Columns Magazine

Columns is the official magazine of Southern Adventist University, produced by Marketing and University Relations to provide information to alumni and other friends. Your feedback is always welcome:

Fall 2017


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Featured In This Issue:

Who Is My Neighbor?
As war unravels societies in Africa, the Middle East, and beyond, refugees attempt to make a new life for themselves and their families. Southern alumni and students have stepped up to help, both internationally and closer to home.

The Global Classroom
Textbooks can convey only so much information. For a well-rounded education, every year Southern provides opportunities for hundreds of students to expand their horizons—and their knowledge—on a global level, offering field classes, focused tours, mission trips, and more.

Paving the Way
Picturesque streets connect people to places across Southern’s campus: Taylor Circle, Hickman Drive, and now Colcord Drive, to name a few. Although they are made of simple asphalt, the people whose names they bear were far from average men and women. As Southern celebrates 125 years of excellence in Adventist education, the contributions of these dedicated, determined individuals take on special significance.

60 Years of Homecoming
This is a year of notable anniversaries for Southern. Not only does it mark the 125th anniversary of the school, but it also represents the 60th Homecoming Weekend. Through the years, thousands of Southern alumni have returned to reconnect with each other and with their alma mater during these reunions. Traditions have formed and many alumni have been joined by their descendants, continuing the generational legacy of a Southern education.

Bonus Material:

Jimmy Closser: "Silent No More," video interview
After being attacked by a patient while working as an emergency room nurse, Jimmy Closser, ’11 and ’12, was recently interviewed by internet celebrity Zubin Damania, MD (known online as ZDOGG), for a series about violence against medical professionals. Closser shares the story and the unexpected struggles he encountered after the incident.

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