“Goshen Mayor Allan Kauffman (’71) believes we need to keep on pushing” in the Goshen News

Photo by the Goshen News

Allan Kauffman grew up in Goshen, graduated from Goshen High School and later Goshen College. He got married, raised a family here and worked many years in the office supply business, all while serving multiple terms on Goshen’s City Council. Sixteen years ago he was appointed mayor and has since won re-election four times. … To him, Goshen is a special place that he has dedicated his life to making stronger and better.

Monkey See, Monkey Mind Controls Arm

Brain-controlled muscle simulation in monkeys research

Dr. Lee Miller, a 1980 Goshen College graduate, and 2006 GC graduate Matt Bauman are working, along with other researchers, towards major advancements in long term paralysis treatment. Their team’s research with brain-controlled muscle simulation in monkeys was recently mentioned as one of the top 10 break-throughs of 2012 by Science Magazine.

Robert Brunk ’63 bidding farewell to the auction house

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How does an activist become an auctioneer? For Robert Brunk ’63, who gave up the gavel and retired this year, the journey from being a community organizer to an auctioneer has taken many twists and turns. After Brunk graduated from Goshen College, he attended the University of Michigan and became aware of a need for social […]

Khadar Bashir-Ali ’85 providing education in Somalia

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Khadar Bashir-Ali ’85 is bringing education back to Somalia. Conflict and civil war have plagued Somalia for decades. In recent years, drought and famine have added to the crisis, ultimately leaving much of the country, and the education system, in disarray. In November, a new government was formed, and Bashir-Ali was appointed to the Education […]

Ron Kraybill ’76 making peace in Africa

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Ron Kraybill ’76 can finally cross off meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu from his bucket list. Kraybill, who is a peace and development adviser for the United Nations, has been working to negotiate peaceful elections in Lesotho since November 2009. Last year, Kraybill assisted in a mediation process led by the Lesotho Heads of Churches, working […]

Former Aurora and Avon housemates renew their bonds

Aurora-Avon-friends

We came from all over: Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Goshen, Moundridge (Kan.), Seattle, State College (Pa.) and Tucson. We met in Washington, Iowa – the place two of our group now call home. There were 12 of us. Almost all of us had lived in Avon or Aurora house, side by side on College Avenue in […]

Paths to Paraguay: why we joined the Peace Corps

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By Allison Marie Goertz ’06 and Isaiah Goertz ’06 Like many Paraguayan couples, we like to share a wooden cup of mate, sipped through a traditional metal straw, as we prepare for the day. Later we will drink tereré, the chilled version of yerba mate, with neighbors and strangers alike. As two new Peace Corps […]