The Tabor College
Connection Summer 2013 â€˘ Vol. 67 / No. 1
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From the President
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May 18, 2013. A historic graduation day at Tabor College. A record number of students, 194 in total, received their degrees. The audience watched and cheered as they walked across the stage and I handed them the symbol of their degree. Doc Kyle was vintage Doc as he addressed the graduates. The weather was what we had prayed for as we gathered in Joel H. Wiens Stadium. But the real story we did not see. What if there would have been a large screen that played the stories of transformation while the graduates walked across the stage? What if on the screen we would have seen the life change that each student has experienced while at Tabor? That is the real story. What if we had seen the lives of the graduates as God saw them, displayed on a large screen? We saw the robes, tassels, and honor cords. We cheered and congratulated them on their accomplishments. But, God saw the heart. Hearts that were changed. Lives which have been transformed. The stories of transformation are impressive. I knew some of them, but I can only imagine the others. Many have made significant spiritual decisions. Some gave their lives to Christ for the first time. Others saw the importance of following Christ and renewed their relationship with him. Many transitioned from the faith borrowed from their parents to the faith that is now their own. Some discovered faith. Some have made decisions to go into vocational ministry. Others have realized their chosen vocation is
their ministry. Some have decided to live a life of service. Transformation is a beautiful thing. Yes, there are some for whom the seeds have only been planted. For others it may take more of life to make that decision to follow Christ. And there are even others who walked across the stage at commencement who have decided that to be a Christfollower in life is not for them. Testimonies of former graduates bear this possibility out. Transformation is God’s work. We simply provide the environment where it can happen. We are partners with Him in fulfilling His activity in the world. Our mission of preparing people for a life of learning, work, and service for Christ and His kingdom is in partnership with God’s mission in the world. I am more convinced than ever that each student is called by God to come to Tabor. They all come for a variety of reasons but underneath their answers to the question, ‘Why did you come to Tabor?’ is that God has arranged it in such a way that He has placed them, every one of them, into our stewardship. A stewardship of transformation. What we saw on graduation day at Tabor College was the fruit of our service. We saw the mission we are giving our lives to being accomplished. We saw God’s work and we celebrated it. The Tabor Experience is something special. Our decidedly Christian approach to higher education is a worthy calling. We are participating with God in His mission in the world.
Dr. Jules Glanzer
Connection Summer 2013 Vol. 67 No. 1
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From the President
Feature: Tabor College teaching icons to retire
Honors and Recognition
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Music tours continue
Presidential Leadership Scholarship Program
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Save the Date: Homecoming 2013
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Annual Report – Roll Call of donors
Tabor College 400 South Jefferson Hillsboro, Kansas 67063 620-947-3121 www.tabor.edu Tabor College Mission: “Preparing people for a life of learning, work and service for Christ and His kingdom.” Cover featuring Dr. Richard Kyle. Photo by Vance Frick.
Board of Directors: Lyndon Vix (Chair) Loretta Jost (Vice Chair) Theodore Faszer (Secretary) Brent Kroeker (Treasurer) Darrell Driggers (at-large) Craig Ratzlaff (at-large) Diana Raugust (at-large) Loren Balzer Jose Cabrera Jim Classen Roger Ediger Chris Eidse Rick Eshbaugh
Richard Gramza Mark Jost David Karber Jerry Kliewer Elaine Kroeker Bill Loewen Nate Loewen Dennis Penner Aleen Ratzlaff Tim Sullivan Wilbur Unrau Richard Unruh Stacey Warkentin
Two Tabor College teaching icons to retire Just as the Lohrenz building serves as an icon for the Tabor College campus, two significant individuals who have touched and shaped the lives of hundreds of students through the years have announced that they will be retiring at the end of the school term. Dr. Richard Kyle, professor of history and religion, and Judy Harder, associate professor of communication, will not be in the classroom when the 2013-14 school year convenes. For the past 41 years Dr. Richard Kyle, better known to most as “Doc Kyle” has been a welcome presence on the Tabor College campus. His influence has been felt in the classroom on the football field – serving
Dr. Kyle will long be remembered for his vast knowledge and ability to relate to students. He will lead another Europe trip in 2014.
Just as the Lohrenz building serves as an icon for the Tabor College campus, two significant individuals who have touched and shaped the lives of hundreds of students through the years have announced that they will be retiring at the end of the school term. as a coach during the mid-70s - and as an international guide. During his career he has led over 655 students on 28 international trips, 26 of those to Europe. Dr. Kyle is very committed to his students and enjoys seeing growth in them both spiritually and academically, especially on international trips. “I have gotten the most satisfaction from taking Tabor students abroad,” said Dr. Kyle. “I enjoy being able to introduce them to different countries, cultures and disciplines.” He will be leading another trip to Europe in January of 2014. He is a humble scholar and has been the recipient of many honors, including twice being named a Fulbright scholar. Out of respect for him, a lecture series on the Tabor College campus was named in his honor. Annually, a faculty member is selected to present their research at the Dr. Richard G. Kyle Faculty Lecture Series. He has published 11 books and has been featured in more than 170 publications. He looks forward to completing another book this August about the Scottish Reformation. “I will miss the students and faculty the most when I leave Tabor,” said Dr. Kyle. “I’ll make sure to come back to campus every now and then for activities and lunch in the cafeteria.” Another familiar face that will be absent from the classroom will be that of Judy Harder, having served Tabor College since 1987. She is leaving her post after 26 years of praise-worthy teaching and directing. She has had the honor of directing more than 70 mainstage campus productions at Tabor College as well as teaching public speaking and theater courses. “It takes a village to put on Homecoming musicals,” Harder said. “The efforts of talented production staff and musicians have been outstanding. To say that the Tabor community goes the extra mile in support of our productions is an understatement.”
Multiple productions have taken place in the 90-seat theater in the basement of the H.W. Lohrenz Building. “I will especially miss participating with casts and crews in this life-learning lab,” Harder said. “I treasure the opportunities I’ve had to collaborate with thoughtful, creative and sometimes just a little crazy, learning partners in this space.” Harder will direct the 2013 fall musical, Godspell. It will be her 26th production, having served Tabor since 1987. Most recently, she directed The Crucible which is very likely her last production in the small theater. At the conclusion of the show’s run, Harder found herself flooded with memories. “I had the privilege of working with amazing people over the years,” Harder said. With the retirement of these two outstanding educators, the campus will be left with a significant void. Although both intend to stay in the community and continue being involved with students to some degree, it is clear that their presence will be missed by many. Story by Andrea Pankratz and Beth Riffel
Judy Harder dedicated more than two decades of her professional life to directing high-quality theater productions on the Tabor College campus. Her final production will be Godspell, the Homecoming 2013 production.
Dr. Richard Kyle delivers keynote address at Commencement
Members of the Tabor College band provided a pre-commencement concert. They also played the traditional "Pomp and Circumstance" march and the recessional for the ceremony.
Tabor College's 103rd graduating class, the largest in its history, marched through Joel H. Wiens Stadium on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at commencement. In all, 127 Bachelors of Arts, 11 Master of Business Administration, 13 Bachelor of Science, 42 Bachelor of Science in Nursing and 1 Associate of Arts degrees were presented. The band, under the direction of Mr. Daniel Baldwin, opened the event with a concert and the traditional Pomp and Circumstance processional. Representing the school of Adult and Graduate studies, Anna Reid provided the invocation. Michael Klaassen was the speaker representing the Tabor College Hillsboro class, while Leilani Schenkel spoke on behalf of the class from Tabor College Wichita. Tynan Honn, president of the senior class, gave the graduating class response. President Dr. Jules Glanzer presented the Professor Fran Jabara Leadership Award. It was given to Becky Steketee and Michael Klaassen, both of Hillsboro. They each received a $1,000 stipend and a plaque in honor of their leadership skills demonstrated not only during their time as Tabor College students, but for their potential leadership capabilities. The commencement address was given by Dr. Richard Kyle, long time history professor who is retiring at the close of the school year. His address was titled “It’s the beginning, not the end.” Kyle, a professor of History and Religion at Tabor College, is retiring after teaching for 41 years. A prolific author and scholar, he is a favorite with students. He shared, in typical Dr. Kyle style, wit and wisdom for the graduating class. “In a few minutes you will be college graduates and whether you realize it or not you will have had a leg up on such famous college dropouts as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Larry Ellison. You will have an advantage over many people in the work force, so take advantage of it. Yes, the tassel will be worth the hassle,” Kyle advised. “Tabor College’s mission is to prepare people for a life of learning, work and service for Christ and His
Dr. Richard Kyle, Tabor College professor of religion and history, provided the Commencement address. His remarks were titled, “It’s the beginning, not the end.” Kyle retired at the end of the school term after 43 years of service to the school.
kingdom. Commence means to begin, not to end. Thus this commencement marks the beginning of many aspects of your life. And given Tabor’s mission statement I want to point out three areas that hopefully you have been introduced to during your years at Tabor College. It is my hope and prayer that you will build on this foundation. There are many aspects of your years at Tabor College and I could have selected other areas to mention. A short list would include athletics, social events, and cultural activities such as music and drama. But that would take too long. So I have selected three points. Keep on Learning. Keep Growing Spiritually and Keep Thinking Globally.” He closed with the words of Arie Pencovici: ‘Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference.’ The graduating class was presented their diplomas by Dr. Jules Glanzer and the Tabor College Alumni Association, represented by Dr. Allen Hiebert, member of the class of 1963, and Marlene Fast, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, handed each graduate a Bible as they exited the stage.
Dr. Jules Glanzer, Tabor College President, offers words of congratulations and encouragement to the graduates as they have completed their work at Tabor College and move into their chosen career fields or pursue additional educational opportunities.
Graduates were all smiles as they paraded into Joel H. Wiens stadium for the 2013 Commencement exercises. The class was the largest group of graduates in school history with 194 degrees presented.
Leilani Schenkel representing Tabor College Wichita provided the AGS graduate address.
Tabor College Hillsboro class response was given by Michael Klaassen, Student Body President. He reflected on the time he spent on campus, offering hope for success as his fellow graduates begin a new chapter in their lives. Rebecca Steketee and Michael Klaassen were revealed as the 2013 Jabara Leadership Award recipients. The honor includes a $1,000 cash stipend.
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Master of Business Administration
Jason Thomas Aubrey, Bartlesville, OK Erin Ann Barocio, Newton, KS Dustin Matthew Dick, Buhler, KS Matthew E. Fuqua, McPherson, KS Jacqueline Ann Hromada, Novelty, OH Elizabeth D. Maury, Hesston, KS Jareau T. Montgomery, Wichita, KS Grant True Myers, Bakersfield, CA Loren Severs, Macomb, IL Erica Ann Woods, Smith Center, KS John Hugh Wright III, Wichita, KS
Bachelor of Arts
Rachel Marie Alberti, Henrico, VA Educational Studies Kady Dyan Albrecht, Herington, KS Elementary Education; Church Music Aaron Jeffrey Annis, Mapleton, MN Health/Physical Education-Sport Management Jon-Michael Guy Bergeron, Houston, TX Business AdministrationManagement Zachary L. Bissell, Fort Collins, CO Communication-Journalism; Coaching Andrea DelCarmen Bray, Bonham, TX Health/Physical Education Aaron Edward Deming Brooks, Udall, KS Biochemistry; Music Jakob Paul Brucks, Wichita, KS Graphic Design; Marketing Samuel David Brucks, Wichita, KS Business Administration-Marketing Ethan Wayne Burgess, Lindon, CO Health/Physical Education-Sport Studies Derick James Burkhard, Dodge City, KS Psychology; Social Work Abigael C. Burns, Leon, KS Christian Ministry-Youth Ministry Matthew George Cardona, LaGrange, CA Business Administration-Marketing Michael D. Cater Jr., New Caney, TX Health/Physical Education-Sport Studies Ryan August Chippeaux, Wichita, KS Health/Physical Education-Sport Studies Benjamin Ryan Clark, Andover, KS Biology Destinee R. Cogburn, Walsh, CO Communication-Journalism; Graphic Design Kyleen Elizabeth Condon, Mulvane, KS Psychology; Social Work Molly Elizabeth Coppadge, Matthews, NC Elementary Education Andrew Richard Curtis, Wichita, KS History; Secondary Education; Social Science Julia Anna Dalavai, Bedford, TX Biblical & Religious Studies; Biology James C. Davidson Jr., Columbus, MS Business AdministrationAccounting/Finance
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Nolan I. Dirks, Hillsboro, KS Christian Ministry-Mission; Social Work Brenda Kay Drake, White City, KS Elementary Education/Special Education Abigail Elissa Epp, Newton, KS Psychology; Social Work Sally Epp, Giltner, NE Music-Piano Pedagogy Loren M. Erway, Wichta, KS Business AdministrationAccounting/Finance Kamron K. Ewald, Fairview, OK History; International Studies David Robert Ewert, Bingham Lake, MN Humanities-Bible/Religious Studies & Communications; English Rebecca Marie Friesen, Aurora, NE Elementary Education/Special Education; Music Max George Frise, Castroville, CA Business AdministrationManagement Whitney Kyla Frise, Clovis, NM Health/Physical Education; Coaching Abigail Rosemary Funk, Siloam Springs, AR Elementary Education Jay Funk, Syracuse, UT Health/Physical Education-Sport Studies Isain Garcia, Houston, TX Biology; Chemistry Tanner Jason Giffin, Sedgwick, KS Business Administration-Marketing Sean Michael Giroir, Lakewood, CO Athletic Training Rachel Amelia Goering, Newton, KS Psychology; Communications Brandon Jermeal Gooden, Bakersfield, CA Psychology Brittany Ann Habiger, Spearville, KS Biology Nathaniel Harrison Jr., Suisun City, CA Business AdministrationManagement Jacob Andrew Heil, Wichita, KS Biology; Coaching Erin Jaye Heizelman, Buhler, KS Graphic Design; Painting Tessa Leigh Hoduski, Kansas City, KS Communications-Journalism; English Tynan Marie Honn, Hutchinson, KS Biology; Coaching Gina Dawn Hullet, Indianola, NE Health/Physical Education; Special Education Dylan Ryan Janzen, Aurora, NE Business Administration-Marketing Michael Wayne Janzen, Hesston, KS Psychology; Social Work Thaddeus Joesph Jarosz III, Colorado Springs, CO Business AdministrationManagement Phillip D. Jimenez, Shafter, CA Health/Physical Education-Sport Studies
Raeâ€™shon Evette Johnson, Fontana, CA Health/Physical EducationStrength/Conditioning Tricia Kaethler, Surrey, BC, Canada Psychology; Social Work Jacob Kerschenske, Stafford, KS Athletic Training Cortnie Renee Killen, Derby, KS Health/Physical Education-Sport Management Annie King, Basehor, KS Chemistry Tracie Elizabeth Kithcart, Boulder, CO Communications-Communication Studies Michael Wayne Klaassen, Hillsboro, KS Graphic Design Keaton D. Kleiner, Liberal, KS Biblical & Religious Studies; Psychology Shelby Elaine Koons, Hillsboro, KS Psychology; Social Work Cassie Lynn Kroeker, Hillsboro, KS Business AdministrationAccounting/Finance Matthew Robbins Lambert, Ponca City, OK Business AdministrationManagement Jake R. Landers, Kansas City, KS Health/Physical Education-Sport Studies Stephanie Kay Lappin, Maize, KS Health/Physical EducationStrength/Conditioning Jeremiah T. Lauts, Atchison, KS Business Administration-Marketing Bryant Michael Leinen, Wichita, KS Biblical & Religious Studies; Youth Ministry Bret Thomas Lentz, Andover, KS History; Secondary Education; Social Science Korie A. Lewis, Marietta, GA Health/Physical EducationStrength/Conditioning Tamara Lee Lio, Phoeniz, AZ Business AdministrationManagement Aaron Lawrence Magee, Vallejo, CA Social Work; Psychology Moustapha Mbaye, Bronx, NY Social Work Derek Thomas McBride, Westminster, CO Health/Physical EducationStrength/Conditioning Darien Patrice McCollins, Richmond, CA Social Work Adam C. McCormick, Pittsburg, KS Elementary Education; Coaching Derek Robert Mendenhall, Derby, KS Social Science-History Wesley Moody, Broken Arrow, OK Psychology Ishmael M. Morris, Hillsboro, KS Biology Melissa Danielle Mueller, Ferndale, WA Elementary Education; Psychology Jonathan Lee Murray, Wichita, KS Health/Physical Education-Sport Management
Juan J. Oceguera, Newton, KS Health/Physical Education-Sport Studies Andrea N. Pankratz, Buhler, KS Communications-Organizational Communications; Integrated Marketing Nathan Keith Panttaja, Reedley, CA Biology; History; Biochemistry; Psychology Yverdon Joe Penn, College Park, MD Business AdministrationManagement Andrew Daniel Perez, Corpus Christi, TX Health/Physical Education-Sport Management Jordan R. Perez, Grand Prairie, TX History; Political Science Caleb Paul Phillips, Hillsboro, KS Social Science-Social Work Kristen Marie Pitschmann, Wichita, KS English; Secondary Education Michael Thomas Polley, Shafter, CA Mathematics Emily Nicole Post, Wray, CO Elementary Education McKenzie Logan Potter, Wichita, KS Biblical & Religious Studies; Communications-Organizational Communications; Marketing Bradley C. Prescott, Lakewood, CA Social Work Spencer Putman, Wichita, KS Biology; Coaching Lindsey Marie Radic, Parker, CO Health/Physical Education-Sport Management; Coaching Logan Alan Reimer, Wichita, KS Chemistry; Biology Jeremy P. Reiswig, Wichita, KS Chemistry Anna Marie Richert, Jefferson City, MO Biology; Performing Arts Zachary Allen Richert, Medicine Lodge, KS Business Administration-Sport Marketing/Management Tim Alan Roesch, Quinter, KS Biblical & Religious Studies; Graphic Design Timothy D. Rozzell, Andover, KS Mathematics Christopher David Sanborn Jr., Pinellas Park, FL Social Work; Psychology Kruze Sanders, Wichita, KS Christian Ministry-Youth Ministry Nikol Marie Sandoval, Wichita, KS Chemistry; Biology Alisha Ann Schale, Newton, KS Psychology; English Michael Phillip Scheele, Hillsboro, KS Psychology Caleb John Schmitz, Westmoreland, KS Social Science-History Cody Eugene Schroeder, Goddard, KS Business AdministrationManagement Paul Edward Sciacca, Fairfield, CA Psychology
Clayton John Shewey, Hillsboro, KS Business Administration-Sport Marketing/Management Mallory Brooke Shewey, Weatherford, OK Elementary Education David Simmet, Mainz, Germany Business Administration-Sport Marketing/Management; Coaching Aziz J. Spellman-Smith, Aliso Viejo, CA Psychology Rebecca Dawn Steketee, Hillsboro, KS Psychology; Social Work; Mission Koby Scott Temple, Mesa, AZ Social Science-History; Coaching Colby D. Tessendorf, Newton, KS Health/Physical Education Joshua Edwin Trieglaff, Wheaton, IL Biblical & Religious Studies; Psychology Kelsey Leigh Unruh, Hillsboro, KS Communications-Journalism; English; Graphic Design Andre Tavares Vestfahl, Pelotas, Brazil Health/Physical Education-Sport Management Kaitlyn Nicole Vogts, Moundridge, KS Business Administration-Marketing Meredith Leslie Voran, Kingman, KS Biology Kyle Jacob Wallace, Anaheim, CA Health/Physical Education-Sport Studies Lendon Ron Warkentin, Corn, OK History Rachel Lynne Weaver, Inola, OK Elementary Education Matthew Burr Weger, Sebastopol, CA Business AdministrationAccounting/Finance Aaron James Wiens, Topeka, KS Health/Physical Education-SportStrength/Conditioning Alexa Joy Wilker, Reedley, CA Social Science-Psychology Trevor A. Wimer, Phoenix, AZ Business AdministrationManagement Jessica Lynne Wollenberg, Byron, NE Business AdministrationAccounting/Finance Logan Scott Zielke, Wichita, KS Business AdministrationManagement; Environmental Science
Bachelor of Science
Zachary M. Blake, Denver, CO Business Administration Chris Costello, Syracuse, NY Business Administration Charity J. Dennison, Haysville, KS Christian Ministry Jacqueline D. Floyd, Boley, OK Christian Ministry Lisa Ann Hargadine-Clary, Wichita, KS Christian Ministry Matthew Joseph Gervaise Moore, Arlington, WA Business Administration Jack Norris, Clinton, OK Christian Ministry Robert F. Ritter, Wichita, KS Business Administration
J. Javier Segoviano, Wichita, KS Business Administration Chelsi Dawn Smades, Andover, KS Business Administration Aubrey Smith, Wichita, KS Christian Ministry Maegan A. Thornton, Eureka, KS Christian Ministry Stevie Mae Warren, El Dorado, KS Christian Ministry
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Peggy P. Arnold, Wichita, KS Sierra Lanae Barr, Valley Center, KS Shannon Barus, Emporia, KS Krista Anna Briar, Newton, KS Nancy Cervantes-Salas, Newton, KS Elveanna Gay Crabtree, Americus, KS Jennifer M. Dawson, Leon, KS Charlotte Deaton, Hutchinson, KS Heidi Rochelle Demuth, Clearwater, KS Kimberly Ann Folck, Galva, KS Martha A. Garcia, Newton, KS Debra C. Gould, Lebo, KS Dera J. Harvey, Wichita, KS Kimberly Dawn Jones, Wichita, KS Melicia Gay Jordan-Yette, Derby, KS Christopher M. Keen, Hutchinson, KS Elizabeth A. Kelley, Phillipsburg, KS Dorothy J. Kisslinger, Ransom, KS Stacy L. Koschney, Valley Center, KS Maria G. Lopez, Wichita, KS Janell Maust, Hesston, KS Barbara L. Miller, Wichita, KS Brigid D. Monnin, Wichita, KS Jessica Celeste Navarro, Newton, KS Holli Dawn Newman, Lyons, KS Kelly Jean Otott, Washington, KS Kary Ann Przymus, Hutchinson, KS Robin A. Reed, McPherson, KS Anna Marie Reid, Kingman, KS Leilani Leah Schenkel, Great Bend, KS Jennifer Ann Scheuber, Augusta, KS Dana R. Sommers, El Dorado, KS Dawn Stasser, Goodland, KS Brandelein Marie Stefonek, Wichita, KS Glenda J. Steinert, Wichita, KS Melissa Lyn Sullivan, Kennesaw, GA Christy Marie Tennissen, Valley Center, KS Jessica Turner, Augusta, KS Melany D. Webster, Marquette, KS Elizabeth Asheley Wiener, Sedgwick, KS Deena Woodall, Gove, KS Maria J Zimmerman, Grinnell, KS
Associate of Arts
Tyler James Entz, Yukon, OK Liberal Arts Minors are identified by italics
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Recognition for students and faculty given at Honors Convocation
Dr. Karrie Rathbone is the 2013 recipient of the Hiebert Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Frank Johnson presented the award during the Honors Chapel. She receives a stipend of $2,500.
The annual honors convocation, the final chapel session of the year, is a celebration and recognition of academic achievement. All academic divisions present outstanding student recognition for the year. In addition, several prestigious all-campus awards are presented. The Kornelius Hiebert Outstanding Student Merit Award for 2013 was presented to Nathan Vogel and Joetta Ewert. Honorees for this award are nominated by students and faculty, and chosen by a committee with representatives from the student body, the faculty, and student development. It is presented annually to one male and one female student. Criteria for this award are a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 and demonstrated leadership on campus. In making the presentation, Dr. Frank Johnson, vice president of Academic Affairs commented, “On behalf of all involved, I would like to congratulate you for being selected for this year’s Hiebert Outstanding Student Merit Award. We recognize your outstanding contributions to Tabor College through your academic merit, leadership, and personal qualities.” Those students being named Dean’s Scholar, for maintaining a grade point average of 3.9 or higher, included the following students: Andrea Acker, Kady Albrecht, Katherine Becker, Brooke Eitzen, Abigail Epp , Joetta Ewert, Rebecca Faber, Anna Friesen, Abigail Funk, Rachel Goering, Crystal Holmes, Hannah Holmes, Tricia Kaethler, Cassie Kroeker, Krista Neifert, Silas Pederson, Cora Ruhl, Sara Sagner, Rebecca Spahr, Kaylyn Spencer, Jessica Vix, Nathan Vogel, Hannah Vogt, Jessica Vogts, Kaitlyn Vogts, Rachel Weaver, Meagan Wiebe, and Hollister Wolf. Dr. Karrie Rathbone was honored as the recipient of the Clarence R. Hiebert Excellence in Teaching award. Representing scholarship and faculty excellence, the award is presented annually to a faculty member who exhibits a strong Christian commitment, record of excellence, evidence of integrating faith and
The Hiebert Outstanding Student Merit award winners for 2013 are Joetta Ewert and Nathan Vogel. The awards were presented during the 2013 Honors Chapel by Dr. Frank Johnson, center.
Kaylyn Spencer was named co-recipient of the John J. Killian Scholarship awarded by the Kansas Society of CPAs Education Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to a student from the independent colleges in Kansas. Spencer is the fifth student from Tabor to receive the award and the fourth in the last six years. Dr. Norm Hope presented the scholarship.
learning, and commitment to Tabor College as an institution. Nominated by students, faculty members and staff, the award comes with a stipend of $2,500.
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Dreaming in Color
The tradition continued as the Tabor family gathered for the annual Homecoming celebration, “Dreaming in Color” held Oct. 4-7, 2012. There were plenty of opportunities to enjoy fellowship and food. Some of the traditional Homecoming activities featured Music Fest, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and many sporting events. An annual favorite, the Dutch Lunch featured the usual delicious German buffet. “'Joseph’ was enthusiastically received by Tabor’s Homecoming audiences” said Judy Harder, professor of communications and theater. “It was a wonderful show, and our cast did a fantastic job with the performances, all of which were sold out.” The Tabor College football team celebrated Homecoming weekend by setting a new, single-game record and earning a decisive victory over a nationally ranked team. The Bluejays rushed for over 500 yards Saturday afternoon on their way to a 56-31 victory over the No. 20th ranked Coyotes of Kansas Wesleyan University. Tabor finished the game setting a single game rushing record with 510 yards on the ground, breaking the previous mark they set just two weeks ago of 444 yards against Haskell Indian Nations University. For the game Tabor finished with 547 yards of total offense. During halftime, the annual announcement of Homecoming host and hostess was made. The 2012 winners are Tanner Giffin and Tynan Honn. The candidates were nominated by the senior class and selected by the student body. Honn, a native of Hutchinson, Kan., is majoring in biology with a minor in coaching. She is a member of the basketball and track and field teams, a member of
the science club and leads a small group Bible study. She is a resident assistant and the senior class president. Giffin, from Sedgwick, Kan., is a member of the football and baseball teams and involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Other candidates included David Loewen, Destinee Cogburn, Michael Klaassen, Kristen Pitschman, Ishmael Morris and Cassie Kroeker.
During Homecoming weekend, Dr. Brad Vogel, choral director, shared a story with the crowd gathered for the Musicfest performance.
Tanner Giffin and Tynan Honn were announced as the 2012 Tabor College Homecoming Host and Hostess at a halftime ceremony during the Tabor College vs. Kansas Wesleyan football game.
11 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was the Homecoming musical show. There were five sell-out performances.
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Wiest and Warkentin presented Tabor College Alumni Awards
Dr. Jules Glanzer, right, presented the Alumni Merit award to Dr. Raymond Wiest.
A tradition of honoring alumni who have carried the Tabor message and mission into their chosen career fields and have made a difference in their professional lives, continued in 2012 as two individuals were honored at the Tabor College Homecoming Festival Dinner. President Jules Glanzer bestowed the Alumni Merit Award to Dr. Raymond Wiest, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Jesse Warkentin, Wichita, Kan. was presented the 2012 Alumni Medallion Award. Wiest earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Tabor College in 1962. He went on to the University of Oregon, Eugene where he received a Masters of Arts in 1965 and a Ph.D. in 1970 both in the field of anthropology. He and his wife Shirley have been married for 51 years and the couple enjoys three children and six grandchildren. Dr. Wiest took his first job at the University of Manitoba in 1968 and has remained there throughout his professional teaching career. He was appointed assistant professor in 1970 and promoted
to associate professor in 1974 and professor in 1993. He served as head of the anthropology department from 1988-98. After officially retiring in 2006, he was named professor emeritus. Professor Wiest conducted extended and varied research on various subjects, writing three books and being published in 26 professional journals. Some of his most passionate research focused on migration and household organization in Mexico, resettlement in Bangladesh, disaster mitigation in Brazil, and on the impact of new textile technologies in Winnipeg. Warkentin graduated from Tabor College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in piano and a minor in voice. He has remained in the Wichita area working as a pianist, conductor, composer, singer, and musical director. He has served as the accompanist for the choirs at Wichita High School East and the assistant conductor and pianist at the nationally-known Music Theatre of Wichita, where he has been employed for eight consecutive seasons. Warkentin has also spent time with Music Theatre for Young People, instructing and encouraging the younger generation of aspiring actors. Most recently he begins his second year as musical director for the new Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre. On February 10, 2013 Warkentin made his debut with the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony as piano soloist, performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the orchestra. “We are so blessed to be able to call these outstanding individuals Tabor alumni,” Jules Glanzer said in presenting the awards. “They are truly taking the Tabor College mission and making a difference in the world.
Homecoming Reunion Photos
Class of 1962: Front row: Marilyn (Friesen) Gerbrandt, Carol (Wiebe) Stubblebine, Rhoda (Balzer) Guerin, Helen (Pankratz) Gaede, Jean Fadenrecht) Ediger, Lorraine Greenwood, Celia Gross, Sandra (Schafer) Flickinger, Jane (Goentzel) Eitzen, Dotty (Penner) Warkentine. Second row: Mervin Dick, Noel Willems, Ray Wiens, Ruby (Nickel) Dahl, Jeanie (Vogt) Klaassen, Jane (Lautt) Dick, Marcia (Kliewer) Shewey, Janice (Balzer) Thiessen, Nancy (Warkentin) Neufeld, Emma (Ens) Walton, Jim Block, Dale Harms, Al Warkentine, Ray Wiest, Bob Eitzen. Third row: Norman Epp, Al Isaac, Jim Bartel, Leroy Ediger, Eugene Friesen, Dale Flaming, Floyd Bergen, Leroy Friesen, Larry Warkentin, Delmer Schultz, John Dick. Classes of 1963+: Front row: Eleanor (Reimer) Franz, CaroLee (Graumann) Derksen, Geneva (Heinrichs) Inman, Norma (Born) Goentzel. Second row: Eldon Ortman, Harold Franz, Bob Derksen, LeRoy Goentzel.
Class of 1967: Front row: Juanita (Schultes) Simonich, Don Ratzlaff, Sharon (Balzer) Penner, Judy (Franz) Classen, Paul Classen. Second row: Bob Arnold, Barry Penner, Ken Ratzlaff.
Class of 1972: Front row: Tally (Oberg) Case, Naomi (Gaede) Penner, Charlene (Jost) Driggers, Linda (Harms) Esau, Ruth Klema, LaVon (Fast) Sperling, Elaine (Ewert) Kroeker. Second row: Wilbur Unrau, Al Ewert, Steve Friesen, Ken Fast, Paul Penner, Howard Foote.
Class of 1977: Front row: Diane (Wiens) Schmidt, Norma (Ewert) Tippin, Jewel (Klaassen) Winter, Maureen Fink. Second row: Ruth (Jaworsky) Kopp, Rolland Winter.
H o m e c o m i n g - IN - RE V IE W Class of 1982: Annette (Faul) Funk, James Loewen, Jonathan Wiens.
Class of 1987: Front row: Lyric (Bartel) Cairns, Shirley (Ortman) Luce, Jan (Heinrichs) Nachtigal, Pat (Goering) Redding, Penni (Walter) Funk. Second row: Jon Pritchard, Brian Wiens, Lance Derksen.
Class of 1992: Cari (Fast) Myers, Kristi (Herbel) Krispense, Sara Landerdahl, Sheree (Nikkel) Gerig.
Class of 2002: Front row: Morissa (Seidl) Friesen, Katy (Munden) Penner, Amanda (Edington) Lee, Carlin (Regier) Buhrman, Second row: Erica (Fast) Fulton, Lacie (Hosier) Hogan, Angela (Hoops) Tofteland, Deborah Kroeker, Lisa (Wall) Frantz, Sara (Ediger) Froese, Julie Bunch, Alyssa (Gossen) Boyd, Carmen (Goering) Weller. Third row: Josh Lady, Brett Thiessen, Karl, Franz, Matt Schroeder, Andy Pauls, Jeremy Hogan, Nate Tofteland, Chris Frantz. Class of 2007: Danni (Brucks) Frick, Brent Wichert, Cody Dick, Staci (Whitcomb) Frick
Tabor Proud launches on campus
Student initiative to help support others in time of need Service is at the heart of a Christ-centered education. We emphasize the value of caring for others in all that we do. One of Tabor College’s core values could not be displayed any better than by what is taking place on campus this year. Students are actively working on a program that allows deserving students the access to an emergency fund. The program is called “Tabor Proud” and is being organized by the Student Senate. “We have been selling ‘Tabor Proud’ t-shirts all year at sporting events and through the JayShop (campus bookstore),” said Michael Klaassen, senior, (Hillsboro), most recent Student Body President. “The money goes into an emergency fund to help students when they are in a crisis.” According to Klaassen, a crisis entails a tragedy that might call a student unexpectedly away from campus. During these difficult times, finances should be the least of their worries. The funds might help with the purchase of plane tickets, medical bills or gas. With much thought and effort, the program began to fall into place. Student Senate started organizing the Tabor Proud program at the beginning of this school year. After the death of a Tabor student, everything fell into place and the program started to take off. “All of this really happened at a unique time,” said Klaassen. T-shirts sales began the week of Homecoming and nearly 250 shirts were sold during that time. Already students have taken advantage of this meaningful program. “There have been a couple students who have contacted (Student Senate) because they were in need,” said Stacey Warkentin, junior, Wichita, Kan., who is a member of Student Senate. “We are so glad that students are already benefitting from it. We hope students remember "Tabor Proud" when they are going through tough times.” “Tabor Proud” is designed to be an annual program so t-shirts will always be available. Each year there will be a new t-shirt design and the money earned will roll-over to the upcoming year. The community and alumni are strongly encouraged to participate in this program by coming alongside current Tabor students.
Students, faculty and staff show their Tabor pride by purchasing shirts to support students in crisis.
“What we ultimately want "Tabor Proud" to do is help students out in their time of need and minister to them that their peers, faculty, and the community do care about them,” said Warkentin. “Matthew 25:40 says, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Tabor College wants this to be a program of humility, realizing that it is not about us, but about helping a fellow student. To be able to help students out when they are going through emergencies and to show Christ’s love is a great thing,” said Warkentin. Story by Andrea Pankratz
Annual tours find groups sharing God’s love through music
The Tabor College tradition of touring each spring with musical ensembles continued again in 2013. This spring three groups took to the road, sharing their gift of music and the message of God’s love to alumni and friends. The Concert Choir headed west, presenting concerts in Colorado and California, March 14-24. The choir, under the direction of Dr. Brad Vogel, professor of choral music, performed nine concerts under the theme “The Radiance of His Glory,” based on Hebrews 1:3. “So many texts speak of the glory of God and the glory of Christ, and Hebrews 1:3 proclaims that Christ is ‘the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being’,” said Vogel. “I wanted to focus on how we as believers reflect the Lord’s glory and so looked for texts that would speak of our lives in and for Christ.” Freshman Olivia Kliewer, Hillsboro, noted that the experience was important to her. “Personally, I thought that the choir tour was amazing. We became closer as a group and when you do that, you are better able to share music with others,” she said. “The thing that really impacts me is being able to share music with different people and making a connection with them. Another highlight is staying with host families and hearing their stories.” The choir sang a wide variety of pieces from hymn arrangements to contemporary versions of ancient texts. The concerts also included Vogel’s own arrangement of the hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy.” Students Megan Wiebe and Zach Neumann served as the accompanists for the tour. Rachel Goering on flute and a string quartet of Ryan Loewen and Cheyenne Derksen on violin, Jessica Coldwell on viola and Natalie Wiens on cello were also featured during the tour. Tabor College’s Concerto Bella Voce women’s choir, which debuted this year under the direction of Janie Brokenicky, launched its inaugural tour, March 18-24, visiting locations in Wichita, Dallas, Texas and several stops in Oklahoma. Brokenicky was hired this past fall as assistant professor of choral music.
Concerto Bella Voce, the Tabor College women’s choir, made its debut this past year under the direction of Janie Brokenicky.
The concert series, entitled “His Guiding Hand,” was based on the text of the book of Ruth. A special number, “The Song of Ruth” by David Childs was performed. Concerto Bella Voce was accompanied on piano by Director of the Music Preparatory School Tiffiney Harms. Sally Epp was featured on violin as well as in a piano duet with Cora Ruhl. Rounding out the traveling groups was the tour of Western Kansas by the Symphonic Band and Chamber Strings. The groups appeared at seven locations in western Kansas including Hesston College, North Oak Community Church in Hays, Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Meade, the Presbyterian Church of Garden City, Garden City High School and Newton High School. Under the direction of Daniel Baldwin, director of bands and orchestra, the theme for this year’s tour was “Out of the Darkness and Into the Light,” based on 1 John 1:5. “We have all experienced dark times in our lives,” said Baldwin. “The solution to combat darkness is light. The way we come to that light is through a relationship with God.”
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Harms Residence Hall dedicated; large crowd on hand Tabor College unveiled and dedicated Harms Residence Hall on Saturday, April 27. A crowd of at least 100 gathered to commemorate the event and to celebrate the generosity of Dr. Wilmer Harms, M.D., and his late wife Esther. The dedication had initially been scheduled for February, but a snowstorm forced the postponement. The 24-student residence hall is located at 502 E. B Street in Hillsboro, Kan. Dr. Jules Glanzer, President of Tabor College, expressed his gratitude to Dr. Wilmer Harms for his generous gift to the school to provide additional student housing. Harms, a former student of Tabor College, who went on to pursue degrees in medicine (1956) and ophthalmology (1968), has practiced his entire life in the central Kansas and Harvey County and central Kansas area. A faithful supporter of Tabor College, Harms has given regularly of his time, treasure and talents to the school. He is the founding and continually serving chairman of the board of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies. The board was was formed in 1975. He is also member emeriti of the Tabor College Board of Directors, serving on the board from 1978-1996. In addition, he has authored five books, and is a Ron Braun, vice president dedicated student of for Advancement, welcomed Mennonite history, and the gathered crowd for has led many educathe dedication of Harms tional tours to Russia. Residence Hall. (Photo This is not the first courtesy of Don Ratzlaff.) time that Tabor has been the recipient of the Harms’ generosity. They have endowed a student scholarship and have donated more than 600 volumes to the CMBS archives. Wilmer and Esther’s son, Kevin, and his wife, Rebecca, are graduates of Tabor College. Ron Braun, vice-president of Advancement praised the gift. “It is a wonderful tribute to the on-going relationship Wilmer and Esther have had through
the decades with Tabor College,” Braun said. “This housing unit comes at a time when Tabor College is experiencing record growth. Because of their generosity, more students will be able to be a part of the Tabor community.”
Dr. Wilmer Harms cut the ribbon for the official dedication of the Harms Residence Hall. The generousity of Dr. Harms and his late wife Esther made the new student resident facility possible. (Photo courtesy of Don Ratzlaff.)
Tours of the new residence hall were made available following the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremonies. (Photo courtesy of Don Ratzlaff.)
Campus News Briefs n Dr. Sean Crowell was the featured speaker on campus for the Brenneman Lecture series. Currently a postdoctoral research scientist for the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, he is working on using satellite observations and weather models to better understand the carbon cycle. n For the first time, Tabor was recognized by the Washington Monthly magazine. The school ranked 51st nationally as making a contribution to the public good of society. The ranking was based on social mobility, research and service. n Tabor College has once again earned a national, Tier 1 ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News Media Group, being ranked 42nd in the division of regional colleges in the Midwest. This is up from the 45th position in the previous yearâ€™s report and the ninth consecutive year that Tabor College has been ranked.
n Nine Tabor vocalists competed at the National Association of Teachers of Singing student auditions at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. Students competing were seniors Jessica Coldwell, Becca Friesen and Kelsey Unruh; junior Robert Howell; sophomores Sara Sagner and Andrea Acker and freshmen Olivia Kliewer, Nick Ediger and Alex Schmidt. Coldwell and Kliewer both advanced to the semi-final round in the competition and Kliewer went on to the final round of the freshmen women classical division. n Dr. Norman Schmidt was selected from the faculty to present the 2013 Kyle Lecture. He spoke on his onion research that he is collaborating on with fellow scientists at the University of Georgia. The presentation took place on the evening of April 4. n At the May meeting of the Board of Directors, a plan was presented and the body approved a $16.15 million Signature Campaign, to build the Center for the Arts. Susan Koslowsky is serving as the campaign chairman. Currently the Advancement staff and President Glanzer are conducting the leadership phase of the campaign, making personal visits and presentations to major donors, seeking leadership gifts for the project. In the early phases, the board of directors, faculty and staff were given the opportunity to participate in the campaign which resulted in 100 percent of the fulltime employees making pledges to support the project. n The new student leaders elected to serve the campus for the 2013-14 school year are as follows: Student Senate President, Stacey Warkentin; Senior Class President, Zach Trostel; Senior Class Vice President, Kelyn Vix; Junior Class President, Jesse Todd; Junior Class Vice President, Kendra Flaming; Sophomore Class President, Beth Nesser; and Sophomore Class Vice President, Ashley Kemling.
Kristen Pitschmann and Kruze Sanders are the recipients of the Larry and Elaine Nikkel Service Award. The award is given annually to a male and female senior student who exemplify service and leadership. The presentation was made during the 2013 Presidentâ€™s Party.
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KCAC Commissioner’s Cup comes to Tabor Tabor College accumulated 126 points over the three sport seasons during 2012 – 2013 to claim the inaugural KCAC Commissioner’s Cup. The award will be formally announced at the 2013 – 2014 KCAC Sport Management Conference on Tuesday, August 6 at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan. According to KCAC Conference Commissioner Scott Crawford, the Commissioner's Cup is an effort to recognize the achievements of its student-athletes and the member institutions of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. The award was developed to honor the institution that performs the greatest over the fall, winter, and spring athletic seasons. The KCAC Commissioner’s
Dr. Scott Crawford, KCAC commissioner, congratulated Rusty Allen, vice president for Intercollegiate Athletics, on winning the Inaugural Commissioner’s Cup award.
Cup will be awarded annually as a symbol of excellence in athletics covering 17 championship events. This spring, the Bluejays earned their first championship points by becoming co-regular season baseball champions with Sterling College. Tabor earned significant points with second place finishes in six sports (football, men’s soccer, men’s indoor track & field, women’s basketball, men’s basketball, women’s outdoor track & field) and third place finishes in two sports (women’s indoor track & field, men’s outdoor track & field). The Bluejays captured the cup by scoring 44 points in the fall, ranking third among all 10 conference schools, 35 points in the winter, tying for first among all schools and 47 points in the spring, third overall. Tabor was one of two schools to finish in the top five and not compete in all 17 scored events. Tabor College’s Vice President of Athletics, Rusty Allen, spoke on winning the award. “We are honored to win the inaugural Commissioner’s Cup. The athletic department at Tabor College embraces the philosophy that excellence enhances the primary goal of Christian ministry. As we seek to help student-athletes come to know and grow in Christ, a foundation of excellence provides much needed leverage. We have great respect for the KCAC schools and enjoy the broad scope of competition created by the introduction of the Commissioner’s Cup. The Tabor community is excited to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments and will look forward to the ongoing pursuit of the Commissioner’s Cup.”
Softball team gathers shoes for poverty relief effort Service projects happen throughout the year. Many of the student life groups and organizations dedicate a portion of their activities to helping recognize the needs of others. The softball team conducted a shoe drive to benefit the organization Soles-4-Souls. The organization is a global not-forprofit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. Head softball coach Suzanne Unruh reported than more than 120 pairs of shoes were collected and delivered to a collection point in Wichita in midDecember. Thanks to all who helped make this a successful effort.
The largest class of nurses graduating from Tabor College was officially pinned at a ceremony May 17 held at the First Mennonite Brethren Church in Wichita, Kan.
TCW recognizes nursing students with pinning ceremony In the ceremony marking the completion of their coursework, Tabor College Wichita pinned 38 new nurses on Friday, May 17, 2013. The ceremony was held at the First Mennonite Brethren Church, Wichita, Kan. This was the largest pinning to date for the Tabor College nursing program. The Pinning address was given by Marlene Pietrocola, MSN, MBA, RN, chair of the TCW Nursing program and interim Vice President and Dean of Tabor College Wichita. She congratulated the class and encouraged the newly-minted nurses to make a difference in their chosen field. Those receiving pins included Peggy Arnold, Anna Crabtree, Nancy Cervantes-Salas, Jennifer Dawson, Martha Garcia, Debra Gould, Maria Lopez, Chris Keen, Brigid Monnin, Kary Przymus, Anna Reid, Leilani
Schenkel, Dawn Stasser, Dana Sommers, Brandelein Stefonek, Whitney Tucker, Glenda Steinert, Maria Zimmerman, Sierra Barr, Janell Maust, Shannon Barus, Jessica Navarro, Krista Briar, Holli Newman, Charlotte Deaton, Kelly Otott, Janell Edris, Robin Reed, Kim Folck, Jennifer Scheuber, Briana Harvey, Melissa Sullivan, Dera Harvey, Christy Tennissen, Melicia Jordan-Yette Elizabeth Wiener, Stacy Koschney, and Deena Woodall. During the ceremony, Tammy Stefek, MSN, RN explained the symbolism attached to the pin each nurse received and shared the Nurse's Prayer. Lyndel Walker, MSN, RN gave opening remarks and led the invocation for the evening. Dr. Rick Bartlett, Director of Theological Education, closed the ceremony and provided the benediction.
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Graduate theological programs to be led by Dr. Rick Bartlett A new era and program has been launched as Dr. Rick Bartlett, Fresno, Calif., has been hired to serve as the first Director of the Theological Education program. He will also serve as an assistant professor
Tabor College is participating with other MB institutions of higher learning in providing courses in Anabaptist history, theology, and principles. of Ministry and provide direction to the Christian Ministry undergraduate program and the newly created master's degree being offered in Entrepreneurial Ministry Leadership. Dr. Glanzer made the announcement in January. “We are blessed to have Rick Bartlett provide leadership and expertise as we begin a new chapter at Tabor College. Rick has a rich understanding of our Anabaptist heritage and brings practical experience in ministry and theological education,” Glanzer said. The graduate theological program, which Bartlett will be developing and implementing beginning with the 2014-15 academic year was made possible, in part, by funding that was provided by the USMB conference and MBBS for the purpose of serving our constituency with distance theological education. Dr. Bartlett expressed his excitement for the new position. “I am honored for the new opportunity at Tabor College,” he said. “It is an exciting time. Developing programs that will help people achieve
their goals of advanced degrees in ministry and be able to serve the Lord in greater capacities is a wonderful opportunity, in which I am blessed to play a role.” Tabor College is participating with other MB institutions of higher learning in providing courses in Anabaptist history, theology, and principles. Bartlett will administer this program as well. Bartlett comes to Tabor after serving as the lead pastor for the Bethany Church in Fresno, Calif. He has also served as the Dean of Students and Director of Constituency Relations at the MB Biblical Seminary and as Director
of Ministry Quest, while teaching at the seminary as well as at Fresno Pacific University. He holds a Doctorate of Ministry from George Fox Evangelical Seminary, a Master of Divinity from the MB Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts from Fresno Pacific University. He and his wife Karen have two children and have recently relocated to Wichita.
Dr. Rick Bartlett, pictured at the podium offering the benediction at the TCW pinning ceremony, will provide direction and leadership to the newly created Theological Education program. The program will start in the fall of 2014.
Leadership program continues to grow and provide new experiences
PLS Scholars Courtney Erwin, Ryan Jorgenson and Marissa Hiett pause for a moment after touring the House Chambers of the Kansas Legislature.
Jeremy Johnson, Beth Nesser, Marissa Hiett and Ashley Kemling relax outside the Kansas State Capital after their meeting with Kansas Governor, Sam Brownback.
The Tabor College Presidential Leadership Scholarship program is now into its second year and continues to grow in the numbers of scholars and fellows on campus – as well as enriching student leadership opportunities and experiences. During the immersive four-year program, Presidential Leadership Scholars experience mentoring by Tabor College President Jules Glanzer, have the opportunity to travel with him to professional seminars, network with business, industry and political leaders and serve the Tabor College student population while pursuing academic achievements in the classroom. This past year, current scholars and fellows had several opportunities to travel with President Glanzer, meet with exceptional leaders in government and business and learn skills that will serve them well in the future. Excursions included visiting presidential libraries, including the Truman and Eisenhower facilities and the Daley Plaza where President Kennedy was shot. They also participated in Washburn University's Leadership Challenge Competition in Topeka. They had personal visits with Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Pastor Walt Kallestad, and author Phillip Yancey. In addition to these events, they went on a reflection retreat. While on their Texas tour, the group had the opportunity to visit with Dwight Hodel, Scott Pendrey, Jack, Janet, and Nick Trompert, and to participate in the Cox School of Business Entrepreneurial Leadership Seminar on the campus of SMU. Tabor alum Paula Strasser is the Director of the program. The visit with Dwight Hodel was especially meaningful. Mr. Hodel has provided generous support to the PLS program, recognizing the importance of leadership in business and communities. He noted that he had been away from Tabor and Hillsboro for quite some time, but yet the community still felt like “home.” Hodel presented Tabor College with a gift of $100,000 for scholarships for the Presidential Leadership Scholars and to assist with programming costs. Marissa Hiett, one of the scholars, has gained much from her experience. “One of my favorite things about the program is the people connections and networking that takes place. Leadership is influence, and we have a great opportunity to experience this influence from other leaders as well as learn more about ourselves so we can influence and impact the people around us,” she said. Hiett is a junior from Fairview, Okla. and is pursuing a dual degree in Biblical and Religious Studies and International Studies with a minor in Mission.
Tristen Long, Osborne, Kan., noted a similar connection to the program as a scholar. “The most rewarding thing I have experienced in PLS is the lifelong connections I am making with, not only friends but with adults as well,” he said. “This program has introduced me to amazing people and has given me opportunities and experiences that I wouldn't have had in any other college.” The selection for the 2013 Presidential Leadership Scholarship was held Nov. 4-5, 2012. Justin Goble,
Salina, Kan, Tena Loewen, Hillsboro, Kan., Maci Root, Minneapolis, Kan. and Logan Whitney, Concordia, Kan. will each will receive a renewable scholarship. President Glanzer noted that these are students of exceptional caliber. “We are excited that these student leaders will be spending the next four years on our Tabor campus,” he said. “These are young people with integrity, heart and a passion to serve. It will be a pleasure to welcome them to our community, interact with them and watch them grow and develop into outstanding leaders.”
Leadership program attracts new donor Although he didn’t graduate from Tabor College, only attending classes for two years before transferring to nearby Emporia State University, Dwight Hodel knows that his time on campus was significant. “I come from a long line of Mennonites,” Hodel said during a phone interview. "My grandfather and grandmother on both sides of the family were immigrants to this country. Growing up in Hillsboro and graduating high school, there are many fond memories surrounding the Tabor College campus, including playing on the big steps and the big pots of the administration building as a child. Other memories include playing tennis on the courts as well was taking three semester of PE in the 'old barn.'” At the time, Tabor didn’t offer the course of study he wished to complete which resulted in the transfer. But the Tabor influence on Hodel was more than the places or the buildings where classes were held. It was the people too. The interaction of former presidents of the school with him on a personal level, and the caring and compassion shown to himself and wife Adrienne when, in August of 1962, Clarence Hiebert assisted in the memorial service for his infant son. Yes, the connections to Tabor College run deep for Dwight Hodel. After college he pursued a business and now owns an enterprise in the water treatment industry. Much of his work focuses on providing safe and clean drinking water for small towns across America - places not unlike Hillsboro, which he still considers home, although he hasn’t lived in the community since 1956. Through the years it became clear to him that leadership is a driving factor in business and community
success. “Essentially, I have a tremendous concern about where our country is going,” Hodel explained. “Leadership is what takes a country in a certain direction – whether it is positive or negative.” After hearing about the newly created Presidential Leadership Scholar program, he was excited about the potential, and asked President Glanzer how he might help further the program. Hodel graciously and generously provided a gift of $100,000 to help support the scholarship and supporting activities of the Presidential Leadership Scholarship program. He is looking forward to seeing the program grow and flourish and the next generation of Christian leaders emerge from this unique and dynamic leadership development program.
PLS Scholars express their appreciation to Dwight Hodel for his support of the program during a visit to his place of business in Texas.
SAVE THE DATE! October 3-6, 2013 • Godspell musical - last musical directed by Judy Harder • Reception for Judy following the Saturday performance for all former cast and crew members • Golf Classic at Reflection Ridge • Festival Dinner at the Hyatt Exploration Place for children 2-12 while parents enjoy dinner!
Welcome back to campus!
• Fun Run for the whole family! Bring strollers! Run to win a commemorative TC mug • Volleyball on Saturday! Boxed Dutch Lunch to eat in gym! • Music Fest in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center! • Children’s Activities • Science Lecture - Dr. Ronnda Bartel • Baseball Alumni Reunion - come meet Coach Standiford and our TC team! • Free Golden Brunch - for all 50+ years since leaving TC
• Football game vs. Southwestern College • All reunions follow football game Saturday: Free reception for most recent alumni 0-5 years if you pre-register at Campus Recreation Center Reunions for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75 years
Come meet classmates and friends. Make plans now!
Football season capped with Bergeron named All-American Tabor College senior offensive lineman Jon-Michael Bergeron (Houston, Texas) has been honored by the NAIA as he was named a 2012 AFCA NAIA All-American for his performance on the Bluejays football team. Bergeron, a 6’3” 285-pound offensive lineman anchored a Bluejays offensive line that led the nation in rushing yards per game at 338-yards, while also finishing third in the nation in total rushing yards with 3,380 total yards on the ground. “Jon-Michael is the personification of persistence,” said Head Football Coach Mike Gardner. “He has battled through numerous injuries that could have put an end to his career but continued to stay with it instead of giving-up.” In the 2012 season the No. 17th ranked Bluejays finished in second place in the KCAC conference standings with a record of 7-1 and an overall record of 8-2, coming up just short of qualifying for the NAIA national football playoffs. The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference honored 18 Bluejay football players and two coaches for their efforts during the season. Six Bluejays were named First Team All-KCAC led by senior offensive lineman Jon-Michael Bergeron and junior running back James Monroe Jr. on the offensive side of the ball, and senior defensive lineman Christopher Sanborn and junior linebacker Nik France on the defensive side of the ball. Two members of the Bluejays special teams also earned First Team All-KCAC honors as senior punt returner Tanner Giffin and freshman place kicker Joe Cannon took home top honors at each position.
Four other Bluejays received Second Team All-Conference honors including senior offensive lineman Andy Curtis, senior linebacker JoJo Galvez, junior defensive lineman Terach Antoine, and sophomore quarterback Simon McKee. Honorable Mention All-KCAC honors went to nine Bluejays led by senior defensive back Korie Lewis, senior offensive lineman Isain Garcia, senior tight end Brad Prescott, senior running backs Tim Rozzell, and Mickey Polley, junior offensive lineman David Myers, sophomore defensive lineman Joe Jimenez, and sophomore running back Brandon Johnson. Giffin also earned Honorable Mention All-KCAC honors as a utility player. Head Coach Mike Gardner and Offensive Coordinator Billy Hickman were honored by the KCAC after leading the Bluejays to a 7-1 record in KCAC play and a 8-2 record overall good for second place in the conference standings. Gardner was named the KCAC Coach of the Year, while Hickman took home the KCAC Assistant of the Year honor after leading the Bluejays to a No. 17th ranking in the NAIA top 25 poll. Individuals receiving Player of the Week honors during the season include Joe Cannon, freshman kicker, receiving the honor two separate weeks. Junior running back James Monroe Jr., and redshirt freshman linebacker Ben Gardner and Tabor College kick returner and running back, senior Nate Harrison.
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Bluejays earn post-season honors Tabor College senior volleyball player Katie Vogts was honored by the NAIA as she was named a Tachikara Honorable Mention All-American for her performance on the Bluejays volleyball team. Vogts, a First Team AllConference performer who was also named the KCAC Player of the Year, was the conference leader in points and kills. Vogts helped Tabor finished the 2012 season with a record of 18-10 and Amy Jo Maphet
12-6 in conference play, good for fourth place in the KCAC regular season standings. Five Bluejays were named to the All-KCAC teams including the Player of the Year selection, two First Team All-KCAC selections, two Second Team AllKCAC selections, and an Honorable Mention AllKCAC selection. Junior Hollister Wolf (Moundridge, Kan.) earned First Team All-KCAC honors, while fellow junior Jessie Vogts (Moundridge, Kan.) and freshman Katelin Horstick earned Second Team All-KCAC honors, and sophomore Amy Jo Maphet (Pratt, Kan.) took home Honorable Mention All-KCAC honors. The 2012 Tabor College volleyball team finished the regular season tied for fourth place in the KCAC standings, ended the year with a 12-6 record in conference play and an 18-10 record overall. During the season, Katie Vogts, sophomore libero Amy Jo Maphet, junior setter Hollister Wolf were each honored as KCAC Player of the Week.
Rust, Lewis earn NAIA All-American honors Tabor College junior basketball players Janelle Rust and Nikki Lewis were both honored by the NAIA as they received All-American honors for their performances this past season for the Lady Jays basketball team. The performances by Rust and Lewis this past year helped spark an incredible turnaround by the Lady Jays Basketball team, who finished tied for second in the KCAC at 15-3 (19-9 Overall). Rust, (Elbing, Kan.), was named a Third Team All-American after leading the KCAC in scoring, field goal
percentage, and three-point percentage. Rust also led the KCAC in defensive rebounds and was fourth in three-point field goals. In all Rust ranked in the top 20 in 14 different categories, on her way to being named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year. She was also a unanimous First Team AllKCAC selection and was named the conference newcomer of the year despite missing the last quarter of the season due to an ACL injury. Lewis, (Tahlequah, Okla.) a First Team All-KCAC selection, was named an Honorable Mention All-American after finishing her first season with the Lady Jays. Rust and Lewis were also selected to the five member All-Defensive team, while senior Katlyn Mary was named Third Team All-Conference.
Janelle Rust, KCAC Player of the Year
Basketball team finishes season 15-13; Chippeaux named All-American
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Tabor College senior basketball player Ryan Chippeaux has been honored by the NAIA as he was named an Honorable Mention All-American for his performance this past season on the Bluejays basketball team. Tabor finished the season with a record of 15-13 overall, and 14-4 in KCAC play. The outright second place finish was the highest since the 2004-05 season, and the 14 conference wins were the most under Head Coach Micah Ratzlaff during his six seasons at the helm of the Bluejays. Chippeaux, a two-time unanimous First Team AllConference performer, finished just one rebound shy of being the fifth player in the NAIA (Division II) this season to average a double-double. During an impressive four-year career at Tabor College Chippeaux was named to the KCAC All-Freshman team during his first season with the Bluejays before earning First Team All-Conference honors during his junior and senior seasons. He is also a member of the 1000 Point Club finishing his career with 1,128 points, 801 rebounds, 138 steals, 122 assists, and 88 blocks. Three Tabor College menâ€™s basketball players
were honored by the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, being named to the All-KCAC teams. For the second year in a row senior Ryan Chippeaux was a unanimous First Team All-Conference selection, while junior Robbie Samuel was named honorable mention AllConference and freshman Brent Jackson was named to the All-KCAC freshman team. Chippeaux was also one of five players to be named to the KCAC All-Defensive team.
Senior Ryan Chippeaux, NAIA All American
Baseball season ends with trip to California for NAIA regional The Tabor College baseball team completed their season after going 2-2 in the Opening Round of the NAIA Baseball Tournament on May 9-11, 2013. This followed being named conference champions for the second straight year. After learning Sunday, May 5 that they received an at-large bid for the NAIA Opening Round, Monday, they discovered the team was going to California to compete in the Santa Clarita Regional hosted by The Master’s College, Santa Clarita, Calif. Tabor was the fourth seed in the tournament and played fifth-seeded Concordia University from Portland, Org. to open the tournament on Thursday, May 9. They would win the game 8-7, in 10 innings and advance to take on The Master’s College. Tabor lost 1-0 and dropped to the loser’s bracket where they played Concordia for a second time. Tabor won 6-5. The win meant the team would face San Diego Christian College, El Cajon, Calif. This game was played on Saturday May 11. Tabor loaded the bases in the final inning with one out but was unable to Pitcher Josh Stone
score and lost the game 9-7 to end their season. Tabor ended their season with a record of 40-16, 24-4 in conference. Twelve Bluejays were named to the All-KCAC teams including six First Team All-KCAC selections, four Second Team selections and two Honorable Mention All-KCAC selections. Two Bluejays were also selected as members of the KCAC Gold Glove Team given to the top nine fielders at their respective positions. First Team All-KCAC honors were garnered by seniors Josh Stone (pitcher) Alex Mann (pitcher) Anthony Mendoza (pitcher) and Art Corona (second baseman) along with juniors Kirk Rocha (outfielder) and Grant Silva (outfielder). Stone was named the KCAC Pitcher of the Year which is given to the most outstanding pitcher in the conference. He finished the year ranked 30th in the nation in total batters struck out. Freshman Jacob Webb also took home a top honor as he was named the KCAC Co-Freshman of the Year for his performance on the mound for the Bluejays. Webb finished the year with a record of 3-3 in 17 appearances Second Team All-KCAC honors were garnered by seniors Wes Moody (catcher), Tyler Kozlowski (designated hitter) and Matt Lambert (pitcher) along with junior Kevin Seeger (first baseman). Honorable Mention All-KCAC honors were given to senior Brian Kowal (pitcher) and junior Keenan Chanin (outfielder). Gold Glove honors were given to Stone as the top fielding pitcher in the conference and Moody as the top fielding catcher in the conference.
Softball team improves performance; six earn All-KCAC honors Six Tabor College softball players were recognized for their efforts this past season as they were named to the KCAC All-Conference teams. Tabor finishes the year with a KCAC record of 11-7 and an overall record of 18-25. Junior outfielder Sarah Massey, Cedar Vale, Kan., took home top honors for the Bluejays as she was named First Team All-Conference. Taking home Second Team All-Conference honors were seniors Cortnie Killen, Derby, Kan., Karen Harris, Paradise, Texas and junior Katie Henning, Olathe, Kan. Junior Kyleen Condon, Mulvane, Kan., and freshman Chelsea Nutt, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. were honored as they were named Honorable Mention All-KCAC. After an 0-6 start to begin KCAC play, the Bluejays won 11 of the next 12 conference games to shoot up
in the standings to finish fourth heading into the conference tournament. In the double-elimination tournament Tabor, the No. 4 seed, fell to the No. 5 Ottawa University Braves by the score of 9-3. Tabor would rebound to defeat McPherson College for the third time this year by the score of 4-3 to advance in the losers' half of the bracket. The season would come to end in their next game as they were eliminated from the tournament by Kansas Wesleyan University by the score of 17-3.
Hall of Fame Inductees fted at banquet Former Bluejays greats Carmen (Nelson) Richert and Tyson Ratzlaff were inducted into the Tabor College Athletics Hall of Fame at the annual Tabor College Hall of Fame Banquet held Sunday, May 12 on the campus of Tabor College. “The highlight of the evening was the induction of the Hall of Fame Members,” Rusty Allen, Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics said. “Carmen and Tyson had a great message to share. Tabor clearly helped prepare them to serve God in their chosen endeavors. It is always inspiring to be reminded of how the mission of preparing people for a life of learning, work and service for Christ and His Kingdom has such a significant impact.” Carmen (Richert) Nelson came from Overland Park, Kansas, to begin her freshman year at Tabor College in the fall of 1991. She graduated in the spring of 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Recreation. Dr. Karol Hunt was Carmen’s cross country coach two of the four years she competed for Tabor College and wanted to share this: “Carmen’s dedication and work ethic set the bar for the cross country team’s workouts and competitions. She was a positive example for her teammates and her leadership proved vital for her qualifying and running at nationals.” After graduation, Carmen worked with children in a variety of settings. She was a nanny and worked at a few daycare centers and preschools in Kansas City; Washington, D.C.; and Sioux Falls, S.D. Carmen started a children’s exercise program that she would take to home daycare centers and preschools called F.I.T. (Fun Interactive Teaching) for Kids. Carmen did this for a few years before she and her husband had their first child and then she was blessed by being a stay-athome mom, which she still is. Carmen is married to Ryan Nelson who is also a Tabor College graduate. They have two sons; Parker who is twelve years old and Mitchell who is nine. The family currently lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and attends the Central Baptist Church. Carmen is on the church worship team and helps teach the Wednesday night middle school youth group. Tyson Ratzlaff graduated from Hillsboro High School and began his freshman year at Tabor College
Carmen (Richert) Nelson g’96, pictured right, and Tyson Ratzlaff g’04 were inducted into the Tabor College Athletic Hall of Fame.
in the fall of 2000. He graduated in the spring of 2004 with a major in Psychology. Tim McCarty was Tyson’s football coach all four years at Tabor College. He had this to say about Tyson: “Number one, Tyson was a true pleasure to coach. Number two, he was a great player. Everyone knew the ball was going to him. They did all they could to stop it, but he still made the catch. The honor was all mine to be able to coach him.” After graduation, Tyson traveled to East Central University, in Ada, Oklahoma, and worked as a graduate assistant football coach while earning his master's degree in Counseling. Tyson then received his L.P.C. (Licensed Professional Counselor). In 2012 he opened an out-patient behavioral health facility called “Refuge Behavioral Health” in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Tyson married Lindsay Landrith in 2006. They have a son named Parks, who is five years old, and a daughter named Kate, who is three. Tyson and his family attend the Calvary Baptist Church in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
Student Athlete Recognition The Male Athlete of the Year, Ryan Chippeaux, Wichita, Kan., has lettered four years in basketball and track and field during his career at Tabor College where he earned Honorable Mention All-American honors as the Bluejays big man in the middle. Chippeaux, a two-time unanimous First Team AllConference performer, finished just one rebound shy of being the fifth player in the NAIA (Division II) this season to average a double-double. He finished the regular season as both the Bluejays leading scorer and leading rebounder at 13.1 points and 9.96 rebounds per game. Chippeuax finished 12th in the KCAC in scoring and 1st in the conference in rebounding. During an impressive four year career at Tabor College Chippeaux was named to the KCAC AllFreshman team during his first season with the Bluejays before earning First Team All-Conference honors during his junior and senior seasons. He is also a member of the 1,000 Point Club finishing his career with 1,128 points, 801 rebounds, 138 steals, 122 assists, and 88 blocks. The Co-Female Athlete of the Year, Emily Post, Wray, Colo., is in her fourth season as a member of the Tabor College Track & Field team. As the captain, she provided strong leadership to a team that placed third in both the KCAC indoor and outdoor track and field championships. An All-American and four time First Team All-Conference performer, Post qualified for the national track and field championship in all three jumping events this past season. At the KCAC outdoor meet she took home gold in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump. Her triple jump mark is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation, while her high jump mark is ranked fifth in the nation, and her long jump mark is ranked ninth in the nation The other Co-Female Athlete of the Year, junior Janelle Rust, is in her first season as a member of the
Senior Katie Vogts the KCAC women’s volleyball player of the year and Honorable Mention All-American from Moundridge, Kan., was honored with the Tabor College Outstanding Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year Award presented by Dr. Frank Johnson, VP of Academic Affairs.
Tabor College women’s basketball team. Rust, Elbing, Kan., was named a Third Team All-American after leading the KCAC in scoring at 15.38 points per game while also leading the conference in field goal percentage at 46.2 percent and three-point percentage at 42.9 percent (sixth in the NAIA Division II). Rust also led the KCAC in defensive rebounds per game with six, and was fourth in three point field goals made per game at 1.5. Rust ranked in the top 20 in 14 different categories on her way to being named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year. She was also a unanimous First Team All-KCAC selection and was named the Conference Newcomer of the Year despite missing the last quarter of the season due to an ACL injury. The Outstanding Scholar Athlete of the Year, Katie Vogts, finished her first season of competition with the Bluejays by earning Tachikara Honorable Mention All-American honors for her performance this past season on the Bluejays volleyball team. Vogts, a First Team AllConference performer who was also named the KCAC Player of the Year, was the conference leader in points and kills. In the classroom Vogts, a business marketing major, is a NAIA Academic All-American and a KCAC Academic AllConference selection during her career at Tabor.
Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, Rusty Allen, noted the pride he takes in the personal Christian growth and sport success of all Tabor College student athletes.
Senior Ryan Chippeaux, an Honorable Mention All-American from Wichita, Kan., was named Tabor College Male Athlete of the Year. Senior Emily Post an NAIA AllAmerican in track and field and junior Janelle Rust the KCAC women’s basketball player of the year and Third Team All-American selection, were named Tabor College Co-Female Athletes of the Year.
Buller hired as Director of Development – West Coast A new structure to better serve the needs of our alumni and advancement activities has been put in place. Dr. Jules Glanzer, President of Tabor College and Vice President of Advancement Ron Braun, announced that the Advancement Office would now include two
Buller noted with anticipation the challenge of the work. “I am so thrilled to be working for Tabor College. We have prayerfully considered this opportunity and feel blessed to partner with an institution that is decidedly Christian.” directors of development, with geographic assignments to the West Coast and Midwest. Charles Buller, Visalia, Calif., has been hired to fill the newly created position of Director of Development – West Coast. Buller will work to better serve Tabor’s constituency, alumni and friends on the west coast. “Chuck brings pastoral experience and a passion for Biblical stewardship to the college,” Glanzer noted. Chuck Buller He added that the hiring of Mr. Buller is part of a larger plan to decentralize the efforts of the Advancement Team, with Buller serving the west coast area, Steve Warkentin as the Director of Development – Midwest and Kim Wiens, a major gift officer located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “This structure will allow us to serve our constituents and churches more effectively.” Buller noted with anticipation the challenge of the work. “I am so thrilled to be working for Tabor
College. We have prayerfully considered this opportunity and feel blessed to partner with an institution that is decidedly Christian.” Buller previously served as the executive director of the USMB conference from 2003-06, pastor at two growing churches and most recently as Vice President of Advancement for a Reedley, Calif., retirement complex. Buller has a M.Div. in Theology from Fresno Biblical Seminary and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Fresno Pacific University. Buller began his role with Tabor College May 1, 2013. He and his wife Barbara will continue to reside in California.
As part of the restructing process, Warkentin was promoted to Director of Development - Midwest in May 2013. He first joined the Advancement team in August 2012 after 34 years as owner of the Enid Christian Bookstore. Steve and his wife Lori have two children and live in Enid, Okla. Wiens began his part-time position in July 2010. Kim and his wife Amy have three children and live in Midlothian, Texas.
Bergen donates stock to endow basketball scholarship Gifts that honor one’s experience at Tabor or those who impacted individuals when they were students are often special. This spring, one such gift will honor Del Reimer and the time he spent coaching and leading young men on the basketball court. In March, Dr. Jules Glanzer, announced the gift of PepsiCo stock valued at $1 million. Floyd E. Bergen, a 1962 Chemistry graduate who now lives in Norman, Okla. made the endowment donation in honor of Del Reimer. “I have thought for years how to honor the man who taught me so much while at Tabor, Dr. Del Reimer. It is my privilege to endow a scholarship in his honor as my coach and mentor,” Bergen noted. “That time is now.” Glanzer explained the details of the donation. “The gift honoring Del will establish a scholarship that will be directed toward an individual who will be an impact player for the men’s varsity basketball team.” Glanzer explained. “The value of the stock is
“I have thought for years how to honor the man who taught me so much while at Tabor, Dr. Del Reimer. It is my privilege to endow a scholarship in his honor as my coach and mentor,” Bergen noted. “That time is now.”
in excess of $1 million. We will continue to hold the stock and use the dividends to fund the scholarship.” In making the gift, Bergen noted that Reimer, who is also a Tabor alumnus, was a significant influence on his life as a young man. He was pleased to be able to honor his memory with a scholarship that will continue to bless others that come to Tabor as student athletes. Dr. Reimer, served as the coach for the Tabor men’s basketball team from 1957 until 1970 and worked at the college in various roles, including Athletic Director and the coach for several athletic teams. In all, he provided thirty years of service to the college. “I feel both humbled and honored by this designated gift in my honor. The years of 1957-61 our team practiced in the old gym, The Barn, and it was not even a dream that a member of this team would choose to present Tabor with this generous gift,” Reimer noted.
Dr. Del Reimer had a significant impact on Floyd Bergen during his time as a student. The gift made by Bergen is to honor Reimer as a friend and a coach.
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Roll-call of Donors The following donors are gratefully recognized for their generous support of the mission and vision of Tabor College during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012 and the calendar year 2012. Your gifts provide educational opportunities and practical experiences that prepare our students for a life of learning, work and service for Christ and His kingdom. For that, we extend a heart-felt “Thank you!”
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Marriages Zach Boyd and Alyssa Gossen (g’02), married in Tulsa, Okla., on September 1, 2012
Nicholas Mueller and Melissa Lind (cs’13), married in Birch Bay, Wash., on December 29, 2012
Tyler Faber and Talia Doerksen (g’12), married in Camp Verde, Ariz., on September 14, 2012
Matthew Clark and Tina Frick (g’11), married in Hillsboro, Kan., on October 27, 2012
Chad Hughbanks and Jessica Kelly (g’10), married in Wichita, Kan., on August 18, 2012
William Craig and Kelsey Hiebert (g’08), married in Wichita, Kan., on September 29, 2012
Curtis DeGaugh and Sharon Toews (g’07), married in Hesston, Kan., on August 11, 2012
Ryan Steventon and Logan Stranghoner (fs’12), married in Wichita, Kan., on August 4, 2012
Jesse Jordan and Bailey Estelle (g’05), married in Kansas City, Kan., on July 16, 2011
Levi Herring and Jaci Garver (fs’12), married in Newton, Kan., on November 17, 2012
Joshua Paulus (g’11) and Amanda Zuercher (g’12), married in Hillsboro, Kan., July 21, 2012 Aaron Epp (g’11) and Katherine Gerber (g’12), married on July 6, 2012 Brian Lightner (g’06) and Lindsay Wiebe (fs’06), married in Elbing, Kan., on June 30, 2012
Rory van den Berg and Cortney Janzen (g’12), married in Henderson, Neb., on January 5, 2013 Brett Curran (g’09) and Kelly White (g’09), married in Mazatlan, Mexico on August 24, 2010
Ben Heyen (g’12) and Lauren Just (g’12), married in Hillsboro, Kan., on June 10, 2012 Clay Shewey (cs’12) and Mallory Flaming (cs’12), married in Corn, Okla., on June 7, 2012 Samuel Page (g’12) and Jordan Giffin (g’12), married in Wichita, Kan., on June 2, 2012 Ali Dablemont (g’12) and Sarah Friesen (g’12), married in Edmond, Okla., on June 2, 2012 Carson Stutzman (g’11) and Brianne Tucker (g’09), married in Cheney, Kan., on May 19, 2012
Brett Eitzen (g’12) and Stephanie Ens (g’12), married in Wichita, Kan., on May 26, 2012 Keaton Kleiner (cs’12) and Elisabeth Cartney (g’12), married in Olathe, Kan., on May 26, 2012 Roberto Carlos Ramos and Jolynn Padila (fs’10), married in Edinburg, Texas, on April 19, 2012 Micah Hilliard and Donya Anderson, (g’07), married in Clarksville, Texas, on March 16, 2012 Max Frise (cs’12) and Whitney Polosky (cs’12), married in Arboles, Colo., on August 15, 2011 Collin Coke and Stacy Rochelle (g’98), married in Wichita, Kan., on August 13, 2011 Tim Roesch (g’12) and Heidi Schroeder (fs’09), married in Hillsboro, Kan., on January 5, 2013
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Births/Adoptions David and Tori (Trebelcock g’05) Clark, Hutchinson, Kan., a girl, Kinslee Brielle, September 17, 2012
John (g’03) and Jessica Franz, Kansas City, Kan., a girl, Molly Le, June 2, 2012
Kevin (g’03) and Yvette Nickel, Newton, Kan., a boy, Stephan Jeremiah, July 18, 2012
Carson (g’06) and Ashley (McKillip g’07) Greenhaw, Aurora, Colo., a boy, Blaise Warren, June 20, 2012
Tyler (g’08) and Cheri (Mount g’09) Weinbrenner, Inman, Kan., a girl, Keely Jade, July 3, 2012
Chad and Cassondra (Huxman g’09) Basinger, Pretty Prairie, Kan., a boy, Wyatt J., May 28, 2012
Mike and Heather (Wattson g’00) Crocker, Hesston, Kan., a girl, Gracelynn Eliana, May 30, 2012 Dan (g’10) and Sara (Schall g’07) Sigley, Hillsboro, Kan., a boy, Silas Lee, May 22, 2012
Cord (g’00) and Tesha (Ratzlaff g’02) Werth, Hillsboro, Kan., a boy, Creed Anthony, May 10, 2012 Jarod (g’08) and Jamie (Yoder g’08) Richardson, Owasso, Okla., a girl, BrynAn Marie, April 17, 2012
Jerrod (g’02) and Missi (Pike) Ryherd, Olathe, Kan., a boy, Brooks Dane, April 26, 2012 Wes and Marcy (Sperling g’02) Ranfeld, Peabody, Kan., a girl, Shaylie Marie, April 22, 2012
Rainer and Miriam (Amstutz g’06) Friesen, Asuncin, Paraguay, a girl, Isabelle Anouk, April 19, 2012
Benjamin Bravo Hernandez and Monica (O’Rourke g’00) Bravo, in Fresno, Calif., a boy, Benjamin Michael, February 6, 2012
Shelby (g’06) and Melanie (ff/st’02) Wehrman, Rose Hill, Kan., a girl Haven Eliese, April 11, 2011 and a girl Gracie Ann, April 27, 2013
Jason and Carmen (Goering g’02) Weller, North Newton, Kan., a girl, Vanessa Jade, January 10, 2012
Mark (g’96) and Heather (Miller g’96) Dick, Aurora, Neb., a boy, Nathan James, December 28, 2011
Brent (g’07) and Cindy (Wertenberger fs’07) Wichert, Newton, Kan., a boy, Eli Marion, Dec. 20, 2011 Andy and Heather (Stepanek g’10) Olson, Hutchinson, Kan., a girl, Madelynne Nicole, January 19, 2013 Matthew (g’05) and Meghan (Gentry) Esau, South Bend, Ind., a girl, Harlow Elyse, October 27, 2012 Jeremy (g’98) and Jodi (Seibel g’00) Glanzer, Benbrook, Texas, a boy, Jaxon Drew, August 8, 2012 Aaron (g’99) and Hayley (Kusch g’99) Abbott, Oklahoma, Okla., a girl, Halston Adelaide, June 5, 2012 Dale (g’92) and Shawna Shewey, Gilberts, Ill., a girl, Camryn Reese, May 31, 2012 Rob (g’99) and Jennifer Arnold, San Diego, Calif., a boy, Hudson Frederick, April 25, 2012 Tony and Tracey (Treadwell fs’97) Fifield, Chandler, Ariz., a boy, Aaron Timothy, May 1, 2010 and a girl, Meghan Kerria, October 17, 2011
Deaths Dalina Winter, (g’95), Lancaster, Pa., November 2, 2012 Ima (Brookshier g’62) Heinrichs, Fresno, Calif., Ella (Harder fst’52) Weger, Fresno, Calif., October 15, 2012 June (Heinze fs’44) Warkentin, Reedley, Calif., October 14, 2012 Pastor Henry Thomas, (g’38), Reedley, Calif., October 5, 2012 George Franz (g’68), Fresno, Calif., September 29, 2012 Harvey Nikkel (fs’63), Elizabeth, Colo., September 18, 2012 Dr. Elfrieda (Franz g’42) Hiebert, Belmont, Mass., September 3, 2012 Paul Heier (fs’50), Reedley, Calif., September 2, 2012
Russel and Stacey (Goentzel g’98) Sharp, Wichita, Kan., a girl, Annabelle Joy, November 2, 2012
Dr. Alicia Hughes-Jones, (ff’04), Newton, Kan., August 17, 2012
Tony and Cary (Carter g’94) Rosetta, Atlanta, Ga., adopted Dorina Ann, age 6 and Tibor Anthony, age 5, on February 21, 2013
Pastor Jacob Froese, (g’57), Glendale, Ariz., July 22, 2012
Joe (g’03) and Jodie (Warkentin g’05) Stutzman, Wichita, Kan., a boy, Ezra John, April 29, 2013
Ruth (Zielke fs’53) Smith, Ada, Okla., May 20, 2012
Laura (Wall g’44) Boese, Buhler, Kan., June 4, 2012
Nathan (g’05) and Abby (Loewen g’07) Faul, Rome, Ga., a girl, Lillian Brooke, April 26, 2013
Martha E Willems, (g’50), Hillsboro, Kan., May 20, 2012
Brian (g’03) and Angela Wahl, Durham, N.C., a boy, Seth Alexander, April 5, 2013
Rosella (Koop g’48), Prieb, Fresno, Calif., January 2012
Jeremy (g’05) and Amy (Goertzen fs’05) Jordan, Edmond, Okla., a girl, Lucille Louise, April 3, 2013
Lisa Janine Flaming, (fs’84), Leavenworth, Wash., June 25, 2011
Roman (g’07) and Rebecca (Pederson g’08) Hofer, Marion, Kan., a boy, Isaiah BenJay, March 27, 2013
Lois E (Voth g’48, fst’74-94) Ediger, Hillsboro, Kan., February 9, 2013
Andrew (g’05) and Angela (Kroeker g’04) Jost, Hillsboro, Kan., a boy, Brendan K, January 31, 2013
Elaine J (Flaming g’58) Cargill, Mission Viejo, Calif., February 4, 2013
Aaron and Kristy (Penner g’98) Zeller, Garden City, Kan., a boy, Grayson Samuel, July 19, 2012 Brad (g'04) and Malinda (Olson g'05) Just, Hillsboro, Kan., a boy Case Bennett, August 31, 2012
Gary W Klassen (g’71), Newton, Kan., January 24, 2013 Raymond Schlichting, (g’41), Hillsboro, Kan. January 24, 2013
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Alumni News – 1960s Dr. Carl Gerbrandt, (g’62), Platteville, Colo., January 23, 2013 Milford Klaassen, (g’73), Hillsboro, Kan., January 21, 2013 Jake Klassen, (g’50), Reedley, Calif., December 29, 2012 Bertha (Ewert fs’41) Nickel, Gossel, Kan., December 26, 2012 Nancy (Huebert fs’62) Ens, Wichita, Kan., November 25, 2012 Melvin Cornelsen, (fs’49), Buhler, Kan., November 29, 2012
Lena Ewert, (g’47), Bingham Lake, Minn., February 14, 2013
Naomi Gaede Penner (g’72) author of several books spoke on October 4, 2012 at the Newton Public Library about her books.
Harvey Johnson, (fs’50), Enid, Okla., April 9, 2013 Katherine (Nickel) Penner, (fs’65), Hillsboro, Kan., April 4, 2013 Ruby (Prieb fs’45) Schroeder, Hillsboro, Kan., April 3, 2013 MonSherri Miles, (g’94), Oklahoma City, Okla., April 3, 2013
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Andy Harms, (fs’45), Moundridge, Kan., March 18, 2013 Anne (Enns g’61) Loewen, Abbotsford, B.C., March 14, 2013
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The late John L. Franz (g’61) was inducted into the Kansas Collegiate Officials Hall of Fame on Sunday, March 11, 2013. He was a high school football referee for 40 years and a college official for 20 years. He started high school and college track meets for 22 years.
Mathilda Wall, (g’47), Reedley, Calif., November 30, 2012
Lois E (Voth g’48, fst’74-94) Ediger, Hillsboro, Kan., February 9, 2013
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Dale Fast (g’67) retired after 37 years of teaching and administration at St. Xavier University in Chicago where he lives with his wife, Ruth (Epp g’70) Fast. Dale volunteers with the Center for Neighborhood Technology. Ruth retired in June 2011; she volunteers with Christian Peacemaker Teams, is a Master Gardener and is on a Masters Swim Team.
Dr. Leland Harder, (g’48), North Newton, Kan., March 21, 2013 Edward Janzen, (g’54), Visalia, Calif., February 12, 2013 Dr. Waldo Hiebert, (g’38), Fresno, Calif., February 25, 2013 Jerry Dalke, (fs’69), Hillsboro, Kan., May 20, 2013 Sharlene (Becker g’68) Hoffman, Overland Park, Kan., June 3, 2011
Michael Peters (g’76) was recently appointed as a Principal Member of the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee on Agricultural Dusts. Mr. Peters is currently employed with the State of Nebraska as a Deputy State Fire Marshal. Naomi Gaede-Penner (g’72) added a fourth book to her Alaska, non-fiction Prescription for Adventure series: ‘A’ is for Anaktuvuk: Teacher to the Nunamiut Eskimos. Go to www.prescriptionforadventure.com or call 303-506-6181 for information. Jacqueline J Penner MSN (fs’73), on April 1, 2013 began a new position as the Chair of Breckenridge School of Nursing at ITT-Technical Institute Wichita.
1980s Jocelyn N. Graber (g’80) graduated in May 2012 with a Master of Divinity degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind. Graber is a member of Southern Hills Mennonite Church, Topeka, Kan. Susan Koslowsky, (g'84) served as Community Service and quality of life project judge at the 2013 Miss Kansas Pageant. Dr. Ronnda Bartel, (g’80) has been named a Top 50 Global Stem Cell Influencer. Dr. Joel Funk (g’82), assistant professor of biology has been awarded an Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) grant
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to fund his research program on bacteria for the next two and a half years. Dr. Funk is studying the Coxiella burnetii bacterium, which invades the immune system, replicates inside human cells and causes the disease Q fever.
Stacy L. (Rochelle) Coke (g’98) is teaching at Jardine Technology Middle Magnet in Wichita, Kan., and starting her doctoral studies in education this fall at Baker University.
Patricia (Goering g’87) Redding, Hesston, Kan., is currently serving North Newton, Kan. as the city clerk.
1990s Chad Christensen (‘95 grad) was named 2012 Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League (AVCTL) Division IV Baseball Coach of the Year in Kansas. Emir A. Ruiz Esparza (g’96) graduated from Columbia International University in South Carolina in 2012 with a Master of Education degree adding to his current Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Philadelphia Biblical University. He is now entering his seventh year as Secondary Principal and Director of Operations at Summit Christian Academy in Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Charity Stahl (g’02) is working with university students in southeastern Turkey as an English instructor. Michael Chrisman (g’07) has been hired as the Children’s Ministry Director of Cornerstone Bible Fellowship in Winfield, Kan. Kindra Goertzen (’06) has been promoted to Digital Marketing & Public Relations Manager at United Way of the Plains to reflect new responsibilities in managing its website, social media and email communications and supporting media relations.
2010s Nathan Adamyk (g’11) worked as an English teacher in the Republic of Georgia during the 2012 school year.
Alumni Travel Opportunity: 2014 Experience Europe with Dr. Kyle over interterm with students. 21 days for $3,100. London, Paris, Zurich, Munich, Venice and Rome are a few of the cities on the itinerary. For more information contact the Alumni Office at 620.947.3121 ext. 1708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Calendar of Events
August 19 Classes begin
August 21 7 p.m. vs. Independence Community College – Men’s & Women’s Soccer
September 4 7 p.m. vs. Southwestern College- Home openerVolleyball
September 8 4 p.m. Faculty Chamber Recital, Tabor College Chapel
September 14 7 p.m. vs MidAmerica Nazarene University – Home opener Football
September 21 Cross Country Tabor Invitational @ Harvey County East Lake
October 3-6 Homecoming Weekend