While studying at Gordon, Anna Jonker ’14 was met with a life-changing opportunity that began when she met a Peace Corps representative at a career fair and received a nudge of encouragement from Dr. Dorothy Boorse (biology).
On Saturday, May 20, Gordon College celebrated it’s 125th undergraduate Commencement ceremony and the 20th graduate degree Commencement.
“The past year in politics has given us many things to talk about,” says Dr. Paul Brink (political science). “At Gordon, it has allowed for great conversation among faculty and students about very basic questions concerning what politics is for.”
Sohenga Depestre has been named the 2017 Collegian of the Year, a longstanding tradition that honors the graduating senior who has made the greatest total contribution to the College.
“If you’re going to take social impact seriously, there might actually be no better place on the planet than a Christian liberal arts school, where faithful founders are asked to think deeply about how to address the needs of a broken world.”
“I’m persuaded that 500 years after the Reformation, evangelicals cannot simply yawn and walk away from Christ’s command that we all be one,” proclaimed former CFI Director Dr. Tal Howard, now of Valparaiso University.
Sradda Thapa was a world traveler before she even got to Gordon; besides her home country, Nepal, she had lived in Hong Kong, India, and Australia. In 2012 she moved to Afghanistan, where she is with a communications firm in Kabul that works with government and international agencies.
Freda Obeng-Ampofo is equally fluent in English and in Twi—the principal native language of the Akan lands in Ghana. Both languages are absolutely necessary for her work as press and information officer for the Delegation of the European Union to Ghana.