Jeff Gundy ’75, a professor of English at Bluffton (Ohio) University, has been named 2014 Ohio Poet of the Year for his collection, “Somewhere Near Defiance,” published last year by Anhinga Press.
Jeff Peachey ’88 has been chosen for the Patricia Fleming Visiting Fellowship in Bibliography and Book History, for his immense contributions to bibliography, book history, and his binding mastery.
The Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) proudly announced the selection of seventeen college faculty members to receive the association’s Faculty of Distinction award. Michele Hershberger, Hesston College Bible and ministry faculty member, was named Hesston’s recipient of the award.
Michael Amos ’07 won the Award of Merit at the 41st Heritage Toronto Awards for his book “Both Sides of the Fence: Surviving the Trap.” The book provides a first-hand account of overcoming the dangers that befall youth in a marginalized neighborhood.
“It was one of those moments when your life is turned upside down in a matter of seconds.”
The University of Missouri School of Music and the Mizzou New Music Initiative have awarded the 2016 Sinquefield Composition Prize to Henry Breneman Stewart ’14.
Mary Yoder Holsopple ’76, bullying prevention coordinator for Elkhart Community Schools, holds up the books she co-authored, called “More Class Meetings That Matter: Respecting People with Disabilities.”
Arden Shank ’74, president and CEO of Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida, was named this week to the Federal Reserve Board’s Community Advisory Council
The 2015 Culture for Service Awards will be presented to Kathy Short ’75 and Aliko Songolo ’68. The 2015 Young Alumni Servant Leadership Award will be presented to Sonia Graber ’00. The 2015 Dr. Ruth Gunden Champion of Character Award will go to Alice Gunden Bender ’80, and the Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Award will go to Ken Pletcher ’70.
Ken Pletcher ’70 is the recipient of Goshen College’s 2015 Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Award.