Flexibility, Organization Priorities for New Registrar


Steve Carlson says he hopes to capture some of the best of the past as he guides the Registrar’s Office into the future. “This might sound a bit ironic, but the one thing I most want to maintain as constant is an openness to change and adjustment,” Maranatha’s new Registrar said. “An institution like ours […]

Todd Linder (’77): Saving Soldiers’ Lives


Todd Linder (’77) is aware of the importance of his job—and the reward for doing it well. “I do look at my job as keeping soldiers alive, and that makes it a critical job,” Linder said. The 60-year-old Montana resident is working in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. He trains American soldiers in the use of Ground […]

Eat Mor Chickin! Shaffer (’08) to Own Chick-fil-A Franchise


During his senior year of college, Robert Shaffer solidified what his friends thought to be a curious career choice: to own and operate his own Chick-fil-A franchise. “They had this perception that Chick-fil-A was a run-down restaurant with poor quality and poor service,” Shaffer said. “Even my wife (girlfriend at the time) Mandy and her […]

Ray (’11) Shares Science Postgraduate Experiences


Andrea Ray’s conversation with another Purdue University graduate student confirmed that God had placed her in the right place at the right time. “She said to me, ‘The only things I knew about you were that you spoke Spanish and that you believed in God,’ ” Ray recalled. Ray (’11) talked to Maranatha science students […]

Davis to Graduates: Love God


See Graduation photo galleries here John Davis asked the Class of 2012 to consider the most important lesson they have learned at Maranatha, then speculated as to their answers. Nursing students, Davis guessed, might say performing an emergency tracheotomy; for teacher education majors, classroom management; for business majors, investment strategies; for biblical studies majors, proper […]