US News & World Report's 2020 College Rankings has identified York College as a top performer in the new social mobility category for Colleges in the Midwest Region, based on a variety of metrics. These rankings demonstrate the ongoing success York College has had helping students with fewer economic resources to achieve their educational goals.
For 35 years U.S. News & World Report has gathered research and statistics to provide students with helpful information as they search for a college or university. This year the U.S. News & World Report added a Social Mobility ranking to evaluate how well colleges serve students from low-income families. Kim Castor, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News, said, “We’ve found the best institutions to be ones committed to academically and financially supporting their students through graduation. They draw in high-quality professors and set students up for postgraduate success.”
508 students are enrolled for the Fall Semester of 2019, with a 9% increase in the number of students on campus combined with an increase of more than 100% in York College’s online programs.
“God continues to bless York College in old ways and new. In light of a seven year, nationwide trend of declining college enrollment, our numbers buck the trend and show that we offer something of incredible value. Our entire enrollment team, including coaches, work extremely hard throughout the year and deserve to be commended for helping make our vision a reality,” said Jared Stark, vice president of enrollment & athletics.
The Clayton Museum of Ancient History at York College will host Dr. Mark Meehl for the annual Archaeology and the Bible Speaker Series event, on September 17.
Meehl, a professor of theology at Concordia University, has participated in several archaeological digs in the Holy Lands, including ten seasons of excavation at Tel Miqne-Ekron, one of the five major Philistine cities that figured prominently in the history of ancient Israel. His first excavation experience was at Abila of the Decapolis in Jordan and he also excavated at Tel Raqai in Syria. With his excavation days behind him he now leads tours to Israel and the West Bank every three years. His next tour (his seventh) will be in June 2021.
The program will be held in the Miller Room of the Mackey Center on the York College campus from 7 to 9 p.m. No tickets or reservations are necessary to attend this free event open to the public.
Scott Carrell of Searcy, Ark., will perform a piano recital on the York College campus Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center located at 10th and McKaig, as part of the community’s Yorkfest celebration.
The public is invited to hear Carrell bring the world’s greatest music to life in his recital “The Magic of the Piano” featuring standard classical works and lesser-known pieces from prominent composers, along with ragtime and jazz.
Students from 11 National Christian School Association (NCSA) schools attended the 2019 Presidential Leadership Institute in July hosted on the York College campus in Nebraska. With 55 student participants and 19 sponsors representing schools in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee, this is the largest gathering of NCSA students for the year, according to NCSA President Kelly Moore.
YC senior Kendall Fike had traveled internationally several times for mission trips and considered herself to be a fairly experienced globetrotter. However, she was caught off her guard when things started going wrong this summer in Greece. A mistake in her flight info led to unexpected changes in the itinerary, which had a ripple effect on where and when she had lodgings arranged. When she arrived in Greece, her phone’s map app didn’t work. She got lost in a scary part of town. It was enough to make a person want to sit down and cry.
And then get up and embrace the adventure.
This fall York College will welcome one new member to the faculty. Glen Bowman will teach a variety of general education and upper division courses in the psychology department as an assistant professor.
Bowman comes to York from Los Banos, California, where he has been preaching at Los Banos Church of Christ. He has served as a teacher for World Bible School since 2008. Bowman holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and Harding University, where he studied psychology and religion. He is currently working on a doctorate in psychology through Grand Canyon University.
Four generations of the Goben family will be recognized at Homecoming with the 2019 Legacy Award. This award is presented to a family who has made a significant impact on the college through service over many years. Previous recipients of the award include the Jack and Robbie Sikes family in 2012 and the Roger '58 and Betty (Williams '58) Lessly family in 2014.
The award will be presented to the Goben family during Alumni Chapel, held Saturday, October 19, starting at 9:30 a.m. in the East Hill Church of Christ auditorium. This event is open to all.
York College to Recognize Distinguished Alumni
From pulpit ministry to occupational therapy to volunteerism, a number of alumni will be recognized for their lives of service and success this year at Homecoming with a range of awards.
The alumni to be honored include: John ’66 and Ellen (Whitman ’66) Lucas; Dr. Aimee (Burney ’04) Piller; Ben Smail ’12; Norman Morrow ’63 (posthumous). These awards will be presented on Saturday, October 19 at a luncheon following alumni chapel. The event will be at Chances R. Tickets are $15 .
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