Monday, January 31, 2011
Quinion's many hours of dedication have resulted in the coauthorship of a paper published in a national medical journal by the American Society of Hematology.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Gordon College Student Ministries (GCSM) offers Spiritual Life Groups for the Gordon community each semester. “As we are called the body of Christ, we need to be connecting with one another in ways that promote transparency, accountability, spiritual growth and encouragement in a loving and safe environment," said Truschel, "All for the glory of God."
Photo: Dre Santos is studying Global Christianity and social work at Gordon. He's pictured here (center) with some of his friends on campus.
Monday, January 24, 2011
It was in this spirit of service that Bob Whittet, associate professor of Christian ministries, and Daniel O'Connell, director of student financial services, drove to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Norfolk to speak at a Financial Aid and College Transition Seminar this month. The event aimed to help parents and graduating high school students gain a better understanding of the college transition process from both financial and personal perspectives. "We went to provide a service," explained Whittet, who heads Gordon's Church Relations Office. "It wasn't a commercial for Gordon College but rather a time to share our knowledge." Whittet and O'Connell spoke in general terms aimed to help families preparing for the college search process. And by all accounts, they were tremendously successful.
Emmanuel's youth pastor, Mike McGarry, followed the event with a glowing endorsement to others employed in the youth ministry field. "This really was a great night--a total win for our youth ministry and families. If you're looking for an opportunity to give practical help to families and to connect with parents, seriously consider contacting Gordon College about inviting some people to your church for something like this. One of the best parts: I only had to buy some snacks and unlock the doors . . . they did the rest (for free!)."
Whittet welcomes the possibility of other invitations (they have already received a new request to speak at a church in Bolton, Massachusetts). "It's important to be reminded that we are part of something bigger; we are part of the Body of Christ. Gordon College has talents to share. We are not a church, but we can impact and come alongside churches by providing support and leadership."
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Katy Reigart will never forget her first overnight visit to Gordon when a current student made her hot chocolate in the lounge, shared her college experience and asked questions about Katy’s own college plans.
Reigart, a senior Christian ministries major from Exeter, New Hampshire, believes her initial Gordon experience not only set the tone for entering college but also influenced her to be a leader for Gordon’s incoming student programs.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Annalise Midland, of Staten Island, New York, visits with her Design 4 instructor, Tim Ferguson Sauder, before the rush of day-one begins. Midland, a senior art major, stopped by the Return Design studio--home base for graphic design students--to discuss an ongoing project for her internship client. Ready to jump back into campus life, she wanted to share her art ideas from break with faculty and talk about ways to incorporate it into this semester's graphic design work.
Monday, January 17, 2011
John Mason, professor emeritus of economics at Gordon, went home to be with the Lord Saturday evening, January 15, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Sherrie, his daughters Iana and Noni, eleven grandsons and one granddaughter.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Harold "Dewey" Jones '74 tells us that "education is the family business" and Gordon was the foundational link for this exciting career path--not only for himself, but also his sons.
“When I was a student, my teachers and fellow students stood firm on three elements: our faith, our education, and the importance of family,” says Dewey Jones. “Gordon was my three-legged stool.” Now working as a teacher at Mid-Vermont Christian School and as a fulltime pastor in New Hampshire, Dewey believes Gordon’s liberal arts curriculum fostered “a community of adaptability, so you could be prepared for many different things.” Along with his Bible major he also studied history, German and six terms of Greek. But what Dewey remembers most fondly about Gordon was the unique community formed by students and professors. “You knew you were part of a lifelong community.”
Two of Dewey’s sons are also Gordon alumni, and also teachers—one at Trinity Christian Academy in Virginia and the other at Portsmouth Christian Academy in New Hampshire. Dewey’s youngest son, a first-year student at Gordon, is a history major who just took his first Bible course. “It’s been so exciting to share the experience with him.”
Watch the video interview here.