Librarian Waddell Leaves Part of Herself at Maranatha


An unknown author once wrote that, when leaving a place, you often leave a part of yourself behind. Mildred (Millie) Waddell, who retired October 25, knows exactly what that writer meant. Waddell worked at the College for 17 years. She started in the fall of 1977 after graduating from Maranatha with a Secondary Education degree. […]

Got Chikin? Alumni Appreciate Chick-fil-A


Download the PDF version here On August 1, 2012—Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day—the restaurant chain recorded the largest single-day sales total in its 66-year history. Allison (Snavely, ’02) Urso, however, says every day is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day in her house. “We’ve really developed a passion for the company and what it stands for,” said Urso, who helps […]

Maranatha Online’s Degree Completion Program


Download the PDF version here After her second daughter was born in July, 2009, Beth Holmes decided it was time to finish what she had started back in 1997—her college degree. A few months later, Holmes applied to a local community college in hope of earning an associate’s degree. Holmes then came across a roadblock. […]

Chinese Students Find New Home at Maranatha


Chinese students Chun Chun Zhang (Patricia) and Wen Qian Shang Guan (Anna) joined the Maranatha student body this fall. Both were saved after an evangelist spoke at their high school, Eucon International School in Saipan. Anna said she was thankful her parents did not forbid her from coming to a college so far from home. […]

Church Planting Conference Explores Vital Ministry


Mark Brooks is convinced of the need to train and encourage church planters. “It needs to be an emphasis,” Brooks said. “It needs to be a huge emphasis.” Brooks (’90), pastor of the four-year-old Heritage Baptist Church of Cedarburg, WI, was one of four guest speakers for the first Maranatha Church Planting Conference. The Oct. […]