Alumni & Friends Receptions

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Meet Goshen College’s 18th president, Dr. Rebecca J. Stoltzfus ’83, and hear her vision that is “Distinctively Goshen.”

Upcoming alumni events:

Normal, Illinois Alumni & Friends Reception
Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019

9:30 a.m.  Church at Mennonite Church of Normal
Worship — President Stoltzfus will preach
Education hour — conversation with President Stoltzfus
Lunch following education hour
Mennonite Church of Normal: 805 S Cottage Ave, Normal, IL 61761

1:30 p.m.Alumni gathering at The Proving Ground Bouldering Gym
Have fun climbing and/or visiting with President Stoltzfus and area alumni. Climbing is free and available at all levels for those who want to participate. (Come dressed in activewear)
The Proving Ground Bouldering Gym
1503 E College Ave, Normal, IL 31761
Please complete a liability waiver if you plan to climb

Hosted by Barry Weaver ’77 and Marge Martin Weaver ’76.

RSVP by Nov. 5 below, or call 574.535.7564 or email We hope to see you there!

If you would like to schedule an event for Goshen College alumni in your area, please call 574.535.7564 or email


Past alumni events:

Houston-area Alumni & Friends Reception
Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 | 6 p.m.

Boston-area Alumni & Friends Reception
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Hosted by Karen Zorn ’84, President, Longy School of Music of Bard College, and Tim Oyer ’85, GC Board of Directors.

Archbold-area Alumni & Friends Reception
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.

Lancaster-area Alumni & Friends Reception
Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Hosted by Audrey Groff ’81, GC Alumni Board, Daryl Groff ’83, Barb Weaver ’85 and Mark Weaver ’83

Hesston-area Alumni & Friends Reception
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 7 p.m.

Hosted by Eric Massanari ’90 and Yolanda Kauffman ’91

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
177 W. Hickory St., Hesston, KS 67062

Denver-area Alumni & Friends Reception
Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 4 p.m.

Hosted by Trinda Bishop ’69

Harrisonburg-area Alumni & Friends Reception
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Hosted by Shirley Showalter, former Goshen College president, and Stuart Showalter at their home.

Chicago-area Alumni & Friends Reception
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 | 5 p.m.

With remarks from President Stoltzfus at 6 p.m.

Hosted by Lauralea Suess ’74, Dan Coyne ’80 (Alumni Board chair), Bart Miller ’90 and Margaret Jeschke ’89

Southwest Michigan Alumni & Friends Reception
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 | 7-8:30 p.m.

Hosted by CarolSue Borkholder ’84, Kalamazoo, and Lon Swartzentruber ’88, Grand Rapids