Five exceptional Goshen College alumni awarded for commitment to core values

2012 Alumni Awardees

The 2012 Culture for Service Awards will be presented to John Driver ’50 and Rebecca (Kreider) Pries ’66. The 2012 Decade of Servant Leadership Award will be given to Grant Rissler ’99. The 2012 Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Award will go to Keith Springer ’69, and the Dr. Ruth Gunden Champion of Character Award will go to Sue Roth ’66.

With Goshen College roots, Lotus is on the road to success

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From the basement below the Leaf Raker to on stage in Japan, the band Lotus has emerged from humble beginnings to achieve great success. The instrumental electronic jam band, which splits time between Philadelphia, Pa. and Denver, Colo., continues to garner attention as they have released nine albums and have toured across the United States and Japan. It all began at Goshen College for two of Lotus’ founding members.

“Person of Interest: Kate Stoltzfus ’05” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Kate Stoltzfus, 28, is the inspiration behind Yinzpiration.com, a blog she started to spotlight the young people in Pittsburgh who are doing creative and innovative things. She’s doing that by interviewing 100 Pittsburghers in their 20s or 30s to try to dispel the myth that the Steel City is not an amenable place for young people.

Father-son duo complete 50-state marathon challenge

Ken R. Yoder '68, right, often runs marathons with his son, Ben, and his daughter, Karen '96.

Ken Yoder ’68 and his son, Ben, set a goal to run 50 marathons – one in each U.S. state. Five years later, they met their goal when they completed the Phunt Trail Marathon in Maryland on Jan. 2, 2011. They’re the only known father-son duo accomplish the challenging circuit.

Sharing the daily feast of flavors, textures and eye appeal

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An Indiana-based family of artists that includes six Goshen College alumni has produced a cookbook that is attracting favorable attention because of its delectable recipes, deep cultural connections, beautiful photography and artistic flair. The Daily Feast: Everyday Meals We Love to Share (Good Books, April 2012) was assembled last fall by Esther Rose Graber  ’52 […]