The Bulletin – Fall/Winter 2019

The Fall/Winter 2019 issue of The Bulletin will arrive in mailboxes in mid-November. Look for yours!


While Goshen College’s official beginnings in August 1894 as the Elkhart Institute were 12 miles away from the current campus, the move to Goshen in 1903 saw new buildings that still stand and are central to the campus (front cover, 1915), even as much has changed. The college has transformed and been transformed by the community it has called home for 125 years, while remaining Elkhart County’s only private, residential college. The back cover shows the opposite perspective from that same time: from a rooftop (probably of the Administration Building) looking past the Aurora Gate, up 8th Street and towards the City of Goshen. That gate symbolizes the welcome the college has extended and the ways it has sent many off for service in the community and the world. So join us in celebrating this anniversary — our “quasquicentennial” (a fun mouthful!) — throughout this year! Read more at



  • 2019 Alumni Awards: Read the stories of the five alumni honored this year for their lives and commitments to the college’s core values: Minh (Nguyen) Kauffman ’74, Carolyn (Yoder) Sauder ’55, Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma ’05, Garrett Cannizzo ’12 and Kari Heusinkveld ’12.
  • Quasquicentennial Touchstones: (includes video from the presentation about this during Homecoming Weekend) Historians Susan Fisher Miller ’79 and Joe Springer ’80 share “touchstones” from the college’s 125-year history — events and themes that represent specific moments in time and larger symbols of institutional identity.
  • A Beautiful Bequest: Learn how Arlin and Naomi Hunsberger’s ’55 large and unique Haitian art collection found a new home in a renovated Union Building this year.