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Volunteer Spotlight: Marian Douglas cs17

By Michael Mortensen Published: Aug 07, 2015

For the past two months, Marian Douglas cs17 has written multiple features for the FW Falcon and FW Vine publications on the Alumni Center website.

Marian, a professional writing major at Taylor University, has been published several times in regional newspapers.  Four of her radio devotionals have been shared by Taylor President Dr. Eugene Habecker g68 during his daily radio segment "Fresh Perspectives."

Marian was diligent in writing each assignment which included  interviewing alumni, creating content for publications and updating the Alumni Center weekly blog.   

Marian quickly recognized the passion of Alumni Center volunteers. "Everyone of them is hallmarked by their passion to serve Christ," Marian notes. "Everything I've seen them do, they do for Him, even if it is something as simple as dusting the shades."

This is the first summer Marian has spent in Fort Wayne. Currently, her family lives in Georgia. "I guess I'm a bit of a reverse snowbird, gladly flying up north for the summer," Marian says.

 She grew up mainly in the south, living most of her life in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Marian explains that “the most difficult part of attending a school in the Midwest is surviving January—though I do like walking in the snow because it makes me feel like I stepped into Narnia."

Marian enjoyed more than just the weather this summer. “Since I got here, I’ve had a chance to speak to several alumni. They’ve told me some wonderful stories about what their time on the Fort Wayne campus meant to them. 

With Marian returning to Taylor, other writers are needed to volunteer to tell the Fort Wayne campus story. Contact Michael Mortensen, director of Fort Wayne Alumni & Friend Relations to interview alumni and then write stories for the Alumni Center publications.

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