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 16


Current Issue: Fall 2016

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Featured In This Issue:

Centered on Christ: David Smith, Southern’s 26th President
Ready to lead, ready to serve. With years of experience and high-profile leadership roles at Southern as well as other institutions, David Smith is well prepared as he steps into his new role as president. Most importantly, he is committed to allowing Christ to work in and through him for the good of the university.

Discovering the Past in Ruins
The minutia of daily life thousands of years ago is largely lost to the ages, yet as archaeologists unearth fragments of the past, they open a window into history. Southern’s Institute of Archaeology has become an influential contributor to this process, currently working in the largest archaeological dig in the Middle East. Those who participate in the excavation gain a new perspective on history and on life.

Called to Care
Mission service could mean traveling to a foreign country, or it could mean enriching the lives of senior citizens here at home. Southern’s Long Term Care Administration program prepares students to manage caregiving facilities while equipping them for a life of service.

Homecoming 2016
When alumni gather for Homecoming Weekend, they visit together and share their life stories. As they do, one thing quickly becomes clear: through the years, Southern has consistently been a place where students could bring—or discover—their passion, then learn to shape it into a life of purpose, driven by the will of God. No matter their career paths, Southern’s graduates spread out and change the world.

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