Vol. 7 | March '11
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ALUMNI VISION The Cornerstone University Alumni Association will support and partner with alumni through opportunities to expand relationships, grow as lifelong learners and engage with the mission of the univeristy by serving with their individual giftedness.
CONNECT Winter Homecoming '11 Thank you to all who attended Winter Homecoming 2011! It was a wonderful time to honor tradition and excellence. On Feb. 10, Coach Kim Elders was honored for 20 years of dedication to the men's basketball team, as well as the five Athletic Hall of Honor Inductees, and two Golden Eagle Club Inductees at the Winter Homecoming Banquet. The following night we enjoyed three alumni bands and three student bands battling it out for a stage at Big Ticket Festival '11. Congratulations to student band Cities and Saints! Saturday was Game Day! With three alumni basketball games in the morning and an indoor tailgate at noon the Hansen Center was packed with energized attendees. After the tailgate, both the women's and men's Golden Eagles were cheered on as they defeated the Saints of Siena Heights. For those who missed it, look forward to next year's Winter Homecoming by enjoying pictures from this year. Alumni Chapel and Luncheons You are invited back to campus to enjoy chapel with current students and a complimentary lunch with President Dr. Stowell and Darci Irwin, director of alumni relations. Hear the vision, share your valued thoughts and network with other alumni at our three spring luncheons. 2011 spring event dates: Mar. 23, Apr. 6, Apr. 27 Seats are limited to eight alumni per event so RSVP soon to Karissah Holmes, assitant to alumni relations, or call at 616.222.1439.If you would like to turn one of these events into an reuion, let us know! Education Trip to Prague and Brno, Czech Republic Special invititation to TESOL and Master of Education Alumni to join
Special invititation to TESOL and Master of Education Alumni to join a group of educators on a trip to Prague and Brno, Czech Republic! This trip presents optimal opportunities for you to use the English language to make a Kingdom impact. Teaching models will utilize innovative methods and techniques to teach English in courses led by TESOL/EDU students and alumni. The itinerary also includes visits to cultural sites of Prague and Brno. Date: June 17-25, 2011 (optional extended trip: Vienna, Austria) Cost: $2750 (includes pre-trip training sessions) Registration deadline: March 10, 2011 For more information and application, email Heidi Enck, PGS academic services and program coordinator, or call 616.222.1503. Reunion Toolkit How do I reconnect with my former roommate? How might I go beyond Facebook to catch up with friends from my college days? Look no further! In the next Alumni Journal (mid-April) we will reveal the official "Reunion Toolkit," including all the tools necessary to develop and execute a successful reunion for you and your classmates. Contact Karissa Ryan, coordinator of alumni reunions, with questions regarding the toolkit. Alumni Journal The fourth issue of the Alumni Journal will hit mailboxes mid-April '11. If you haven't been receiving the Alumni Journals, please update your information with us and view issue 3 online. Kirk Cousins Event Cornerstone University and Champions of Character will host â€œCulture, Competition and Christâ€? with Michigan State Univ. quarterback, Kirk Cousins. Cousins will share his story of being a faithful follower of Christ and his opportunity to daily influence his teammates. Afterwards he will participate in a Q and A session before signing autographs.Celebrate one of the most respected student athletes in the country as he is coming off a tremendous season in leading MSU to a Big 10 Football Championship! Where: Bernice Hansen Center, Mol Arena When: 7:30 pm, Mar. 16 Address: 1001 E. Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Chorale trip to Florida
Chorale trip to Florida Cornerstone University's Chorale will be on tour in the state of Florida for Spring Break, Mar. 3-14. The 31-voice choir, under the direction of Dr. Kent Walter, will present concerts in churchs and schools across Florida from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa and Jacksonville.If you are an alumni residing in Florida, please support the choir at one of their concerts. To see more information, view Chorale's Facebook page. Women's Leadership Conference Update In an intimate breakfast gathering for alumnae at the Womenâ€™s Leadership Conference, time was spent fellowshipping and sharing stories with one another, as well as with keynote speaker Carol Kent and worship leader Frances Drost. Take a look at the alumnae breakfast pictures. Upcoming Events Commencement 2011 Pregancy Resource Center Life Walk Big Ticket Festival Fall Homecoming 2011
CELEBRATE Select the links below to celebrate recent Alumni News. Click here to share yours now!
Celebrating Quincer We are thrilled to announce that the men's dorm Quincer, which was converted into facutly offices, is now being resurected once again as a men's dorm for next year's incoming freshman! Stay tuned for a reunion open house and way to get involved.
CONTRIBUTE Cornerstone Student Fund Cornerstone University has a rich heritage of equipping students with biblical truths to make an impact in the world for Christ. The Cornerstone Student Fund continues this tradition by providing a fundamental means of support for the University. The fund offsets the cost of tuition through student scholarships, classroom enhancements, faculty excellence and technology improvements. To support the Cornerstone Student Fund go to www.cornerstone.edu/give. Sojourners Our Sojourners mentoring initiative is desgined to partner local alumni with current CU students. We'll connect you to training and resources that will help make your relationship a success. Remember you are blessing a current student with your life and your story. For more information contact Karissah Holmes. Your Story Matters Since graduating from Cornerstone, Christ has shaped your life with a story full of blessings, trials and surprises, all of which we'd love to hear. We invite you to share your story with us! Your story is our story, and we are eagerly waiting to celebrate you. Share your story online