Showalter presidency and contributions celebrated in day-long farewell events

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As students, faculty, staff, community and church leaders, benefactors and alumni filled Sauder Concert Hall on the morning of Sept. 20 to say thank you and farewell to President Shirley H. Showalter for her service to Goshen College, many wore scarves in all shapes and colors to honor a leader whose trademark accessory connects to her passion for relationships and cross-cultural learning.

Goshen College retention rate and full-time enrollees continue to climb

When Goshen College’s Class of 2008 arrived on campus for Orientation Weekend, Aug. 21-22, students and their parents came from Akron, Ind., and Akron, Pa.; from Aurora, Colo., and Aurora, Ore.; Bloomington, Ill., and Bloomington, Ind.; and Millersburg, Ohio and Millersburg, Ind. They also came from as near as three blocks away and as far as Vietnam.

U.S.News again includes Goshen College in national ranking; GC places high among study abroad and service learning programs

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In the just-released 2005 U.S.News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges” rankings, Goshen College placed solidly in the third tier of the Best Liberal Arts Colleges category for the fourth straight year and was recognized for program strengths that come from the school’s commitment to global citizenship and servant leadership.

Interim president appointed for Goshen College

In times of change, there is both challenge and opportunity, said Virgil Miller, chair of the Goshen College Board of Directors. Taking on an immediate challenge, the Board’s Executive Committee and Goshen College President’s Council, with the support of Mennonite Education Agency, have been working together to plan for the college’s presidential transition following the resignation of President Shirley H. Showalter.