Behind every great scene, somewhere off stage, a set designer

By Christina Hofer for Goshen Commons As a young girl, she dreamed of being a park ranger. Or a Great Mouse Detective (the animated mouse version of Sherlock Holmes). She loved spending time outdoors, especially with animals, and enjoyed dressing up her dog and making up stories. Many years later, that fun-loving, imaginative young girl […]

Q&A: On winning at golf, and losing a father

By Samuel Rosario for Goshen Commons   An interview with Ben John Pollitt, a golfer from England. Pollitt is a sophomore at Goshen College. He was the lone golfer on the men’s team a year ago when intercollegiate golf returned to Goshen College. He described his best athletic moment as “winning a matchplay tournament at […]

Naomi Lederach ’54: Life lessons in love and forgiveness begin with ‘we’

By Ariel Ropp for Goshen Commons Naomi Lederach rarely says “I.” Whether she’s describing her time as a peace worker in Northern Ireland during the Troubles or her experience as a nursing professor at Hesston College in Kansas, Lederach, 79, habitually begins her sentences with “we.” The other half of Lederach’s “we” is invariably her […]

Q&A with Adam Scharf ’01: From sod roof to bikes: Investing in a hometown, one project at a time

By Sara Klassen for Goshen Commons Adam Scharf, a 2001 graduate of Goshen College, is a former City Council candidate, owner of Red Tail Farm, partner of Venturi Pizza Pub and owner/operator of Rethinking Buildings, a remodeling and construction business focused on aesthetic, social  and environmental responsibility. Q: Where did you grow up? A: Goshen […]