Their lives have been focused on rehabilitating prisoners, educating educators about the needs of children in poverty, changing the way researchers think about genetics, assisting Iraqi refugees, preaching and serving a family in need. During Goshen College’s Homecoming Weekend 2007 on Oct. 5-7 the college will honor six exceptional alumni with awards for lives and dedication to service that has inspired others.
Enrollment, retention and the number of first-year students and minorities continue to rise at Goshen College, college officials said.
Goshen College is pleased to announce and welcome new administrative and teaching faculty members for the 2007-08 academic year.
Goshen College placed in the third tier of the category of “Best Liberal Arts Colleges” for the seventh straight year in the 2008 U.S.News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges” ranking.
During the 2006-07 fiscal year, which ended June 30, the unrestricted Goshen College Annual Fund received the largest amount of contributions on record, a total of $1,962,113, according to Vice President for Institutional Advancement Will Jones. This is $244,087 more than last year and 9 percent above the college’s goal of raising $1.8 million.
The close of this school year marks the retirement of two valued Goshen College faculty. Professor of Psychology Duane Kauffmann completed his 40th year of teaching. Larry Yoder will retire after working 26 years at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College.
The Goshen College women’s track and field team boasts a pair of national champions, three All-American performances and an eighth-place team finish at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, held May 24-26. Along the way it set a variety of program records.
Goshen College recently recognized 239 students, for excellence in academics, on the 2006-07 spring semester Dean’s List.