Business Community Breakfast: Watertown Appreciates Students

Business Community Breakfast: Watertown Appreciates Students

Ryan Nowatka says he has the perfect job for a Maranatha student. “Being a funeral director is not unlike being a pastor in the way you minister to families,” said Nowatka, Funeral Director at Watertown’s Pederson Funeral Homes. “A person with a strong faith can really be helpful. That’s why we like to hire Maranatha [Continue Reading...]

Spring/Summer 2012 Print Edition

Spring/Summer 2012 Print Edition

Leaf through the Spring/Summer 2012 edition of the Maranatha Advantage by clicking expand below. Zoom in at any time by clicking once inside the context of any page. You may also download this edition in PDF format. [issuu width=590 height=400 showHtmlLink=false backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=120621191516-769cbc5aea9a42bbbdeffa9af8520817 name=spring-2012-maranatha-advantage username=maranathaedu tag=advantage unit=px v=2] Articles from previous print editions can be [Continue Reading...]

Learning Through Teaching

Learning Through Teaching: Student Teaching Challenges and Opportunities Janine Kolinski, a 2012 music education graduate, reflects on her student teaching experience. Where did you student teach? I student taught with two different traveling music teachers. So, I actually taught at four different schools: Slinger Middle School, Slinger High School, Slinger Elementary, and Allenton Elementary. How [Continue Reading...]

Law Enforcement Careers: Some Risks, Many Rewards

Law Enforcement Careers: Some Risks, Many Rewards

Considering a law enforcement career requires analysis of a risk-and-reward equation. The risks are readily apparent. The rewards, however, can be many. “You get to make a difference in people’s lives,” said Watertown police officer Jeremy Lingle (’03). “You get to protect the people in your community. You get to keep kids safe. If I [Continue Reading...]

Time to (Finally) Finish College

Time to (Finally) Finish College

Ten years and four children after her last class at Maranatha, Shera O’Neal was still determined to finish college someday. “I knew it would be hard, but I never gave it (not finishing) a thought,” O’Neal said. The 30-year-old mom/substitute teacher/tutor/volleyball coach/bookkeeper from Dallas will soon have several full-time career options available to her, thanks [Continue Reading...]

Counted Faithful: Larry Carlson and the Hershbergers

Counted Faithful: Larry Carlson and the Hershbergers

Three of Maranatha’s most faithful and enduring servants will retire this summer. Athletic Facilities Manager Larry Carlson has worked 40 years at the College, Registrar Dr. David Hershberger 38 and Teacher Education Department Associate Professor Barbara Hershberger 33. The Board of Trustees granted faculty emeritus status to the Hershbergers upon their retirement. These three stories [Continue Reading...]

Making an Impact for Christ: Football Missions Trips

Making an Impact for Christ: Football Missions Trips

Hitting someone with enough momentum to knock them into next week may not sound like a traditional method for spreading the gospel, but it has worked for Nate Spate and dozens of other Maranatha football players. Spate (’98) was among a group of student-athletes who went to France in 1995 to assist missionaries while also [Continue Reading...]

Flexibility, Organization Priorities for New Registrar

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 [Continue Reading...]