranger." Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:00:00 CDT 5df592c0-d08c-452c-9fcc-9cc68f3e9df0 The Reluctant Diva The venue for Sarah (Coleman '06) Toth's performance under the bridge at 83rd and Figueroa Streets in Los Angeles was hardly ideal. Traffic rumbled overhead, and distant sirens wailed. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 00:00:00 CDT 4f79dde0-d56b-469f-bd1e-fbe191d078c1 MASTER OF THE REMIX A remix is essentially a reinterpretation of a song that is produced from its original, unmastered multi-track files, which Anjos receives from his clients. Artists benefit from remixes because they introduce songs to broader audiences and offer increased exposure. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:00:00 CDT 9212d06f-2c8c-40d6-9219-2d8fda73202e Summer RECORD Showcases Music Performance The summer 2013 issue of The RECORD, just published, shines its spotlight on GC alumni and students who make music on stage, in the studio and sanctuary. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:00:00 CDT 65c602a1-6506-48d7-9b0a-be3ca981507e Robert Stroud Receives Servant Leadership Award On Friday, May 24, more than 160 alumni and friends of Greenville College applauded Robert Stroud, member of the Class of 1959, as he received the John and Shirley Minshall Servant Leadership Award. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:00:00 CDT a1314910-7d8d-4844-a56f-af03a2796120 Greenville College Announces 2013 Commencement Schedule and Speakers Greenville College will conduct its 121st commencement exercises on May 25 and 26. Master&rsquo;s degree, adult degree completion, and off-campus partnership students will be recognized on Saturday, May 25, at 2 p.m. Undergraduate students will be recognized on Sunday, May 26, at 3 p.m. Tue, 14 May 2013 00:00:00 CDT 39cd4023-a1c5-4abc-b422-0647ff741269 Dr. Ivan Filby named 12th president of Greenville College Affirming the recommendation of the presidential search committee, the Greenville College Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr. Ivan Filby as the College's twelfth president. Sat, 04 May 2013 00:00:00 CDT a222471c-f36f-4376-9870-bcc6e83ae34d Edwall Receives Prestigious Cambridge Scholarship Greenville College alumna Christy Edwall '08, of Seattle, Washington, was recently awarded a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Wed, 01 May 2013 00:00:00 CDT d44562ce-3a49-43e5-8930-6ec2b81dc82e