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Alumni World, Reflections, Summer 2010 »

[23 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
A Wittenberg Moment

Every few years, the Wittenberg University Choir passes through town as part of a tour through the northeastern United States. Andrea and I saw them perform Saturday night, March 6, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ardmore, Pa. I have seen the choir perform several times over the years, and every time I leave feeling blessed, spiritually uplifted and culturally enriched. The collective sounds of these young people’s voices are beautiful, a mosaic of harmony and acoustic perfection.

Alumni World, Reflections, Summer 2010 »

[23 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Finding Hope Through The Fund

Wittenberg offered me the chance to become all I ever dreamed – to study molecular biology and help develop the great medicines of the future. My mother and brother had a hard time accepting my decision to leave and come to America, but the yearning for education was burning within me. Because of generous gifts like yours, I am the first in my family to ever attend college.

Reflections, Spring 2010 »

[3 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
A Gift For Life

When I first met Merlyn Ortiz Salguero, a teenage Guatemalan girl, she seemed destined for a life selling bananas on a street corner in her village. I knew I needed to intervene. Merlyn was one of a growing number of extremely impoverished girls with great ability and a fierce hunger to study for a better future.

Fall 2009, Reflections »

[18 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Beacon of Hope Alumna Discovers Passion In Helping Children With Traumatic Brain Injuries

In July 1987 when my brother Eric was almost 13 and I was 14, he was struck by a car while riding his bike. It started to rain, my mom was cooking dinner. A stranger pulled into our driveway and ranreflect up to our front door yelling, “Do you have a child on a bike?” I remember every single little detail about that day – it’s interesting how our brains work when our basic “fight-or-flight” response is elevated.

Features, Reflections, Summer 2009 »

[30 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]
Love Knows No Borders – Video Extra

Twice in my life I have flown to countries halfway around the world. The cultures have been foreign to me, the language, even the alphabet. But in both places I was given the most incredible children.

Reflections, Spring 2009 »

[4 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Giving Voice To The Voiceless

It was about 11 p.m. on Election Night when all the major news networks announced that long and hotly contested presidential election was over: Barack Obama, the junior senator from Illinois, they said, would be the next president of the United States.

Alumni World, Fall 2008, Reflections »

[8 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Passing of Light Alumni Take Lead To Improve Life For Under-Resourced Students

Upon graduating in 2001, my wife Erin and I moved to Atlanta to pursue our careers. Erin began work in public relations, and I was placed at Booker T. Washington High School as part of the Teach for America program.