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March 2015 Update

The past week has been busy and fun! We have had meetings, service awards, and special recognitions.

Thursday, March 5
Service Award Dinner recognized 19 faculty and staff for their years of service to McPherson College. There were also 4 Trustees who were recognized for their years of service to the institution

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Friday, March 6
An Evening of Recognition was held at The Cedars Wellness and Conference Center where donors to the college were recognized. Three alumni were presented with the Citation of Merit Award, the highest honor given to alums by the college. The alumni honored were Dr. Jean Lichty Hendricks ‘69, Larry Martin ’70, and Roberta Strickler ’70.

The theatre production concluded it’s run of ‘On the Verge, or the Geography of Yearning‘ on Friday and Saturday.

Friday also saw a guest lecture by Eric Stearns, professor of art from Doane College and Laughter is Sacred Space presented by Ted Swartz of Ted and Co. Swartz, David Radcliff and Mutual Kumquat were special guests of the Regional Youth Conference during the weekend.

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Saturday, March 7
The Board of Trustees Spring Meeting concluded at noon, and the Alumni Board met from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The Alumni Board is working on a structure to offer transportation to the Wichita Airport for students at the beginning and end of each academic year, as well as breaks during the school year.

The Board is also working with Katie Sawyer, the Director of Career Services, to refine the network of alumni who can help with job searches and internship opportunities. If you are interested please contact Katie Sawyer sawyerk@mcpherson.edu

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Sunday, March 8
The final event of the weekend was the Mohler Lecture with Dr. Katherine Melhorn ’77 who presented  ‘Child Abuse and Neglect: Do we have the Evidence and Courage We Need to Make a Difference?’