Spring/Summer 2012 Print Edition

Spring/Summer 2012 Print Edition

Leaf through the Spring/Summer 2012 edition of the Maranatha Advantage by clicking expand below. Zoom in at any time by clicking once inside the context of any page. You may also download this edition in PDF format. [issuu width=590 height=400 showHtmlLink=false backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=120621191516-769cbc5aea9a42bbbdeffa9af8520817 name=spring-2012-maranatha-advantage username=maranathaedu tag=advantage unit=px v=2] Articles from previous print editions can be [Continue Reading…]

Law Enforcement Careers: Some Risks, Many Rewards

Law Enforcement Careers: Some Risks, Many Rewards

Considering a law enforcement career requires analysis of a risk-and-reward equation. The risks are readily apparent. The rewards, however, can be many. “You get to make a difference in people’s lives,” said Watertown police officer Jeremy Lingle (’03). “You get to protect the people in your community. You get to keep kids safe. If I [Continue Reading…]

Time to (Finally) Finish College

Time to (Finally) Finish College

Ten years and four children after her last class at Maranatha, Shera O’Neal was still determined to finish college someday. “I knew it would be hard, but I never gave it (not finishing) a thought,” O’Neal said. The 30-year-old mom/substitute teacher/tutor/volleyball coach/bookkeeper from Dallas will soon have several full-time career options available to her, thanks [Continue Reading…]

Counted Faithful: Larry Carlson and the Hershbergers

Counted Faithful: Larry Carlson and the Hershbergers

Three of Maranatha’s most faithful and enduring servants will retire this summer. Athletic Facilities Manager Larry Carlson has worked 40 years at the College, Registrar Dr. David Hershberger 38 and Teacher Education Department Associate Professor Barbara Hershberger 33. The Board of Trustees granted faculty emeritus status to the Hershbergers upon their retirement. These three stories [Continue Reading…]

Balanced Training: The Maranatha Way

Balanced Training: The Maranatha Way

It is the Maranatha way. The young man you see playing trombone in the orchestra is also a starting linebacker for the football team, leads those who share his dormitory floor in devotions every week, and helps in his church’s rest home ministry. The young woman who becomes an audience favorite for her solid supporting [Continue Reading…]

Todd Linder (’77): Saving Soldiers’ Lives

Todd Linder (’77): Saving Soldiers’ Lives

Todd Linder (’77) is aware of the importance of his job—and the reward for doing it well. “I do look at my job as keeping soldiers alive, and that makes it a critical job,” Linder said. The 60-year-old Montana resident is working in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. He trains American soldiers in the use of Ground [Continue Reading…]

Davis to Graduates: Love God

Davis to Graduates: Love God

See Graduation photo galleries here John Davis asked the Class of 2012 to consider the most important lesson they have learned at Maranatha, then speculated as to their answers. Nursing students, Davis guessed, might say performing an emergency tracheotomy; for teacher education majors, classroom management; for business majors, investment strategies; for biblical studies majors, proper [Continue Reading…]

Retiring Barbara Hershberger Loves Literature, Literacy

Retiring Barbara Hershberger Loves Literature, Literacy

As she prepares to retire after this semester, Barbara Hershberger reflects on the many books she has acquired. “I love all my courses—especially my literacy classes,” Hershberger says. “And how can you teach literacy without books?” Hershberger, currently part-time faculty, teaches four literacy courses. Her favorite is Children’s Literature. “My favorite children’s book is Johnny [Continue Reading…]

Maranatha’s New Teacher Education Scholarship

Maranatha’s New Teacher Education Scholarship

We have great news for future educators: Maranatha’s new Teacher Education Scholarship! Students could receive as much as $7,000 per year when the Teacher Education Scholarship and potential Pell Grant are combined. Our Teacher Education program is second to none among Christian colleges. We have been training Christian educators for more than 40 years and [Continue Reading…]