Laura Kanagy ’00, who has coordinated all the welcome group’s efforts, said she cried the day Trump’s ban was announced because it felt so personal now. When the Almahasnehs came to visit their church for a welcome event, she said in a speech: “There are many different messages flying around right now about borders and walls and terrorism and bans. But here is our message to you: You are very welcome here, and you are loved.”
The Hmong American Farmers Association named Matius (Mat) Krisetya ’93 as the the inaugural Director of Operations. Krisetya has more than 20 years of experience in international nonprofit management and has worked in various countries around the world including Indonesia, the Philippines and Jamaica.
In January 2017 Dr. J.D. Mininger entered into the role of Academic Vice-President and Dean of Faculty at LCC International University. His relationship to LCC reaches as far back as 1995, when his parents, James and Virginia Mininger, began the first of their thirteen years of service at LCC.
For Curt Zehr ’81, farming always has been about family. The farm and farm businesses that he and wife Sue operate are based in the Illinois farm that has been in Curt’s family for more than 100 years. His start in pork producers groups came with his dad and going to meetings as a child.
Dr. Lisa Schirch, research professor with the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, recently reflected on building relationships with U.S. military and NATO leaders. Over the last 10 years, she has provided training on how to promote human security at military bases around the U.S. and in Europe.
Read all about Philipp Gollner’s top 10 song choices and listen to his full playlist online!
Netflix has purchased the worldwide rights for “The Incredible Jessica James,” the closing night film of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The deal reportedly went for over $3 million. The comedy, written and directed by Jim Strouse (People Places Things), and stars Jessica Williams (The Daily Show) as Jessica James, an aspiring playwright in New York City.
Anna Mast ’08 is taking ownership of Anna’s Bread in Goshen, formerly Rachel’s bread, from Rachel Shenk ’80.
Jo-Ann Brant, professor of Bible and religion, responds to the question, “Is Money the Root of All Evil?”
Hannah (Grieser) Hochstetler ’13 died in a Jan. 19 traffic accident near Roanoke, Virginia. Hochstetler was 26. Her husband, Caleb Hochstetler ’13, was also injured in the accident.