Goshen College placed in the third tier of the category of “Best Liberal Arts Colleges” for the seventh straight year in the 2008 U.S.News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges” ranking.
During the 2006-07 fiscal year, which ended June 30, the unrestricted Goshen College Annual Fund received the largest amount of contributions on record, a total of $1,962,113, according to Vice President for Institutional Advancement Will Jones. This is $244,087 more than last year and 9 percent above the college’s goal of raising $1.8 million.
The close of this school year marks the retirement of two valued Goshen College faculty. Professor of Psychology Duane Kauffmann completed his 40th year of teaching. Larry Yoder will retire after working 26 years at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College.
The Goshen College women’s track and field team boasts a pair of national champions, three All-American performances and an eighth-place team finish at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, held May 24-26. Along the way it set a variety of program records.
Goshen College recently recognized 239 students, for excellence in academics, on the 2006-07 spring semester Dean’s List.
The May 2007 issue of “Christianity Today” includes a feature article about the trend among Christian colleges to be more environmentally conscious, and includes a prominent photo of and information about Goshen College’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center.
Years of hard work, study, sacrifice and prayer culminated April 29 when members of the Class of 2007 received degrees after hearing inspirational messages from Goshen College President James E. Brenneman and the Rev. Joy Carroll Wallis, one of the first women to be ordained as an Anglican priest in England.
Goshen College will return to Nicaragua as a location for its unique study abroad program, Study-Service Term (SST), after 30 years in the summer of 2008, according to Director of International Education Tom Meyers. In 1978, the college stopped sending students to the Central American country because it was experiencing great civil unrest that would result in 12 years of war and a devastated economy.