News for April 2005

Called to Serve

April 01, 2005

She still can’t tell the story without crying.

The middle-aged man had been brought, unconscious, to Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH) in the grip of a severe heart attack, and Rebecca Bissell, R.N., was part of the emergency team trying to keep him alive. As they placed the defibrillation paddles and aggressively attempted life support measures, they talked to him constantly, imploring him to survive. “Hang in there,” she remembers saying. “You can do it. Stay with us.”

A Week of Compassion Sponsors Needy Children

April 01, 2005 / Tara Jeske

"A Week of Compassion,” Positive Life Radio’s (PLR) recent fund raiser for Compassion International, concluded with sponsorship for 202 needy children. Sponsors pledged $32 per month to help a child in South America, Africa or Asia. With the average sponsorship lasting five years, it is estimated that $387,840 was raised.

A Smart Start at Walla Walla College

April 01, 2005 / Tara Jeske

Students beginning their educational experience at Walla Walla College should be aware of the Smart Start Summer Scholarship program. Any undergraduate student enrolling in WWC who has not previously taken a class at the college, except while in high school or academy, is eligible to receive the Smart Start Summer Scholarship. This scholarship represents total savings of $3,500 off regular tuition rates.

New Fitness Center Honors Teri Kuhlman's Memory

April 01, 2005 / Tara Jeske

The new Teri Kuhlman Fitness Center at Walla Walla College will be dedicated during alumni homecoming weekend 2005. The event will be held Sabbath, April 23, at 4 p.m.

The center, located in the Winter Educational Complex, will be dedicated to Teri Kuhlman, a long-time office manager for the health and physical education (HPE) department. Kuhlman passed away in January of 2004 after an extended battle with cancer.

Pathfinder Teen Retreat at Sunset Lake

April 01, 2005 / David Yeagley

"Overcoming the Odds” was the theme of this year’s Washington Conference Pathfinder teen retreat. More than 140 Pathfinders and staff from across the state gathered at Sunset Lake Camp on Feb. 4–6 to experience what it means to be an overcomer. Glen Milam, Mt. Aetna Camp and Retreat Center manager from Maryland, was the keynote speaker for the weekend. The retreat also featured the mime ministry of Wesley Brainard of Charakter Ministry of the Arts.

AAA's New Weather Station

April 01, 2005 / Nelita Davamony

Most people rely on their local television weather forecaster to find out what the weather forecast will be—not Auburn Adventist Academy! This year our Intro to Engineering class has successfully installed a weather station under the guidance of Tom Allen.

Olympia Holds Revival Meetings

April 01, 2005 / Doug Bing

The Holy Spirit was certainly present in the Olympia Church which hosted David and Gaylene Wolkwitz for a series of revival meetings. Wolkwitz serves in the Washington Conference as the trust services director and as assistant to the president for spiritual growth. These meetings, held Jan. 31–Feb. 5, were packed with spiritual truths, beneficial for both new and long-time members.