Making an Impact for Christ: Football Missions Trips

Making an Impact for Christ: Football Missions Trips

Hitting someone with enough momentum to knock them into next week may not sound like a traditional method for spreading the gospel, but it has worked for Nate Spate and dozens of other Maranatha football players. Spate (’98) was among a group of student-athletes who went to France in 1995 to assist missionaries while also [Continue Reading...]

Israel, Maranatha Focus on Historic Football Game

Israel, Maranatha Focus on Historic Football Game

Maranatha is taking advantage of a unique double opportunity this month—one that will give its students vivid educational, cultural, and spiritual lessons while helping to promote the worldwide popularity of American football. A group of 27 Maranatha football players and coaches has been in Israel since May 6, preparing for a May 17 game against [Continue Reading...]

Larry Carlson: Faithful for 40 Years

Larry Carlson: Faithful for 40 Years

Athletic Facilities Manager Larry Carlson’s primary work responsibilities—setting up folding chairs, ironing uniforms, maintaining playing fields and the gym floors—haven’t exactly helped land him in the spotlight. But whatever the job, Carlson did it for the Lord. “To me, it’s (my) part in the puzzle, and it takes a lot of people to make a [Continue Reading...]

Dr. David Hershberger: Registrar and Renaissance Man

Dr. David Hershberger: Registrar and Renaissance Man

See photos of Dr. Hershberger through the years on our Facebook page The most pressing item on Dr. David Hershberger’s retirement agenda is what to do first. “I have a pretty broad range of hobbies,” Maranatha’s veteran Registrar admitted. Perhaps he’ll build custom furniture. Perhaps he’ll add to his collection of hundreds of history books. [Continue Reading...]

Weeks Added to Baptist Hall of Fame

Weeks Added to Baptist Hall of Fame

Dr. Richard Weeks had many different titles: Historian, Academic Dean, Bible Faculty, Committee Member, and Sports Statistician. Now there has been a new title added to that list: Hall of Fame member. Weeks has been inducted into the Baptist Hall of Fame. This is an honor previously given notable Baptists such as Ann Judson, Bob [Continue Reading...]

Library Preserves Past, Embraces New Technology

Library Preserves Past, Embraces New Technology

The Cedarholm Library and Resource Center is moving forward in technology and customer service while at the same time doing its part to preserve Maranatha’s history. The Library’s Annual Report includes details of initiatives to increase accuracy in measuring patron satisfaction and other factors. It also includes details of recent work that includes tasks designed [Continue Reading...]

Ring Returned After 37 Years

Ring Returned After 37 Years

Some folks say, “You don’t miss something you’ve never had.” This is especially true when you haven’t had it for 37 years. “After a few weeks, I just figured it was gone forever,” Judy Lingle said. Not forever—just 37 years. Lingle (’75) was Judy Leverich, a college sophomore, when her senior ring from College Park [Continue Reading...]

Burckart Hall Renovation

Burckart Hall Renovation

An Acoustic Dream Come True Tell the clarinet section that it’s time to shape up. Their director is listening. “Dr. (David) Brown told me this is the first time he’s been able to hear the wind instruments during an orchestra practice,” Maranatha Fine Arts Department Chair Dr. David Ledgerwood said. “The sounds no longer get [Continue Reading...]