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Lancer Legacy Day Proves A Success

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

On September 10, Grace College and Seminary hosted its first annual Lancer Legacy Day.  The event, which was held at Miller Field on the Grace College Campus, was created to honor current and former Lancer athletes. Grace’s Alumni Services invited alumni athletes to join Lancer Legacy Day as a way to celebrate Grace’s rich athletic history.


The Lancer athletic teams, including Softball, Men’s Tennis, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Cross Country, and Baseball, showcased their talents throughout the day.  The Grace student body attended the day to support the Lancer teams and to honor the alumni athletes, and later the students were treated to a picnic lunch.


During Lancer Legacy Day, Grace gave special recognition to several alumni athletes – Stephen Miller for Men’s Soccer, Jolie Miller for Women’s Softball, Aubrey Alcorn for Women’s Soccer, and Jon Hueni for Men’s Tennis.


Director of Alumni Services Tammy Denlinger pronounced the day a success.  “We were thrilled to have such a great turnout for this event – we had 30 Grace alumni athletes celebrate Lancer athletics with us. The day was a fun way for us to connect athletes past and present while celebrating Grace’s future athletic successes.”

Jon Hueni, resident of Bremen, Indiana, prior to receiving special recognition for his accomplishments in Men’s Tennis while a student at Grace College.

Jolie Miller, Kosciusko County resident, received special recognition for her accomplishments in Women’s Softball while a student at Grace College.

Stephen Miller, Kosciusko County resident, received special recognition for his accomplishments in Men’s Soccer while a student at Grace College.

Aubrey Alcorn, Kosciusko County resident, received special recognition for her accomplishments in Women’s Soccer while a student at Grace College.

Grace College Named ‘Military Friendly School’

Monday, September 26th, 2011

For the second year in a row Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Ind., has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine. The list of named schools is a product of years of research across government agencies and private entities, as well as a survey administered by G.I. Jobs. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

The 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience.  These schools are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served. The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.


Tickets for Laura Bush Visit to Grace Sold Out

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Grace College & Seminary and The Remnant Trust are pleased to welcome former First Lady Laura Bush to the Orthopaedic Capital Center on the Grace College campus. Mrs. Bush will address a sold out audience at Grace College on October 6.

Dr. Manahan, president of Grace College & Seminary, expressed his pleasure at bringing Laura Bush to campus. “Our campus is delighted to welcome Former First Lady Laura Bush to our community to talk about ideas important to all Americans,” he said.

Mrs. Bush will present on freedom and literacy, followed by a question and answers session with Grace College & Seminary Chief of Advancement John Boal. Prior to the event, Mrs. Bush will meet with a select group of elementary students.

As a former librarian and teacher, Mrs. Bush has a passion for literacy and children. In September 2011, Mrs. Bush joined with the Library of Congress to launch the First National Book Festival. She now serves as an Honorary Ambassador for the United Nations Literacy Decade. She is an enthusiastic proponent of teacher recruitment programs such as Teach for America, The New Teacher Project and Troops to Teachers.

Local community leaders such as Dane Miller, co-founder and former CEO of Biomet, are eager to hear Mrs. Bush present. “Those of us who live and enjoy the town of Winona Lake are truly excited about this once in a lifetime opportunity to welcome Mrs. Laura Bush to our community and hear her thoughts on freedom and literacy,” he said, adding that the event would not just benefit Grace College, but the entire Midwest region.

For more information, please contact John Boal at 866-448-3472.


Grace Ranked Among Top Midwestern Colleges

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind., has again been named one of the “Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the Midwest” according to U.S. News and World Report. Grace ranked 39th out of the schools listed.


Colleges are ranked according to several criteria, including academic reputation, retention rates, graduation rates, faculty, admissions practices, financial resources, and alumni contributions.


For the past several years, the Princeton Review has also recognized Grace as one of the Midwest’s best colleges, citing academic excellence as well as high ratings in student opinion surveys.


“The students, faculty, and staff at Grace College know what a fantastic education Grace provides and it’s gratifying to see that presented nationally, as well” said Dr. Bill Katip, provost of Grace College.  “As we have re-designed our curriculum and structure we are excited about what the future holds here at Grace, and are encouraged by the 18% increase in new students.”


Highlights of the college rankings will be published in the September issue of U.S. News and World Report, available on newsstands September 20. The 2012 Best Colleges guidebook will also be on newsstands September 20.


Though Grace is a four-year liberal arts college, it now offers academically aggressive students an accelerated 3-year degree option which will cut 25% from the costs of a college education and enter the job market one year earlier. This translates into an additional 25% return in the form of another year of income. At the same time, a new curricular model provides more time for contextual experiences and applied learning, such as internships, study abroad, student teaching, research fellowships, and student leadership positions. These changes will help students engage more deeply and actively in their education. Students may choose to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in three years, a bachelor’s and master’s in four, or a bachelor’s in four.


Six New Faculty Joining the Grace College Team

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Grace College and Theological Seminary welcomes six new faculty members this school year.

The School of Arts and Sciences welcomes two new faculty members:  Kristin Farwell, Ph.D. and Rebekah Watson, Ph.D.  Dr. Farwell joins the Grace faculty as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics; he previously taught at Siena College.  Dr. Watson joins the Grace faculty as an Assistant Professor of Communication; she previously taught communication courses at the University of Missouri and public speaking courses at Purdue University.

The School of Education welcomes Rachael Hoffert, M.Ed.  Hoffert joins the Grace faculty as an Assistant Professor of Education; she previously held the position of Literacy Coach/Staff Developer in the Warsaw School District.

The School of Behavioral Sciences welcomes Chris Hull, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC.  Dr. Hull joins the Grace faculty as an Assistant Professor of Graduate Counseling and Interpersonal Relations; he previously taught in the School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Argosy University – Tampa. Dr. Hull is a practicing Licensed Mental Health Counselor and qualified supervisor.

The School of Business welcomes two new faculty members:  Dr. Jeff Fawcett, D.B.A. and Alan Grossnickle, M.B.A.  Dr. Fawcett joins the Grace faculty as the Dean of the School of Business and as a Professor of Marketing.  Dr. Fawcett previously taught at Cedarville University and is an active member of the Christian Business Faculty Association.  Grossnickle joins the Grace faculty as the Director of the William P. Gordon Institute for Enterprise Development and as Assistant Professor of Business.  Grossnickle previously taught at the University of Saint Francis and is currently completing his Doctorate in Business Administration at North Central University.

Grace College Hosts Training for Licensed Counselors to Work with Military Personnel and their Families

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Grace College in collaboration with Star Behavioral Health Providers will be offering training for licensed counselors to work and interact with those serving in the military.  Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) is a brand-new initiative designed through a partnership with the Indiana National Guard, the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University and the Indiana Family and Social Services Association.  SBHP is a registry that was created to assist and help service members locate behavioral health professionals with special and key training to understand and deal with military issues.

Star Behavioral Health Providers offers licensed counselors the opportunity to enhance one’s skill set through learning more about the unique needs of the military population, access training specific to serving military patients, receive experience-based education that supports all branches of the military, and earn recognition as having received advanced training in behavioral health issues related to the military. Counselors receiving the training will then be listed on a comprehensive registry that will identify them as having completed this training in military issues, and serve as a valuable resource for service members, families, and referring professionals in and outside the military.

Grace College is pleased to host the Second Tier of training on September 7th and 8th in the Orthopaedic Capital Center.  The training is free to participants, and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may be earned at no cost, as well.


Grace College Welcomes Louis Zamperini

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Grace College is honored to welcome Louis Zamperini, former Olympian, World War II veteran, prisoner of war, and true American hero to campus to address the student body. On Wednesday, September 21, 94-year-old Zamperini will speak in the Freshman Foundations class.  Zamperini will then address the student body in chapel at 10:30 a.m. in the Orthopaedic Capital Center on the Grace College campus.  This chapel will be open to the public.

Each year the incoming freshman class is given a summer reading assignment. This book is then discussed in their Freshman Foundations class, and, when possible, the author or the subject of the book is brought to the campus. Unbroken was the assigned reading for summer 2011.  Written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken is the powerful account of Louis Zamperini’s remarkable life story.

Today Louis Zamperini, former Olympic distance runner, American airman, and World War II veteran, is a motivational and inspirational speaker, traveling the world telling his story.


Grace Graduate David Floyd Joins OrthoWorx

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

From Inside Indiana Business, full article here.

OrthoWorx  announced that David K. Floyd will join the Warsaw-based community group as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 6, 2011. Mr. Floyd most recently served as Worldwide President of DePuy Orthopaedics, a Johnson & Johnson Company headquartered in Warsaw.

“We are delighted that David has agreed to join our organization as Chief Executive Officer,” said Cheryl R. Blanchard, PhD, chair of the OrthoWorx Board of Directors. “David’s industry experience as the global head of a multi-billion dollar orthopedic enterprise, his leadership in the creation and launch of OrthoWorx, and his deep connections to the Warsaw community make him ideally suited for this position.”

Mr. Floyd was a founding member of the OrthoWorx Board of Directors and served on the board until April 2011. He also has served as chair of the organization’s Transportation and Logistics Initiative. He began his orthopedic industry career at Zimmer in Warsaw in 1987 and is a graduate of Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana.

“I am delighted to join OrthoWorx and to be able to draw on my experiences in leadership and in the orthopedic industry in a different way—to help the Warsaw region continue to thrive as the orthopedic capital of the world,” said Mr. Floyd. “The formation of OrthoWorx was a recognition that the Warsaw area must continue to advance and adapt to new global pressures if it is to retain its status as a world-class center of research, development and manufacturing. In its first two years, OrthoWorx has made excellent progress on a number of initiatives and has built important collaborative relationships with community stakeholders. I am excited about working with the Board and our executive director, Brad Bishop, to continue that work. The orthopedic industry has been a great Indiana success story and I believe it can continue to be a powerful driver of our region’s overall economy.”

Mr. Floyd joined DePuy Orthopaedics as U.S. President in September 2007, coming from Abbott Spine, where he served as President of the worldwide spine business. He has held executive leadership positions in several companies, including President of Centerpulse Orthopedics and President and CEO of AxioMed Spine Corporation. He is an alumnus of the Miller Graduate School of Business at Ball State University and the Kosciusko Leadership Academy. He serves as a Director of the Orthopedic Capital Foundation and on the President’s Advisory Council and the Strategic Planning Committee for Grace College.


About OrthoWorx

OrthoWorx ( is a Warsaw-based, industry, community and education initiative established to advance and support growth and innovation within the region’s uniquely concentrated, globally significant orthopedics device sector. Funded in part by the Lilly Endowment, OrthoWorx was founded in 2009 out of a comprehensive study conducted by BioCrossroads. The initiative engages and enhances the broader community interests that both serve and depend upon the sector’s continued growth by targeting an integrated set of educational, workforce, cultural, communication, branding, logistical and entrepreneurial efforts.


Historian and Author John Fea to Speak at Grace College

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The role of religion in American society remains a topic of much discussion and debate. For many Americans, personal views on current religious and political issues are shaped by what they believe about America’s foundations. Was America founded as a Christian nation? Is it a secular nation? Or was it established with both secular and religious influences? Historian and author, Dr. John Fea, will probe these important questions in a public lecture at Grace College in commemoration of Constitution Day. The event will take place on the Grace College campus at Westminster Hall on Friday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m.


John Fea, chair of the Department of History at Messiah College in Grantham, PA, is a respected historian of colonial and revolutionary America and has a long list of publications on Christian faith and its role in American life. He speaks to numerous audiences and has been spotlighted on talk radio and C-SPAN’s Book TV.  According to Jared Burkholder, assistant professor of American and world history at Grace College, “Fea’s treatment of religion and America’s founding is balanced, nuanced, and based on thorough research; the September address at Grace will no doubt be an engaging and enlightening event.”


This lecture will be part of the Lyceum Series on Faith and the Academy, a lecture series that draws inspiration from the history of both the college and Winona Lake. Lectures and presentations were a part of Winona Lake’s Chautauqua tradition since the late nineteenth century, attracting notable figures during the Progressive Era who brought “culture” to small town America. Looking for continuity with this valuable heritage, Grace College established the American Lyceum Lecture Series in the 1990s which showcased such figures as Allan Keyes and Michael Reagan. Recently renamed, the lectures series currently reflects both Winona Lake’s tradition of cultural engagement as well as Grace College’s commitment to participate in issues related to Christian faith and academia.


Fea’ lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Jared Burkholder at Grace College, or 800-544-7223 ext. 6006.


The Big 400: Local Organizations Celebrate King James Bible’s Anniversary

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Grace College & Seminary, The Remnant Trust and Liberty Fund are hosting an event this fall to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible. This event will take place on October 6, from 10-12:00p.m. at Westminster Hall on the Grace College campus in Winona Lake, Indiana.

The King James Version was initiated in 1604 when King James of England requested that a new English translation of the Bible be published. Seven years later, the KJV was finished in 1611 and was first published by the Church of England. For the past 400 years, this version of the Bible has led multitudes to the knowledge of Jesus Christ. The KJV has also had a profound impact on the literature throughout the past 400 years.

Four distinguished experts will present on different facets of the King James Version. These speakers include Dr. Jeffrey Kloha, Dr. Matthew Harmon, Dr. John Alvis, and Martine Brownley.

Concordia Theological Seminary professor Dr. Jeffrey Kloha will open up this symposium with the topic, “What to Translate? How the KJV Definited ‘The Bible’”. Dr. Kloha is a premier New Testament scholar who is highly sought after for his presentations.

Dr. Matthew Harmon, Grace College professor, will speak on, “Is Translation Really Treason? The Impulse to Translate the Bible into the Common Tongue.” Dr. Harmon brings a passion to equip people to encounter Christ through the Scriptures and leads others to do the same as well.  His blog entitled ‘Biblical Theology’ was recognized by for being a top 100 Theology Blog.

University of Dallas Professor Dr. John Alvis will speak on, “The Contribution of the KJV to the Anglo-American Tradition of Prizing Liberty.” Dr. Alvis’ research interests include Shakespeare, Milton, American literature, and playwriting. His work has been published in many distinguished news magazines such as Carolina Academic Press, Lexington Press, and the Liberty Fund Press.

Martine Brownley, Emory University professor, will conclude the event with, “‘It Lives on in the Ear’: Language, Literature, and the King James Bible.” Martine is an associated faculty member in the Comparative Literature Program at Emory and the Institute for Women’s Studies. She was awarded with the 2009 Governor’s Award in the humanities category. This award recognizes individuals and organizations who build community, character, and citizenship in Georgia through public humanities education.

This symposium will take place from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011, in Westminster Hall. For more information, please contact John Boal at 866-448-3472.