Goshen College President James E. Brenneman opened the new school year by calling on members of the campus community to become a Christ-centered college defined by faithfulness, openness, reconciliation and unity.
Goshen College will open the 2010-2011 academic year later this month with many new faces– and not just among new and transfer students. The college also will be welcoming new employees, some of whom were hired and began their duties earlier in the year.
The annual college rankings have hit the presses, and Goshen College was again included by “U.S. News & World Report” and Forbes magazine on their lists of best U.S. colleges.
More Goshen College students will have the opportunity to learn and thrive in the coming year due to the generosity of supporters. During the 2009-10 fiscal year (which ended June 30) the largest amount of donations was given to the Goshen College Fund in 17 years.
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.
Goshen College recently recognized 293 students, for excellence in academics, on the 2009-10 spring semester Dean’s List.