In his retirement, Bob Johnson ’73 has gotten back into writing, and recently won the Marguerite McGlinn Prize in Fiction for Philadelphia Stories magazine for his short story “Bird Fever.”
Gerry Sieber ’66 will be inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Soccer Hall of Fame at the NJCAA Division I Soccer Championships awards banquet at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Va.
The Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) will recognize Lori Shreiner ’92, principal at Goshen Middle School, as the 2015 District Middle School Principal of the Year.
Jeff Gundy ’75, a professor of English at Bluffton (Ohio) University, has been named 2014 Ohio Poet of the Year for his collection, “Somewhere Near Defiance,” published last year by Anhinga Press.
Jeff Peachey ’88 has been chosen for the Patricia Fleming Visiting Fellowship in Bibliography and Book History, for his immense contributions to bibliography, book history, and his binding mastery.
The Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) proudly announced the selection of seventeen college faculty members to receive the association’s Faculty of Distinction award. Michele Hershberger, Hesston College Bible and ministry faculty member, was named Hesston’s recipient of the award.
Michael Amos ’07 won the Award of Merit at the 41st Heritage Toronto Awards for his book “Both Sides of the Fence: Surviving the Trap.” The book provides a first-hand account of overcoming the dangers that befall youth in a marginalized neighborhood.
“It was one of those moments when your life is turned upside down in a matter of seconds.”
The University of Missouri School of Music and the Mizzou New Music Initiative have awarded the 2016 Sinquefield Composition Prize to Henry Breneman Stewart ’14.
Mary Yoder Holsopple ’76, bullying prevention coordinator for Elkhart Community Schools, holds up the books she co-authored, called “More Class Meetings That Matter: Respecting People with Disabilities.”