north star NEWS BULLETIN OF ROCHESTER COLLEGE
VOLUME 41 NUMBER 2 SPRING 2000
Rapid enrollment growth propels academic facility planning College officials recently initiated architectural planning and fund raising for a new academic facility on the campus of Rochester College. The board approved the bold step to address a critical need for classroom space. Record enrollments are straining our capacity, stated Dr. Ken Johnson, president of the college. This is happening in spite of the fact that we have more evening and off-site classes than ever before in our history. Since 1991, the enrollment of Rochester College has risen from 257 to over 600, with the most notable increases occurring since the college name change in 1997. Currently, response to both the traditional and extended learning programs indicates that enrollment likely will pass the 700 mark in the fall. By moving full-speed ahead on this project, we will relieve our classroom pressures, stated Dr. Johnson. At the same time, we will be able to serve our students with the type of quality academic facilities that are expected in this day and time. Plans for the academic center
include two phases. The first includes one floor for the library and another for classrooms. The second includes classrooms, offices, practice rooms, and a performance room for the music department. Timing on the two phases will depend upon funding, stated Dr. Johnson. The first phase is the most critical since it includes a number of large multipurpose classrooms and space for the library, which also has been overflowing for some time. The building will be located to the south of the Associates Campus Center. It will extend from the west wing of Campus Center to the west end of the WestsideCentral Auditorium. The campus master plan calls for a series of new facilities to be constructed the entire distance from the academic building to the new residence hall complex. We already are in contact with a number of potential donors, noted Dr. Johnson. This project will require some major gifts at a level never experienced by the college, and will provide a number of naming opportunities. My
Initial architectural renderings of the academic facility reflect the style of the new residence hall complex. major task in the twelve months ahead is to find funding for this important project. The college has retained the services of TMP Associates, architects of the college master plan and new residence hall complex, to design the academic facility.
TMP is known in the Rochester community for its exemplary work on the public library. We are very excited as we plan for another very visible step of progress for Rochester College, stated Dr. Johnson. While we continue to lay groundwork for
Estate planning board embraces $12 million goal Embracing a key goal in the colleges new strategic plan, the Estate Planning Advisory Board recently accepted a challenge to take the lead in raising $12 million in endowment for Rochester College. The board plans to accomplish their goal through estate planning efforts. Near the end of the advisory boards last meeting, Dean Oliver,
a former student and member of the group, asked for a sharper focus on how the board might provide the most help to the college, stated Doug Edwards, vice president for development. As discussion ensued, the board became excited about building the endowment and decided to pursue the $12 million goal. Currently, seventeen individu-
Bob Carris, Dean Oliver, and Bob Perry visit with Dr. Ken Johnson.
als (listed on page eight) serve on the Estate Planning Advisory Board, including a number of financial planners, attorneys, and accountants. The board also is seeking additional members to assist with their efforts. Across the nation, endowment funds provide financial stability for most academic institutions. While such funds have grown to a level of about $1.2 million at Rochester College over the past few years, those funds must increase dramatically to provide financial strength for the college. Endowment serves as a type of savings account for most institutions. At Rochester College, proceeds from endowment interest and investments are used to fund scholarships and special projects, to supplement the operating budget, and to further build the endowment fund. In particular, we have experienced a noticeable increase in the establishment of endowed scholarships, noted Mr. Edwards. We now honor major donors to scholarship programs at an annual dinner where the donors meet the scholarship recipients. A strong endowment is criti-
cal to the future of Rochester College, stated Dr. Ken Johnson, president of the college. As we look to the future, however, we realize that most of our endowment funding will come from estate gifts since most of our fund raising efforts must be directed toward the development of new programs and facilities. Rochester College honors individuals and families that include the college in their estate plan with membership in the Heritage Club. Currently over 100 individuals and families have notified the college of their estate planning arrangements. According to fund raising experts, there are ten additional estate plans in existence for every one that an institution knows about, noted Mr. Edwards. Consequently, we assume that there are a lot of other individuals and families around the country that have included Rochester College in their planning . For assistance with estate planning or to notify the college of existing estate plans that include Rochester College, please contact the Development Office toll-free at 800.521.6010.
another major capital campaign and other needed facilities, this project will have a major impact on our ability to serve a growing number of students in the very near future. We pray that God will continue to bless our efforts as we move ahead.
Dedication This issue of the North Star is lovingly dedicated to the three students of Rochester College that lost their lives in a tragic automobile accident on March 31. Jamie Stowe Oakville, Ontario Adam Perry Lincoln Park, Michigan Dan ODonnell Moses Lake, Washington Five students were traveling to the Stowe home for a visit. The driver lost control of the vehicle after hitting a gravel shoulder on the highway. Jenny Stowe and Jeremy Cooke, of Columbus, Ohio, survived. Friends and family met on the campus on April 3 for a moving tribute to the students. The students were remembered for their winning personalities and particularly for their faith.
Mott welcomes CEL degree program Record growth presents new opportunities for our friends Dear Friends, Twelve hundred friends of the college enjoyed a fantastic spring performance of Celebration 2000, an extravaganza of music and drama that featured over 100 Rochester College students. This annual tradition has developed a fine reputation for creative, uplifting, wholesome Christian entertainment, and is attracting a growing audience that enjoys and appreciates the many talents of our student body. We dream of the day when we have a facility of our own that is adequate to accommodate large productions, rather than having to use a borrowed facility. There is so much more that the college could do with expanded performance facilities. We have addressed that in our strategic planning. However, other pressing needs must come first. Signs indicate that this fall we will break two college records: the largest freshman class ever and the largest student body ever, perhaps exceeding 700 students. Every aspect of college operations will be tested this fall as we serve the larger numbers. High school seniors who apply late may be unable to have on-campus housing. To address some of the space challenges, trustees have approved hiring an architect for a new library/classroom building to be constructed in 2001-2002. This new facility will improve the look of the west end of the campus as dramatically as the new Hoggatt/Ferndale/Dearborn complex reshaped the middle of the campus. To continue growth and progress, Rochester College needs something it has never experienced - gifts of $1 million or more, to supplement the thousands of smaller gifts that assure operational viability. When those who believe deeply in Christian education make large financial commitments, those commitments enable the college to take significant and highly visible steps of progress. Please join me in praying for one or more such gifts for the new library/classroom complex. Yours for the Master,
Kenneth L. Johnson President
Beginning this fall, the College of Extended Learning of Rochester College will begin offering a bachelors degree in early childhood education at the Mott University Center in Flint. Similar to the University Center of Macomb Community College, a number of partner institutions offer bachelors degrees at the Mott location. Rochester College began offering a bachelors degree program in business communication at the Macomb center last fall. Based upon the positive response at Macomb, we decided to check into other centers, stated Tracey Hebert, dean of the College of Extended Learning. Beginning with our first visit, Mott rolled out the red carpet and gave us a great reception. Upon reviewing degree options offered by Rochester College, Mott officials immediately zeroed in on the early childhood major. Mott currently has approximately 500 students enrolled in early childhood classes at the freshman and sophomore level. Dan Hodgins, director of early childhood education at Mott, had been desiring a bachelors degree program in this area for several years, noted Mr. Hebert. When
a certification program for elementary school teachers, the early childhood degree provides specialized training for those planning to pursue a career in early childhood settings. Under the direction of Debi Hoggatt, program director in the College of Extended Learning, the early childhood program also is available on campus. Tracks are offered for both traditional and nontraditional students.
Accelerated Programs Offered on the Campus of Rochester College Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in management (weekends) Bachelor of Science in counseling psychology (weekends) Bachelor of Science in early childhood education (evenings) Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in management and a minor in criminal justice Associate of Arts (evenings) Offered in Off-Campus Sites Bachelor of Science in business communication (Macomb University Center) Bachelor of Science in early childhood education (Mott University Center beginning in the fall) For information on any of the programs for working adults, contact the College of Extended Learning at 800.521.6010.
Early admission available to juniors Each year, a select number of students enroll at Rochester College after the completion of their junior year in high school. Such students later receive their high school diploma through arrangements with their high school or through satisfactory completion of the GED test. After being in a public school system since second grade, I realized that something was missing and that I needed a change, stated Leslie Jeffery, a secondgeneration student and freshman from Flint, Michigan. I wanted to be around positive and uplifting people who would influence me greatly and point me in the
Employee Openings Currently, the college has personnel openings for the following key roles: The College of Extended Learning is seeking a director of marketing and enrollment for the adult programs. For more information contact Tracey Hebert at 248.218.2200. The Enrollment Services Office is seeking enrollment advisors to work with prospective students. For more information, contact Larry Norman at 248.218.2032.
he learned that we had developed a program and were considering offering it at the University Center, he was thrilled. We quizzed Mr. Hodgins about whether we would have adequate response to the program, stated Mr. Hebert. He responded by saying our problem would not be having enough students enrolled, but rather what level we would cap our enrollment. While not designed to serve as
Tristin, Leslie, and Kevin visit near the new residence hall after class.
right direction, both academically and spiritually. Tristin Hassel, a freshman from Clio, Michigan, stated, I had already completed the honors and advanced placement courses in my high school, so I would have had to spend six hours a day at school during my senior year taking nothing but electives. College officials formally developed the early admission program in 1974 after two students in the same situation as Tristin enrolled at the college and successfully completed their academic work. Since that time, the early admission program has served a number of honor students in similar situations. After singing with the Metropolitan Detroit Youth Chorus, I already knew a lot of people who were attending Rochester College, noted Kevin Adamisin, a freshman from Columbiaville, Michigan. I thought it would be great to start college a year early, so I enrolled. After being admitted to Rochester College under the early admission program, students like Tristin, Leslie, and Kevin enroll in the same classes as the rest of the student body. Even though freshman-level general education courses are similar to classes in high school, you get better teachers and receive college credit, stated Tristin. Im happy to say that this was the best decision I could have made, noted Leslie. There are absolutely no regrets. My life has made a turn for the better. I would
do it all over again in a second! For more detailed information about the early admission program or any other admission information, please contact the Enrollment Services Office at 800.521.6010.
At a Glance LIBRARY SOURCES Students recently began using FirstSearch, a collection of over fifty databases made available through the State of Michigan Library. Many sources include fulltext journal articles. LEADERSHIP Two Rochester College students served as counselors for Youth Advance, a weekend conference for teen leaders from the Northeast, from March 10-12. Company, the colleges traveling drama troupe, also performed at the event, which took place near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. PLACEMENT For the third consecutive year, the Career Placement Office at Rochester College achieved a 100% placement rate. Career fairs and internships topped the list as the primary sources of employment for members of the class of 1999.
Barbier Hall improvements to begin this summer
Employee Highlights Michigan State University inducted Joe Bentley, associate professor of music, into Pi Kappa Lambda, a national honor society for graduate music students, last semester. Mr. Bentley currently is completing his doctorate at MSU. Februarys edition of the Christian Chronicle honored Dr. Steve Eckstein, professor of religion. The paper featured him for his work as a dedicated educator and Bible chair pioneer. Legislators in the Michigan House of Representatives recently passed a bill which criminalizes consensual sexual contact between therapists and clients. Dr. Ben Noah, associate professor of counseling, served on the committee that developed the legislation. The bill currently resides in committee with the senate. Members of the Waterford Church of Christ recently participated in a song leading workshop taught by Dr. Tony Mowrer, professor of music. Gospel Advocate published an article by Jeff Cohu, associate professor of business, in their March issue. The article, entitled Cheaters Never Win, addresses the growing epidemic of cheating in the nations school systems.
Addressing another major goal in the colleges strategic plan, Dr. Ken Johnson recently announced plans to begin improvements on Barbier Hall. Maintenance personnel plan to begin work on the facility as soon as the spring semester closes. For quite some time, we have struggled with the future of Barbier Hall, stated Dr. Johnson. While replacement of the facility seems inevitable, we have felt an urgent need to make improvements in the hall until the time when we are able to replace it with new construction. Funded by the Grace Barbier estate, Barbier Hall opened in the fall of 1961. Students moved into the facility that fall, even though it lacked finishing touches. Coach Bill Shinsky served as the first supervisor of the dorm. Workers completed Barbiers first renovation during the summer of 1976 along with major renovation of Palmer Residence Hall. They replaced the closets, installed new lighting, and carpeted the entire building. When our new residence hall complex opened in the fall of 1997, we raised the standard for campus housing considerably, stated Dr. Johnson. Most areas on cam-
Volunteers paint Barbier Hall at the end of last academic year as the first step toward improving the facility. pus have been renovated in recent years, so Barbier definitely is due for a change. In order to maximize use of the available funding, our maintenance staff will be working through the building in stages over the next couple of years, stated Mark VanRheenen, executive vice president. Initially, we
plan to redo at least the restrooms and the hallways by the end of this summer. Funding for the Barbier Hall improvement project already has been committed as part of the advance stages of the colleges next capital campaign. Most is being provided by members of the Board of Trustees.
Campus Safety Reporting on a campus safety study recently released by APB News, Channel 4 television in Detroit recently named Rochester College as one of the three safest college campuses in the state of Michigan.
Scholar award granted to professor Members of the American Psychosomatic Society recently selected Dr. Brian Stogner, professor of psychology, as a recipient of their prestigious Scholar Award. The society presented the award at their annual meeting in Savanna, Georgia, in March. APS presents the award each year to about eight recipients who have submitted research for presentation at their annual meeting. Recipients must also be no more than two years past completion of their M.D. or Ph.D. This year, over 100 applicants were eligible to participate. APS is a society consisting of about two-thirds physicians and
Dr. Brian Stogner discusses current issues with his psychology class.
about one-third psychologists, stated Dr. Stogner. Members participate because of their interest in mind and body connections related to illness. Dr. Stogner, who also serves as a consultant at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, regularly works with cases involving closed-head injuries, strokes, and amputation. His submission to the APS dealt with postconcussion syndrome and the prediction of personality and illness behavior. Shortly after receiving notification about the APS award, Dr. Stogner also learned that two of his papers had been accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association next fall in Washington D.C. The first paper to be presented at the convention is similar to the work Dr. Stogner submitted to the APS. The second, coauthored with Dr. Brad Axelrod, presents a cross-cultural comparison of patients in Israel. Last November, Alan Neal, trends reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, interviewed Dr. Stogner about a piece he had written for an Internet magazine a few years earlier. The interview, originally aired in Ottawa, Ontario, on December 1, appeared in a national broadcast later that week. We are blessed by talented members of the faculty like Dr. Stogner, stated Dr. Ken Johnson, president of the college. Our students benefit tremendously from
the background of outstanding teachers like him. Having previously taught at the University of Michigan in Flint and on the adjunct faculty of Rochester College, Dr. Stogner joined the full-time faculty in 1998. An alumnus of the college, he also serves as chairperson of the professional studies division.
The study included information on nearly 1,500 colleges nationwide, and listed Rochester College among the top 5% for safety. The news agency based research on crime in neighborhoods around college campuses.
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The explosion of information in this Information Age brings potential for an explosion of knowledge. Yet it also makes possible rapid distribution of misinformation under the guise of knowledge. Such misinformation is really nothing more than background noise in the search for knowledge. The impact on society, both from greater knowledge and from greater circulation of misinformation, will be revolutionary because this power to spread background noise at the speed of light has the potential to pull society apart at the seams. One of our primary tasks as a Christian college is to give our young people the tools to sort out truth from background noise. We teach them to do that by insisting that information has to pass the test. It has to meet the standard. It has to survive heavy inquiry from capable and well-prepared examiners before treating it as knowledge. As our young people become experts at the sorting-out process, their value to tomorrows world and to tomorrows church will increase tremendously. Dr. J
December graduation develops into major event Forty-eight graduates marched across the stage on December 14 as the midyear commencement established itself as a major event of Rochester College. We initiated the December graduation last year with seventeen graduates and less than a hundred in attendance, stated Dr. Michael Westerfield, provost. In just one year we had to relocate the program in order to accommodate the audience, which this year grew to about 400. As graduation drew closer, we kept hearing of graduates in our program who wanted to bring all of their relatives, stated Angela Hazel, associate dean of the College of Extended Learning. One student even had a van load coming from a church in Indiana where her husband had recently started preaching. Based upon the anticipated size of the audience, college officials moved the ceremony from campus to the nearby auditorium of the Rochester Church of Christ. The change proved wise since the crowd did exceed the size of the campus auditorium. There was such a sense of pride among all the graduates, stated
Mrs. Hazel. Everyone wanted all of those who had supported them in their efforts to be a part of the ceremony. While college officials developed the December graduation primarily to serve graduates of the College of Extended Learning, several traditional students discovered that the event met their needs as well. All but three of the
December graduates received the bachelors degree from Rochester College as the institution continued to move away from associate degree programs. The December graduation was among the most memorable of my years at the college, stated Dr. Ken Johnson, president of the college. The fine tone of the program was positively received
and commented upon by a large number of persons who have experienced many of our graduations over the years. This new event has exceeded our expectations, Dr. Westerfield noted. While the spring graduation will remain a focal point for traditional students, the December event will continue to grow with our adult programs.
Why does Rochester College exist? Because of students like Dion Frasier, a senior ministry major from Buffalo, New York, and new youth minister of the West Carpenter Road Church of Christ in Flint.
Many of the faculty with doctoral degrees gather with those working on doctorates for a photo at graduation.
Graduate degree coming to campus
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Beginning this fall, a Master of Arts degree in counseling will be offered on the campus of Rochester College. The degree will be awarded by Siena Heights University of Adrian, Michigan. Every year we have a number of good students who complete our bachelors degree programs in psychology and counseling and decide to stay in this area, stated Dr. Ben Noah, associate professor of counseling. Since many
Seniors Ashley Harrison of Rochester Hills, and Heather Turner of North Branch, Michigan, reigned as king and queen at the annual Homecoming Game. The Warriors defeated Kirtland College in the basketball game by a score of 104-53.
want to work full-time while pursuing a graduate degree, we began looking for options to help them meet that goal. Since Siena Heights offers degrees in several off-site locations, Dr. Noah approached their dean, Dr. Robert Gordon. As a result, Siena Heights decided to bring their graduate programs in both community and school counseling to the campus of Rochester College. We were most impressed by the similarity of approach to the educational process between Rochester and Siena, stated Dr. Gordon after his initial visit. Both institutions value a program that incorporates spiritual values in the counseling process. As part of the formal arrangements, Rochester College will provide classroom space and student prospects. Courses will be delivered during the evening hours. Additionally, Siena Heights plans to use Rochester College faculty members to teach many of the courses. Siena Heights also plans to help us develop our library holdings, particularly in the area of journals, stated Dr. Noah. This will be beneficial not only to the students in the graduate program, but to our own undergraduate students as well. Currently, staff from both institutions are working together to set up class rotations, select professors, and promote the program. Approximately fifteen current students and alumni already plan to apply for admission to the program. Our strategic planning calls
for the addition of graduate programs, so this is an important first step toward that goal, stated Dr. Michael Westerfield, provost of Rochester College. This arrangement will provide a valuable resource to both the college and the community.
In addition to providing spiritual leadership on campus, Dion has performed with the A Cappella Chorus and Autumn, and has served as a host of Celebration and as an assistant in the residence halls. His peers named him Mr. Rochester College in 1999. Rochester College is definitely a place that excels academically while placing a heavy emphasis on the transforming of lives into the image of Jesus, stated Dion. The college will continue to be a part of my daily conversation as I believe it to be a model of true Christian education.
Worth Repeating English majors at Rochester College must complete a senior writing seminar, which includes an academic or creative writing project. Kerri Morrison chose an autobiography. The following observations are taken from her paper. In addition to working on her degree at Rochester College, Kerri also serves as volleyball coach for Birmingham Seaholm High School. As I approach my final semester at Rochester College, I am still in disbelief that I am going to receive a bachelors degree. I have always wanted to graduate from college. I have always felt deep down that my leaving the University of Michigan was a disappointment to my parents. Now I will be the first person in my family to receive a college degree. I know my parents love and support me, that goes without saying. But graduating is just important to me. Its my way of saying to my parents, you were right. I wish I would have listened to you; your wisdom was heaven-sent and I ignored it. When I was young, I thought I knew everything. I did not consider that the choices I made would have consequences that would affect my entire life. I did not take advice from those who talked to God, and I did not listen and learn from those that know God. But this college helped me change all that. This college is a very special place. God lives here. He is the light that shines through all the people that teach and work here. I have felt His presence and experienced the subtle miracles that abound in this place. I stopped doubting myself. I finally stopped asking, God why me, and began thanking Him for this opportunity to truly change my life. His plan for my life has led me to this place, and the teachers here have helped me finish the goal I set for myself so long ago.
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Dr. Greg Stevenson, Beth VanRheenen, and Barry Wheeler Good instructors are at the heart of a quality academic program. The lives of students at Rochester College are molded not only through strong experiences in the classroom, but by individual attention and personal relationships with instructors. Some of the outstanding faculty members that serve the students of Rochester College are introduced below. Excellent writing skills have earned Dr. Greg Stevenson, professor of religion, space in such publications as the Journal of Biblical Literature and Restoration Quarterly. Currently, his doctoral dissertation is under review for possible publication as a book. Before joining the faculty of Rochester College last fall, Dr. Stevenson completed degrees at Harding University, the Harding Graduate School of Religion, and Emory University. He also taught at Emorys Candler School of Theology while completing his doctoral program. Seventeen years of teaching experience at both the secondary and college level enrich the classroom experience of students enrolled in classes taught by Beth VanRheenen, assistant professor of English. Joining the faculty of Rochester College in 1998, Mrs. VanRheenen previously taught at Harding Academy, Harding University, and Arkansas State University. She holds degrees from Harding and the University of Texas, and is enrolled in a doctoral program at Wayne State University. An alumnus of Rochester College, Barry Wheeler, assistant professor of physical education, returned to his alma mater in 1989 to teach and coach athletics. While completing his masters degree in sports medicine at the United States Sports Academy, he taught and served as athletic trainer at Mobile Christian School. Currently he serves as coach of the womens teams in volleyball, basketball, and softball. He has lead his volleyball teams to two national invitational championships.
Warriors capture second at nationals Entering the NSCAA national basketball tournament as the third-seeded team, the Warriors of Rochester College captured second place at the associations annual March event. For the first time, the tournament seeding was determined by a committee, stated Garth Pleasant, head basketball coach. Even though we did not have as good of a season record as normal, we entered the tournament with our highest seed ever. While normally determining seeds based only upon power ratings, the committee this year considered strength of schedule, team experience at the tournament, and interviews with competitors. The Rochester College team rated high in all areas. After playing such institutions as Wayne State, Central Michigan, Saginaw Valley, and Grand Valley State during regular season play, the Warriors rebounded near the end with wins over NSCAA rival St. Marys College and the University of MichiganDearborn. Leading throughout their first game in the national tournament, the Warriors defeated Northern
Maine Technical College 96-73. The next day, the Warriors came from behind during the last two minutes and won over Madaille College of Buffalo, New York. In the third round, we played our best defensive game of the year, stated Coach Pleasant. As a result, the Warriors posted a 6948 victory over San Jose Christian College of California, who had already defeated Northwest
Christian College, the two-time defending champion. In the final game of the tournament, the Warriors faced Kansas Wesleyan University. We had a couple good runs during the second half, but it was not enough, noted Coach Pleasant. The Warriors fell 58-69. Powerhouse Kansas Wesleyan had previously missed a spot in the NAIA tournament by one only point.
Coach Pleasant provides instructions and strategy during a time-out.
College hosts tourneys Rochester College once again hosted national invitationals for the NSCAA last fall. Teams from around the nation traveled to Rochester Hills to participate in cross country, soccer, and volleyball competition. Since many colleges participate in all three tournaments, most prefer to schedule them all in one location, stated Barry Wheeler, volleyball coach. We are centrally located for many of the teams, so this is the fifth time NSCAA officials have chosen us to host the events. Defending their championship from last years national invitational, the womens volleyball
Runners from the mens cross country team leave the starting lineup during the national invitational race.
team entered the tournament with a 19-20 season record. The season had included notable victories over Olivet, Spring Arbor, and nationally-ranked Moody Bible Institute. In opening rounds of the volleyball tournament, the lady Warriors defeated Southern Virginia College, National Christian University, Principia College, and Florida College. They defeated Southern Virginia in the semifinals, and National Christian in the championship, not losing a game the entire weekend. In soccer, the Warriors lost early matches against Centenary College and Southern Virginia, eliminating them from the final tournament brackets. Like most of our season, we normally controlled the field, but lacked depth for adequate scoring, stated Coach Kurt Fleischhut. The mens cross country team won their competition with institutional record-breaker Caden Ruohomaki taking first place in the race. Both Caden and Jim Primeau received NSCAA AllAmerican honors. Others earning All-American honors included volleyball players Lynsay Kwasnik and Tiffany Burghdorf. Gregg Sadowski was named to the All-American team in soccer. Athletic competition plays a major role in student life at Rochester College, stated Dr. Ken Johnson, president of the college. We look forward to expanding such opportunities once we are able to construct a new athletic center and make further improvements in the athletic fields.
Athletics BASKETBALL Recovering from a difficult opening month, the lady Warriors posted six straight victories during February. The late season comeback included a 71-61 win over the University of Michigan at Dearborn. TRACK Jason Manns, a sophomore from Randalstown, Maryland, set three institutional records during the winter indoor track season, including the 60 meter dash, and both the 200 and 400 meter distance runs. The teams spring schedule includes the Hillsdale Invitational and the Eastern Michigan University Open. BASEBALL Returning to the field after a 9-1 fall season, the mens baseball team traveled to Florida during spring break for the Cocoa Expo. With a 4-5 record from Florida, the team opened their regular spring season by posting wins over Mott Community College, Concordia College, and St. Clair Community College. The team also benefitted from new dugouts on their home field as the spring season opened.
Second generation enrollment continues to grow Alumni News Second generation enrollment at Rochester College hit another record during the current academic year as forty-eight sons and daughters of former students enrolled for classes. My parents talked about the college a lot as I was growing up, so I always wanted to attend, stated Megan Graham, daughter of Todd and Connie (Kinser) Graham, class of 1971. I feel con-
nected since my parents have done many of the things that I now do on a daily basis. Since 1979, nearly 250 secondgeneration students have followed in the footsteps of one or both parents by enrolling at Rochester College. While many have grown up in Midwestern states, others have traveled to Michigan from such places as Massachusetts, Tennessee, Arizona, Texas, Min-
nesota, Maryland, Colorado, Florida, and West Virginia. I feel a sense of gratitude that my child can experience life on campus similar to what I did many years ago, stated Dean Oliver, class of 1973. Whenever I pull away from campus, I have a sense of comfort and security knowing that my children will be urged to do what is right. Before corresponding with a
Second generation students Megan Graham and Amy Yoakam visit with friends before a cross country race.
former student who had written a note about her son attending Rochester College next fall, an employee recently checked the second generation list. He discovered that eighteen of that persons classmates already had children attending this year. Coming to the campus for reunions when I was little helped me decide early that I wanted to come here, stated Kim Burgess, daughter of Terry and Sue (Bertch) Burgess, class of 1976. A lot of my friends are the sons and daughters of people that were friends of my parents. Second generation students find that they have a lot in common with each other. Many are active participants in campus life. This year, one served as a host for Celebration, several sing in the chorus, some play on the intercollegiate teams, while others perform with small groups like Autumn, Spectrum, Company, and the Jazz Band. My mom sang in Autumn and my dad was a host for Celebration, stated Brett Cummins, son of Gary Cummins, class of 1978, and Sherry (Taylor) Cummins, class of 1979. When performing with the chorus on our last tour, it was a great feeling to have my dad come up and sing with me at the close of the program.
Graduate creates Mattel action toy
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Children from around the nation soon will be playing with an action figure designed by Jeff Clark, an alumnus of Rochester College. Sandy Beaches, the newest addition to the Rescue Heroes series by the Fisher-Price division of Mattel, is scheduled to hit toy stores in April. I have always loved action figures and have always wanted to work in the toy industry, stated Mr. Clark, a 1996 graduate with a degree in marketing. With that goal in mind, I focused my studies at Rochester College on marketing to children. For my business ethics class, I wrote on the ethics of marketing to children, Mr. Clark noted. I made a video on the marketing of
television-inspired toys for another class, and designed a toy line for a directed study. Mr. Clark accepted a management position with Mattel soon after graduation. At a recent toy fair, someone suggested that he submit some designs for the Rescue Heroes line, so he submitted twenty-four characters. To my surprise, I soon learned that one of my characters had been accepted for development and another was under consideration, stated Mr. Clark. Sandy Beaches is a lifeguard with big bare feet so he can stand easily for the little ones. Unfortunately, in recent years the action figure category has been populated by figures of scant-
ily-clad women, horrific monsters, and ultra-violent heroes, Mr. Clark continued. I was very excited when Fisher-Price introduced a line of positive role models like firemen, construction workers, and astronauts. The new line of action figures has been so successful that it has spawned a new CBS animated cartoon. Sandy will be available to become part of the Rescue Heroes Chrome Team. As for the other character, well I cant talk about him yet, Mr. Clark concluded. He is still under consideration!
1976 Randy and Pam (Colglazier) Matheny recently moved to 1718 Scandia Road, Warren, PA 16365. Randy preaches for the Warren Church of Christ, and Pam is a homemaker. The couple also remains active in mission efforts in India. They have three children, Evan, Collin, and John. 1977 David and Billie (MacDonald) Buzbee live at 3691 Crestview, Lebanon, OH 45036. They have three children, Jon, Naomi, and Mary. Naomi has been in remission from cancer for almost two years. David is a manufacturing engineer, and Billie does private duty nursing in addition to her work at Village Christian School. 1978 Ken Kokotkiewicz and his two daughters, Amanda and Stacy, are living at 5458 NC Highway 90 East, Hiddenite, NC 28636. Ken teaches special education for the Hickory City Schools, and serves as minister of the Mooresville Church of Christ. Loree (Utley) McCauley recently received recognition for mathematics achievement from Harris College, where she is pursuing a nursing degree. Loree and her husband, Bob, live at 6521 Rolla, Houston, TX 77055. 1982 On October 10, 1999, Bryan and Judy (Searle) Whitfield welcomed Miles Christopher. Bryan is a DaimlerChrysler engineer, and Judy is a corporate controller for Cancer Care Associates. The family resides at 255 Lancelot Lane, Ortonville, MI 48462. 1983 Cathy Hartman married George Fancher on December 4, 1999.
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Then and Now ... Then ... In 1976, Randy Gill returned to his alma mater to build upon an institutional tradition in music. During the next seven years, he carried the music program to yet another level of success. Now ... Rochester College is known for its strong music program. The college now offers a bachelors degree in music, with specialized tracks in music education, music ministry, and vocal performance. Ensembles include the A Cappella Chorus, Chamber Chorale, Autumn, Spectrum, and Jazz Band. Three full-time and five parttime instructors teach music. The tradition continues! Cathy is a communications administrator for Hertz, and George is an internet specialist for Multimedia Cablevision. The couple lives at 1824 Churchill Way, Oklahoma City, OK 73120. 1985 KeyBank Daytons Commercial Banking Group recently named Tim Pittman senior vice president. Tim and his wife, Laura (Sandlin-82), have two children, Jared and Caleb. Laura is employed as the travel coordinator for National City Mortgage. The family lives at 275 Parker Drive, Springboro, OH 45066. 1986 Steve and Michele (Maxwell) Abercrombie welcomed Vivian Rose on June 9, 1999. Michele currently is working as an administrative assistant for Norrell Services. The family lives at 752 Clinton, Wyandotte, MI 48192. Camden Dee joined Tres, Katie, and Faith in the home of Dan and Shannon (Roper) Boren on December 14. In addition to teaching science and coaching girls basketball at Gladwin High School, Dan preaches part-time for the Harrison Church of Christ. Shannon operates a daycare center. The family lives at 4348 Sylvan Grove, Gladwin, MI 48624. 1987 Tina Merrie Gosmann is now living at 428 Briarwood Avenue #F, Dayton, OH 45403. 1988 Brendan Joshua Donald Elmore joined Steven and Ryan in the home of Steve and Laura (Bologna) Elmore on September 23, 1999. Steve is a network administrator for Johnson Controls, and Laura is a homemaker. The family resides at 39883 Day Drive, Clinton Township, MI 48038.
1989 Mitchell Gaetano joined Caryann in the home of Pete and Julie (Wilson) Piazza on March 3, 1999. Pete is employed as vice president of Joy Carroll & Associates, and Julie is a homemaker. The family resides at 1239 Cottonwood, Lake Orion, MI 48360. 1990 In May of 1999, Brad and Julie (Vaughn-89) Hartz welcomed a daughter, Madison Emma. Brad is employed as director of information systems for Heritage Food Service Equipment, and Julie is a homemaker. The family lives at 1127 West Ludwig Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Jason joined Betty in the home of Paul and Camille (Parsley-92) Yoder on April 8, 1999. The family can be contacted at P.O. Box 675, Almont, MI 48003. 1991 Pam Tatara is the director of childcare for Godwin Heights Public Schools. She married Troy Griggs on October 3, 1998. The couple lives at 419 Mill Street #5, Wayland, MI 49348. 1993 Michael and Tiffany (Rutherford) Holland welcomed Sage Malina on April 23, 1999. Mike is employed by Letavis Enterprises, and Tiffany works part-time for Family Orthopedic Associates. The family lives at 1513 Bradley Avenue, Flint, MI 48503. 1994 On February 29, Jim and Jennifer (Fredin) Theisen welcomed their first child, Jacob Robert. Jim is employed as an engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, and Jennifer is a homemaker. The family lives at 3370 Binyon, Fort Worth, TX 76133.
John Whitwell, Mike Westerfield, Ken Johnson, and Wayne Baker pose after the graduation ceremonies.
Classmates honored with doctorates Rochester College honored two members of the class of 1962 with the doctor of laws degree at the winter commencement. Wayne Baker and John Whitwell each received the honorary degree in recognition of their professional accomplishments. Words cannot begin to adequately express my profound appreciation for the honor, stated Dr. Whitwell. The college has played such a large role in my life and created so many opportunities for me to grow.
After teaching high school in Jackson and Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Whitwell became the director of bands at Abilene Christian University. He later served in the same position at Stephen F. Austin State University. Dr. Whitwell currently serves as director of bands and professor of music at one of Michigans foremost schools of music. He began that career with Michigan State University in 1993, and now conducts the Wind Symphony and guides the graduate program in
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www.rc.edu 1995 Evalee Brown currently is working as an employee services representative at Yosemite National Park. She can be contacted at P.O. Box 811, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389. Brendan Jacob joined Jonathon in the home of Chris and Jenni (Kogowski) Doucet on August 25, 1999. The family lives at 16658 North Kimberly, Holly, MI 48442. Abigail Marie joined Timothy in the home of Chris and Deanna (Jessee) Stampfly on September 14, 1999. Chris recently began serving as youth minister of the Camden Church of Christ. The family lives at 680 Whitfield Road, Camden, TN 38320. 1996 Brad Irwin is an account execu-
tive for Lexmark International. He currently is living at 4712 North Malden, Chicago, IL 60640. 1997 Michael and Natascha (Thomas) Boren have moved to 13281 Peach, Southgate, MI 48195. Michael is employed by Ford Motor Company, and Natascha is a mental health advocate at the Downriver Guidance Clinic.
wind conducting. He is a popular clinician and leader in professional associations. I cannot imagine my life without the influence and friendship of the many truly great people I came to know in Rochester, Dr. Whitwell noted. He named former employees and students. He also met his wife, the former Carole Blackburn, while enrolled. Wayne Baker currently lives in York, Nebraska, where he serves as president of York College. Both Dr. Baker, and his wife, the former Darlene Pobur, are alumni of the college. Beginning his thirty years of experience in Christian education on the campus of Rochester College, Dr. Baker served as the institutions first admissions counselor. He later worked for both Pepperdine University and Faulkner University. He also has preached on a full-time basis, including ministries in Kalamazoo and Livonia, Michigan. I learned principles of Christianity, leadership, and personal sacrifice by watching many employees of the college, Dr. Baker stated. They impressed on my mind that when people of faith and talent surrender themselves to the will of God, great things can be accomplished.
Reunions Class of 1970 July 7-8, 2000 Class of 1990 July 28-29, 2000
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1999 Wanda Hibbard married Aaron Bolhous on July 17, 1999. Wanda is an Internet support technician for Nucomm Marketing, and
Aaron is a mechanical engineer at Gryphon Engineering International. The couple lives at 4-26 Cumming Street, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 1H9.
Planned Giving Matters Doug Edwards Vice President for Development Practicing What I Preach in Estate Planning My wife, Janet, and I recently went through an estate planning process. Years ago we put together a crude homemade will when we were traveling overseas to have something in place. However, there never seemed to be a convenient time to look at how we could be better stewards of what God has provided in our lives. This is something we should all seriously review. The Edwards estate is quite small and it would be easy for us to say why bother. However, as we sat down with Dean Oliver, a financial planner, and Bob Perry, an attorney, we began to see that we have more in our estate than we had thought. We have some equity in our home, a life insurance policy, retirement annuities, and miscellaneous other things. Dean Oliver suggested that we take a few dollars from what we are now giving to charitable organizations to buy a wealth replacement insurance policy. This would allow us to pass along a gift equivalent to the size of our estimated final estate tax-free to our children and then still leave a significant estate gift to Rochester College and several other charities. A revocable trust was then set up to make everything work to best advantage. Now is the time to begin thinking about your estate and how you can be a good steward of your assets. Call us at 800.521.6010 (option 4) to speak to someone about estate planning.
43rd Bible Lectureship Evening Keynotes Lynn Anderson (Sunday) Floyd Rose (Monday) Ken Durham (Tuesday) Daytime Classes Alan Black Kelly Carter Claude Cox Randy Harris DEsta Love (women) John W. Smith Ron Tyler and others Special Activities Sonsational Sunday Area-Wide Worship Mark your calendar!
October 1-3, 2000
Memorial and Honor Gifts October 16, 1999 through April 3, 2000 MEMORIAL GIFTS EVERETTE ALEXANDER Jim & Barbara Ingram EDWIN ANDREWS Chuck & Julie Grise Golden Girls ANN ANTHONY L.L. Anthony BEVERLY ARMSTRONG Jess & Lorene Temple BERT BAILEY Mary Ann Snodgrass CLARENCE BAKER Louise Baker REBECCA JOY BAKER Larry & Valerie Baker BLAKE BARIL Tedd & Linda Case HENRY BABE BARTON Dr. Donald Barton THOMAS BASH Marjorie Bash REBA BILAK Edwin Cahill LARRY BOUMAN Martha Bouman RUBY BOWMAN Joe & Mary Pace BARB BROOKS Elton & Rita Albright Mary Johnson Jeannette Schiele E.R. BRUCE Leecia Penrod ETHEL BRUNER Vernon Bruner JOHN F. BRYANT William Bryant CECIL BURCHAM Jim & Wendy Burcham LaREITA CAMPBELL Everett & Maxine Foster GORDON CHESTER Joe & Mary Pace RALPH CHURCH Charles & Blodwyn Beals Charles & Wilma Bird Leo & Ruth Casey Jim & Diane Comer James & Thomas Litton Rick & Carol Passage Jess & Lorene Temple William & Shirley Vaughn DOROTHY CLARK Charles Abner Anonymous Donor Floyd & Ida Clark Community Democratic Club George & Peggy Goldtrap Jeff & Ruth Green Pam Johnson Meadow Hill Condominium Association Lee & Bernice Miller Ron & Jan Myers Chris & Debbie Necovski David & Sarah Nugent Ed & Joan Palmer Art & Marge Pope Lilliam Reaume Robert & Ruby Rudnick Maria Rusinek Cynthia Saulsberry Kathy Sedor Daniel Sparks Richard & Sherry Westlund JAMES (BUD) CRAWFORD Jesse & Sarah Yoakum MARY CULLER Wilford & Donna Culler RALPH & GLENNA DAYTON Earl & Janet Carpenter LEONARD & NAOMI DICKINSON Everett & Maxine Foster ROYCE DICKINSON Betty Dickinson
Ed & Delores Dickinson Royce & Terri Dickinson Everett & Maxine Foster Cornell Stamoran MARTIE DUNN Don Dunn JACQUELINE ENGLAND James & Rayola Byrne Gary & Laura England Thomas & Janet Manney Maria Sorolis ROBERT FENNELL Martha Bouman JAMES & BESSIE GALLAHER Nick & Geneva Schafsnitz OTIS GATEWOOD Cecil & Shirley Alexander James & Helen Costello Elmer & Veneda Dillard David & Linda Himes Daniel & Shirley Leach Wallice & Virginia Mays Lucien & Ida Palmer Edward & Elizabeth Reeves Nick & Geneva Schafsnitz Robert & Nancy Stevenson Doris Thomas Iris Vinther MABEL GESMONDI Jack & Sylvia Naysmith RALPH HALE Howard & Elva Hale CHARLES HANLIN Jim & Bertha ORourke EUNICE HANLIN Jim & Bertha ORourke FRED HARDING Edwin Cahill JAY HAWKINS Anne Hawkins ETHEL INGLE Glenn & Joan Berry LILLIAN JOHNSON West Side Church of Christ DR. ROBERT H. JOHNSON Ann Luchsinger EDITH LOUISE JONES Parkside Church of Christ ARTHUR KILGORE, JR. David & Niki Kirkpatrick MONA RUTH KIRBY Bob & Kathy Norton Bob & Marge Norton Powertrain Ron & Gail Rickard LOU KIRK James & Linda Ott LODEMA KROMPETZ Carlton & Viola Argo Beatrice Cramdall Clarence & Lovene Cramdall Ed & Delores Dickinson Marvin & Karen LaBean Jeanie McDaniels Don Rashoff Nan Vater Billy & Lurene Wilson LARRY LESLIE (60) John & Rosemary Brown JOHN LESNEY Nick & Geneva Schafsnitz PAUL LUTZ Don & Judy Blake DARREN MAGGARD (87) Martha Bouman Kent & Debi Hoggatt Larry & Lynne Stewart ETHEL MANN Linda Dunning Josephine Edelmann Ken, Marilou, & Kurt Lampar Dan & Gail Porter George Sackash ANTONIO MARTINEZ Tony Martinez CHRISTINE McCARTNEY Jim & Carol McCartney HARLEY MILLER
Terry & Patricia Howell RICHARD MILLER Tony & Tina Amorose Randy & Linda Coss Mr. & Mrs. Don Dennison Mr. & Mrs. William Franklin Mr. & Mrs. Mark Groenendyke Jim & Barbara Ingram Mr. & Mrs. Lee McClune Walter & Mary Pugh Norman & Donna Slocum Mrs. Harold Zeck MARY MONROE Ed & Geraldine Monroe GERALD & OLLIE MONTGOMERY Gerald & Judy Montgomery DAVID P. NAYSMITH John & Barbara Krebs EARL OSBORN David & Nancy Truex ROBERT OVERTON Sam & Yvonne Christopher ELFRIEDA OZ Al Oz AMANDA PETTIGREW Nina Pettigrew CHERYL RILEY (75) Jim & Pamela Flannery Annette Riley JAY W. ROBINSON Howard & Joan Hagerman Joe & Ann Ritchie CLARENCE ROHLFS Diane Ballard Mary Faye Davis Betty Desjardins Clifford & Carolyn Jacoby Jean Proctor Mabel Schultz Ruth Wilson MEARL RYAN Donna Ryan JEFF SCHAFSNITZ (74) Nick & Geneva Schafsnitz RUDY SCHAFSNITZ David & Niki Kirkpatrick KATHRYN SCHULTZ David & Nancy Truex KENNETH SENG Art & Marge Pope EMIT SMITH Gene & Wilma Bryant GENEVIEVE SMITH Ann Luchsinger WILLIAM & FLORENCE SMITH John & Judy Smith BESSIE L. STEPHENS Mark & Janice Stephens LEXIE P. STEPHENS Bill & Shirley Vaughn PARKS & THELMA STEPHENS Leo & Ruth Casey JACK STOWE Steve Stowe ANNA STUART William & Helen Putty JOHN SWAN Martha Bouman CHRISTINE TEAL Elton & Rita Albright Mary Johnson Jeannette Schiele Bill & Joanne Shinsky VIRGINIA TERRY Jim & Bertha ORourke JAMES THROOP David & Niki Kirkpatrick GLENN TRENARY Martha Bouman ANDY VANDWELDE SR. David & Niki Kirkpatrick CHARLES VINCENT Jean Vincent IRENE WARK Norma Jean Ryan
DAVID WASHBURN Joe & Mary Pace THELMA WHETSTONE Betsy Addams RAY & DALE WILLIAMS Rubye Williams LARRY WITZELING Sandi Witzeling JESSE YOAKUM Adrian Church of Christ Elton & Rita Albright Allentown Church of Christ Roger & Kathy Anspach Glenn & Joan Berry Jack & Marsha Bills Juanita Burra Jim & Betty Casey Gary & Dana Davis Herb & Charlotte Dean Jeff & Wendy Denny Russell Derleth Ruth Edwards Audrey Gardner Howard & Joan Hagerman Steve & Julie Harper Charles Hikes Kent & Debi Hoggatt Bill & Beverley Howell Krieghoff-Lenawee Company Ralph & Hazel Leonard Chris Libs Ann Luchsinger Corkie Maddox Jack Maddox Betty Nichols Garth & Pat Pleasant Lowell & Catharine Reed Joe & Sarah Reddick Cathy, Kelly, & Tina Ries Annette Riley Bob & Mildred Rucker Bill & Joanne Shinsky Larry & Lynne Stewart Albert Swindle Treva Vandeletch David & Carol VanHooser HONOR GIFTS MARY ELLEN ADAMS Tom & Mary Craig JOE BENTLEY Ralph & Festus Martin LISA (ROSENBAUM) CARPENTER Bill & Mary Rosenbaum MILTON B. FLETCHER Manly & Louise Ballard MAURICE & MARIE HALL Judy Harbottle AL & BARB HENRY Martin & Nelda Gay ELIZABETH HOLMES Gene & Wilma Bryant KEN & MARY JOHNSON Lillie Erwin KEN JOHNSON Savage & Mariella Goff MIKE & BARB LUPANOFF Martin & Nelda Gay MARY MAY Ernie & Ginny May JOHN & PATTI McCLELLAND Dane Tate Family MARY MOTSINGER Martha Bouman IRMA NAVE Mr. & Mrs. Evan Ulrey FRANK PITTS FAMILY Howard & Elva Hale ROCHESTER COLLEGE Everneza Hughes ED ROSENBAUM Bill & Mary Rosenbaum LEAH ROSENBAUM Bill & Mary Rosenbaum KEN & NORA WOOTEN Annie Moore
Memorial gifts and honor gifts may be sent to the Office of the President at the college address on the mailing panel. Be sure to include 1) your name and full address, 2) the name of the person being honored, and 3) the name and address of the person to receive an acknowledgment card.
Rochester College Estate Planning Advisory Board The following individuals currently serve on the advisory board described in the front page story: Gregg Carrier, Owner/Certified Financial Planner, Carrier Financial Planning, Clio, MI Bob Carris, Registered Principal, LPL Financial, Livonia, MI James Couch, Owner/Broker, Couch Financial Services, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI W. Stanley Edwards, Agent, Business Insurance Services, Martin, TN Dana Eubank, Owner, Money@Work, Davison, MI Barbara Flatt, Assistant Vice President, Hazel Park National City Bank, Hazel Park, MI Greg Hinkson, Certified Financial Planner, First Financial Planners, Inc., Troy, MI David Laikind, Certified Public Accountant/Financial Advisor, Ortonville, MI
Frank Myer, Registered Representative, AXA Advisors, Dallas, TX Robert Perry, Attorney, Butzel Long, Birmingham, MI Dean Oliver, Owner, Charitable Financial Concepts, Davison, MI Alan Sanborn, State Representative, 32nd District, Lansing, MI Dave Smith, Agent, State Farm Insurance Companies, Clarkston, MI Michael Thomas, Attorney, Flint, MI John Todd, Attorney/Professor of Political Science, Rochester College Mark VanRheenen, CPA/Executive Vice President, Rochester College Larry Walker, Agent, Nationwide Insurance and Financial, Burton, MI
Build Better Churches! Midwest Sermon Seminar May 15-18, 2000 Preaching from Autobiography in Pauls Letters for more information phone 248.218.2144
Jim Wood Church Leadership Seminar June 2-3, 2000 featuring George Oliver and local church leaders for further information phone 248.218.2022
Bible Teachers Workshop June 3, 2000 practical lessons on teaching the Bible to various age groups for more information phone 248.218.2022
Zoe Worship Conference August 11-12, 2000 featuring Randy Gill (74), Larry Bridgesmith (68), and Jeff Walling for detailed information phone 248.218.2022
Volunteers in Action Phase one of the Associates Brick Plaza is under construction. Bricks still can be purchased from Barbara ORourke at 810.739.4836. Bob Waggoner, former instructor of Bible, recently donated a copy of his doctoral dissertation to the Muirhead Library. His research centered on training for Christians to confront secular humanism.
Summer series planned for churches Providing a valuable service to churches in the northern region of the United States, Rochester College will host a series of four training programs this summer. Each will focus on ways to build stronger churches. The Midwest Sermon Seminar, which last year drew participants from fourteen states and three countries, will take place on May 15-18. Carl Holladay of Emory University, Carson Reed of Indianapolis, Indiana, Andre Resner of Abilene Christian University, and John York of Lipscomb University will center lessons around the theme Autobiography in the Pauline Epistles. Recognizing the quality of our program and caliber of our seminar speakers, ACU Press recently announced that the first in a series of books on biblical preaching would be based on last years seminar, stated Dr. David Fleer, program coordinator. There is the possibility that the entire series of six books will be based upon the seminar. On June 2-3, George Oliver, director of the Human Resources Program at Harding University, will be the featured speaker at the Jim Wood Church Leadership Seminar. The seminar is named in honor of Jim Wood, who served as an elder with Mr. Oliver at the Royal Oak Church of Christ for many years. In addition to sessions by Mr.
Oliver, six successful leaders from the local area will address church growth strategies. Those include Vernon Boyd, Mark Brackney, Jim Larsen, David Parks, Zachary Pope, and Jerry Tallman. Running concurrent with the Leadership Seminar on June 3, Dr. Michael Westerfield, Vikki Bentley, and Lynne Stewart, all of Rochester College, will present a morning workshop for Bible class teachers. Special sessions will focus on teaching methods for various age groups. Rounding out the summer, the Zoe Group of Nashville, Tennessee, will present a seminar on August 11-12. While focusing on their mission of fostering wor-
ship renewal in the lives of individuals and churches, the group also will present special sessions on church leadership and the planting of new churches. Sponsored thus far by eight congregations from Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, the seminar will feature Randy Gill and Larry Bridgesmith, alumni from Nashville, Tennessee, and Jeff Walling of Charlotte, North Carolina. By providing specialized programs for preachers, church leaders, Bible class teachers, and worship leaders, we hope to equip individuals with better tools to serve in their local communities, stated Elton Albright, director of church relations.
Participants in last years Midwest Sermon Seminar visit a book table.
Associates tap into on-line shopping Tapping into current trends in on-line shopping, the Associates of Rochester College recently announced participation in the Shop and Support program. By shopping on-line through the Shop and Support site, individuals can divert a percentage of their purchases to the college at no additional cost to themselves. We now have the easiest and most fun way ever to make money for the Associates, stated Ann Luchsinger, coordinator of the program. You do not have to bake anything, plan ahead, or even leave the house. Currently, over 100 shopping
Getting Started To use the Shop & Support program, follow these simple steps: Log onto www.shopandsupport.com. Enter Associates of Rochester College when asked for your particular nonprofit organization. For state and city, use Michigan and Rochester. Confirm the organization by clicking the college name when it appears on the next screen. Enter your e-mail address when requested. Shop & Support will not use or sell your address. This simply will enable the Associates to contact you in the future. Choose an on-line retailer from more than 100 choices. Make sure the name of the Associates appears in the red bar at the top of your screen once you are on the retailers site. You are now ready to place an order. The Associates will receive a percentage of any purchases you make.
sources, including many major retailers, participate in the Shop and Support program. Once an individual enters a retailers web site from the Shop and Support platform, they have full access to that companys entire line of products and services. Shop and Support is the easiest fund raising effort I have ever seen, stated Sharon Whitlatch, president of the Associates. Everyone should share this information with their family, friends, and co-workers. Most participating sources donate anywhere from three to nineteen percent of a sale to a nonprofit organization like the Associates. Some offer as much as 48%. Available products include everything from clothing, gift items, flowers, and toys to greeting cards, cosmetics, office products, and auto parts. I have tried out this program, and it works great, stated Mrs. Luchsinger. One of my purchases came the next day, and all of them within a week. A complete listing of participating retailers can be obtained at www.shopandsupport.com. Important instructions for using the program correctly are included on the left. For more information or questions about the Shop and Support program, contact Mrs. Luchsinger at email@example.com.
Sampling of Sources Over 100 on-line shopping sources now participate in the Shop & Support program. Here is a sampling of those sources and the percentage of a sale that is donated to the Associates of Rochester College: Avon ........................... 7% Baby Outlet ................ 9% Borders ....................... 3% Bugle Boy ................... 4% Burpee ........................ 3% CVC Pharmacy ........ 14% Dell Computers .......... 1% Disney Store ............... 3% Express Autoparts ... 14% FTD ............................ 4% Golf Warehouse ......... 5% Hallmark .................. 11% Hickory Farms ........... 5% JC Penney .................. 4% Lands End ................. 3% Leggs Products .......... 8% L.L. Bean ................ $4.00 Mattel ......................... 8% OshKosh BGosh ........ 6% Office Max .................. 4% Sharper Image ......... 13% Sony Music Direct ..... 9% Toys R Us ................. 10% Warner Brothers ........ 5%
CHALLENGE ALLIANCE GIFTS OVER $10,000 Mary Ellen Adams Betsy Addams Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Jim & Debbie Arnett Associates of Rochester College Jim & Vivian Avey Gary & Rosemary Carson Donald & Shane Carter 64 Scott & Gaila Collins Eaton Corporation Ford Motor Company General Motors Foundation Ennis & Nancy Ham Gerald & Lucille Isom Mrs. Robert D. Luchsinger Phillip & Peggy Malone Ralph & Wilma McQueen Alberta Muirhead Larry & Kay Norman William ONeal Estate Harold & Helen Slater Mary Taylor Estate Robert & Rosalie Turner Bob & Mary Utley Warner Lambert Company
TRUSTEES ALLIANCE GIFTS OF $5,000 - $9,999 N. H. Beaman Byrl & Pat Brockman John & Rosemary Brown Chrysler Corporation Lorraine Church Toni Curtis Betty Dickinson 78 John & Beth Fisher Bruce & Judy Foulk Frank Rewold & Son Inc. Mildred Kikhoefel Pat & Jane Kirby Wilma Lutz William Nations Dean & Zan Oliver 73, 75 Robert Overton Barry & Rebekah Pate 71 Art & Marge Pope Richard & Gena Richardson Santa Fe Pacific Foundation Donald & Ethel Smith Cornell Stamoran The Washington Foundation Lawrence & Linda Watson Gordon & Carole Wright Patrick & Margaret Zurlinden
PRESIDENTS CIRCLE GIFTS OF $1,000 - $4,999 Adrian Church of Christ Anonymous Foundation Elton & Rita Albright Ameritech Foundation Robert & Denise Ammerman 78 Amoco Foundation Inc. Bill & Barbara Anderson Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Noreen Andrews & Viola Coltson Ann Arbor Church of Christ Roger & Kathy Anspach Bank One Melvin & Dorothy Barnes Donald & Joan Barton Robert & Lucy Benham Bordines Nursery Bridgestone & Firestone Trust Fund James Brown 62 Jim & Wendy Burcham Michael & Evelyn Burns James & Linda Butterfield Butzel Long Candace Cain Dennis & Trish Carter Tedd & Linda Case CBI Design Professionals Jim & Nell Chamblee Norman & Marge Christman Comerica Inc. Scott & Melissa Cottrill Bob & Nola Cucheran 67, 64 Gary & Dana Davis 76 Jeff & Mollie Debandt William DeWeese Ed & Delores Dickinson 79, 80 Natalie Dobat Niles & Diana Dover Dow Chemical Doris Dunn Chuck & Joyce Duvall 63 Jerry & Virginia Ebeling Steve & Mildred Eckstein Ron & Cathy Englehart James & Pamela Flannery Floyd Kent Foundation Gene & Peg Fowler Derrel & Pat Fox Todd & Connie Graham 71 Howard & Joan Hagerman Duane & Patty Harrison Rodney & Angela Hazel 00, 91 Tim & Donna Hickerson William Hill Dean & Thelma Hoggatt Gail & Caroline Hopkins IBM Corporation John & Verdena Ireland ITW Robert & Jane Jackson Buel Johnson David & Ruby Johnson Ken & Mary Johnson Johnson Controls Foundation Kelloggs of Battle Creek Walter & Lottie Kos Larry & Marian Kreul Kurschat & Company Bill & Katie Lackowski 98 Lake Orion Church of Christ Robert & Kim Martin Jim & Carol McCartney 78 Dick & Betty McClurg Jimmie & Rosalie McGuire Christopher & Kalai McHan Larry & Mary Moebs Ben & Susan Noah Dale & Barbara Norris Rudy & Anna Northcutt Northpointe Community Church of Christ Northwest Church of Christ Bob & Kathy Norton 82, 83 John & Mary Lou OBrien Jim & Bertha ORourke Toby & Chris Osburn Al Oz Lynn & Barbara Packer Dave & Linda Park 74 Rick & Carol Passage Diane Philpot Herbert & Elsa Ponting Foundation
Jim & Caye Randolph Joe & Sarah Reddick Quinn & Peggy Reed Tom & Diane Rellinger 80 Annette Riley Rochester Church of Christ Clarence Rohlfs Estate Iola Rummel Ed & Catherine Sadurski Alan & Lori Sanborn SBC Foundation Nick & Geneva Schafsnitz Vernon & Barbara Schnathorst Shell Companies Foundation Donald & Landra Shotts Sid & Joan Smith The St. Paul Company Inc. State Farm Foundation Dick & Chloe Stephens Mark & Leslie Stowe 74 John & Joyce Todd 67 Mary Trenary Trenton Church of Christ TRW Foundation Upjohn Company Mark & Beth VanRheenen Alan & Debra Waites Roy & Sue Westerfield Don & Doe Whetstone Earl & Wilma Williams Joe & Helen Williams Fred Wiseman Hellen Wood Ed & Joan Work 65 Jesse & Sarah Yoakum
PROGRESS CLUB GIFTS OF $500 - $999 American Express Company Auto-Owners Insurance Neil & Laura Baxter Kenyatte Baylor 96 Bob & Betty Bell Bob & Becky Bennett Donald & Linda Berkey Gary & Pamela Birdwell Viva Blackburn Roger & Sherry Bousho Mark & Christine Brackney 90, 89 Bill & Jamie Brosey Ken & Barb Burman 70 John & Teddy Butts 68 Gary & Wendy Byram Rob & Sherri Clarke 82, 84 Dwight & Jan Coe Floyd & Lanell Coppedge Herb & Charlotte Dean James & Kathleen Derickson Thomas & Joanne Duncan Pansy Durrill Ronald & Carroll Duvall 63 Gertrude Dykes David & Lathell Dymacek Doug & Janet Edwards 62 Aaron & Rose Ellis 75 Jerry & Joyce Felzien Brad & Betsy Fisher Milton & Evelyn Fletcher Everett & Maxine Foster 83 Debra Fovenesi Al & Suzanne Garner Garretson Road Church of Christ Martin & Nelda Gay Savage & Mariella Goff Michael & Sonia Gresham 71, 70 Greg & Kathy Guymer 78 Charles & Margaret Hadfield Ken & Ruth Ann Handley 70 Naomi Hanford George & Karen Hanley Steve & Julie Harper 79 Jeff & Paula Herron 75 Greg Hinkson Holmes Road Church of Christ Bruce & Elsie Hostrup Leonard & Dixie Jacobsen Roger & Pat Jewett Bob & Linda Jones Kenova Church of Christ Robert & Deidre Kerszulis Mike & Dawn Kurschat 86 Axel & Christine Liimatta 93 Lockheed Martin Corporation Ray & Sharyn MacDonald 65 Vera Manley Ernie & Ginny May 77, 78 Wallice & Virginia Mays Medtronic Foundation Scott & Julie Morgenstern 91 David & Barbara Morrow Walter & Barbara Neild Don & Bernice Oberholzer Auritus Oliver Jim & Beth Paul Lawrence & Margaret Pike Frank & Terry Pitts 86, 83 Plymouth Community United Way Edith Pociask Mr. & Mrs. Jack Powell Tim & Ivy Pruitt 82, 83 Kelly Ries Ken & Debbie Scott Calvin & Patsy Seccombe Doug & Shelia Selke Bill & Joanne Shinsky Coy & Wynelle Spurgeon Jerry & Marion Starling Stephens Christian Trust Dean & Pamela Stewart Kenneth Stewart Stony Island Church of Christ Mel & Diane Storm Harvey & Ruth Stringfellow Jerry & Janet Tarrant Jim & Raida Thomas Michael & Brenda Tittle Louhon & Carolyn Tucker USG Foundation Inc. Reed & Pam Vinson 67, 69 Iris Vinther Rick & Karen Watson 70 Mike & Sharon Westerfield Richard & Sherry Westlund Marvin & Dorothy Whitledge Larry & Phyllis Wilkins
CENTURY CLUB GIFTS OF $100 - $499 Gary & Donna Ablett Billy Adams Vernon & Kay Adams Martha Addison Dick & Mary Aeder Paul & Renae Affholter Cecil & Shirley Alexander Doug & Cathy Allen 81, 80 Jack Allen James & June Allen Allstate Foundation Beatrice Amen AmSouth Gary & Jodie Anspach Dale & Lucy Anthony 63
Dave & Barb Arbaugh 78 Brian & Patricia Arnett Arrow Electronics Inc. Tom & Betty Ashburn Association of Oak Park School Administrators Amy Avant 98 William & Kathleen Bailey Phyllis Baker Garry & Tamera Balk James & Verbal Ballard Manly & Louise Ballard David & Lillian Barbier John & Anita Barcroft Rachael Bartlett John & Mary Barton Marjorie Bash Dan & Anne Bateman Thomas & Bonnie Batey Larry & Kaye Baxter Charles & Blodwyn Beals Christine Beamer Robert & Jean Bechler Danny & Denise Beeks 73 Bellsouth Corporation John & Helen Belt John & Joanne Benedict Joe & Vikki Bentley Sylvia Berger
Gene & Wilma Bryant John & Barbara Bryant William Bryant James & Louise Bugg 65 Bob & Pamela Bullock Pete & Jane Bullotta Robert & Lennie Bumbalough Peter & Bonita Bumpass Boyd & Shirley Burger Timothy & Laurie Burns Ralph & Geneva Burris Hayward & Sandra Burton Ruth Buschmann Marilyn Buss Mary Ann Butler James & Rayola Byrne Lee Cagle Steve & Mary Cain 94 Greg & Karen Campbell 85 Gregory & Kelly Campbell Earl & Janet Carpenter Paul & Angela Carpenter 85, 84 Gregg & Rachel Carrier 68 Bob & Teri Carris Anna Carter Jerry & Lula Carter Mr. & Mrs. George Caruthers David & Jackie Case 67 Jim & Betty Casey 62
Herma Conrad Consumers Energy Ron & Tanya Content 81 Betty Cook Katie Cook Bill & Alicia Cooke Gaines & Eleanor Cope Fred Copple Judy Corbin Mike & Diane Corder Rick & Dimple Correa Tom & Candi Cothron Jamie & Sheila Couch Gene & Mary Alice Cowie Bill & Molly Cox Bill & Pat Cox Ron & Cindy Cox 61 CPC International Inc. Tom & Mary Craig Lydia Cram Brent & Amy Cramp 99 Bob & Jennie Cross Wilford Culler Gary & Ginny Cummins 78 Arthur & Mary Curnutte Dennis & Emmy Curnutte 71, 69 Burl & Evelyn Curtis Carmen & Nancy DAscenzo 61 Debra Dahl
NORTH STAR Fred & Lynn Edens Ruby Eldridge Bettye Ellington Bill & Martha Ellis Darrel & Joy Emerson 68 W. T. & Janie Engle Stephen & Joy Ennis Robert & Susan Epley Dennis & Sue Evans Pat & Beatrice Eveland Floyd & Beverly Fair J.D. & Perilee Farmer Federated Department Stores Carl & Sue Feltner Keith & Pat Ferchau 61 Steve & Sherry Feril Dennis & Linda Finley Gary & Diane Finley Flanders Road Church of Christ Jerry & Barbara Flatt Floyd & Joyce Fleischhut Kurt & Jody Fleischhut 82 John & Agnes Flowers Clarence & Barbara Floyd Karlida Flusche Bob & Jane Forrester 62 Paul & Karen Fralick Thomas & Juanita Fralick Anna Francisco
Jessie & Maggie Grice Donald & Ginger Griesing Kris & Cynthia Griewahn Charles & Lynne Griffin Dean & Dolly Griffith Todd & Carla Grizzell 86 Ray & Diane Guinn George & Pat Hack Richard & Joan Hackman Jim & Sandy Haferkamp 88 Wayne & Norma Hagaman Robert & Gloria Hagan Dan & Lois Hagerman 76 Richard & Mattie Hall Carol Halsey Vernon & Opal Hampton Richard & Sue Hand Jim & Kim Handley 94 Bill & Brenda Hanna Roger & Norma Harkness Walter & Maxine Harlan Brian & Ann Harrington Lavonda Harris William & Jean Harris Andy & Missy Harrison 91 Ashley Harrison Laverne Harrison Scott & Laurie Hartley John & LeAnn Harvey 83
Modified clubs reflect giving patterns Reflecting a positive change in giving patterns among friends 1999 Donor Gift Clubs of Rochester College, the Development Office decided over a Club Name Gift Level Donors Gifts year ago to establish new giving Challenge Alliance over $10,000 26 $1,173,682 clubs for 1999. Since that time, Trustee's Alliance 5,000-9,999 26 152,618 donors again rallied in support President's Circle 1,000-4,999 126 226,269 of the college as 1,840 individuProgress Club 500-999 97 61,187 als and organizations provided Century Club 100-499 797 154,295 $1,794,534 in gift income durPartners Club 1-99 768 26,483 ing the 1999 calendar year. Total of Donors and Gifts 1,840 $1,794,534 For quite some time, we had been experiencing a noticeable increase in the number of families making sizeable gifts to the college, stated Doug Edwards, vice president for development. Consequently, we felt it would be appropriate to recognize those individuals with a new club, and then restructure the other clubs into fewer categories. Prior to 1999, the Trustees Alliance honored all individuals and organizations giving over $5,000 per calendar year. Now, those giving in amounts over $10,000 per year are honored by a new club, referred to as the Challenge Alliance. Even though gifts of every size are important to the college, large gifts will be required for us to meet many of the challenging goals of our next capital campaign, stated Mr. Edwards. Nationwide, over 1,000 employers continued to match employee gifts during the past year. Rochester College received matching gifts from fifty-eight companies, totaling an impressive $143,613 of the colleges gift income. Many Top Matching Gift people do not realize that their employers will Companies for 1999 actually double or triple their gifts to the college without any additional cost to themselves if Warner Lambert Company they simply submit matching forms with their General Motors Corporation gifts, Mr. Edwards noted. A list of matching Eaton Corporation companies can be obtained by calling the DevelFord Motor Company opment Office at 800.521.6010. DaimlerChrysler Corporation Rochester College salutes the many good Santa Fe Pacific Corporation people and organizations listed on these two Ameritech Corporation pages, stated Dr. Ken Johnson, president of Kelloggs of Battle Creek the college. These donors have helped us conBridgestone/Firestone, Inc. tinue a transformation of the college. State Farm Insurance Companies Over the past year, friends have funded Bank One facility improvements and new program develDow Chemical Company opment, and have allowed us to acquire addiAmoco Corporation tional faculty members to support those proThe St. Paul Companies grams, Dr. Johnson continued. At the same SBC Communications, Inc. time, they have helped us continue setting the Comerica Inc. stage for our next major campaign.
Inez Bernard Glenn & Joan Berry Paul Berry Jack & Marsha Bills Edward & Lois Birdwell Don & Judy Blake Mrs. Dallas Blankenship Mary Blaylock Mary Bloomingburg Wayne & Helen Bloomingburg John & Edith Blount Roger & Judy Blue Travis & Hazel Blue Paul & Becky Bochniak 76 Chris & Sheri Boleratz Russ & Frances Bone Benny & Susan Boone Andy & Rebecca Borchers Martha Bouman Vernon & Alice Boyd David & Alisa Brackney 87, 86 George & Kathleen Brackney Jerry & Rita Brackney Dan & Sandra Bradburn Erma Brand David Brass Pete & Janine Brazle 77 Don & Patricia Brewster Anna Brooks Bill & Barb Brooks 71 Karl & Carletta Brooks Richard & Linda Brooks James & Mildred Broome Ronnie Brumbaugh
Leo & Ruth Casey James & Ada Castleman Bob & Jan Chaffin John & Mary Chalk Helen Chatman Graydon & Edna Chester Christ Foundation Glen & Helen Churchill Citation Tools Inc. Jewell Clair Stan & Tawnya Clanton Lynn Clapp Don & Patricia Clark Lyle & Jean Clarke Clarkston CAD Inc Bruce & Lisa Clay Frank & Winifred Clayton Jesse & Andrea Clayton Randy & Teresa Clouse 77 Dean & Ruth Clutter Tony & Sheryl Coccia Bill & Clarissa Cochran Henry & Lee Coe Steven & Barbara Cohu Theo & Maxine Coleman Gary & Marge Collins Godfrey & Barb Collins Colony Cleaners & Laundry Wendell & Shirley Combs Conant Gardens Church of Christ Concerned Brethren Mary Conner Phil & Tamera Conner 89, 90 Walter & Shirley Conner
Dortha Darnell Bryan & Francesca Davies 91, 95 Don & Dixie Davies Beverly Davis 00 Harrison & Robbie Davis John & Shirley Davis Mark & Penny Davis Roger & Barbara Davis Steve & Debra Davis Al & Fonda Dawkins 64, 67 Kevin & Colleen Daymon 78 Tracy Dean Carl & Linda DeCaspers Stephen & Patrice Deckard Ralph & Judy Dembeck James Demello John & Suzzanne Dempsey Clark & Joanne Dennis Mary T. Dennis David & Linda DeSimone Doyle & Myrtle Dickinson Mark & Kathy Dillard 78 Ralph & Bernice Dingess Sharon Donnenwerth Betty Downing Michael & Lynn Dreimiller Michael & Lisa Dryden 84 Thomas & Donna Duncan Rob & Melinda Dunn 76 Linda Dunning Irv & Olga Dworkin John & Johnnie Eckstein Nelson & Jan Eddy Brian & Dawn Edens 93
Dale & Patty French Gordon French Matthew & Janine French 76 Mark & Cheryl Frost Don & Jo Fugate Marlice Fulton 79 Scott & Suzanne Fuson Jerry & Teresa Gailbreath 76, 75 Homer & Betty Gainer Kevin Gaines Mike & Anne Garrison 84 William Gaston James & Johnie Gatewood Otis & Irene Gatewood Gemini Forms & Systems Joseph & Jane Gensic Gerald J. Yurk Associates Doyle & Linda Gerig Gail Germain George & Joye Girdley Oliver Girouard Paulette Gladden Oscar & Hazel Glover Joyce Gobbell Shane & Michele Godmere 99, 91 David & Bobbie Goodman David & Deborah Goodman Goodyear Tire Company Eugene & Rosie Graham Ross & Emily Grantham 97, 98 Jeff & Ruth Green Pauline Greer Rick & Shannon Greer 00 George & Carolyn Gregg
David & De Anna Harvill Rick & Merry Hastings Anne Hawkins Frona Hawkins Ron & Laureen Hazel David & Pamela Heintzman 76 R. J. & Margaret Henderson Wes & Kathryn Hendrick Allen & Barbara Henry Dennis & Kim Herndon Adrian & Barbara Herren Helen Herrington Norman & Merilyn Herron Connie Higginbotham Rick & Karen Hillman David & Linda Himes Andy & Lyn Hinson Morris & Gail Hinson 64, 73 Troy & Marcia Hinson Edward & Linda Hodgens John & Kerri Hoenstine 81 Randy & Jan Hoffman 77 Kent & Debi Hoggatt 72, 88 Ted & Bonnie Holcombe Anna Holder Lois Holley Warren & Deane Holmes Ben & Louise Holt Charles & Annie Hopkins Shannon & Susan Houtrouw Jeff & Tammy Howe 95 David Howell Howmet Corporation Paul & Lena Hubbard
Rick & Kellie Hueter Kirk & Susan Hunter Gerald & Barbara Hyder Ronald & Nina Hyder Infinity Broadcasting Corp. of Detroit WXYT Ingersoll-Rand Company Brad Irwin 96 Dan & Lora Isenberg 82 Bertha Jackson June James Bob & Mildred Jenkins Paul & Kelli Jewett 86 Arlie & Fannie Johnson Craig & Kara Johnson Steven & Kathryn Johnson Johnson & Johnson Company James & Lila Jones 67 Richard & Sandra Jones Ron & Rena Jones Ray & Vera Juday Jim & Sue Kamradt 99 Viletta Kearns Jim Kee Dale & Maxine Keene Norman & Reba Keener Warren Kendall Jr. 70 John & Karen Kennamer 65 Naim & Ferial Kheir Fred & Hazel Kibler James & Harriet Kilpatrick Harold & Shirley King Janet King Larry & Pat King El Kirby Tom & Sue Kirkland David & Niki Kirkpatrick 72 Roger & Jane Knapp Doris Knecht David & Elizabeth Kohn Lynn Kolodziej David & Tina Kosuth Paul & Pat Kowalewski 80 Susan Kowalski 84 John & Barbara Krebs 67 Andy & Lisa Kronenwetter John & Kathy Kruse 77, 78 Wayne & Faye Kuchenmeister 95 Ted & Dorothea Lafever LaGrange Church of Christ Ken & Susan Lake 80 Jansen Lancaster Steve & Candy Lance 71 Jim & Mary Langford Jim & Pam Larsen 99 Ken & Anne Larsen Iris Lassiter Dan & Linda Lawson 71 Fran Lawson Jerry & Diana Lawson Dan & Shirley Leach 64, 63 Leroy & Doris Ledsworth 62 Pat Leslie Claude & Madge Lewis Michael & Pam Light 81 Fred & Anne Liimatta 68 Tony & Cherry Lingbawan Jim Litton Roy Litton June Lobb Clarence & Jerri Locke 66 Mr. Al Loftis & Mrs. Vivian Cox Dorothy Loftis Mike & Kathy Long Robert & Laura Long Daniel & Sue Longfellow Tom & Joanne Longfellow 78 Kay Loren Rob & Karen Losher 85 Jesse & Oleen Lovelace Lucent Technologies Gary & Onita Lutes 61 Terry & Dawn Luxton 73, 77 Bill & Mary Jo Lytle M & I Data Services Russell & Loraine Mabry Gordon & Nancy MacKinnon 81, 76 John & Lorna Mangold Seeley & Lenora Mangus Glenn & Lisa Markell 82 Joshua Markos Marmon Group Adlai & Joyce Martin Olga Martin Martin Insurance Agency Betty Marzahl John & Teresa Mason Mark & Kathy Matchynski John & Sandy Mathey Bill & Martha Matson Lamar & Joan Matthews Billy & Reba Mattox Emma McAllister Doug & Diana McArthur 69 Bill & Marie McBroom Terry & Jamesa McCarthy John & Patti McClelland George & Pat McCracken Lorene McDonald Richard McDonald Daniel & Angella McFall Hubert & Shirley McFall David & Barbara McKee Tony & Barbara McKee Wilma McKeel Matthew & Catherine McKelvey Don & Shari McLellan Donald & Rosemary McLennan Ken & Willa McMillon Harry & Gerry McNally Janet Mead Pat & Pamela Medlock 85 Clovis & Jo Meixner Dan & Justina Meixner 80 Jeanette Melchert Eric & Robin Messer Mich Con Foundation Larry & Kathy Milam Arnalde Miller Becky Miller Carletta Miller David & Leslie Miller 78 Gary & Gail Miller Marie Miller Richard & Marge Miller Tom & Darlene Milligan Embrey & Dorothy Milner Claudia Mitchell 72 Earl & Rosemary Mittlestat 68 Ruth Mobley Phyllis Monroe Gerald & Judy Montgomery 62 Louis & Jocelyn Montgomery Pauline Montgomery John & Irene Moody Erle & Mona Moore Helen V. Moore Modenner Moore Eugene & Jean Morris Jerry & Elaine Morris John & Norma Morris Inez Mosley Larry & Joanne Mosley Theodore & De Etta Moss Tony & Linda Mowrer
Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ Michael Mullins Ken & Karen Murphy Lester Murrell Elizabeth Murry Bradford & Dana Mutchler Michio & Lorraine Nagai Jason & Angie Nall 97 Nationwide Insurance Irma Nave Barney & Sharon Neill Lori Nelson 97 Geneva Newton Bill & Ruth Nichols Rocky & Wilma Nichols Tim Nichols Edith Nonnenmacher Kevin Norman 95 Northwestern Mutual Life Bob & Marge Norton Jack & Barbara ORourke Don & Nita Ogburn Tim & Patty Olree 77 Cecil & Gwen Orr Evelyn Osborn Gary & Cynthia Osborn Rick & Barb Osborn Sheila Owen Edwina Pace Joe & Mary Pace Linda Pace Charles & Fay Palmer Edward & Joan Palmer 68, 67 Lucien & Ida Palmer William & Henrietta Palmer Panhandle Eastern Corporation Larry & Marilyn Parham Geneva Parker Roy & Joberta Parker 82 Steven & Dawanna Parker Terry & Lynnete Parker Ernie & Rhea Patke William & Cloda Paul Jeff & Lisa Pauls Gordon & Carol Payne Robert & Wanda Peace Gary & Becki Pearson 74 Brian & Laura Pearson Mary Pearson Duane & Dolores Peltier James & Evelyn Pendergraff Ronald Pepper 69 Perrysburg Church of Christ Robert & Lotefa Peters Nina Pettigrew A.D. & Sue Phillips Georgia Phillips John & Leavie Phillips Cecil & Lupe Phipps Eunice Pickering Garth & Pat Pleasant 69, 70 John & Helen Plummer Plymouth Church of Christ Robert & Marge Pollard Dan & Gail Porter Jim & Carren Powell 78, 79 Laurence Powell Charles Pratt Dave & Janette Preece 76 Doyle & Mary Prestridge Preventive Health Care Center P.C Audria Price Bernard Price George & Jeanne Price Price Waterhouse Foundation Genie Priestley Joe & Bessie Pryor Jim Puckett James & Phila Racklyeft Charles & Shelby Ragland Dennis & Vicky Rainsberger 76, 78 Robert & Ruth Rainsberger Gary & Beth Rajter 76 Ray & Cherie Rasnick Walter & Lori Rausch Raytheon Ronald & Loreta Rea Lillian Reaume Jack & Joann Recor Toby & Anita Reeves 87 Bob & Gail Reeves Robert & Marcia Rendel Mr. & Mrs. D.L. Reneau Resurgens Capital Partners LLC Aileen Reynolds Jack & Phyllis Reynolds K. C. & Gladys Richards Owen & Tennie Richardson Norene Riley Stephen & Clarice Rink Joe & Ann Ritchie Don & Kim Robinson 72, 76 Ron & Fonda Robinson 80 Duane & Louise Rodenberg Herbert & Alice Rodgers Carolyn Roe David & Saule Rogers 82 John & Valorie Rogin Edward & Mary Root Greg & Janet Rose Robert & Mildred Rucker Wanda Rushford Nell Russell Ruby Russell Burt & Debi Rutledge 93, 91 Jack & Marjorie Ryan Raymond & Leslie Rygalski Dan & Susan Santellan Julian & Lori Santellan 81 Placido & Elois Santellan Vincent Scarafino Ernie & Shirley Scarbrough Jerry & Florence Scheffler Frederick Schimon Gunther & Jane Schlender Dave & Cindy Schofield 81, 78 Thaddeus & Nancy Schroeder 64 Allan & Dorothy Schulz Jean Schwallie Martin & Valorie Score James & Betty Scott Bill Seaton Larry & Melinda Sessions Kevin & Lori Shaffer 82 James & Candice Shearer Don & Debi Shepherd 67 Paul & Heather Shinsky 78 Glen & Judy Shipman Ron & Jody Siegel 88, 86 Donald & Sheri Simmons Ken Simmons Sir Speedy Printing Fred & Connie Sitter Ralph & Bonnie Sitter Ken & Gail Skeens 82 Ken & Donna Slater 67 James & Deborah Sloan Jr. Craig & Phyllis Slocum 81 Gaylon & Deanna Smith David & Dee Smith 88 Deron & Suzanne Smith Don & Janet Smith Donald & Alyce Smith Jeryl Smith 96 Jim & Melanie Smith
NORTH STAR John & Judy Smith 65, 62 Paul & Kathy Smith 72 Susan Smith Scott Smithson Brent & Debbie Snelgrove James & Brenda Snow 93 Ned & Dorothy Solomon Steve & Ann Soper Daniel & Karen Sorensen Earl & Ruth Sparkman Daniel Sparks Randy & Kim Speck 92, 93 Steve & Kelly Sprague Larry & Susan Stack Estill Staggs Gordon & Ellen Stalcup Steve & Bonita Stanley Bruce & Joy Starkey 64, 67 Harold & Phyllis Stevens Robert & Nancy Stevenson Ed Stewart 71 Ken & Dorothy Stewart Ken & Lorie Stewart 82 Larry & Lynne Stewart 70, 74 Lewis & Mary Stewart Phil & Joyce Stewart Ruby Stewart Croyal & Dina Stinnett Brian & Lisa Stogner 80 Fred & Nancy Stogner Leroy & Dixie Strait Johnny & Ann Strasser Bruce & Cheryl Stricklin 76, 77 Ed Strother Larry & Linda Stutts Carl & Edith Swanigan David & Lisa Swanson Terry & Karen Swiney Jerry & Connie Tallman 93 Jessie Talmadge Ed & Louise Tarrant Dane & Shanon Tate 88 John & Joyce Taylor John & Joyce Taylor Randy & Mary Taylor Roscoe & Geneva Taylor Jess & Lorene Temple Paul & Sonja Temple Duane & Betty Tennant Allen & Bonita Tenney Joe & Kathy Terrell Mayfus & Eloise Thacker Gerald & Mary Theeck Averill & Wilma Thomas Bill & Jean Thomas Mike & Simone Thomas 85 Ron & Pat Thomas Jeff & Crista Thompson Phillip Thompson Geoffrey & Andrea Thornton 98, 94 TMP Associates Inc. Frances Toben Alton & Carol Tripp Fred & Betty Trost David & Nancy Truex Buford & Ermal Tucker J. P. & Lavon Tucker Evan & Betty Ulrey Hugh & Rosemary Upton 79 Gordon & Lisa Urban 82 USX Foundation Ed & Kim Utley 91, 98 John & Chris Utley Utley Brothers Inc. Bea Vajgart Van Dyke Church of Christ David & Carol VanHooser Bill & Shirley Vaughn Gary & Jane Vaught Dennis & Donna Veara John & Mildred Viglasky Jean Vincent Tullos & Thelma Vincent Phillip & Ellinora Vinson Ralph & Diane Vitale 95 Kathy Volke Frank & Juanita Wabeke Steve & Lisa Wagner Glenn & Jane Waineo 70 Jane Waites David & Barbara Walker Michael & Sandi Wallace 87, 89 Allen & Evelyn Waller Clayton & Marilyn Waller Ernest & Opal Walls Walt Disney Company Bob & Margret Walton Mark & Diane Wanous James Ward Jim & Benita Ward Russ & Phyllis Ward Al & Brenda Warner 65 Jim & Dorothy Warren Lila Warren Will Ed & Mickey Warren Patric & Debbie Watkins 68 Zearl & Betty Watson 62 John & Ada Watson John & Betty Watson Paul & Ruth Watson Ronald & Denise Weaks Barbara Weatherhead Pete & Faye Welch Robert & Ethel Wenzel Jeff & Sandy Westerby 89, 88 Aaron Westerfield Dennis & Vickie Wheeler Lyle & Freddie Wheeler David & Kim Whitacre Joe & Wanita White Warren & Mary Etta Whitelaw Ken & Sharon Whitlatch 76, 78 Ronald & Sharon Whitmore John & Carole Whitwell 62 Harold & Debbie Wiard Paul & Sarah Wilken Alber Williams Gary & Barbara Williams 68 Rubye Williams Leon & Pamela Willis Biily & Lurene Wilson Glenn & Nita Wilson 72 Jack & Virginia Wilson Robert & Susan Wilson 83 Scott & Margaret Wilson Bob & Velma Wineinger Mike & Ersella Winters Sandi Witzeling Rick & Shirley Wood Jack & Dorothy Woodhouse Ken & Nora Wooten Marty & Mary Wooten 82 Thomas & Freda Worley Don & Kathy Wray Donald & Lois Wright Joseph & Mattie Wright Harold & Delois Yarbrough Bill & Eva Young Charles & Pat Young Robert & Audrey Young Gloria Yu Walter Yu 73 Beth Yuhas Bert & Eunice Zadoorian Mike & Suzanne Zanoli 85
Denise Zavasky 73 Ron & Mary Zavitz Sylvia Zavitz 93 Josephine Zenoby
PARTNERS CLUB GIFTS OF $1 - $99 Charles Abner Gio & Kelli Abuan 87 Louise Addington 64 Ruthe Ahrens Bill Allbritten Dan & Diana Allen 73 Gerald & Helen Allen Jimmy & Marilyn Allen Robert & June Allen Ira Allmond Betty Alston Randy & Cheryl Alt American States Insurance Company Tony & Tina Amorose 76 Brian & Christine Anderson 67 Mary T. Anderson L. L. Anthony Jr. Darrel & Carol Ashby Andrew & Margaret Askew Natalie Atkinson 96 Steve & Sandy Atkinson Leonard Austin Barney & Wanda Bailey Jerry & Patricia Bailey Louise Baker Larry & Val Baker 79 Gilbert & Janice Baldwin Wyman & Shirley Balfour Diane Ballard Howard Ballard William & Mary Barch Gwin Barnum Mildred Barriger Norman & Cheri Bartlett 63 Jere Bass Conrad Bates Mike & Keri Bath 87 Kirk & Wendy Baumeister Scotty & Lynn Beck 66 Patsy Beckwith Carl & Mary Behrick Alice Bell Florene Bell Vernon & Ruth Bell Steve & Brenda Belville 77 Joe Ed & Mary Bernhardt Kevin & Sheila Berry Clarence & Katie Beverly Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Bies Gerald & Margie Biggs Ed & Joy Binkley Charles & Wilma Bird Dwayne & Marie Birdwell Sean & Connie Birdwell Carl & Betty Blackburn Dayton Blake 83 Jeff & Vicki Blake Terry & Norma Ruth Blake Tiffany Blankenship Hermann & Marti Bloch Wendell & Mary Bloomingburg John & Julie Boag 87 James & Jackie Bodine Jim & Lori Bodine 77 Nan Bohan Jack & Karan Bolinger Shirley Bolling Donald & Nell Bone Philip & Rose Bone 71 Herbert & Eva Bonner Mr. & Mrs. Ervy Boothe Dan & Shannon Boren 86 Virgil & Linda Boss Daryl & Sheila Bowen Shane & Kristina Bowen Stacey Bowers 98 Steven Bowers 95 Ray & Sandy Bowman Bobby & Peggy Boyd Gracie Bracken Ruth Bradford Mr. John Branard Cynthia Brazzel John & Vicki Brocklebank Steve & Donna Browder Dennis & Lynne Brown Geraldine Brown Harmon & Ellen Brown Mr. & Mrs. James Brown Kelvin & Amy Brown 95, 97 Odis & Ginny Brown Shirley Brown Val Dubois Brunelle Vernon Bruner Pam Bubnar 99 Mark & Bernice Buckley Betty Buelow Ted & June Bufkin 83 Ronnie & Laveta Burkett Evelyn Burtnett A. M. & Martha Burton Bill Burton Mrs. J.B. Burton David & Nancy Bushee 82 Jim & Elizabeth Button Glenn & Cynthia Byers 74 Jim & Karen Cagnet Edwin Cahill 98 Joe & Clarice Cain Jim & Sherry Calkins 78 Paula Callaway Belinda Cameron 77 Eric & Sonia Campbell 96, 97 James & Sandy Campbell Jeanette Campbell George & Louise Cantrell Ann Cantu Jimmy & Stephanie Carr William & Wanda Carroll Movella Carroll-Evans Jean Carter David & Gina Cavanaugh 86 Tom & Vickie Cheek Chevron USA Inc. Kristi Chisholm 90 Jennie Chitwood Citgo Petroleum Corporation Don & Doris Clark Floyd & Ida Clark Bill & Marie Clary 66 Loren & Elaine Clemence Marion & Martha Coats Al Coe Ron & Judy Coffee Wes & Linda Cogar David & Barbara Cole Clinton & Lila Coleman William & Mildred Coleman Jane Collie Eva Collier Wendy & Gina Colson Wayne & Martha Colyer Community Democratic Club Victor & Diane Connellan Mr. Jim Cooper Sherley Cooper Randy & Linda Coss 71
James & Helen Costello Teresa Cottrell Eddie & Grace Couch Mr. & Mrs. Joe Cox Jr. June Cox Jim & Barb Craig 89 Ken & Kim Cramer Tom & Audrey Crampton 74 Marcus Criswell Don & Ann Crittenden Mr. Howard Croft Steve & Judy Crosson 76 Leo & Mary Crowder Ron & Jan Cummins 80 Matt & Cindy Dahm 87 Eugene & Diana Dalessandro Marveline Davey Brad & Kris Davidson 80 Evelyn Davis Larry & Louisa Davis Rollin & Mary Davis Hilton & Sallie Dean John & Pam Debelak 80, 79 Larry & Phyllis Denny Floyd & Irene Denton Bert & Helen Devereaux Reba Dick Royce & Terri Dickinson 75 Eric & Jenny Diehl 84
Freda Field Mickey & Cindy Filpansick 86 Sam & Pam Fiori Jim & Gayle Flanigan Kennie Flowers Jeanette Fogarty Mike & Diana Folkerts Bob & Sally Ford 71 Lee Forster Ken & Irene Foster Brad & Leslie Francis 85 Mr. & Mrs. William Franklin Sr. Fred & Karen Fras 67 Jerry & Liz Frazier Mr. & Mrs. William Free Bob & Evelyn Frye Richard & Valerie Fuller Gerald & Sheila Gaeschke Alice Galey Gannett Foundation Clifton & Debbie Ganus Clifton & Louise Ganus Bill & Nancy Garrett Robert & Paula Garrett 74 Murrell & Barb Gerald Walt & Benny Gilfilen Antonina Gladfelter Elizabeth Glover Wayne & Wilma Glover
David & Anna Handley 98 Judy Harbottle 62 Paul & Ruth Harmon Ed & Patricia Harrison 76 Brian & Denise Hart Glenna Hart Sue Hartmann Al Harville Gene & Wanda Hatcher William & Susan Hausman Jay Hearn John & Michele Heath 77 Tracey & Holly Hebert Dan Hellebuyck Todd & Susan Henker 88 Walter & Mary Henry Brad & Cathi Herman 87 Herman & Phyllis Herndon Aaron & Reta Herren Marie Hershberger Russell & Linda Heston Hallie & Annette Hickerson Arthur & Glynn Hickey Eugene Hill Antony & Charla Hilligoss 73 Bruce & Renee Hodgson Ken Holden 95 Elizabeth Holland Jack & Faye Hollands
SPRING 2000 Velma Johnson Wayne & Josephine Johnson Mrs. Alice Jones Bruce & Dawn Jones Carol Jones Edgar & Mary Jones Howard & Evelyn Jones Robert & Lora Jones Sam Ella Jones Larry & Nancy Jurney K Mart Corporation Dale & Frances Kaiser Betty Kauffman Helen Kearbey George & Connie Keenan Tim & Hillery Kelems Loreta Kelley Dale & Barb Kelly Jack & Jo Kemp Arletha Kenty Robert Kessler KeyCorp Foundation Jim & Patty Kinser Robert & LoAnn Kirks 65 Betty Klatt 63 Daisy Knickerbocker Patty Kobrehel 84 William & Lynne Korompay 65 Edmund Koss
Ralph & Festus Martin Tony Martinez Clifford & Donna Masih 71 Jerry & Joan Mata 68 Carl Matheny Randy & Pam Matheny 76 David & Carla Mathis Dick & Lena Mawby Maxus Energy Corporation Elma Mary May Martha Maynard Tim Mays 89 Mike Mazmanian Stanley & Margaret McBride Luther & Jean McCain Trudy McCain William & Mary Ann McClarin Mark & Janice McColm Jeanie McDaniel Donald & Sandra McElhaney J. P. & V. C. McGuire Sue & John McKee Hiram & Betty McLaughlin William & Janice McMurray Meadow Hill Condominium Association Charlene Meadows 62 Meaford Church of Christ Al & Linda Meakes Don & Judy Mealer
Celebration produced in larger facility Celebrate Power served as the theme for Celebration in Song as the students and employees of Rochester College presented their 23rd annual production on March 17-18. In order to accommodate larger crowds and to provide more stage room for performers, the college produced the show in the auditorium of the Rochester Church of Christ. As usual, creativity marked the production as the campus social clubs developed the theme by teaching subtle lessons with an abundance of humor. Hi-tech sound and lighting effects, enhanced by the new location, gave the production a new flair. BELOW: Mighty Mouses grandson visits Taus nursing home for aged superheroes. RIGHT: A teammate provides support in Sigma Phi/Delta Nus game show.
ABOVE: Cards from Epsilon/APO avoid being mislead by the joker. RIGHT: Employee participants bemoan the humble life of a cow. Bill & Billie Diles Elmer & Veneda Dillard Bill & Eleanor Dinger Murray & Kim Dixon Stephen & Ann Donawick Jean Doss Richard Driskell 72 Tracy DuBaere Allen & Becky Duckworth Gene & Fran Dugger Richard & Debbie Duke Mike & Kay Duncan Betty Dunlap 67 Don Dunn Albert & Janet Durgin Bruce & Arlene Dye 75 John & Patty Dyer 89 Michael & Carolyn Eatmon Delen Eberhardt Franklin Eckhart Josephine Edelmann Gale Edwards 67 Dorothy Elbrader Gene & Bonnie Elrod Opal Elrod Lillie Mae Erwin Charles & Alice Evans Royce & Jo Ellen Evans Don & Nina Everson Edythe Fain Ian Fair Overton Faubus Jeff & Karen Felzien Mary Fennell
Jim & Karen Goff 78, 79 Bobby & Carol Golden George & Peggy Goldtrap Cynthia Gomez Charles Gonder Angela Gonzalez 98 Don & Helen Gore 78 Margaret Gossett Paul Graefe Jr. Carl Grassl Bob & Susan Gray Robert & Janet Gray Coy & Millie Green 62 Janice Green 73 Lucille Green Jim & Colleen Greenfield Charles & Flossie Greer Gary & Harriet Gregory Benny & Vera Grice 70 Chuck & Julie Grise Jack & Crystal Grizzell James & Lou Grotts Bryan & Michelle Grzywacz 87 Mr. & Mrs. Rentz Gullick Gilbert & Barbara Guymer Vivian Haan Donald & Shirley Haddix Ron & Pam Hadfield 76, 81 Russ & Ann Hagler Dick & Marvine Hahn Howard & Elva Hale Michael & Debbie Hamilton 92 Jack & Peggy Hammond Jim Hampton 79
John & Bobbye Hollingshead Charles & Donna Holzhauer Kenneth & Mary Hooton Aaron & Holly Hopkins 93, 92 Phil & Barbara Hoppe Rufus & Ella Houston Terry & Pat Howell Robert & JoAnn Hrabak Phillip & Patricia Huckaba 75 Bette Huckaby Jack & Bobbie Huebner Mr. & Mrs. A. R. Huffman Everneza Hughes John & Clara Hughes Alex & Jim Hukalo Bill & Geraldine Humble Jeff & Kathy Hunt 84, 85 Patton & Pat Hunter Larry & Molly Ice 75 Rhoderick Ice Lonnie & Sherry Ihrke Jim & Barbara Ingram Darrell & Norma Irelan Bob & Pam Isenberg 80 Gary & Emily Isleib 82 Clifford & Carolyn Jacoby Wendell & Paula Jennings 68 Doug & Karen Jett 77 Bob & Mary Johnson George & Marilyn Johnson Larry & Anne Johnson Lavelda Johnson Pam Johnson Rick & Virginia Johnson
Larry & Nancy Kranz Avi & Lani Krispin 92 Bill & Donna Krist David Kunz Homer & Estelle Kuykendall Fred & Janet Lair Michael & Darlene Lake 80 Gene & Sue Lamb Ken & Mari Lampar Nina Lane David Laura Ed & Betty Laura Keith & Rhonda Laurin 81 Fred & Carolyn Lear Bea Leshley Paul & Laura LeVasseur 88 John & Pamela Lewis 71 James & Ruby Lindsey Ron & Donna Little 69 Livonia Church of Christ Scott & Heather Loftis 95 Marvin & Callie Long Randy & Doreen Lynn 79 Jim & Heidi Lytle Florence Mabry James & Joni Mackey Vince & Lois Maiorana Gilbert & Glenda Maldonado Eleanor Malewski Joe & Cortnie Manchester 98, 96 Don & Rosie Mandernach Richard & Mary Marsh Keith & Linda Martin 88 Ken & Debbie Martin
Ron & Naomi Meecham Nora Lee Meinschein Billye Melton R. W. & Beverly Mercer Larry & Brenda Messenger Michael Miceli Robert Michalka 69 Patrick & Peggy Migan Tom & Sandra Milholland 64 Chet & Charlotte Miller Dennis & Judy Miller 67 Dick & Billie Miller 76 Dorothy Miller Floyd & Marion Miller Lee & Bernice Miller Richard & Brenda Miller Steaven & Brenda Miller Jimmie Mills Jennifer Mitchell 74 Julia Mitchell Ken & Gayle Mitchell Ed & Geraldine Monroe Lawrence Montgomery Bill & Pat Moon Annie Moore Dean & Mary Moore 62 Tom & Cathy Moran Bill & Kaye Morgan Hatler Morgan Jane Morgan Thom & Shelly Morgenstern 90, 89 Allen & Sharon Morningstar Mike & Peggy Morningstar 84, 85 William Morrison 90
Tim & Vickie Morton 85, 86 Juanita Mosley Dwight & Marcia Mowrer Leon & Emma Mullens 70 Nancy Mumper Vasile & Kathy Muresan Martin & Jenny Murphy 86 Ron & Jan Myers Ray & Neva Nanney Jeanne & Sandra Naysmith 67 Chris & Debbie Necovski Robert & Anne Neil Earl & Janet Nelson Jamie Nelson 91 Jim & Audra Nelson Albert & Dottie Neuhaus David & Kimber Newman 83 Tim Newman Clyde & Carrie Newton Dorothy Newton Warren & Brenda Newton Bao Dan & Ruth Nguyen Bill & Karen Nichols Jessie Mae Nichols Jeanette Nicks Ted & Rose Noe Oakland Church of Christ John & Kathy Oberholzer Fred & Sheila Ockerman Dale & Wanda Offutt Tom & Amy Ogar 82 Glenn & Helen Ogg Michael & Kathleen Oldfather Jim Oldham Mary Alene Olds Don & Alice Ostrowski Jim & Linda Ott Larry & Anna Owen Bessie Owens Roger & Lu Pace 66 Ken & Billie Palmer Stan & Marcia Palmer Edward & Cindy Pariseau 80 Earl Parish Allen & Tommie Parker Charles & Barb Parker Nathan Parker Parkside Church of Christ Beverly Paser Brian & Mary Paterson Johnie & Alta Mae Patterson Cleta Patterson-Smith Dubois & Lula Patton Dale & Debbie Pauls John & Rita Payne Ronald & Michalene Payok Leecia Penrod 61 Frank & Anne Peoples Gerry Perrett Jr. Ruby Perry Arvin & Cheryl Peterson Shawn & Tina Peterson Helmut & Sue Petrich James E. Phillips D.D.S. William & Laverne Piagari Pete & Julie Piazza 89 Roger & Merle Pickens Garth & Sharon Pinkston Litie Pippin Louis & Vera Pippin Tim & Laura Pittman 85, 82 Marge Platte Eddie Pleasant Ina Pleasant Roger & Joyce Poe 94 Wayne & Donna Poe 96, 97 Thelma Poole Kira Potter Hazel Powell Carl & Peggy Price Dewey & Juana Price Linda Priddy Jean Proctor Dennis & Deanna Prough Jerome & Debra Prusakiewicz Neale & Treva Pryor Walter & Mary Pugh Karen Kay Pullins 65 William & Helen Putty James & Gail Ragan Edith Ramey Tony Rana 84 Karl & Natalie Randall 71, 72 Jim Rashott Jack & Joanie Ray Ed & Elizabeth Reeves Ivan & Sharlene Renshaw Wes & Shirley Rhoads Gerald & Doris Richards Becky Richardson 88 Chuck & Ruby Richardson Paul & Debra Richmond 83 Buna Rickner R. F. & Ruth Rieder Cathy Ries 73 Ersel & Vera Riggenbach Vern & Violet Riggenbach Robert & Barbara Risch Zilpha Risk Paul Robak 98 Mr. & Mrs. Bert Roberts Mark & Pam Roberts 86 Carl & Frankie Robinson Opal Robinson Wayne & Gladys Robinson Lynn & Linda Robrock John & Kay Rochotte Tom & Sandie Rogacki 73 Thomas & Cyndy Rogers Helen Rollins Bill & Ellen Romans Henry & Evelyn Romans Reba Romig Greg & Anita Roosa Andy & Lois Rosado Betty Rose Louis & Emmanelle Rose William & Jane Rose Bill & Mary Rosenbaum Ed & Ronda Rosenbaum 77 Lynn Rosenbaum Wesley & Rise Rothe 77 Art & Sheri Rousseau 89 Carl Rude Robert & Ruby Rudnick Maria Rusinek Cathy Russo 96 Tony & Veronica Russo Donna Ryan 81 Norma Jean Ryan George Sackash Norm & Christine Sanford Robert & Betsy Satcher Cynthia Saulsberry 67 Luke & Malinda Savage Steve & Karen Sayre Steve & Violet Schad 77 Mr. & Mrs. Durl Schletzbaum Robert & Grace Schneider John & Faith Scholl Donald & Bobbie Schulz Donna Scott Susan Scott Hilda Scribner Ernie & Laticia Seay 87
Kathy Sedor Norman & Carol Seiders 69 Ruth Ann Sellers Steve & Linda Sewell Pete Sexton 91 Diane Sheikh Cliff & Kristy Shelton 77 Jim & Lori Shelton Mr. E. M. Shepherd Ed & Karen Shepherd Alfred & Helen Sherer Sherwin-Williams Foundation Stanley & Marie Shipp Mr. & Mrs. Paul Shirley Pete & Virginia Short David & Karlisa Shultz Siemens Info. & Comm. Networks Jack & Pat Siggers Rick & Jan Sims 73 Harold Sledge Harold Sloan Norman & Donna Slocum Ruth Slusher John & Connie Smilor Darlene Smith Emily Smith Grady & Jeannie Smith Jim & Mary Smith Shirley Smith Sharon Smotherman 85 Mary Ann Snodgrass Southside Church of Christ Southwestern/ Great American Inc James & Madlyn Spears Richard & Gloria Spears Richard & Margaret Spencer Frances Spiro Estate of Mava Spivey Martha Sprout Allen & Sandra Sprowl T. E. & Uva Stamps Bill & Sarah Steele Jeff & Kelly Steggerda 84 Mark & Janice Stephens Dan & Terri Stevens 75 Mildred Steward Claude Stewart Ray & Sherry Stewart Doug & Pamela Stinson Larry & Tillie Stone Al & Jo Storm Jeff & Lisa Streng Ervin & Dorothy Strosnider David & Judy Stroud 75 Wallace Stump Don & Leatrice Swander Linda Syph Ed & Pegge Szych Don & Michele Tate 84 Tim & Frances Tate 76 Donald & Emelie Taylor Thron Taylor Tenet Healthcare Corporation Wendell & Alice Terry Terry & Brenda Theisen Carol Thomas Phil & Mary Thomas Eric & Julie Thomason Tom & Carol Thompson 68 Wayne & Mary Thompson Dawn Thornton Dr. & Mrs. George Tolbert Opal Tomey Tim & Theresa Tostige 86 Vija Traube Joseph M. Trimew Bill & Mary Trinklein Terry & Nancy Trumbull Sarah Tunick Larry Turner Sylvia Turner Thomas & Diane Turner Jay & Cindy Tyler 87 Donald Umphrey Mike & Michele Urban Richard Van Meter Nancy VanDerSpuy John & Janis VanHorn 71 Paul & Jeanine Varner Bill & Billie Verkler Richard & Ella Veteto Jim & Mary Villinger Jim & Jaynie Vize 99 Steven & Marie Voodre Bob & Susan Waggoner Bryan & Debbi Waineo 73 Jim & Beverly Waldie Merrill & Alene Waldrop Carl & Martha Walker Dale & Cindy Walker 79 Jason Walker 88 Joseph & Nancy Walker Dennis Walters Scott & Jana Waltman 66 David & Melissa Ward J. R. & Carol Waters Franklin & Debra Watkins Mr. & Mrs. Olen Watson Rich & Chris Weber 77 Keeley Weber Delmar & Ella Weimer Carroll & Patsy Wells Henry & Eva Wells Marvin & Joyce Wellsted Steve & Jane Wensko 84 West Side Church of Christ Art & Sherrie White Michelle White 95 Homer & Sharan Whitt Robert & Valicia Wiggins Doug & Melissa Wiley 87 Earl & Jean Wilkerson Bonnie Williams Buster & Vera Williams Don & Dawn Williams 94 Gloria Williams Tom & Carol Williamson 62, 63 Bruce & Carol Willis 70 Jay & Mary Jo Wilson 96 Ken & Betty Wilson Mark & Cindy Wilson Ruth Wilson Jeff Wise 93 Ed & Renee Wohlfeil Leo & Jean Wolfe Frank & Diana Woloszyk 67 Don & Caren Wood Ed & Betty Woodhouse Steven & Julie Woodhouse Mark & Sherrylee Woodward William & Donna Wright Tina Wrobleski Bill & Frankie Yen Brad & Cindy Young Robert & Karen Young Don & Elaine Yuvan George & Carol Zepik Glenn & Beverly Ziegler Kevin & Barb Ziegler 79 Elmer Zink Richard & Vivian Zito Donors listed on these two pages are those giving cash, stocks, or gifts-inkind during the 1999 calendar year.
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Education program takes major step Officially launching the process that will enable the college to certify teachers through the state of Michigan, Rochester College recently entered into a mentoring agreement with Madonna University of Livonia, Michigan. For years, we have desired to provide all the training required for students preparing to teach, stated Dr. Ken Johnson, president of the college. We are now at the point where that dream will soon become reality. Rochester College initiated a cooperative program with Madonna in 1996 through which students have been able to complete both teaching majors and teacher certification. That program has allowed students to complete approximately three years of their work at Rochester College before finishing at Madonna, while remaining on the campus of Rochester College the entire time. Since starting the cooperative program, Rochester College has added certifiable majors at the bachelors degree level in English, music, and history. In Michigan, students desiring to teach must obtain a certifiable major and then obtain their teacher credential along with that major. Since we are now able to offer teaching majors, it seemed like an appropriate time for us to be-
Classroom observation provides practical experience for Kim Burgess. gin the process for providing certification as well, stated Dr. Mike Westerfield, provost. The state requires applicants desiring a program for certification to have a mentor that presently serves as a teacher training institution, Dr. Westerfield continued. Naturally we decided to approach Madonna because of our present arrangements with the cooperative program. During the mentoring process, Dr. Robert Kimball, director of Madonnas education department, will lead the college through the application process and pro-
Dr. Michael Westerfield visits with guests from Madonna University.
vide advice as the college develops its education program. Dr. Kimball has chaired several committees that visit campuses on behalf of the state during the approval process. This fall, we will begin offering the freshman-level classes, stated Dr. Westerfield. At first, each institution will teach about a third of the courses, and the last third will be covered by student teaching. As we continue through the process for about five years, Rochester College will assume more classes each year. While all courses will be offered on the campus of Rochester College, Madonna will recommend credentialing to the state as the mentoring process begins. Eventually, that process will transfer to Rochester College. We expect education to develop as our largest program on campus, noted Dr. Westerfield. Last year, over half of our incoming class indicated an interest in education. The projected teacher shortage over the next decade is tremendous, Dr. Westerfield continued. In light of that fact, we anticipate our education program meeting a strong interest of our students as well as an important need in our society.