Archive for the ‘2014 Archives’ Category

Grace College School of Business, Gordon Institute for Enterprise Development Host Third Annual Executive Forum

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Front row (L to R)- Hannah Clemmons, Kelsey Cook, Lydia Bronner, Sarah Grube, and Dr. Al Grossnickle Back Row (L to R)- Carianne Sobey, Annette Hammond, and Alex Noppert

Grace College and the Gordon Institute for Enterprise Development are partnering to present the community with the third annual Executive Forum, “Enhancing Communication in Your Organization” on Tuesday, November 18. WOWO Radio political analyst Pat Miller will moderate the event, joined by panelists Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley; Cory Colman, senior vice president of Paragon Medical; Nick Deeter, founder of OrthoPediatrics; Ed McMillan, former CEO of Purina Mills; and John Zeglis, former CEO of AT&T. Student volunteers from Grace College are involved in the planning and execution of the event.

The forum, held at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center located at 610 Wooster Road on the Grace College campus, is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 11:45 a.m.  Everyone is invited to attend. Admission is $40 per person, and includes a networking breakfast to kick off the event. RSVP on or before November 11 by visiting www.grace.edu/executiveforum. For multiple reservations or additional information, please contact Marsha Yocum at 574.372.5100 ext. 6094 or yocummd@grace.edu.

This year’s forum is sponsored by McGladrey, the leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with locations all over the country including South Bend and Indianapolis.

“This event is a perfect opportunity for business leaders in our community to come together, network over a continental breakfast, and enjoy a panel of experienced business leaders,” said Alan Grossnickle, director of the Gordon Institute for Enterprise Development and associate professor of business administration at Grace.

Four School Records Fall at Taylor Invitational

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

In just their second indoor meet of the season, Grace’s track and field teams broke four school records at the Taylor Invite on Saturday.

Nathan Brown and Jo Boren highlighted Grace’s day as the sophomore duo had a hand in two records each.

“I thought we made some key improvements in the last week. Some of the young athletes are learning new events and learning how to compete at this level,” said Grace coach Jeff Raymond. “Besides the school records, we had several other personal-best performances, so that makes for a successful event.”

The Taylor Invite featured 12 teams and over 600 athletes. No team scores were kept for the indoor meet.

Brown placed second in both the high jump (6-feet-4.75) and the long jump (22-1.75), breaking Grace’s record for each event in the process.

Boren improved her own school record in the 400-meter run, finishing in 1:02.35 for third place. She then led off the 4×200 relay team of Erin Jones, Lindsey Young and Alicia Hertzler that crossed the line in 1:50.72, the fastest time in school history.

The women’s 4×800 relay squad of Jenna McClellan, Katelyn McCullough, Allison Zylstra and Rachel Fehring finished fourth in 10:13.04, and the men’s 4×800 relay team (Jonathan Rex, Donovan Graham, Brendon Lengacher, Matthew Lee) echoed their fourth-place showing.

For the men’s team, Lance Taylor was third in the 400 (51.79 seconds), Graham was fourth in the 600 (1:25.54), and Rex was fifth in the 1000 (2:39.14).

The Lancers will tackle their third indoor meet of the season next Saturday at the IWU Invitational in Marion, Ind.