News for November 2002

First Award

November 01, 2002

During the first day of SPROUT meetings, Ron Gladden, right, North Pacific Union Conference church planting director, presented Max Torkelsen II, Upper Columbia Conference president, with the first-ever “Courageous Administrator Award.”

Torkelsen, Conference president since 1997, has led the Conference’s recent push to include church planting in its strategic plan for project fundraising development.

Northwest Hosts National Church-Planting Conference

November 01, 2002

More than 100 church planters from North America and beyond gathered for SPROUT 2002 meetings at the Seattle Center, Sept. 25-28.

Coordinated by Ron Gladden and Lavelle Whitehouse of the North Pacific Union Conference church planting department, SPROUT is designed annually for individuals already actively involved in church planting leadership.

A “SEEDS” convocation, held each year at Andrews University, targets those not yet active in church planting.

Walla Walla College Among “America’s Best Colleges 2003”

November 01, 2002 / Bradley Nelson

For the second year in a row, Walla Walla College (WWC) ranked in the top percentages of all universities in its category of the “America’s Best Colleges 2003” guidebook, published by “U.S.News & World Report.”

“We’re delighted that this national publication recognizes the quality of a Walla Walla College education,” says Jon Dybdahl, WWC president.

School of Engineering Re-accredited

November 01, 2002 / Bradley Nelson

The Edward F. Cross School of Engineering at Walla Walla College recently received re-accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), following an evaluation visit, Oct. 29-30, 2001, from the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC).

ABET has developed nationally recognized standards for engineering, technology, computing, and applied science education programs, in cooperation with more than 30 professional and technical societies.

A Samaritan’s Journey to Afghanistan

November 01, 2002 / Heather Wheeler

“Later that night when we returned to the compound, we had our first of many orientations. You know, like at work. Where to look for land mines, which direction to run if tanks enter the city, etc.”

—From the Journal of Matthew Turney, M.D.

—From the Journal of Matthew Turney, M.D.

Reflections on September 11

November 01, 2002 / Michele Engle

“It’s Sept. 11—a year later. Am I distraught? Does the memory of Terrible Tuesday haunt me? No, and why? Because I have seen the glory of the American people tonight. I have seen the glory of God upon His children.

Chehalis Members Dedicate New Church

November 01, 2002 / Harley Miller

Chehalis, Wash., members have dedicated their new church building.

Participating in the mortgage shredding were Loren Cooper, head elder, and Mark Remboldt, Washington Conference vice president for finance.

Construction on the seven-acre site two miles west of Chehalis began under the direction of William Hammond and Tex Ladish, building committee chairman and construction superintendent, in spring of 1994.