Daniel Penner ’12, Hans Weaver ’13 and Niles Graber-Alvarez ’14 were named to Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)’s 2014 20-under-35 young professionals changing the world list.
In March, Chicago Public Schools social worker Dan Coyne ’80 gave one of his kidneys to a beloved grocery store cashier who was incredibly ill, garnering national attention. Coyne is slated to be honored as a humanitarian at a luncheon for Chicago Public Schools social workers on Thursday–but after that, he might be fired.
Merit Learning Center Principal Kristen Watt was raised in Goshen, she cares about its community and she’s passionate about the success of its students. The Merit Strategy embodied in her school helps students gain the confidence they need to not only succeed academically, but to contribute to the greater good of the community that has embraced them.