James Nelson Gingerich ’80: A medical degree for community work

By Annie Martens for Goshen Commons James Nelson Gingerich didn’t go to medical school to become a doctor. He went because he wanted to open an affordable health care center in Goshen that would build bridges across cultures. Gingerich grew up in Luxembourg with missionary parents and after that in Tennessee where his father studied […]

Five exceptional Goshen College alumni awarded for commitment to core values

2012 Alumni Awardees

The 2012 Culture for Service Awards will be presented to John Driver ’50 and Rebecca (Kreider) Pries ’66. The 2012 Decade of Servant Leadership Award will be given to Grant Rissler ’99. The 2012 Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Award will go to Keith Springer ’69, and the Dr. Ruth Gunden Champion of Character Award will go to Sue Roth ’66.

When it comes to music, for Marcia Yost, more Is better

By Brandi Brubaker for Goshen Commons Marcia Yost, whose Goshen High School choirs have won three state championships and six state runner-up titles, will become the executive director of the Music Center at Goshen College on Oct. 1. Yost will continue her work as choral director and chair of the music department  at Goshen High […]

Goshen College launches Sustainability Semester at Merry Lea with canoe trip of watershed

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“Launch” is an apt word for the beginning of the Sustainability Semester in Residence (SSR), a new undergraduate program at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, Wolf Lake, Ind. Students begin the semester with a weeklong exploration of the Elkhart River Watershed, traveling by canoe when possible.