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Grace College Students Participate in Indiana Academy of Science Meeting

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
Grant Carlson (left) and Jessica Lokotar (right) explain to a conference participant their research on the newly proposed route to Thiapentalenes.

Grant Carlson (left) and Jessica Lokotar (right) explain to a conference participant their research on the newly proposed route to Thiapentalenes.

Grace College students Will Lorenz, Grant Carlson, and Jessica Lokotar attended the 131st Annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held in Indianapolis on March 26. As members of the Indiana Academy of Science, the three students joined 400 scientists and guests for the event. The meeting included 140 oral presentations, 120 poster presentations, 11 hot topic presentations and two workshops. Carlson and Lokotar each gave a poster presentation on their peer-reviewed synthetic organic chemistry research which was published in the event’s proceedings. “They performed excellently as I expected. It was a great experience for them to present their research to fellow scientists and be recognized for their work,” says Dr. Chad Snyder, associate professor of chemistry and director of chemical research at Grace College. Students are now preparing for next year’s meeting where they will be presenting oral and poster presentations. Research for the students’ presentations were funded in part by Grace College faculty members: Don DeYoung, Mark Norris, and John Lillis.

Grace College Encourages Prospective Students to Submit FAFSA

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the form by which federal and state governments determine need, can help students cover tuition, room and board. Indiana students may be eligible to receive state grants by submitting the FAFSA by March 10, 2016.

“Applying for college should go hand-in-hand with filing a FAFSA,” said Cindy Sisson, vice president for enrollment management at Grace College.  “After being accepted to a college and filing a FAFSA, students will receive information on the federal, state and institutional financial aid for which they are eligible,” she continued.

The FAFSA can be completed online at www.fafsa.gov and the school code for Grace College is 001800.  Students may include up to 10 college codes on their FAFSA.

“Students who are accepted to Grace and include code 001800 on their FAFSA will receive a personalized letter from us detailing the complete financial aid package we can offer.  Then, an admissions counselor will call them to answer any questions and ensure they understand all aid available to them,” said Sisson.

Grace College endeavors to make quality, Christian higher education accessible to as many students as possible.  Ninety-nine percent of Grace College students receive financial aid.  Admissions counselors are always available to answer questions and assist families in securing aid, including filing the FAFSA.

 

For more information about applying to Grace College or general questions about financial aid, visit www.grace.edu/admissions or call 866-974-7223.  Personalized assistance for filing a FAFSA is also available at College Goal Sunday on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. at 42 locations around the state.  For a full list of Indiana locations, visit www.collegegoalsunday.org/index.php/locations.

2015 Presidential Scholarship Competition Winners

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

2015 Presidential Scholarship Competition Winners

<<view photos from PSC 2015 here>>

During the weekend of Feb. 13-14, Grace College hosted 155 high school students for its Presidential Scholarship Competition. The competition, held annually, brings finalists to campus to compete for scholarships ranging from $1,000 – full tuition per year.

This year’s winners included:

President’s Scholarship:

  • Alexandra Gandy, Indianapolis, IN

Trustee Scholarship:

  • Asia Weimer, Hudson, IA
  • Erika Combs, Fort Wayne, IN

Faculty Scholarship:

  • Kirsten Mead, Powell, OH
  • Benjamin Fultz, Hagerstown, MD
  • Logan Swartzentruber, Dalton, OH
  • Emily Zilz, Columbia City, IN
  • Hannah England, Metamora, MI

Achievement Scholarship:

  • Jennifer Gonzalez, Macedonia, OH
  • Virginia Willis, Ashland, OH
  • Sydney Burdge, Columbia City, IN
  • Paige Price, Warsaw, IN
  • Jocelyn Quirple, Hagerstown, MD
  • Lauren Rekeweg, Auburn, IN
  • Charlotte Byers, Ostrander, OH
  • Megan Hansen, Lees Summit, MO
  • Julia Kaster, Clinto, WI
  • Alec Carey, Uniontown, OH

McClain Scholarship:

  • Abigail Boswell, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Sarah Manko, Blacklick, OH
  • Susan Negowski, Bath, OH
  • Maryl Gerst, Warsaw, IN
  • Lydia Yurkovich, Painesville, OH
  • Anna Hertzler, Mears, MI
  • Benjamin Tucker, Mansfield, OH
  • Austin Risner, Piqua, OH
  • Josiah Barkdoll, Lawrenceburg, IN
  • Blaze Bowers, Toronto, OH
  • Kelsey Saunders, Grand Haven, MI
  • Andrea Howell, Frankfurt, IN
  • Tyler Stout, Mishawaka, IN
  • Carrie Buhmann, Hobart, IN
  • Kristy Parks, Lawton, MI
  • Noah Osborne, Westfield, IN
  • Grace Smith, Fortville, IN
  • Kaleb Kramer, Ostrander, OH
  • Bejamin DeJong, Hudsonville, MI
  • Lily Van Loh, Lansing, MI

 

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.

Pastor Needed – Huntington, IN

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Union Church is currently searching for a Lead Pastor to shepherd our congregation.  We are a large non-denominational congregation with multiple worship sites, located in the heart of rural Huntington County, Indiana. Established in 1946, we are a congregation led by a strong Elder Board (including the Pastor).  We are a conservative, evangelical church whose motto is “Loving God, Loving People”.

We are seeking a pastoral candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in an associate or lead pastor role
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Experience working with a multi-staff congregation

The preferred candidate will have had:

  • seminary instruction or a ministry degree
  • strong biblical preaching
  • leadership and relationship skills
  • worked with a multi-site congregation.
  • a proven record of casting a compelling vision for the church, including discipleship and spiritual formation.
  1. The preferred candidate should be strong in the following spiritual gifts:  faith, leadership & teaching.
  2. The preferred candidate should be strong in prayer and be able to give examples of answered prayers.

As we desire to minister to our community, we would prefer that candidates be willing to acclimate and integrate themselves into not only our church family, but our community family as well.

If you are qualified and interested in our position, please submit a resume and a statement of faith to the following email address:  tdbrumbaugh@yahoo.com .  You can also see more about Union Church at our website, www.unionchurchin.org

Senior Pastor Needed – FT – Wisconsin

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The Community Evangelical Free Church is a small rural congregation tucked into the hills of southwest Wisconsin. CEFC was founded in 1998 and has been served by three pastors. The present pastor has been with us for seven years. CEFC is a healthy church with a desire to grow and reach people in the Shullsburg area with the Gospel.

If the called individual is without senior pastor experience a transitional period until September of 2015 could be arranged. Regardless of experience, the elders would appreciate a willingness to spend time working with the current pastor. Then, on September 1, 2015, Pastor Lee would move on to the next stage of his journey, and the new individual would become the pastor. During the transition period, some compensation would be available, but the salary and benefits package would not begin until September 2015.

If this is an opportunity you would be interested in pursuing please send your resume to the church. Also we invite you to call or email (communityefc.shullsburg@gmail.com) us with any questions you have.

Pastor Lee: 608-965-3016 or 608-482-4014

Tom Hackl, Search Committee Chairman: 608-482-1943

Nick Johnson, Elder Board Chairman: 608-574-6011

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.

Senior Pastor Needed – FT – Kingsport, TN

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
Kingsport Methodist Church, located in Kingsport, Tennessee is seeking a full-time senior minister. Kingsport Methodist Church is a small, independent, self-governing church that is Wesley-Arminian in doctrine and practice. The ministerial candidate must meet but not limited to the following requirements:
  1. Must be Wesley-Arminian in doctrine
  2. Must meet the Scriptural requirements especially in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
  3. Must have a theological education (i.e. MDiv, Masters in Theological Studies, Biblical Studies, etc.)
  4. Administer the rites of the office, which includes but not limited to communion, baptism, marriage ceremonies, funerals, and infant dedications.
  5. Perform duties of the office, such as visitation, pastoral counseling, preaching/teaching, and instruction concerning doctrine, rules, and regulations of the church.

Overall, the candidate will be a shepherd to the people of Kingsport Methodist Church who will preach the whole council of God, believes the Bible to be the infallible, inspired, and authoritative Word of God, affirms the divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ and His bodily resurrection, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, one can live a sanctified life. We believe that a pastor should preach Christ crucified to those who are lost, embody the Gospel, and help make disciples within the church.

Church salary: negotiable.  *Applicants should supply a resume/vitae with references.

Contact: Dwight Gonce

Phone: (423) 288-7285

Email: gonceathome@yahoo.com

Grace College & Seminary Ranked Among the Most Efficient Midwest Colleges

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Grace College recently placed in the Regional Midwest Colleges category of an exclusive U.S. News and World Report list, “Weighing the efficiency of Highly Ranked Universities.” This report is a cross analysis of the U.S .News and World Report rankings and an efficiency scale. U.S. News measures a school’s financial resources by taking into account how much it spends per student on instruction, research, student services and related educational expenditures. The schools included in the list were those producing the highest educational quality, as determined by their place in the 2014 Best Colleges rankings, but spending relatively less on educational programs to achieve that quality.

Grace College is concerned not only with the efficiency of its resources but also with the quality and availability of the education it offers its students. Recently, Grace made quality education even more affordable by introducing a new three-year accelerated bachelor’s degree program and an additional option that allows students to graduate with a master’s degree in four years. Offered with five distinct master’s programs, students who take advantage of the blended degree program receive bachelor’s and master’s degrees for the price and time of just an undergraduate degree. Grace College is one of the few public or private universities nationally to offer three-year bachelor’s degree and four-year master’s degree programs across its entire curriculum.

Grace College tirelessly seeks to find a balance between pricing and value that maintains its mission, tradition, and heritage, yet propels its community of learners forward in ways that are relevant and affordable. The school maintains a strong student retention rate, providing competitive financial awards, partnerships with Trine University for Engineering and Bethel College for Nursing, and degree programs at commuter locations in Detroit, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis that allow students to transfer to Grace or other schools to complete a bachelor’s degree. Grace’s program innovation and value-added education has attracted the attention of Congress, state legislators and national media.

“We have worked diligently to offer a quality Christian education in new and innovative ways, and as a result, we have seen impressive enrollment increases,” said Grace President Bill Katip. “Now outside organizations and publications are also taking notice of our success and the value we provide.”

Pastor Needed – Terrace Parke General Baptist – Evansville, IN

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Terrace Parke General Baptist Church, an urban fellowship located in Evansville, Indiana, is seeking to hire a Pastor. This position would begin on a bi-vocational basis, with our goal being to have the ability to fund it full time within two years. A parsonage is provided at no cost.

For more information or to apply, please contact:
Raymond Doud, Chair – Board of Deacons
8300 Whetstone Rd.
Evansville, IN  47725
(812) 867-5857
raydoud@juno.com