Culture for Service burns brightest for some Goshen College alumni just after graduation. For Elisabeth Fast Beels ’75 and Rebecca Dyck ’75, however, Goshen’s motto continues to guide their lives of helping others.
In the Fall of 2010, 19 Goshen College students engaged in a fascinating Study-Service Term in Egypt under the leadership of Director of International Education Tom Meyers. After a semester, the students returned home on the eve of a turning point of history: the popular uprising that forced the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled Egypt for three decades. Four of the students have shared their transformative experiences.
From the day in June 1903 that Jesse Smucker’s team drove away with a load of soil excavated from a field that was to become the Goshen College campus, the college land has been dug, poked and shaped by many hands for many purposes. Utilitarian holes dug for this foundation, or that fountain, grading done […]
On Sept. 15, 1934, the north end of Coffman Hall’s basement was filled with the whirr and clacking of a new enterprise: The Maple City Shirt Company. Because of the economic challenges of the Great Depression, students struggled to afford college and Goshen College had suffered a 15 percent drop in enrollment. Although themselves strapped […]
Stephen Kreider Yoder ’81, San Francisco bureau chief for the The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and his 18-year-old son Isaac decided to do a different kind of father-son project this year. They have been jointly writing a weekly column for the Journal called “Yoder & Son.” “Our column has to have some sort of financial […]
A linguistics Web site doesn’t seem like an obvious path for someone who studied computer science, applied math and music in college, but Rachel Smith ’01 found a niche that combines all of her interests with the launch of her Web site www.RachelsEnglish.com. The site teaches American English pronunciation based on Smith’s extensive vocal music […]
Editor’s note: Goshen College’s first three graduate students walked across the commencement stage in caps and gowns on April 26, and will complete master’s degrees in environmental education at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College in early June. Next year, the program will triple, with a cohort of 10 beginning studies in July. […]