Kate Stoltzfus ’05 finds ‘yinzpiration’ in Pittsburgh

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If you’ve never been to Pittsburgh, you might be puzzled by the word “yinz.” To Kate Stoltzfus ’05, “yinz” is more than just Pittsburgh’s colloquial version of “ya’ll”; it is an inspiration. Stoltzfus became a “Yinzer,” or a Pittsburgh resident, after graduating from Goshen College, and began a year of service through the PULSE program. […]

Naomi Kramer ’12 is helping former Amish realize their dreams

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What happens when a needy student cannot get financial aid to attend college? Like other students of Amish descent, Naomi Kramer ’12 faced that dilemma because her parents did not support her decision to attend college. After five years of sacrifice and struggle, Kramer has achieved her dream. Now she is trying to help others […]

Naomi Lederach ’54: Life lessons in love and forgiveness begin with ‘we’

By Ariel Ropp for Goshen Commons Naomi Lederach rarely says “I.” Whether she’s describing her time as a peace worker in Northern Ireland during the Troubles or her experience as a nursing professor at Hesston College in Kansas, Lederach, 79, habitually begins her sentences with “we.” The other half of Lederach’s “we” is invariably her […]

Q&A with Adam Scharf ’01: From sod roof to bikes: Investing in a hometown, one project at a time

By Sara Klassen for Goshen Commons Adam Scharf, a 2001 graduate of Goshen College, is a former City Council candidate, owner of Red Tail Farm, partner of Venturi Pizza Pub and owner/operator of Rethinking Buildings, a remodeling and construction business focused on aesthetic, social  and environmental responsibility. Q: Where did you grow up? A: Goshen […]

Rosanna Nafziger Henderson ’06: Math major turned ‘hipster-homemaker’ releases cookbook

By Kelley Scholfield for Goshen Commons Rosanna Nafziger Henderson graduated from Goshen College in 2006 with majors in English and math, not the most obvious path to becoming an authority on food. Henderson herself admits that she could not have predicted that six years after leaving Goshen she would be a cookbook author and food blogger. […]

James Nelson Gingerich ’80: A medical degree for community work

By Annie Martens for Goshen Commons James Nelson Gingerich didn’t go to medical school to become a doctor. He went because he wanted to open an affordable health care center in Goshen that would build bridges across cultures. Gingerich grew up in Luxembourg with missionary parents and after that in Tennessee where his father studied […]