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Archives for Alumni Category

Exec. Dir. of Merry Lea Luke Gascho on “The Future Church Summit: Light, Salt and Tenacity” – Mennonite Church USA

Being connected to the Mennonite Church is a stream that runs deeply through my life. My heritage has long roots in the Anabaptist tradition for which I am grateful. But my connection consists of much more than an ethnic, cultural and familial basis. While each of these elements plays a role in whom I am, I find the deepest connection in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

‘Sisterhood in Florida’ by Anita Hooley Yoder ’07 – The Mennonite

While I was working on a book about Mennonite women’s organizations, I wanted to experience diverse and vibrant Mennonite women’s activities firsthand. I met interesting people and heard important stories at women’s gatherings across the country. But it was a trip to south Florida in November 2015 that provided an especially unique and inspiring glimpse of what Mennonite women are up to today.

Rebecca Stoltzfus ’83 tapped to lead Goshen College – Cornell.edu

“I congratulate Becky on this well-deserved appointment,” said Cornell Provost Michael Kotlikoff. “Goshen College could not have found a more outstanding leader, and the fact that she is an alumna makes this appointment even more special. As a member of our faculty and as vice provost, Becky has had an enormous impact on our research and on student and engagement programs. She has left an indelible imprint on this institution, and her vision and experiences will serve Goshen well.”

Forging their Futures

Armed with a great idea, an entrepreneurial spirit and a liberal arts education, our young alumni are finding ways to make a living doing what they love. Some studied business or earned one of GC’s entrepreneurship grants right out of college. Others crowdsourced startup capital or started small and grew their business. But no matter how these creative professionals got started or what they studied, they all have a few things in common — strong critical thinking skills, a global perspective, a desire to serve and real-world experience based in a Goshen College education.