Is a College Degree Worth the Investment?

Is a College Degree Worth the Investment?

Many print and web publications regularly explore the topic of whether a college education is worthwhile. This has become an even more common discussion recently.  America’s economic downturn has made answering this question a high priority for many families. When the most current evidence is examined, however, the consensus is that higher education—particularly Christian higher [Continue Reading…]

Music Job Openings

Music Job Openings

Maranatha frequently receives requests seeking Maranatha music graduates. If you are looking for a music job, check out these opportunities: Heritage Baptist Academy in Antioch, CA is looking for a piano pedagogy graduate who is flexible, yet detailed piano instructor to teach about thirty K-12th grade piano students, organize and lead music for daily chapels [Continue Reading…]

Business Community Breakfast: Watertown Appreciates Students

Business Community Breakfast: Watertown Appreciates Students

Ryan Nowatka says he has the perfect job for a Maranatha student. “Being a funeral director is not unlike being a pastor in the way you minister to families,” said Nowatka, Funeral Director at Watertown’s Pederson Funeral Homes. “A person with a strong faith can really be helpful. That’s why we like to hire Maranatha [Continue Reading…]

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…]

Ten Students Earn Microsoft Certification

Ten Students Earn Microsoft Certification

Ten Maranatha students earned Microsoft Office Specialist certification by completing testing at the end of the second semester. Maranatha is a certified testing center for Certiport, which administers Microsoft testing. Any student is eligible for the testing, although most have completed a Microsoft computer course at Maranatha during the previous semester. The tests require students [Continue Reading…]

A Campus that Cares

A Campus that Cares

Satisfaction is an elusive concept. Some schools and workplaces may assume their students and employees are satisfied because those at the top of the administrative ladder don’t hear much grumbling. Those supervisors may be right, or maybe they’re just not listening. Or, maybe those below them fear reprisal for honest feedback. Happily, Maranatha is listening. [Continue Reading…]

Student Jobs: Great Opportunities

Student Jobs: Great Opportunities

Every college offers student jobs. Students need money; colleges need someone to vacuum the carpets, answer the office phones, and change the light bulbs. But how many colleges offer work that is truly educational? Many of Maranatha’s student jobs are much more than you expect—positions of responsibility that mirror real-life work experiences. “People keep asking [Continue Reading…]