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Fort Wayne Alumni Center            

          website: http://fw.taylor.edu     email: alumnifw@taylor.edu

Michael Mortensen, Director

915 W. Rudisill Blvd.     Fort Wayne, IN   46807     Phone: 260.744.8790     Fax: 260.745.4974      email:  mcmortensen@taylor.edu

Stephanie Demorest g93, Program Assistant     email:  stdemorest@taylor.edu

Jay Platte, Alumni Archive Coordinator (volunteer)          email: alumnifw@taylor.edu

To submit a prayer request, a news note about an alumna/alumnus, or to update your address, phone or email, please click on the appropriate button. To contact us, please click on the email button or give us a call. Thank you.

Contact Us

With this mission in mind, we are here to serve you. If we can help you organize a gathering in your area, find a long-lost college friend or just answer your questions about events and programs happening, please call, write, email or just in any time at the address below. We love to hear from you!

2017 M Mortensen headshotMichael D. Mortensen g91
Director of Fort Wayne Alumni & Friend Relations

Michael serves as the Director of Fort Wayne Alumni and Friend Relations, where he cares for alumni across the country by connecting and celebrating through reunions, events and programs and encourages them with updates and services. Mortensen has served since 1997 (with the exception of a year and a half when he and his wife were short-term missionaries) in various alumni and development roles. Michael and his wife, Christine g92, have five children, Ashlyn (22), Alli (19), Anna (17), David (15) and Jonathan, who passed away May 2, 2016 after fighting Batten Disease. They also host exchange students, who have come from South Korea, China, and Germany.  He enjoys providing pulpit supply, traveling, announcing sporting events, and keeping stats for South Side High School. The family resides in Fort Wayne.

Email:   mcmortensen@taylor.edu
Phone:  (260) 744-8790 


S DemorestStephanie J. Demorest g93
Program Assistant

Stephanie serves as the Program Assistant at the Fort Wayne Alumni Center. Her role is to provide support to the Director in our mission to care for our alumni by connecting and celebrating.  Stephanie taught as an adjunct instructor on the Fort Wayne campus from 2003 until 2009 in the Bible Department.  She is married to Matthew Demorest g97, and their son Zebadiah is14 years old and in the 8th grade.  In her free time Stephanie enjoys walking, baking, reading Biblical Greek, and making espresso drinks.


Email: StDemorest@taylor.edu
Phone: (260) 744-8790


Dr. Jay PlattJay D. Platte, D. A. g69
Archive Coordinator (Volunteer)

For 38 years Dr. Jay Platte taught full-time, performed and administered music on the Fort Wayne campus, serving as head of the Music Dept. (1972-92) and Professional Division Chair (1984-92). He taught music appreciation, education, theory, computers, choral and instrumental performing groups, and courses in worship, recording as well as other subjects. Dr. Platte directed performances of Handel's Messiah, other oratorios and musicals. He also toured with performing groups throughout Africa, the United States and Jamaica. Since retirement, he volunteers extensively at Matthew 25 Health Clinics and has given over 1,000 hours at the Fort Wayne Alumni Center digitizing recordings and pictures and creating many video projects for Fort Wayne alumni and friends now available in our Fort Wayne Archive Vault and Store. Dr. Platte was instrumental in making the virtual archives a reality. Jay is married to Shirley (Mertz) g69 and they have two sons and 8 grandchildren, and they continue to live in Fort Wayne just a block from the Alumni Center.

Email: fwarchives@taylor.edu
Phone: (260) 744-8790

Bill Gerig g61
Archive Assistant 

Son of former FWBC President Dr. Jared F. Gerig g29, brother to Dr. Wes Gerig g51, and a former Alumni Director (1982-1997), Bill has spent many years on this campus.  His knowledge of and love for Fort Wayne alumni is a real help in his work here in the Alumni Center.  Bill and his wife Joyce (Wiggle) fs61 served as missionaries in Sierra Leone, West Africa for 15 years.  They have done much work in the archives and are committed to preserving the heritage of this campus and the memory of God’s blessing in the lives of our alumni around the world.  The Gerig’s have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Email:  bill_gerig@taylor.edu
Phone:  (260) 744-8790

Taylor University Alumni Staff Serving You:

Dara (Johnson) Berkhalter g02 – Executive Director of Alumni Relations
Email: dara_berkhalter@taylor.eduPhone: 765.998.5112

Jini Morgan – Program Assistant
Email: jnmorgan@taylor.edu – Phone: 765.998.5170

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