Goshen College recently recognized 173 students for excellence in academics, on the 2006-07 fall semester Dean’s List.
Goshen College President James Brenneman celebrated the leadership, vision and ideals of Martin Luther King Jr. in three commentary columns published over the weekend in local newspapers.
Goshen College will honor the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. by holding its 14th annual all-school Martin Luther King Jr. Study Day, emphasizing the values and ideals that characterized King’s work, on Monday, Jan. 15. The theme for the day’s activities will be “MLK and the Hip-Hop Generation: Bridging the Past and the Future.” The college has again canceled all classes during the day, and all these events are open to the public.
During Goshen College’s Homecoming Weekend 2006 on Oct. 6-8 the college will honor six exceptional alumni with awards for lives and dedication to service that has inspired others. Three will receive Culture For Service Awards, named for the college’s motto. The college will honor one recent alumna with its Decade of Servant Leadership Award, which recognizes young alumni who are making significant contributions to their communities, church and world. And for the first time, the Goshen College Maple Leafs Athletic Club is presenting the Dr. Ruth Gunden and the Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Awards.
Goshen College began the 2006-07 academic year with an overall student enrollment of 951, compared with 922 a year ago, according to the college’s registrar’s office. The enrollment count includes both full- and part-time traditional students and those taking courses or seeking degrees through Goshen’s Division of Adult and External Studies.
In a year when Dr. James E. Brenneman was named president-elect and strong interim leadership both sharpened daily operations and prepared the way for a new administration, giving to Goshen College remained generous for the 2005-06 fiscal year, which ended June 30.