Virgil L. Miller, chair of the Goshen College Board of Directors from 1999 to 2009, was remembered this week for his leadership and varied contributions to the college. Miller, 72, died July 19 at his home in Archbold, Ohio, surrounded by his family, following a two-year struggle with cancer.
Kathryn Sherer, a pianist who instructed hundreds of students and together with her violinist husband performed around the world, died at home on Feb. 28 after a long illness. She was 79 years old and an associate professor emerita of music at Goshen College.
Members of the Goshen College community reacted with shock, disbelief and sorrow when they learned about the homicide of Professor of Biology James S. Miller.
Goshen College music professors Dr. Debra Brubaker, mezzo-soprano, and Dr. Scott Hochstetler, baritone, will perform a vocal recital with Goshen College music students on Friday, Oct. 21
Goshen College President James E. Brenneman today sent the following statement to students, faculty and staff: “It is with profound sadness that I inform you of the death this morning of Professor James S. Miller, 58, a professor of biology at Goshen College since 1980.
Residents of Elkhart County as well as members of the Mennonite church and the Goshen College community praised President Emeritus J. Lawrence Burkholder as a visionary leader with an enduring love for the church, his family and scholarship during a memorial service Wednesday, June 30.
Goshen College President Emeritus J. Lawrence Burkholder, an influential figure in the Mennonite church, passed away early on Thursday, June 24 at the Greencroft Healthcare Center in Goshen. Burkholder, 92, played many significant roles throughout the 20th century as a pastor, professor, pilot, philosopher, civil rights activist, war-time relief worker and college president.
Peter J. Dyck, a 1952 Goshen College alumnus, was born in Lysanderhöh, Russia, on Dec. 4, 1914. He died Jan. 4, 2010 of cancer at the age of 95.
Goshen College Physician Emeritus and Associate Professor Emeritus of Health Education Willard S. Krabill, who gave 24 years of service to the college, died this morning after a courageous six-month battle with cancer at the age of 82. He was a pioneer in the areas of medical ethics, public health, family-centered childbirth and sex education.
Mary Jane George Rieth, 92, a prominent Indiana conservationist and philanthropist, died Wednesday, Dec. 31 at her home in Goshen.