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Jason Matkins ’00


Reppart Legacy




Campbell Center


Alumni Milestones

Summer 2011 Vol.13, No.2


National Headlines

photo by Taylor Ladd

“Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name…” They were familiar words, spoken in an unfamiliar setting: a locker room. As our men’s basketball team had their final moments of preparation in the locker room before their Sweet 16 debut at the NAIA National Championships, they weren’t shouting, “Go, Panthers!” Instead, I witnessed them come together and focus their minds by reciting the Lord’s Prayer. I was moved. I was impressed. I wasn’t the only one. After the tournament, one woman drew me aside to tell me that in the 19 years she has participated as a sponsor and honorary coach at the event, she has never been so impressed by a team as she was by our guys. The mission of York College is to transform lives through Christ-centered education and to equip students for lifelong service to God, family and society.

As happy as I was to hear her say it, I wasn’t surprised. Our students are exceptional for their character and it is recognized wherever we go. It was noticed at the NAIA College World Series, where our baseball team was honored with the Champions of Character award, given to one team in the nation each year. The NAIA has now listed York College as a Champion of Character school for four consecutive years. That means as much to us as winning championships. People know and love York College because of the quality, character and servant hearts of our people. Our mission, to transform lives through Christ-centered education and to equip students for life-long service to God, family and society, is visible in the students, faculty and staff who represent us. York College has just finished one of the best years in its history. Our facilities have been improved with the completion of the Colis and Dolores Campbell Activity Center. In recent months, significant renovation has occurred in Middlebrook, McGehee, and Freeman. Campus looks amazing.

The lobby of the newly opened Colis and Dolores Campbell Activity Center provides students with recreation tables and exercise equipment.

I am very excited about the new faculty members that have been added in the last year to the psychology, business, science, and English departments. They bring great credentials along with a heart for missions and a passion for our students.

On The Cover: For the first time in YC history, the baseball team secures an invitation to the Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series in Lewiston, Idaho. Teammates celebrate their 4-3 win over Judson College in the Opening Round Joliet Bracket championship game. photo by Trent Hinton

While these accomplishments are important, they pale in comparison to the renovation of hearts and minds that has taken place this year among our campus community. York College continues to be a place where people connect with each other and with God. I ask you to please support this place with your prayers, volunteer efforts and gifts. Whatever you do to support York College makes a difference in the lives of young people and has influence far beyond our campus.

Steve Eckman President

(above) The baseball team prays before their final game in the 2013 World Series. photo by Tyler Hinton ’13

Profile Excellence in


t’s 2 a.m., March, northern California. It’s plenty cold enough to snow; however, the sky is clear. Not a wisp of clouds blocks the view of a dazzling array of stars and planets visible from the softball field at Tulelake High School. Science teacher Jason Matkins ’00 blows on his chilled fingers and rubs his hands together to warm them, then gets to work plugging in myriad cables, assembling his equipment—high-powered telescope, computers, screens, recording devices. “Hey, Mister Matkins, what’s that star right there?” Matkins looks up, following the student’s finger, pointing at a far distant point of light. “That’s the constellation Leo. That bright blue star? That’s Regulus. It’s the Alpha star of the constellation,” he says. Then he turns the tables as he returns to his equipment. “Can you tell me the name of another Alpha star?” The student, Ben, cheerfully spits out facts and asks more questions while helping to set up the equipment. If any of his other teachers saw Ben at that moment, they would not recognize him as the same kid who is failing most of their classes. The kid who is constantly interrupting class with sophomoric jokes. The kid who can’t seem to sit still or concentrate in the classroom. Out here, under the stars, Ben is a different person, says Matkins. His passion is ignited. He’s focused. He’s excited about learning. He’s not even getting extra credit for coming out in the cold in the dead of night. Ben, and several other students, are there simply because they ...continued next page love it.

“It’s amazing to see what’s there. There is more than you can possibly imagine.”

(above) Jason Matkins with the RECON (Research and Education Cooperative Occultation Network) telescope equipment.

(above) Carson Tuttle, senior social science education major from Lincoln, Neb., and Alice Hackett, senior biology major from Rapid City, S. D., were named Mr. and Ms. York College for 2013. (below) Dr. Clark Roush, Professor of Music and Endowed Chair for the Performing Arts was the recipient of the Dale R. Larsen Teacher of Achievement Award at commencement.

In this issue: 3 Jason Matkins - Profile in Excellence 5 Campus Connections 6 Reppart Legacy 9 Stories of the City 12 Campbell Center Dedication 14 Songfest 16 Commencement 18 President’s Council 19 Clock Tower Society 20 Alumni News and Notes 23 Campus View 24 Panther Athletics 28 Sharing the Spirit 30 Memorials 31 Around the Corner

Heritage is a semi-annual publication for alumni and friends of York College. The magazine is available online at Heritage Editor Vol. 16, No. 2 Chrystal Houston ’03 Director of Alumni and Communication 402-363-5607 Assistant Editor/Design Steddon Sikes ’84 Director of Publications Heritage Contributors Bobby DeHart ’95 Morgan Goracke ’15 Hannah Gund ’16 Trent Hinton ’02 Tyler Hinton ’13

Katy Keefer ’15 Katie Kynion ’13 Daniel Magner ’14 Tim McNeese ’73 Logan Siddall ’12

In Excellence

photo courtesy European Southern Observatory

Astronomy Picture of the Day (from NASA, Dec. 26, 2012): Makemake is one of the largest objects known in the outer Solar System. Pronounced MAH-kay MAHkay, this Kuiper belt object is about two-thirds the size of Pluto, orbits the Sun only slightly further out than Pluto, and appears only slightly dimmer than Pluto. (Below) Jason and his wife Kendra (Sykes ’03) live just over the state line in Merrill, Oregon. Jason completed his second year of teaching high school science in Tulelake, California. Kendra stays home with their two children, Jubilee (5) and Gideon Orion (2), and hopes to soon return to her career as a middle grades science teacher.

As wondrous as the stars above are, connecting with at-risk students like Ben is almost as exciting as the science they are about to conduct. Matkins has been teaching science in secondary schools for more than a decade. This past year he also became part of a network of amateur research astronomers along the west coast funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. He and colleagues are currently collecting information about Pluto and its neighbors—space matter at the outer limits of our solar system, past the reach of any probe. “There’s a lot we don’t know about what’s out there,” he says. “We are trying to fill in the blanks.” So far, this network of civilian scientists, working with California Polytechnic State University, has discovered a new asteroid while observing dwarf planets in the Kuiper belt. Matkins says he and Tulelake colleague Jeannie Smith haven’t found anything as impressive as an asteroid yet, but the possibility of what they might discover keeps them coming back night after frigid night. Matkins is training students to set up and operate the equipment as well as

analyze the data they’ve collected. All that they find will be reported back to the NSF and compiled with data from other teams looking at the same piece of space at the same period of time from different locations. By putting all the teams’ data together, a more complete picture emerges of the area of space they are studying. “It’s an adrenaline rush,” says Matkins. “What we are doing has never been done before. If we are successful, science will have a new tool for studying far distant objects.” “There’s all this space matter out there that is unidentified. No one has

“For the students, it’s their chance to be hands-on, actually doing science that is on the cutting edge.”

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ever studied it using this approach before. With so many of us looking at the same part of the star field at the same time, we can see objects that are moving and determine what the size is. What its orbital period is. Does it have a moon? What is its composition?” That kind of work is exciting for the educators, but it’s even more so

for the students. “For the students, it’s their chance to be hands-on, actually doing science that is on the cutting edge,” he says. Unlike lab work in a classroom setting, where the experiments have been done thousands of times and the teacher knows the outcome, with this experiment, students have a chance to do something totally new and unpredictable. More than just the thrill of discovery and teachable moments with students like Ben, Matkins is motivated by his faith. “It’s not just empty space. God put billions of stars out there…I get to study a part of creation that we really know so little about. It’s amazing to see what’s there. There is more than you can possibly imagine.” Where evolutionary scientists see arbitrary matter and debris from the Big Bang, Matkins says studying the wonders of space constantly reinforces his belief in the Creator.

Leadership Transitions

Campus News

Lones, Lewis, and Sanchez take on new positions DR. BILLY LONES, associate professor of criminal justice, has been appointed dean of York College Online. This is a new position, created to oversee the growth of online programs. A Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction was recently added to the online college and the first cohort has started through the program. This fall, York College Online will begin to offer a bachelor of business with an emphasis in health care information management. A bachelor of science in criminal justice will be added in the coming months as well. TIM LEWIS is stepping down from the campus ministry position he has held for the past ten years and moving to the classroom. For the past few semesters, Lewis, who has an MBA, has served as an adjunct instructor in the business department. This fall, he will move to teaching in the business department full time, overseeing the sports management majors. York College will hire a new full time campus minister for the 2014-15 school year. In the interim, WILLIE SANCHEZ, vice president for admissions, will assume the role. Sanchez has a B.S. in religious education and an M.A. in ministry. Prior to his position at York College, Sanchez served as a youth minister for more than 20 years. Sanchez will continue to guide admissions, working closely with David Odom, director of admissions. Odom will assume more of the day-to-day operations. Sanchez will be working with the Student Development Office to present a model for campus ministry going forward after this year of transition.

History Restored

(above) Tim McNeese shares some of the history behind the restored stained glass.

McNeese: Window is a touchstone to our past


t’s a small thing, just some colored glass, more decorative than functional. However, it’s a small thing that is an important link to York College’s past, says Tim McNeese, associate professor and chair of the department of history. McNeese’s department recently restored a stained glass window that reads “McGehee Library” over the doorway of McGehee Hall. The window was removed from the building in about 1969. It had spent the past 44 years gathering dust in the York College archives. A brief ceremony to rededicate the window and recognize the history department’s involvement took place in the McGehee courtyard over the spring High School Days’ weekend. Built in 1911, McGehee Hall was originally the campus gymnasium. It was converted to a library in the late1920s. In 1958, a neoclassical facade was added and it was renamed McGehee Library in honor of Kathleen McGehee, then the librarian of York College. It was probably at that time that the beautiful window was installed. In 1969, Levitt Library was built and McGehee was eventually converted to classroom space. When McNeese learned of the old window in the archives several years ago, he was interested in restoring the damaged art for the sake of history and aesthetics. “There is nothing in that building today that would indicate that it was ever a library,” McNeese said. “The opening was still there for the window. It seemed a shame not to have it there.” McNeese says it is gratifying to see a piece of York College’s history restored. The window, though an insignificant thing, is a connection to the past, a touchstone to years gone by. SUMMMER 2013 |

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YC Legacy

True Religion York College announces The David and Nellie Reppart Award for Service

He was a person you didn’t want to let down. She was a person you just wanted to be with.


avid Reppart had huge hands, a grip that could choke a bull, but an extremely gentle touch. He was known for his strength but also his gentleness and compassion. Nellie Reppart was a woman of great spiritual fervor. A prayer warrior. A Spirit-filled teacher. She had a gift for making others feel valued. He was a person you didn’t want to let down. She was a person you just wanted to be with. Together, this couple spent more than two decades loving and blessing the students of York College. To honor their years of joyful sacrifice, Dr. Steve Eckman presented YC Athletic Director Jared Stark with the inaugural David and Nellie Reppart Award for Service at the All-College Banquet this spring. Previously known

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as the Second Miler award, this annual recognition honors a staff member who routinely goes above and beyond in their service to the YC community.

Big Tent Transformation While it was likely their zeal for the Lord that initially drew the couple together, spiritual fireworks started to explode for David and Nellie shortly after their wedding in 1941. David was raised a Quaker. Nellie grew up in the Christian church. The week after they married, David went to a gospel meeting. The preacher said so many things he disagreed with, David dove into the Word like never before so that he could prove that man wrong. Instead, he decided the preacher was telling the truth. Convicted, David and Nellie were both baptized a few

days later. “Dad and Mother went to church ALL the time,” says son Thomas, the eldest of five children. Every time the doors were open, they were there to worship and learn. Eventually, a large number of family members came to believe and be baptized due to David and Nellie’s influence.

True Religion The Repparts were interested in true religion, not mere church attendance, says Thomas. David and Nellie would bring food from their farm to those in need. They visited the sick, the elderly, the home bound, the bedridden. They would pray with them, sing with them, and just visit. The Repparts were known for their hospitality, and their farm was often the

hub for their extended family and the church. Whenever a missionary was in the area looking for support, the Repparts were sure to host. The missionary spirit was catching—several of the Reppart children eventually went into full time ministry, missions or other service oriented professions. David was a strong, powerfully built man, trained as a farmer and as a mechanic. Though he was not a college-educated theologian, his deep love for the Gospel and for people were all the qualifications he needed to start preaching. The elders of the church in Cadiz, Ohio asked David and four other young men to become rotating preachers. After ten years, one of the churches where David regularly preached asked him to be their “located preacher.” So, the Repparts sold the farm and moved to town. In the ensuing years, their efforts, blessed by the Lord, grew the

congregation in Newcomerstown, Ohio from 60 to more than 200 people.

From ministry to maintenance After 18 years in full-time ministry in Ohio, Minnesota, and Michigan, David decided God was calling him to do something different, but he didn’t know what. At that time, three of their children had attended York College: Kenneth ’67, Lynda ’68, and Jim ’72. Their youngest, Kathy, was approaching college age. In 1973 they moved to York, with no plan for employment but with a certainty that God would sort out the details. Nellie took a job running the snack bar at the college and David joined the maintenance crew. These were not glamorous jobs, but the Repparts didn’t care. They were ready to serve in whatever capacity the Lord provided. David also began preaching at the Nelson Church of Christ, a ministry he continued for 17 years. Their influence on campus grew as they ministered

“Even kids he disciplined loved him because they knew he always acted out of love and concern for their well being.”

(above) President Gary Bartholomew presented David and Nellie with a special service award in 1980.

to the students. Their home was always open and many students stopped by to partake of the home cooking, the wisdom and advice, and the fun. Nellie taught women’s Bible classes and workshops. David became an elder at East Hill Church of Christ. Eventually, David was asked to change his role completely and become the dean of men, then later, dean of students. Nellie was asked to take charge of the work-study program, then to serve as dean of

In 1996, David and Nellie celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in York, surrounded by loved ones and the community they helped build.

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Nellie’s Bible, used from Christmas 1963 until Christmas 1994, when she gave it to her daughter Kathy.

David and Nellie on their wedding day, June 21, 1941.

women. David wanted to refuse the initial promotion because he didn’t feel qualified. He didn’t have a college degree—how could he be a campus administrator? Despite his misgivings, he said yes, and students were blessed.

Strength and Compassion David and Nellie liked to have fun with the students, says Thomas. David would catch people doing pranks, such as putting a Volkswagen on the landing at the top of the steps in front of McGehee, and he would laugh and look the other way. “He let them have their fun, but made them clean up afterwards,” said Thomas. “Even kids he disciplined loved him because they knew he always acted out of love and concern for their well being,” says daughter Kathy Hameister ’76. Gail Miller, associate professor of biology, recalled an incident that exemplified the Repparts’ ministry at YC. A student had stolen a wallet and gotten in trouble with the law. After helping her through the legal ramifications of her action, David had to dismiss her from school. (right) Jared Stark, YC Athletic Director, was given the inaugural David and Nellie Reppart Award for Service at the All-College banquet this spring. (l-r:) Tabitha Hameister, Kathy (Reppart ’76) Hameister, and Thomas Reppart were on hand for the presentation.

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However, when he discovered she had no way to get back home, he bought her bus ticket back to Chicago out of his own pocket. “That was just like him,” said Miller. What made Nellie stand out was the way that she noticed the little things, says Deena (Smith) Tandy ’65. She was thoughtful, often creating personalized gifts or poems for those in need of encouragement. Nellie made a special effort to connect with international students. She would research their home countries and do what she could to make them feel more comfortable. “She was aware of things,” says Deena. “She paid attention to people and what was going on in their lives. The way she paid attention meant that she cared about you.”

When they retired from their work at York College in 1986, they didn’t retire from their ministry. York remained their home, but they spent much of their time traveling to speak at gospel meetings, elder retreats, and women’s workshops. They spent several months working with the ministry of son and daughter-in-law Jim and Laura (Loutzenhiser) ’72 in Cameroon and Kenya. In 1996 they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in York, surrounded by loved ones and the community they helped build. In 1997 Nellie passed away. David followed her home the next year. “Their years at York College

“She paid attention to people and what was going on in their lives. The way she paid attention meant that she cared about you.” working with students were some of the happiest of their lives,” said Thomas. “They really had fun.” “They were wonderful, caring people. They touched so many lives,” says Kathy. “Their whole married life together was dedicated to the Lord.”

photo by Morgan Goracke

n May, two groups of YC students traveled to New York City for an educational experience unlike anything to be found in a traditional classroom. One group was there to study the arts and culture of America. Through live shows, art museums, and simple people watching, these students glimpsed what life is like in the artistic hub of the U.S. The other group, which also made a stop in D.C., was learning about the darkest times and events in recent history, The Holocaust and other genocides and acts of terrorism. They met with survivors, visited museums and memorials and contemplated history through a personal lens: What would I have done? What can I do now? Both sets of students agree: these trips were some of the most powerful learning experiences of their college careers.

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Communication, theatre major, Morgan Goracke, a sophomore from Beatrice, Neb., blogged “Stories of the City” upon returning from what she described as a trip of a lifetime.

hat to expect, she didn’t know. The excitement in her heart and soul was almost equally matched–though no one knew it–by foolish worry. What if I get lost? Don’t look like a tourist....don’t look like a tourist... Everyone keeps saying not to wander off alone–what happens if I wind up alone? What if I don’t fit in? The last worry was the greatest of them all. This was the city she had dreamed about as long as she could remember. This is the city her heart longed for, though it had never met its bustling streets and busy people. If the voices in her head were right, the future adventures she had dreamed of would disappear in an instant. As the flight attendant announced their proximity to the city, she leaned across to lift the window shade. She felt her heart skip a beat and for a

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moment, she forgot to breathe. The airplane was flying over one of the most breathtaking sights she had ever seen–the nighttime city from the sky. Tears filled her eyes. The yellow lights twinkled and called to her heart. This was it. Within the hour, her feet would be touching the sidewalks of her dreams. “We’re going to buy subway passes!” With that, they ducked down the stairs into the subway station. She could not wipe the ridiculous grin off of her face. This. This is what she had seen in movies and pictured in her head and finally she was being caressed by the fingers of the city. If anyone were inside her head, she knew they would think she was so odd. Most people find the subway filthy and disgusting. To her, it was the most beautiful thing. She closed her eyes for a moment and let it soak into her soul–the rush of wind and noisy clatter as the train approached; the

smooth, cold metal pole there for the support of thousands each day; the breath as every person on the train braced themselves for the lurch of the train leaving the station. This was the truth of the city, the real culture. This was the great equalizer of Wall Street businessman, weary mother, and street musician. She felt tied to every person surrounding her, simply because here, they all became the same–a traveler with a story to tell. She adored the city life. Within four hours of landing, she was comfortable jumping off and on of subway trains, crossing the street despite the traffic, pushing her way through crowds, and ignoring aggressive street vendors. As the curtain went up each night around eight o’clock, her breath would catch and though no one noticed, a few tears rose in her eyes. Every actor on the stage inspired her more than words

John I. Baker III, Morgan Goracke, Courtney Baker, Erin Davison, and John W. Baker put their YC loyalty on display at a filming of the Today Show.

could describe. Yes, she wanted their job with all of her heart. After the shows, she went to stand by the stage door. Only a tiny bit of her desired their autographs. What she really wanted was to thank them. As he signed her Playbill, she lowered her voice and said, “Thank you. Your performance–it inspired me. Thank you.” He looked up and held her eyes. Please! Please understand that my heart is about to break because of the art you just created. She didn’t speak a word. “Thank you,” he responded. The amount of artistic soul she found in different places was almost too much to take in. It felt as if she was being spun extremely fast. Every time she stopped for a moment, it was food or art or architecture or acting. She devoured it. She went from Strawberry Fields to the Empire State Building to Little Italy to Peter and the Starcatcher. She slept very few hours, only to get up and do it all over again. She wouldn’t exchange it for the world. She couldn’t keep up with her daily personal journal, because there was simply too much to write about. Central Park wooed her with its serenity in the midst of the chaos of the city. The grandiose theatres caused her jaw to drop, while the smaller ones took her breath away. She walked countless miles and saw countless faces. She found comfort in the midst of the crowd

and saw beauty everywhere she looked. Exhausted as she was, getting aboard the airplane that would fly her back to the small, Midwestern town was not a welcome sight. She recognized that for now, that was what had to happen. Those two words, however, stuck in her brain–for now. Though her time in the city was temporary and she knew that, she also knew beyond the shadow of a doubt that she would return. One day, a moving truck would pull up to a tiny apartment in Brooklyn. She would

push the hair out of her eyes, grin at the impatient truck driver, and begin hauling her possessions up the stairs. As the sun rose outside the airplane window, her pen violently scratched on the paper of her journal, and her eyes once again welled with tears. It was as though her soul was overflowing. She had been allowed a taste of the mecca of the artist, and she had fallen madly and passionately in love. Again she stared out of the window, closing her eyes around the tears. She breathed deeply, and allowed the past week to rush over her mind and soul. With a slight smile at the corners of her mouth, she whispered to herself, “I will return. I promise.”

DeHart to Lead Holocaust Education Trip to Europe For several years Erin DeHart, associate professor of education, has been leading YC students on Holocaust Special Studies trips to New York and Washington D.C. to meet survivors and visit Holocaust museums. There’s one question she says she hears from students over and over again at the end of the trip: What’s next? DeHart finally has the answer. She is planning a trip to Europe in 2014 and she’s inviting alumni, educators, and anyone with a passion for this topic to go with her. “We’re going to study the Holocaust in a more experiential way,” she says. “We will walk through the barracks of Auschwitz. We will see where Hitler had ashes buried and evidence covered up. We will go to Schindler’s factory and see how he saved over 1,000 people.” The trip will be June 29-July 10, 2014. There is space for 32 people to participate. The trip will make stops in Bratislava, Hungary, Austria, and Poland. The total cost for the trip is $4,400. This includes travel, lodging, most meals, and entrance to all of the museums and historical sites for 13 days. DeHart is accepting applications for the trip now through August 2013. Other faculty members going on the trip include Bob DeHart and Chris Luther. If you are interested, please contact DeHart at

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The Hub of Campus The Colis and Dolores Campbell Activity Center was dedicated January 18 and quickly become the hub of campus life. Daily chapel, the 2013 Songfest production, and the commencement ceremony were among some of the big events that made the center the most visited place on campus. (above) During the dedication ceremony, Student Body President Tyler Cox gave Colis a basketball signed by all of the captains of YC sports teams in appreciation of the Campbells’ legacy.

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Dolores Campbell 1926 - 2013

Trustees, city officials, former players, family members, and friends of the Campbells joined the YC family to honor Colis and Dolores and watch the ribbon cutting.

Although Dolores was unable to be at the ceremony because of her failing health, Colis shared the dedication honor with their two daughters, Betty Lou Knowles and Pattie Sue Edwards, and their families.

Serving YC students from 1958-1975, Dolores Campbell worked with the Girls’ Mission Group, pep club, cheerleaders, and social clubs, eventually serving as dean of women. Dolores and her husband Colis were the first inductees into the York College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. On January 18 of this year, they were honored at the dedication of the Colis and Dolores Campbell Activity Center, a 15,600 squarefoot student activity facility. A week later, Dolores passed away at the age of 86. While Colis’ main role for his 17-year tenure at YC was head basketball coach and athletic director, he didn’t minister to the athletes alone. Dolores was an integral part of the team as she cooked for and looked after the players and cheerleaders, many of whom called her “mom,” said Charlie Watts, a forward on the ’65 conference championship basketball team. For their quiet, continuous acts of service, players loved and admired both Colis and Dolores immensely, he said. “They gave a great deal of their lives and time to York, and I know how much it meant to those of us who were here.” At the dedication ceremony, Watts talked about his experiences living with the Campbells. While he was a student, he lived in the upstairs of the Campbells’ house along with seven other male YC students. “Now I think, ‘how on earth did they put up with that rowdy bunch?’” Watts said with a chuckle. “They were people who made sacrifices and people who did what was necessary for the school. As I look back on it, I think they must’ve had nerves of steel and the patience of Job.” After leaving York College in 1975, the Campbells were involved in ministry for more than 20 years with Colis preaching for various congregations in Texas, Oklahoma, and lastly in Kearney, Nebraska. They retired to Superior, Nebraska where Colis still occasionally preaches and teaches at the Nelson Church of Christ.

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CENTER STAGE YC social clubs such as Theta Psi and Sigma Tau made a big impression on audiences as the new Songfest digs carried a more up close and personal feel. The high caliber production had a spectacular sound and the lighting for the show was amazing. (top right) Winners of the President’s Award for best club show were Delta and Kyodai for their entertaining “Crazy in Love” production.

The Show Must Go On Thanks to a generous gift by Cornerstone Bank, a portable stage was purchased for Songfest after word came that the original venue for the spring High School Days’ big event would not be available. Having the annual production performed on campus was a hit as crowds packed the Campbell Activity Center each night to enjoy the show.

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Hosts and hostesses perform the Songfest finale to a packed house on Saturday night.

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ANTICIPATION New graduation digs provide home court advantage


or students in need of a little academic probation or conditional extra help with assignments, acceptance are required to spend a or just a quiet and certain amount of time working in the comfortable place to study, SUCCESS Center, but many other the York College SUCCESS students choose to work there simply Center is available. Located in the newly because it can be more conducive to renovated parlor of Middlebrook Hall, study than the library or residence halls. the SUCCESS Center is a resource and Outfitted with comfortable furniture a refuge for students who are serious and tasty treats, there is a positive about their studies. energy to the space, with lots of color, The SUCCESS Center hosted an natural light, and welcoming smiles from open house this fall to showcase all of its the director. Soderholm manages a team amenities. New director Marti Soderholm, of eight student tutors. Those in need of associate professor, says that so far this help can schedule time with the tutors or semester, 241 students have made use drop in throughout the day. of the SUCCESS Center tutoring and The location is a boon, too, as Members of the Class of 2013 are hooded by a family facilities, clocking a total of more than Middlebrook Hall now houses member or friend at the end of the ceremony in the 1,274 hours. That number will likelyof grow majority of facultydegree. offices,This as well as the recognition their earned bachelor’s year’s as the semester continues and term registrar and academic dean. Help is commencement speaker was Dr. Michael Westerfield ’72, papers and final projects close at hand for students questions viceloom. president and dean of the graduate college with at William Woods University. Soderholm says that students on regarding assignments.

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Funds for the SUCCESS Center were made available thanks to a $2 million Federal Title III grant and other generous gifts from the York Community Foundation as well as private gifts.

(left) In the recessional march Coach Nick Harlan escorts one of his baseball seniors, Alec Abend, through a congratulatory reception by trustees, faculty, and administration.

A Familiar Face from a Faraway Place Teeple completes degree online


The Dean’s Award went to Rachel Johnson of West Des Moines, Iowa, who graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in middle grades education.

his May, Devon Teeple walked across the stage to receive a bachelor’s degree from the college where he first started classes in 1997. The diploma has been a long time in coming for Teeple. He spent 1997 to 2001 at York College on a baseball scholarship as a starting pitcher, but was not able to complete his degree during his years of eligibility. Without his baseball scholarship, he couldn’t afford the additional year he needed to finish school. His career following his time spent at York College included everything from a brief stint playing professional baseball in the independent North America-based Frontier League to working in a law firm as a legal assistant. Today, he holds a management position with the Thunder Bay, Ontario branch of Scotiabank and runs a baseball website,, which examines professional baseball from a business angle. However, his professional success didn’t make having a bachelor’s degree any less of a goal for Teeple. “Something I’d always wanted to do was complete the degree that’s been hanging over my head for the past ten or 11 years,” says Teeple. “Now that York has everything online, that made it all a lot easier.” Teeple says working closely with Lisa Menke, associate dean for online education, made the process very simple. Menke worked with him to ensure that he took the right classes to complete the degree as quickly and conveniently as possible. Teeple found that, as with the on-campus courses at York, the spiritual growth of the student was at the forefront of the learning experience. “Some of the Bible classes were challenging,” Teeple admitted. “I had a lot of questions, but the professors were always there to guide me. That’s really the whole point, to converse back and forth with different opinions and try to grow spiritually and mentally.” Now holding a BA in general studies, Teeple has no intention of slowing down. He is currently applying to graduate school to obtain a master’s degree in either sports administration or sports management. His goal is to work in the corporate side of professional baseball. As a successful product of the new learning platform at YC, he is well aware of the hard work put in by the faculty responsible for York College Online. “Everyone involved in this whole process, Lisa and Jackie [Humphry], the administration team, thank you for allowing me to complete this journey. “ “It was an amazing experience. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.” SUMMMER 2013 |

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James pass leadership role to Goben


fter three years of serving as the leaders of the York College President’s Council, Richard ’97 and Rachel (Nowlin ’99) James are stepping down from the position and passing the mantel to Rod ’80 and Trisha (Sparks ’85) Goben. The President’s Council is a group of alumni who provide input to administrators about the direction of the college and new ideas for success. They are also prayer warriors, ambassadors for the college, and financial supporters. The group meets twice a year, at Homecoming and Spring High School Days. The James have been at the helm of the President’s Council since the group first began meeting in 2010. They are among the first members of the council.

Richard is a partner with DeVaughn James law office in Wichita. Rachel is a stay-at-home mom. The couple met at York College and credits the school with much of their success. “Rachel and I always said that if God blessed us financially, we wanted to return that blessing to York College. President’s Council was one way we chose to give so that we could ensure more students would have the chance to come to YC and be blessed like we were,” says Richard. “While we were serving as the leaders of President’s Council, our goal has been to challenge other alumni to think about how York College has been a blessing to them and then ask them

to get out their checkbooks and start showing their gratitude,” he says. “If we want York College to continue to thrive and be a vibrant place for our children someday, we need to have a strong base of alumni financial support. We’ve also got to get on our knees and start praying for the college and for the students.” The Gobens are excited about their new role as leaders of the President’s Council. “We’ve discussed trying to be a group that reaches out to alumni of the various years we represent to stay engaged or reengage with the college,” says Rod. While the council includes nonalumni members, “Alumni is the key word for the President’s Council,” says Trisha. “Everything we do circles around them and involving past students in the lives of today’s students. For the President’s Council to be the most effective we need alumni from all over the country to pitch in and help.” Trisha says that they would like to see alumni reunions in different parts of the country so that those alumni who live too far away from York to visit campus easily can still feel connected. Those gatherings could be tied to YC athletic events, so that alumni can meet current students, as well. The Gobens live in Omaha and have been a part of the President’s Council since 2010. Their three children, Kellan, Tehia, and Breanne, will all be students at York College in the fall.

If you are interested in serving on the President’s Council, contact the Advancement Office at 402-363-5621.

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Educator Sees Holocaust Evidence Firsthand

The Clock

Tower Society Cornerstone Circle $50,000 AND UP

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recognizes alumni and friends of York College whose gifts make it possible to “transform lives through Christ-centered education.” Everyone who partners with the college with a contribution of $1,000 or more becomes a member of the Clock Tower Society. Recognizing gifts through May 31, 2013

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Roush Mr. & Mrs. Perry Rubart Mr. & Mrs. Russell Schoof Dr. & Mrs. Charles Stephenson Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Tandy Mrs. Sybil Tandy Mr. & Mrs. Joe Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Paul Touchton Dr. & Mrs. Greg Woods

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Corporate Circle Bad Boy, Inc. Bellevue Helping Hands Chapter Victor E. & Rosa M. Blum Charitable Fdn BOEING Gift Matching Program The Chatlos Foundation The Community Fdn of Middle Tenn. ConocoPhillips Cornerstone Bank Delta Kappa Gama Educational Fdn The Victor Durrington Charitable Trust Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Foundation for the Carolinas Kaaiohelo Enterprises LLC Levitt Trust Marlin Oil Corporation Metz Mortuary Nebraska Independent College Fdn National Helping Hands Chapter Northwestern Mutual Foundation Procter & Gamble Company R.L. Craft Company Raindrop Repair, Inc. Self Storage of Iowa Co., LLC Shell Oil Company SPX Foundation Wal-Mart Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Wilmar Foundation Charitable Trust York State Bank & Trust Company


1952 Betty Auchard has published a second memoir, “A Home for the Friendless.” It chronicles the story of her family’s experiences during the Great Depression and World War II. Her first book, “Dancing in my Nightgown: the Rhythms of Widowhood,” won an IPPY Award for memoir. She is working on a third memoir that will explore her time at York College as a young bride. More at and  btauchard@aol. com Walter Noble of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away peacefully in his home on June 2, 2013. You can see his obituary at 1957 Elaine (Huddle) Townsdin is enjoying retirement, being able to be a part of her grandchildren’s lives and staying very active as a member of White Station CofC. She has been blessed to travel extensively both for pleasure and on more than 20 mission trips to various places. Her latest was to Ghana, West Africa, visiting the Village of Hope. Several of the ladies from White Station presented a seminar for a group of over 200 ladies from the area. 4935 Parkside, Memphis, TN 38117 1958 Cliff and Shirley Yeager recently moved: 8609 Boulder View Dr, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379. They have lived in or near Chattanooga, TN, for 43 years. 1963 Robert and Susan (Luke) Grissom will be in Brazil, June 26 August 12 to teach and encourage children and grandchildren in the faith, enjoy their family, and teach bio-intensive survival gardening in the arid northeast as volunteers with Healing Hands International. 721 S 1st Ave, Apt 402, Hastings, NE 68901 1965 A. Carr Conway passed along this note about his wife: “Marilyn (Smith) went to be with Jesus January 11, 2013 after a 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She is now safe from the pain of this world.” 11083 Blackwolf Dr, Parker, CO 80138

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Linda (Hester) Wright is a retired pediatric RN from Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Her husband, Barry, had a stroke in June 2012, with paralysis on the left side, but he is doing much better now! They recently moved into an apartment: 201 Gillespie Dr Apt 20105, Franklin, TN 37067 1966 Dan Copeland finally reached retirement age and is looking forward to spending volunteer time helping others, especially in third world countries. His and Joneen’s careers took them from teaching on Indian reservations in Montana to international schools in Seoul and Shanghai as self-supporting missionaries for 13 years. “It was a great experience, and one that anyone with an education degree should consider.” 2100 W New Hope Rd #202, Rogers, AR 72758 Jimmie Lynn (Gunter) Goodwin retired in 2003 with the Texas Dept. of Public Safety. After York, Lynn attended Michigan Christian where she met Rick. They were married the day he graduated from MCC and will celebrate their 45th anniversary this year. 400 County Road 258, Bertram, TX 78605 Dr. David M. West is the staff general surgeon and director of the surgicalist program at Baptist Health. After completing medical school at the Univ. of Louisville, he spent nine years in the US Navy as a surgeon before putting down roots in Paducah, Ky., where he has lived for 26 years. Currently, he does mostly cancer surgery at Western Baptist Hospital. He and his wife Angela have five children still at home: Maddie (18), Bradley (17), Paul (15), Hannah (13), and Charlie (11). Their oldest daughter, Ashley, is in the PA program at Belmont Univ. 5450 Contest Rd, Paducah, KY 42001 1967 Rene’ (James) Phares was recently diagnosed with two brain aneurysms that will require two separate surgeries this summer. She is confident in the Lord that all will be well but asks for prayers. Rene’ is the secretary for the Magnolia CofC. 4466 Sutton Place, Norco, CA 92860



Pat and Penny (Garrett) Andrews are nearing 20 years in the same house after a long career in the USAF where they lived in five states and on three continents. Penny retired in 2012 after 29 years, serving as team chief, AF Personnel Center, and Pat retired as chief master sergeant in 1992 with 26 years of service. Pat is in his 19th year as the pulpit minister for the Southeast CofC. They have two grown children: Sean and Sheri. 3901 Laura Lee Way, San Antonio, TX 78223 1968 Jackie (Robinson) Petersen has moved: 11807 Woodcreek S Apt D, Huntley, IL 60142. japetersen@ 1973 Debbie (Cosby) Collins moved to Oklahoma in Sept., 2012. She is a paraprofessional at Piedmont Public School. 2391 Melody Dr, Edmond, OK 73012 Debbi (Young) Wilkins’ husband, Calvin (Joe), died Feb. 2, 2012. He is also survived by a brother, son, two daughters, one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Debbi is a LBSW human resources director at Golden Plains Rehabilitation Center. 1309 Prairie St, Hutchinson, KS 67501 1974 Denny Petrillo is in his tenth year serving as president of the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver and his 28th with the organization. He and his wife Kathy have three grown children: Lance, Brett, and Laura. 10255 Kimberwick Dr, Littleton, CO 80125




Glenn Ziegler began a new career as an independent agent for AFLAC. His wife, Rosemary, is an RN at Wm. J. Riley Hospice House. They have five grown children. 217 W 56th Place, Merrillville, IN 46410 grz311@ 1981 Theresa (Adams) Hartvig is the clerk-treasurer for the Village of Rosholt and her husband Dale is a freezer warehouseman at Americold. 2584 County Rd T, Rosholt, WI 54473 tkhartvig@ Kevin Ray Pope of Medicine Lodge, Kan., passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 7, 2013. 1982 Joe Brazell recently joined HSB Solomon Associates in the Dallas office as a senior consultant. Solomon Associates are world wide energy consultants specializing comparative performance analysis. Joe and his wife Bridgette live at 8450 CR 2424, Royse City, TX 75189. Linda (Counts) Duncan shared the sad news that her husband Steve was killed while working livestock on their ranch in Wyoming on March 27, 2013. They had celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary only a couple of months prior. Linda is a K-12 counselor for the LSRV School in Baggs, Wyo., a college adjunct instructor, and mother to Braden (15). PO Box 113, Dixon, WY 82323

1975 Ruth (Hill) Fields is the registrar for Venus Elementary School. PO Box 414, Venus, TX 76084 1977 Kay (Horsman) Shelton and her husband Mike live at 7057 CR 105, Hesperus, CO 81326. kay_shelton@ 1979 Cindy Odgen is a retired special education teacher. In 1986-87, Cindy taught ESL in mainland China on the island of GuLangYu. She has continued to use those skills to meet and tutor people from all over the world. 1510 N 8th St, Abilene, TX 79601 1980 David High is a program coordinator for Midwest Roofing Services. He has two children: Daniel and Courtneay. 1290 NE 50 Ave, Harper, KS 67213 dhigh@

1984 Ron Eppes was promoted to community engagement manager at Intel New Mexico after 12+ years of service. Peggy is an RN at Presbyterian Hospital - Rust Medical Center. They have three children: Rachel (19), Caleb (17), and Joel (14). On April 28, Ron competed in the OKC Marathon (his 4th) and missed qualifying for next year’s Boston Marathon by just one minute and 31 seconds. 1944 12th Ave SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 roneppes@ Kelly (Greene) Edwards works for Yale University School of Public Health as the senior administrative assistant for the dean. She has one son, Christopher (16). 2 Lombard, New Haven, CT 06513 kelly.




Greg Alan Haynie went to be with the Lord June 9, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. Greg was the funeral director at Popkess Mortuary. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Katie (Fisher), and children: Sam and Ellie. 809 Castle St, Seneca, KS 66538 Ralph and Melissa Johnson relocated because of his position as QA manager with Boeing. Their move has presented great challenges with all the differences in culture, lifestyle, economics and politics. “I truly miss my time at York. It is an awesome place and I thank God for YC!” They have three girls: Julian (16), Lauren (12), and Kamry (8). 12305 58th Ave SE, Snohomish, WA 98296 1986 Julie (Pope) Knotts is a records technician at Douglas County Corrections. Her husband Perry is a maintenance supervisor for Lund Co./Cushman Wakefield.121 E Pierce St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 1987 Casey (Peterson) Anderson is a global logistics manager for Kenexa, and her husband Craig is a chief master sergeant with the Nebraska Air National Guard, serving as an engineer. They have two grown children: Erica and Logan. 2601 SW 17th St, Lincoln, NE 68522 Donna (Martin) Holland is an administrative coordinator for Clarity Care. She has two daughters: Angel (11) and Olivia (7). 1508 N Mennen Ct, Green Bay, WI 54304 Joe and Marla (Stewart) Truitt have been blessed with a 3-yr. old girl named Alisha. Lord willing, her adoption will be finalized by the end of the year. Joe is a teaching pastor at the Rocky Mountain Christian Church. They have two older boys, Seth and Spencer. 10220 Echo Cr, Firestone, CO 80504 1990 Matt Fike was selected as Oklahoma Coach of the Year… See Milestones pg. 22 Eric Jacobson was recently promoted to PCI Compliance Officer at Black River Imaging. Sonja (Kibby) is VP of Jacobson X 5 in charge of domestic tranquility. They have three children: Eryn (18), Skyler (9), and Sophey (3). Eryn just completed her freshman year at YC and loves it. 5498 State Hwy Ff, Fordland, MO 65652



1991 Cheri (Buggeln) Lech is a paraeducator for Augusta Middle School. She has two daughters: Teri (13) and Alexandra (7). 1325 Money #18B, Augusta, KS 67010 1992 Julia (Grimes) Stout has a new address: 7418 W 140th Terr, Apt 2506, Overland Park, KS 66223. 1993 Charlie Gilliam owns and operates Steamboat Cowboy Carriers. PO Box 3, Hayden, CO 81639 1994 Casey Daugherty received a Distinguished Fulbright Award… See Milestones pg. 22 1995 Frank Billington took a new job last year as shift superintendent of service dispatch at Clark Utilities in Vancouver and is still a resident firefighter for East County Fire & Rescue. Wendi (Heiss) is at home with their six children: Genny (17), Jimmy (15), Johnathan (13), Mark (9), Joseph (6), and Gabriella (4). 39801 NE 26th St, Washougal, WA 98671 Mike Glassmyer is thankful to be using his master’s degree as an adjunct history professor for Central Community College in Hastings. He is also employed with Great Plains Chrysler Dodge where his dad worked until he retired. 322 S Bellevue Ave, Hastings, NE 68901 1996 Amy (Carman) McIlhaney and her husband, Kerry, sold nearly everything they owned early in 2012 and bought a motor home to travel around the country, road schooling as well as seeing friends and family. Kerry is VP of North American Professional Services for Guidance Software. Amy maintains a blog at http://seekinguncomplicated. 1997 Jennifer (Roerkohl) Special and her husband Joe celebrated the birth of their daughter Morgan Faith, March 8, 2013. “She is such a blessing to our family, and big brother Matthew (7) completely adores her.” W5661 Sunset Ridge, Walworth, WI 53184 1998 Diana (Wilson) Jarvais would appreciate prayers as her husband, John, died of stomach cancer Oct. 4, 2012. They were married nine years and have two little girls: Chloe (6)




and Jennifer (2). 620 Lincoln Ave, Kaukauna, WI 54130 dianajarvais@ Dave Morrow received his Master’s in Educational Leadership in 2011 and is newly employed as the 7-12 principal at St. Francis High School where he has taught for the last 15 years. He and his wife, Talley (Banning), have a 9-year old daughter, Mia Claire, and live at 411 E Spencer St, St Francis, KS 67756 Angela (Robinson) Schwarte graduated from the Univ. of South Dakota with her MA in Educational Administration in Dec., 2012. She and her husband Rick, a Master Sgt. in the USAF, moved to Germany where they will be stationed for three years. They have a son, Gabriel (7). PSC 2 Box 11254 APO, AE 09012 1999 Millissa (Brown) Macomber updated her address: 417 Spring Ln, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284. Millissa is a library cataloger for the City of Burlington. She and Michael have two children: Larissa (14) and Colton (10). 2000 Jason Matkins is part of a research team called RECON ... See Profile pg. 3. PO Box 733, Merrill, Oregon 97633 generalsolo@yahoo. com Lester Miller III’s show choir took 3rd at Nationals… See Milestones pg. 22 2001 Darrel and Beth (Charchan ’00) Sears welcomed their daughter Lauren into the family, Aug. 8, 2012. She joins brothers Benjamin (6) and Harrison (4). Darrel preaches for the CofC at Oakdale and Beth is a stay-at-home mom. 10636 Timber Oak Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73151

Nic and Vanessa Mount welcomed a son, Orion Alexander, on Sept. 4, 2012. They also recently

bought a home in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 73-4587 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Ginger (Hodson) Steggles and husband Mark announce the birth of their second boy, Samuel Leland, born May 22, 2013. Older brother John (almost 2) loves to rub his head and give him kisses. Mark is a selfemployed web designer and Ginger is a homemaker. 7 Nutbourne Rd, Portsmouth, United Kingdom PO6 1NP Rachel (McCauley) Wylie and her husband Tim welcomed son, Eamon Siör Parish, born at home on Sept. 23, 2012, on big sister Maya’s 9th birthday. The couple has two other children, Casal (6) and Elinor (4). Tim recently took a post doctoral position at the University of Alberta, necessitating an international move: 171 Tudor Lane NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 3T5, Canada. 2003 Corren (Coonts) Lind and her husband James are keeping it real with a new home, new job, and baby #2 on the way in October. James was promoted to the position of stimplus technical manager for Baker Hughes which brought the family back to the Front Range of Denver. They are excited to be closer to family and friends. Their oldest son, Logan, is three. 994 Cherokee St, Strasburg, CO 80136 Dr. Tiana Endicott-Yazdani successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation in Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis at Texas A&M Health Science Center. 2800 Loch Haven Dr, Plano, TX 75023

2002 Riley and Rhiana Killingsworth welcomed son #3, Kash Dennis, into their world, July 25, 2012. Older brothers are Beau (7) and Brody (4). Riley accepted a new position as a probation officer with Washoe County Juvenile Probation in December. 1565 Springfield Park Dr, Reno, NV (continued next page) 89523 Kristopher and Rachel (Russell) Lamm recently moved into their dream home, where they plan to stay for a very long time. Latest news and updates on Kris teaches 1st grade at Raintree Christian and Rachel is a 6th/7th @YorkCollegeNeb grade math teacher at Frenship ISD. They have two sons: Lincoln YC Connect e-newsletter (5) and Lunden (3). 3709 94th Subscribe at St, Lubbock, TX 79423 rlamm@

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1990 Matt Fike, former YC women’s basketball coach, was selected as the Oklahoma Large Schools All-State Coach for the 2012-13 season and will be on the bench for the All State games in Tulsa at the end of July. Matt completed his 6th coaching season at Byng High School with a 26-4 record, advancing to the state tournament for the first time since 2002. Matt’s wife, Kelly (Looper), teaches at the high school as well. Their oldest daughters, Kaylen - a 5’7” senior guard and Kendall - a 5’11” freshman forward, both played on the team. The team was ranked #6 in class 4A. 6021 CR 3605, Ada, OK 74820 1994 Casey Daugherty has been awarded a Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching grant to conduct research in the United Kingdom this fall. She will spend six months team teaching high school English, conducting professional development workshops for teachers, auditing graduate classes, and conducting research on teaching the writing process. She will be based out of Sheffield-Hallam University. Daugherty is one of 17 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program in the upcoming year. Daugherty is a communication arts teacher at Republic High School in Republic, Missouri, where she has taught for five years. She is beginning her 20th year as an educator. She also teaches at Missouri State University in the Ozarks Writing Project. 344 S Fort St, Springfield, MO 65807

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2000 Visual Adrenaline, the show choir under the direction of Lester Miller III at Ankeny High School, took first in Orlando at the FAME show choir national qualifier and received second runner up at the FAME national show choir championships in Chicago in April. The group also received the “Best Male Sound” distinction. This is the first time the ensemble, under Miller’s direction for the past five years, has competed at this level. Miller and wife Pamela (Rathe ’00) have two daughters, Madelynn (6) and Audrey (3) and live in Ankeny, Iowa. 2010 Benny Hanaphy was signed as a kicker by the Lincoln Haymakers, Champions Professional Indoor Football League, in late April. He played his first game for them April 26 and received MVP of the game, making all of his PATs plus three field goals including his longest at 38 yards. Benny with Stewart ’80 and Dawn (Carpenter ’96) Sikes

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2004 Rachel (Bentch) got married in October of 2012 to Josh Bettcher, who works for Pepsi Co. PO Box 1845, Worland, WY 82401 rachel. Ryan and Amy (Colwell) Davis welcomed Brady Randall to the family on March 11, 2013. Ryan teaches history and is head women’s soccer coach at Grapevine H.S. and the director of coaching for Sting Soccer Club. They have two other children Leah (7) and Logan (5). 214 Santa Fe Trl Apt 1057, Irving, TX 75063


Paul and Kacy Dudrey added a beautiful baby girl, Annabelle Michal, to their family on Dec. 24, 2012. Paul is a quality assurance lead for Corvel Corporation. 7603 SE Insley St, Portland, OR 97206 Becky (Sobetski) Hand and her husband Kevin were married in October of 2010, and moved to Stephenville, Texas, last August to minister as house parents at Foster’s Home for Children. 1779 N. Graham St, Stephenville, TX 76401 Rob and Bethany (Knoll ‘06) Nill wanted to share the news of their latest addition to the family, Milo Anderson, born Oct. 30, 2012. That makes three boys with Owen (6) and Henry (3) paving the way for Milo. Rob is an elementary physical education teacher and head coach of the high school girls soccer team for the Beaver Dam Unified School District, and Bethany is a stay-athome mom. 220 Webster, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 2005 Sammie (Ballowe) Johnson and her husband Sean are the proud parents of a boy, Nash Archer, born Feb. 16, 2013. Sammie owns Sammie Jo Photography and Sean is with the US Air Force stationed at Joint Base in Charleston. 2520 Atlantic Palms Ln #604, Charleston, SC 29406 Sammiejohnsonphotography@





Jeri (Sebold) Roberts and her husband William welcomed their first child, Evan William, on Dec. 24, 2012. Jeri is a stay-at-home mom and William is a reactor operator for Idaho National Laboratory. 3752 Tradition Circle, Idaho Falls, ID 83401 2007 Ben and Tabitha (Elzey) Witt were blessed with a boy, Daniel Brent, born May 17, 2013. Both Ben and Tabitha work at Children’s Home of Lubbock. Ben is a unit director and Tabitha is an administrative assistant. PO Box 5186, Lubbock, TX 79408 2008 Luke and Amanda Mills welcomed Evan James into the world, Oct. 15, 2012. Luke is an implementation manager for Lincoln Financial Group and Amanda is now a stay-at-home mom. They have a new address 15111 Y St, Omaha, NE 68137 2009 Zach Engstrom is a web developer for KK BOLD. 1203 East Ave D Apt 2, Bismarck, ND 58501 2010 Taylor and Mary Ladd were married May 24, 2013. They recently moved to Charleston where Mary will begin her medical residency as a doctor of psychiatry at the Medical Univ. of South Carolina. Taylor is employed by Fiserv. 240 Island Green Rd, Goose Creek, SC 29445 tladd@ Kaitlin Loney received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology in December 2013 from the Forrest Institute in Springfield, Mo. Kaitlin recently accepted a position with Cox Health Systems as a social services counselor, case management. 2980 W. Village Ln, Springfield, MO 65807   2012 Jotham and Kelley (Splattstoesser ’11) Andrews recently moved from Sheridan, Wyo., and purchased a house in York. 924 E 4th, York, NE 68467 jandrews@ 2013 Gene Felise was hired as the assistant baseball coach at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Devyn Pearl is an admissions counselor for York College. 650 E 12th St A203, York, NE 68467 Jose Roman owns and operates Roman Photography and Computers and will soon be relocating to Lincoln, Nebraska. PO Box 428, York, NE 68467

Getting into Character W;t demands personal sacrifice

DeDe Miller transforms Brianna for the role of Vivian Bearing.

try to run away. That’s what Vivian has to learn.” John Baker chose the Pulitzer Prize winning play “W;t” for the spring production in part because so many of his students have experienced cancer themselves or in a family member. “Like all drama, this show is instructive,” says Baker. “You don’t have to live through these experiences firsthand to learn something from the character’s struggles. The message of the show is the importance of compassion, understanding, and human connection.”

A Campus View — Daymian Marshall

photo by Bob DeHart ’96

photo by Tim McNeese ’73


hen Brianna Bailey was trying out for the lead role of Vivian Bearing, a woman diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer, she knew what would be required of her if she got the part. Her beautiful head of hair would have to be shaved. Her friends and family were surprised at her resolve, but Bailey, a sophomore from Wolverine Lake, Mich., was more than willing to sacrifice her long flowing locks for the opportunity to give a performance of a lifetime. “The character is an English professor and she’s always had her life in order. She’s always been in control,” Bailey said. “This show definitely teaches you about humanity and mortality…with mortality, you can’t make excuses or

Daymian Marshall’s basketball career began at age four when he learned the basics of the game from his dad. He’s been captivated ever since. Today, Marshall is a guard for York College’s varsity basketball team. He notes proudly that he is the first in his family to play college-level sports. Marshall’s inspiration to play basketball comes from family--his parents and his grandmother; but above all, he says he plays to glorify God. The 20-year-old junior is a sports management major from Roanoke, Texas. He says he wants basketball to always be a part of his life. After college, he plans to open a recreation center or skills training facility so that he can pass on his love of the game. After that? His big dream is to own an NBA team. When he’s not studying, dribbling, passing or shooting, (above) Thadd Varmall, Daymian Marshall, Jordan Jamaane, and Andre Vaughn

Marshall enjoys video games, hanging out with friends, and playing the piano. Last year he served as the vice president of Sigma Tau social club, where he tried to improve the bond of fellowship in the Spirit between club members. “Daymian is a great player but an even better person,” says Head Coach Delton Deal. “He is a smart player and someone that you can always count on to do the little things right. He carries himself the same way off the court.” “You always need players you can trust to do the right things. Daymian is a perfect example of that. His best basketball is ahead of him. He is going to be a cornerstone of what we are trying to build here in the future.” Athletic Director Jared Stark agrees. “Daymian is a quality person. He’s solid. He’s just the kind of student we love to have in our program—a great athlete and a great person.” Marshall is enjoying his time at YC, on and off the court. He says his best YC experience thus far was the varsity basketball team’s camping trip at the beginning of last year. The trip not only brought the individual members together as a team, but also helped to bring each man closer to God, says Marshall. At the isolated campground, team members could open up and give the Spirit room to work on their hearts. Marshall says that experience transformed the team. Setting the tone for a great year of basketball, the retreat reminded them that their real focus is to glorify God in all that they do.

REACHING NEW HEIGHTS After coming from behind and beating Judson College 4-3 in the Opening Round Joliet Bracket championship game, Brett Wise leaps at the victory dogpile with Trevor Ramos looking on. The win secured for the Panthers their first trip ever to Lewiston, Idaho, for the Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series.

Champions of Character It was a season like no other for the 44-12 Panther baseball team. After earning a place at the NAIA College World Series for the first time in school history, they were further distinguished by being named the Hank Burbridge Champions of Character team. The award is presented annually to one team in the country that illustrates the five core values of the NAIA: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.

photo by Bob DeHart ’95 photos by Trent Hinton ’02

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Head coach Nick Harlan and associate head coach Brian Walth embrace YC athletic director Jared Stark after the victory.

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Panthers Shine in National Spotlight


second YC wrestler to be named AllAmerican. Coach Smith earned the program’s first All-American honor in 2006 when he finished 5th at nationals. On the season, Arreola was 16-6.

WRESTLING Head coach Ramon Diaz and associate head coach Greg Smith took five wrestlers to the NAIA National Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, and finished 18th out of the 34 teams represented. YC wrestlers to compete were Oscar Marin (125 lb: 2-2), Jason Arreola (133 lb: 3-2), Nicholas Clarke (149 lb: 1-2), Brad Carls (197 lb: 2-2), and Saia Lotulelei (Heavy Wt: 0-2). Finishing fourth, Arreola is only the

INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD The same weekend as the wrestling nationals, a couple of track standouts were heading to the NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio. Shaylee Carlock and Andrew Aragon, both nationally ranked shot put throwers, had proved themselves on the NCCAA stage as All-Americans, but not on the more difficult NAIA level. That would change for Carlock. The senior from Turney, Mo., knew she was in the hunt for a top ten position in the shot. She saved her best for last as on her sixth and final attempt she threw her personal best of 14.25 meters (49 feet 6 inches) to take fourth. She is YC’s first track and field athlete to be named AllAmerican.

ork College athletics dug deep and gave us something special to remember for a long time. Five teams were represented at national tournaments in the spring semester, each coming away with something for the record books. The first two weeks in March consumed the time of Panther fans across the country as nationals were underway in wrestling, indoor track, and men’s basketball.

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MEN’S BASKETBALL Since transitioning to a four-year college in 1992, the men’s basketball team secured their first regular season conference championship, sharing the 2013 MCAC title with Bellevue University. In only his third season as head coach, MCAC Coach of the Year Delton Deal has transformed the team into a nationally ranked squad, with the highest NAIA ranking in Panther history at No. 15. The Panthers at 23-8 secured an at-large bid to the NAIA Div. II National Tournament in Point Lookout, Mo., and won a riveting 78-77 overtime victory against #9 Davenport University (Mich.) on March 6. The following game against #25 Midland Univ. (Neb.) was just as exciting as it too went into overtime before an eventual loss to the Warriors, 71-76. Senior guard Thadd Varmall of Dallas, Texas, was named NAIA First-Team All-American. Varmall averaged 20 points and eight rebounds per game and was also named MCAC Player of the Year.

Ramon Diaz Bob Dehart


(left and inset) Heyvis Jackson, a junior from Hartsville, SC, scores with authority two of his 16 points in the opening game of the NAIA Div. II National Tournament. York College fans watched the nail biter live-streamed at the Campbell Activity Center. The crowd went wild when the buzzer sounded at the end of overtime with the Panthers victorious over Davenport University 78-77. This was York’s first appearance at nationals.

Steddon Sikes


photo by Leo Miller

Carlock Steddon Sikes

BASEBALL After winning the MCAC tournament for the second year in a row, Coach Nick Harlan’s #9 ranked baseball team was ready for the national spotlight. Receiving the No. 1 seed in the NAIA Championship Opening Round Joliet Bracket, the Panthers took care of business winning all three of their games and earning YC’s first ever invitation to the Avista-NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho. Despite the two losses at the World Series, it was a huge moment for the future of the YC baseball program as they played in front of 2,000 people and were treated like celebrities. However, it could be argued that none was sweeter than for the York College squad to be chosen from among 200 NAIA baseball teams in America as recipient of the Champions of Character Award for its conduct on and off the field. Aaron Conyers, a junior from Cameron Park, Calif., was named NAIA All-American Honorable Mention at the conclusion of the season.

Aragon Bob Dehart

OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD The same two seniors that competed in the indoor nationals qualified for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Marion, Ind., May 23-25. This time, both would come home with the hardware that they had worked so hard for in their four years as student-athletes. Shaylee Carlock again earned her place on the awards stand as her throw of 13.91 meters vaulted her into a 6th place finish in the finals. Carlock became the first two-time All-American in YC history. Andrew Aragon of Delta, Colo., the twotime reigning MCAC champion in the shot, made his best throw of the year at nationals with a distance of 17.24 meters. This earned him a 4th place finish and set a school first as well, as he is the first male from the track and field program to be named NAIA All-American. Justin Carver was named MCAC Coach of the Year after both YC teams won their respective MCAC tournaments.

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Sharing the Spirit


he child held a piece of candy in her hand, palm up, offering it with a smile. “Pour vous,” she said, urging YC student Katy Keefer to take it. It was a small thing, just a butterscotch wrapped in yellow cellophane, but the gesture was enormous. The candy was a part of the Christmas gift Keefer and her teammates had just passed out to each girl in the Haitian orphanage. The modest packages filled with sweets, hair bows, nail polish, and small toys were the only Christmas gifts these girls would receive that year. Katy was touched that the small girl wanted to share her treasure. She wasn’t alone. It seemed every girl in the orphanage, though they had so little, understood that giving is more blessed than receiving. Keefer and her teammates were overwhelmed as each child attempted to share something from her Christmas package. This was one of the moments that stood out most to Keefer about her service trip to Haiti in December 2012. She went with fellow Yorkies Kelsey Buglewicz, Mike Miller, and Matthew Miller. Independent of any school organization, these four students raised support and gave up Christmas with their families to serve during their holiday break.

(l-r) On a rooftop in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Matthew Miller, Katy Keefer, Kelsey Buglewicz, and Mike Miller give the gift of service during the Christmas break.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

They chose to travel to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, as the nation is still in the process of rebuilding after the devastating earthquake in 2010. While there, the York College students helped a local woman rebuild her house, made daily visits to a girls’ orphanage, and reached out to and prayed with people in the surrounding community. Their Christmas celebration at the orphanage gave the entire YC campus a chance to pitch in as well. “There were about 60 girls at the orphanage,” Matthew explains, “ and we gave each of them a Christmas present that a York College student was able to provide.” As much of an impact as Team Haiti may have had on the people they served, the reverse can be said as well. The selflessness and faith of the Haitians they met effected the entire team. Kelsey reflected on getting to know an amazing little girl named Sophia: “She helped me experience true happiness in the short amount of time I spent with her. Her laugh, beautiful smile and constant happiness has been forever engraved into my heart.” The work in Haiti is far from over. “I think we’re going to go again this next Christmas,” said Mike. “Hopefully we’ll be able to get a few more people to come along this time, too.”

Thank you! We are celebrating your support for the 2012-2013 York College Fund. Your gifts helped York College secure the entirety of the 2012-2013 Trustee Challenge! • 1,115 individual gifts matched the challenge • 9 current and former trustees provided the challenge • Total funds from challenge and qualifying funds = $546,339

Thank you, alumni and friends, for meeting this goal in 2012-2013!

New year, new goals The 2013-2014 York College Fund

Clear a path… Bless a student… Invest in a new generation…

Purpose: Underwrite scholarships (95% of incoming students depend on scholarships) Goal: Provide a new generation with a life-changing YC experience Target: $850,000 between July 1, 2013 & June 30, 2014

The York College Fund

YC Offers Dual Degree in Engineering


eadlining the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Department’s news is their announcement to offer students a Dual Degree (3/2 degree) in Engineering. The process includes three years at York College, obtaining requisite credits in science, math, computer science, and general electives. The student then transfers to a partnering school for two years of focused courses in engineering. Graduates in this program will earn two bachelor’s degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science from York College and an engineering degree from the second college. York College has initiated a partnership with Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering for this program. Additional partnerships are being explored. The partner schools will offer a variety of engineering specializations including electrical, computer, mechanical, chemical, civil, environmental, and biomedical engineering. Dr. Terence Kite, professor of physics, directs the program at York College and is the student advisor. Dr. Kite worked on such a program at Pepperdine University for many years and is excited about implementing the program at YC using the same model. Kite SUMMMER 2013 |

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In Memory of ... June 2012 - May 2013 Joe Alley Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Clements Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hansen Mr. & Mrs. Harry Lisle Lawson Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Terence Quigley Bob Sanner Anderson Sisters (Marguret, Helen, Opal, & Donna) John Bettger Dr. Elmer Baker Beverly Emrick Helen Bettger John Bettger, Jr. William Borns Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Endsley Alice Boyer Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Boyer Dallas Brown Mr. & Mrs. David Conder Mr. & Mrs. Perry Mason Mr. & Mrs. John Nelson Michael Brown Drs. Joe & Jackie Humphrey Willis Burr Bonnie Burr Dolores Campbell Norma Brackett Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Copeland Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Cumley Dr. & Mrs. Dickie Hill Susanne Keller Raylene Larsen Darrel & Christine Murphy Children Janet Nixon Dr. & Mrs. Robert Scott Mr. & Mrs. Paul Touchton Mr. & Mrs. John Williams Marie Carver Mr. & Mrs. Emerson Stewart Harvey & Sue Childress Dr. & Mrs. Robert Oglesby Martha Childress Sue Childress Mr. & Mrs. Craig Baugh Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Chase Martha Childress Mr. & Mrs. David Harris Hobbs Home Team Mr. & Mrs. Gene Inman Mr. & Mrs. Richard Lawson Mr. & Mrs. William Lawson Dr. & Mrs. Albert Ogren Mr. & Mrs. David Perry Cherie Prescott Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Reese Sikes Life Group Mr. & Mrs. William Smith Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Ward Joe & Elizabeth Christesson Mr. & Mrs. Don Moomey Nancy Coldwell Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Dunn Dr. Roger Collins Anonymous Matthew Bomar Drs. Joe & Jackie Humphrey Mr. & Mrs. Scott McCall Andrew Conway Dr. Shawn Bengtson Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Carleo Norma Collins Johnnie Conway Mr. & Mrs. Larry Dover Mr. & Mrs. Wayne French Ruth Green

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Mr. & Mrs. Robert Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Richard Laufenberg Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Lindholm Mr. & Mrs. James Morton Mr. & Mrs. Scott Niemann Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Newberry Mr. & Mrs. Dean O’Hern Mr. & Mrs. James Peoples, Jr. Artice Peterson Carol Powers John Rich Family Mr. & Mrs. Doyle Springer Ruth Stoves Mr. & Mrs. Steve Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Charles Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Wakefield Mr. & Mrs. Rollie Whitworth Marilyn Conway Mr. & Mrs. Jim Arnold Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Conway Ruth Green Mr. & Mrs. Donald Hasselman John Rich Family Mr. & Mrs. Rollie Whitworth Lynne Simon Leonard Donaghey Edna Donaghey LeRoy Fritzen Mildred Fritzen Warren Fritzen Mildred Fritzen Hubert Fugett Mr. & Mrs. T. W. Cooper Don & Audrey Gardner Mr. & Mrs. Harry Patterson Barbara Glasser Dr. & Mrs. Steve Eckman Mr. & Mrs. Duane Egle Cindy McNair Mr. & Mrs. John Stafford Cheryl Gonzalez Armando Gonzalez Homer & Betty Hall Mr. & Mrs. James Profitt Clarence & Hilda Haring Mr. & Mrs. Norman Bonde Ralph Harrington Ruthvernelle Harrington Mark Hemmelman Mr. & Mrs. Steve Hemmelman Velma Hendrix Mr. & Mrs. T.W. Cooper Belinda Langston Family Nedra Plumlee Family Steve Hickel Mr. & Mrs. James Leupold Wanda Howell Dr. & Mrs. Ray Miller Susanne Keller Delores Kauffman Mr. & Mrs. David Dvorak Tim Keesling Linda Keesling Woody Kirk Beverly Emrick Dr. Dale Larsen Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hansen Rev. & Mrs. Matagiese Tunoa Brian Lemons Mr. & Mrs. Martin Barrett Tom Lott Linda Keesling Patricia Loutzenhiser Mr. & Mrs. Steve Thompson Harold Luke Mr. & Mrs. Robert Grissom

Neta Kite Macey Mary Kite Lois Manchester Paul Manchester Kimball & Debbie Matkins Mr. & Mrs. Jason Matkins Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Horton Don & Virginia McAllister Mr. & Mrs. Victor Shelton Kirk Miller Elizabeth Huffman Mr. & Mrs. John Ratliff Mr. & Mrs. Donald Worten Dr. Mabrey Miller Colis Campbell Madge Miller Dr. & Mrs. Ray Miller Linda Rae Minard Christina Hansen Lynn & Alnetta Moomey Mr. & Mrs. Don Moomey Owen Morrow Mr. & Mrs. Troy Burr Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Follett Susanne Keller Mary Waller Darrell & Christine Murphy Mr. & Mrs. David Murphy Mr. & Mrs. John Williams Charles Musselman Mr. & Mrs. Russell Musselman F. David Odom Mr. & Mrs. Frank Odom Mr. & Mrs. J. David Odom Eugene Ouzts Mary Ouzts Cathy Pearson Dr. & Mrs. Ray Miller Maxine Pfeifer Dr. & Mrs. Don Shackelford David & Nellie Reppart Janet Nixon Laura Reppart Dr. & Mrs. Ray Miller Susanne Keller

Paul & Veda Riggs Mr. & Mrs. Fred Haney Barbara Sandy Mr. & Mrs. Vince Valentino Dr. Thomas Schulz Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Fisher Mr. & Mrs. William Free Dr. & Mrs. Ray Miller Mr. & Mrs. Gayland Roberts Dr. Dorris Schulz Mary Waller Maxie Scudder Mr. & Mrs. James Bellcock George Shaneyfelt Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Shaneyfelt Esther Simpson Mr. & Mrs. Fred Maxwell Dr. David Smiley Dr. Evelyn Smiley Dr. Joe & Donna Spaulding Mr. & Mrs. Joe Spaulding Mr. & Mrs. Gary Goss Ted Studebaker Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Studebaker Raymond Swanson Donna Swanson Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Swanson Almeta Talley Mr. & Mrs. Larry Good Drs. Joe & Jackie Humphrey Susanne Keller Alice Thayer Beverly Emrick Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Williams John Townsdin & Lisa Bowen Elaine Townsdin Louie Weber Shirley Weber June Wheeler Susanne Keller Bessie Witt Billy Witt Nancy Woods Dr. & Mrs. Greg Woods Joseph Wooten Mary Wooten

Friends and family honored the following people and groups with donations to York College in their name. Carrie Bartley Blackburn Family Tim Bruner Dr. John & Martha Bryant Howard Caldwell Colis Campbell Johnnie Conway Amie Cox Joe Cox Bobby & Erin DeHart Delta Chi Alpha A.J. Fenske Jarrell & Cynthia Gibbs Alice Hackett Harlan, Iowa Church of Christ Monroe & Julia Hawley Drs. Joe & Jackie Humphrey Chad Karcher Clifford Kauffman Kathryn Kirk Joan Kramer Bill & Pam Lambert

Billy & Christi Lones Kaitlin Loney Tod Martin Mitch & Lisa Menke Omega Phi & Kingsmen Brenda Onstead Redline, Iowa Church of Christ Jim Reppart Dr. Clark & Sue Roush Mike Rush Family Dr. Dorris Schulz Dr. Terry & Catherine Seufferlein Sheboygan Church of Christ (home of Amy Fraser) Art & Sandy Sheldon Jack & Robbie Sikes Bruce Tandy Theta Psi Paul Touchton Bill & Elaine Witt YC Faculty & Staff YC Administration & Staff

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Alumni and Friends Work Days, July 18-20


ooking for a fun way to help out YC? Join us for York College Alumni and Friends Workdays, July 18-20, where we will all pitch in to improve the campus prior to the start of a new school year. We will be painting, landscaping, and generally giving a little TLC to every part of campus. Volunteers can stay in the dorms and eat in the caf. For alumni, this is your chance to feel like a student again! So grab some classmates and head for campus. Contact Scott and Lisa Eckman (YC ‘79) at for more details or to register.

Freshman Orientation, August 21-25


he beginning of another academic year is just around the corner as the YC class of 2017 makes its way to campus. Freshman move-in is slated for Wednesday, August 21, starting as early as 8:00 a.m. Parents are invited to join in the first day’s activities that include a parent orientation session, barbecue, and a campus devotional. To see a full schedule of events and activities for the week, go to

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction, October 11


r. Roger Collins ’73 will be the first posthumous inductee by the YC Lettermen’s Association into the York College Athletic Hall of Fame at a lunch event on the Friday of Homecoming, October 11. Collins was a coach and faculty member at YC for 29 years. From 1996-2007, he coached the cross country and track teams and was himself an avid runner until his untimely death in October 2010. You can register for this event by emailing Tickets are $25 and proceeds support the athletic department. Please RSVP by October 6 if you plan to attend.

Homecoming and H.S. Days, October 11-13


weekend getaway is planned for you on campus that brings together some of the best experiences that YC has to offer. Homecoming and High School Days take advantage of beautiful fall days to invite alumni, high school teens, and friends of the college to a weekend of celebration. Saturday morning chapel, crowning of the Homecoming royalty, soccer games, fall theatre production, performance by the Concert Choir… all are part of the busy schedule. Make plans to be here, especially if it’s your reunion year.

Relationships Matter, October 20-23


ministry of Dr. Jerry and Lynn Jones, Relationships Matter is a 13-session conference that focuses on the core issues of relationships and incorporating godliness into the solutions. Each session explores some of the complex issues and emotions surrounding relationships and is filled with sound psychological advice and biblical direction. Both professional educators and dynamic communicators, Jerry and Lynn Jones are guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and truthfully evaluate yourself and your relationships. For more information visit

Don’t forget to check the calendar on the back cover for other important dates.

Looking for a new direction? YC now offers online bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Learn more at


York College Work Days

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New Student Orientation Classes Begin

October 11 Hall of Fame Induction 11-13 Homecoming & Fall High School Days 20-13 Relationships Matter - Dr. Jerry & Lynn Jones November 23-30 Thanksgiving Break December 16-18 Final Examinations January 3-11 Concert Choir Winter Tour 13 Classes Begin February 6-7 Shine Retreat 27 Spring Play Opening Night March 8-16 April 4-6

Spring Break Spring High School Days (Songfest: April 3 - 5, 7:30 p.m.)

May The Concert Choir performs Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Doane College Choir and Abendmusik Choir and Orchestra.

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Commencement RoundUp

Heritage, Summer 2013  

Vol. 15, No. 2 Heritage is a semi-annual publication for alumni and friends of York College.

Heritage, Summer 2013  

Vol. 15, No. 2 Heritage is a semi-annual publication for alumni and friends of York College.