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The Fort Wayne Alumni Center is Fulfilling our Mission

By Michael D. Mortensen g91 Published: Feb 13, 2017

201204 Front Spring with WitmerThe Fort Wayne Alumni Center continues to move forward in fulfilling our mission to care for alumni by connecting and celebrating. Through gifts and volunteer hours given by alumni and friends, the Alumni Center is now totally self-funded and volunteer driven!

  • We have 38 alumni from Hawaii to Indiana praying on a daily basis for various needs of our alumni collected and distributed by our Prayer Team Coordinator.
  • We have held two Scripture Engagement workshops, where close to 150 have alumni and friends have been equipped to engage in God’s Word. Click here to see the promotional video featuring two graduates, Donovan Coley g85 and Bobbie (Girod) Howley g02.
  • The Alumni Center has hosted seven Homecoming-like events and at least 20 mini-reunions, where alumni have returned to reconnect, reminisce, and rejoice.
  • Audio-visual records of the college have been digitized and saved for future generations to enjoy and remember. The Alumni Center has recordings and videos from musical groups, teams, and events that have been put on our website, which was created in 2011.
  • The Fort Wayne Vine has been published 15 times, and each issue is filled with stories and everyone’s favorite, News Notes to keep up updated and connected.
  • The FW Falcon is published six to eight times a year. It includes features, pictures, and links to keep alumni connected.
  • The Archive Vault on our website contains thousands of pictures, videos, audio clips, and documents for alumni to research or simply to enjoy.
  • The archive continues to be preserved, updated, and displayed.
  • The Alumni Store provides apparel, replicas, and gifts for alumni to purchase to wear, display, read, and more.
  • The Alumni Center has published six of Wes Gerig’s books and resources that have been used by individuals, churches, small groups, and a college.
  • The Alumni Center has provided sympathy cards and Words of Solace CDs for those over 400 who have experienced loss.
  • We have also provided over 100 baby T-shirts for those who have been born to our alumni family.
  • Alumni and former employee (with two years of service) dependents who have gone to Taylor have received generous scholarships for their Christ-centered and Biblically anchored education.
  • New and existing missionaries have been encouraged with Skype contacts, email messages, and prayers.
  • Younger alumni have been able to connect with older alumni and have learned they have much more in common than they originally thought.
  • We’ve collected food and given food vouchers to some alumni or former staff who have had short-term needs for one reason or another.
  • Alumni Awards have been given to worthy recipients who deserve recognition and credit.
  • The Alumni Center has hosted three more Athletic Hall of Fame inductions to recognize players and teams, which has brought many of these groups together again for reunions.
  • We have tracked and received 28,000+ hours of volunteer work that has given more time together for old friends and new friends.
  • Glory has been given to God for all He has done.

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