Community, Mennonite church and Goshen College community members bid farewell to former President J. Lawrence Burkholder after he is laid to rest

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.

Former Goshen College President J. Lawrence Burkholder passes away on June 24 and leaves legacy of engagement with the church and the world

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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.

At 112th Goshen College commencement, federal judge encourages graduates to keep love at center of lives and first nursing master’s degrees are awarded

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Goshen College’s Class of 2010 received degrees on Sunday, April 25 after they were described as the light of the world by President James E. Brenneman and encouraged to become immortal by the chief administrative law judge of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Department of Transportation judge Ronnie A. Yoder to speak at Goshen College commencement April 25

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During the 112th Goshen College commencement Ronnie A. Yoder, the chief administrative law judge of the U.S. Department of Transportation, will present a commencement address to graduating seniors, titled “A Niche for You- Immortality,” in Goshen College’s Roman Gingrich Recreation-Fitness Center at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 25.

Goshen College announces dynamic and eclectic 2010-11 Performing Arts Series lineup

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The 2010-11 season of the Goshen College Performing Arts Series will again bring an incredible breadth of top quality arts performances to the college, including Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Conspirare, Wailin’ Jennys, Shawn Colvin and Loudon Wainwright III, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, The 5 Browns and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.