Recent Grads Direct Groups Winning Nationals

Recent Grads Direct Groups Winning Nationals

Janine Kolinski Brown graduated in 2012 with a degree in Music Education (Instrumental Track), and Sarah Herbert Pill graduated in 2011 with a degree in Music (Piano Performance Emphasis). This year, Sarah and Janine are teaching music as part-time instructors at Maranatha Baptist Academy. Under Janine’s direction, the band placed first at Nationals. The Small [Continue Reading...]

Regional Accreditation: The Right Question

Regional Accreditation: The Right Question

U.S. News and World Report, in an article about online bachelor’s degrees, said, “… the first thing you need to know about any online school you’re considering is whether or not it is certified by one of the six national U.S. accrediting bodies. This is called regional accreditation, and it’s the highest form of accreditation [Continue Reading...]

Invite to Hear Alumna Perform

Invite to Hear Alumna Perform

You are invited to attend Susan Ferris Yuen’s piano performance on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in Maranatha’s Burckart Hall at 4:30 PM. Susie Ferris Yuen earned her B.S. in Music Education at Maranatha in 2006. She is married to James Yuen who is the College Pastor and IT Manager at Tri-City Baptist Church in Chandler, [Continue Reading...]

Got Chikin? Alumni Appreciate Chick-fil-A

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 [Continue Reading...]

Maranatha Online’s Degree Completion Program

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. [Continue Reading...]

Chinese Students Find New Home at Maranatha

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. [Continue Reading...]

Church Planting Conference Explores Vital Ministry

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. [Continue Reading...]

Elaine (Bartosh ’84) Smith Joins Athletic Hall of Fame

Elaine (Bartosh ’84) Smith Joins Athletic Hall of Fame

Elaine (Bartosh, ’84) Smith joined very select company Aug. 25 when she became the eighth member of the Maranatha Athletic Hall of Fame. “Simply put, I feel honored,” Smith said. “I am in awe to be pictured with the other inductees.” The Maranatha Athletic Department established the Maranatha Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004 to [Continue Reading...]

Pastors Seek Energetic Students at Ministry Recruitment Day

Pastors Seek Energetic Students at Ministry Recruitment Day

Click here to download photos from Ministry Recruitment Day 2012 Pastors with a desire to “energize” their churches gathered September 6 at Maranatha—a great place to find energy sources. Many new pastors, and at least one new church, came to campus for Ministry Recruitment Day. The annual event helps pair students looking for local church [Continue Reading...]