During a night of Fiddler on the Roof parodies, Old Testament one-liners, Yiddish slang, Hebrew prayers and words from friends, the Gordon community celebrated the retirement of Dr. Marv Wilson (biblical studies and Christian ministries) with a tribute program to honor his 55-plus years at Gordon.
As a young boy who grew up in a country experiencing a brutal 28-year civil war, Prashan de Visser ’08 realized how easy it was to hate someone. But by forming friendships, he learned that the stereotypes of the “enemy” were often wrong.
The 126th Commencement at Gordon took place on Saturday, May 19. There were 352 baccalaureate degrees conferred in the arts and sciences, and 93 graduate degrees in Education, Music Education and Leadership.
Jaren Yang ’18 turned down a dream gig with Major League Baseball. Why? ESPN wanted him, too. The recent grad will soon begin a full-time position as a production assistant for ESPN.
Vocal performance grad Jonmichael Tarleton ’15 recently achieved a career milestone, making his Broadway debut at the Minskoff Theatre in a benefit show, the Easter Bonnet.
As a post-doctoral scholar in STEM education, Dr. Matt Taylor ’06 is in the business of turning perceived weaknesses into strengths—with help from NASA and a robot named Dash.
Times were tough during the dot-com collapse of the early 2000s. Newly married with a toddler and a baby on the way, Benjamin Eng ’93, a computer programmer at the time, got creative—by returning to his roots in classic clothing.
The Institute will be a vital resource in connecting classroom learning to real-world experience with a comprehensive approach to four years of discovery, development and deepening.
In April two Gordon students, Kara Applegate ’18 and Christie Clause ’20, were recognized in the National Federation of State Poetry Societies College Undergraduate Poetry competition, receiving first and fifth place honorable mentions.
Gordon was one of 20 institutions to participate in the MLK50 Dream Forward Scholarship Initiative, which offers a total of $1.5 million in scholarships to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.