At the end of the 2017-2018 school year, York College will be losing two of its finest. Dr. L. Ray Miller, professor of chemistry, and Beverly McNeese, assistant professor of English, are retiring at the end of this semester. These much loved faculty members have spent decades at York College, touching the lives of their students.
“York College is more than an educational institution, it is a family,” President Steve Eckman said. “Both Dr. Miller and Mrs. McNeese have been integral reasons for the family atmosphere and the feeling of acceptance our students experience. At the same time, their expertise and teaching have helped countless numbers of students excel in their careers and their leadership positions.”
Provost Shane Mountjoy added, “Our students have been blessed for many years by the teaching, personality, and heart of these two fine faculty members. Their influence extends beyond the classroom and we are grateful for the dedication and service to York College given by both Ray Miller and Bev McNeese.”
York College recently announced a gift from a group of anonymous alumni and friends who joined together to create a $62,000 challenge for scholarships. With gratitude and excitement, York College today announced that another donor has stepped forward to double that amount.
The additional gift of $62,000 was made by Jerry and Kay Henry, friends of York College.
The new gift creates a 2-to-1 match opportunity: now through the end of the fiscal year (June 30), all gifts for scholarships will be double matched by these gifts, up to $124,000.
The spirit of the Roaring 20’s and 30’s is making its way onto the Bartholomew Performing Arts stage with the York College Celebration Singers’ performance of Sing Sing Sing! Come watch the Celebration singers perform music from the jazziest era Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are only $5 and can be reserved at www.york.edu/boxoffice or purchased at the door.
Sing Sing Sing! will feature classics like “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” “Summertime,” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.”
Celebration Singers performers include Thomas Eckhart, Joshua Anderson, Kyle Wynn, Austin Hackel, Cameron Merrill, Caleb Magner, Zane Pittman, Jacob Wirka, Conrad Morris, Levi Swenson, Colby Smith, Gabrielle Siebenaler, December Taverner, Emma Seilstad, Maddie Kinney, Corrie McDonald, Em Hyberger, Olivia Nabb, Aubrey Tate, and Grace Siebenaler.
Sing Sing Sing! is directed by Amy Fraser with the help of her assistant directors, Colby Smith, Caleb Magner, and Gabrielle Siebenaler. Gabrielle Siebenaler, Colby Smith, and Em Hyberger assisted with choreography and costumes were designed by Aubrey Tate.
On Monday, April 30, the York College Concert Choir will present their annual Spring Works concert, this year entitled Wet Paint. The concert will feature music that was "written, arranged, or reimagined in the last one to five years," said Dr. Clark Roush, conductor of the choir and Endowed Chair for the Performing Arts.
Works by noted local composers David Von Kampen and Rene Clausen will be performed, in addition to works of poetry by the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson and Christina Rossetti set to music. "I think it is going to be a stunning and highly enjoyable evening, for the audience and the students," said Roush.
York College held its annual All-College Banquet Tuesday night at the Holthus Convention Center in York. This end-of-year celebration is a chance for the student body to gather with faculty and staff for a night of recognition, reflection, and fellowship.
Bryce Tyler and Taylor Abraham were named Mr. and Ms. York College 2018. YC faculty and staff make the selection for this award from among graduating seniors. Candidates embody a commitment to the mission, purpose and core values of York College. They must be well-rounded individuals who pursue spiritual integrity and academic excellence while making contributions to the campus and community, forming healthy personal relationships and living godly lives.
York College recognized eight students in chapel this morning as nominees for the Mr. and Ms. YC awards, presented annually at the All-School Banquet. Faculty and staff nominated these students based on their positive contributions across campus and their commitment to the mission, purpose and core values of York College.
Nominees include: Sarah Shafer, Taylor Abraham, Aubrey Tate, Ainsley Mountjoy, Grady Johnson, Caleb Magner, Peyton Horton, and Bryce Tyler.
Special gift recalls York College history
York College has announced a special challenge gift that will impact scholarships for students starting in the fall 2018 semester.
The $62,000 Challenge will offer a 1-to-1 match for all gifts to York College up to that amount through the end of the fiscal year (June 30). Gifts during this period will go to support scholarships for worthy students, from athletes to artists to high achieving academics.
The anonymous group of donors includes seven alumni and friends with a desire to come alongside students seeking Christian education.
The 41st annual Songfest production came to an exciting conclusion Saturday night in front of a sold-out Spring Panther Days crowd. The high-energy musical performance featured nearly a quarter of the student body and each night gave audiences their money’s worth of entertainment.
Emcees for the production were Josh Anderson and Levi Swenson and hosting this year’s show were Taylor Abraham, Caleb Magner, Zane Pittman, Gabrielle Siebenaler, Aubrey Tate, and LaTrell Vasser.
New Study Finds Christian Education in U.S. Responsible for More Than $60B in Annual Economic Impact
(Washington, D.C.) A recent study from Philadelphia-based consulting firm Econsult Solutions, Inc. analyzes the significant economic impact of Christian higher education in the United States. Commissioned by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), the study calculates the impact on the national economy of its 142 Christian colleges and universities across the country, collectively educating 445,000 students, employing 72,000 faculty and staff, and serving 3.5 million alumni around the world. The study finds that through their operations, capital investments and additional alumni earning power, these institutions generate more than $60 billion in economic impact each year (equivalent to $166 million generated per day for the U.S. economy).
York College has been a member of the CCCU since 2015. It is the only school in Nebraska to be a member of this consortium.
Last weekend, the York College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda achieved new heights as they competed in the PBL State Leadership Conference in Kearney.
Students participated in live and online events in order to test their skills and knowledge of the modern business world. The York College PBL Panthers showed their aptitude and readiness for the marketplace by dominating the competition in multiple categories.
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