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:

Spring 2019Current Issue: Spring 2019
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Featured in This Issue:

A Family Born of the Heart
The idea of family is inseparable from Christianity. Scripture calls us sons and daughters of God, brothers and sisters in Christ. External differences fade when believers join together as the family of God. Likewise, the Brass family may not look like a typical family, but love binds them together. Formed through prayer and following God’s leading, the Brass family demonstrates that family isn’t only about blood relations. It’s about celebrating the good times and facing challenges together. It’s about love.

The Kirabo Foundation has a special place in the Brass family's hearts. To learn more, visit

Matt Brass is a talented artist. To view more of his work, visit

Music: a Connecting Thread
Music transcends language, age, occupation, income, and gender. It breaks down barriers and stirs souls. The School of Music at Southern empowers music majors and minors to achieve excellence, while bringing together students from all areas of campus in its performance groups. Through these opportunities, thousands of Southern alumni have embarked on their careers better equipped for life.

Generosity for Future Generations
Thousands of scholarships have been awarded to students at Southern throughout its 127-year history, and many of those students have literally depended on the generosity of others in order to continue their education. Behind the generous contributions, however, are numerous touching stories.

For more information about scholarships, endowments, loans, or awards, visit

Additional Information:

Spring Graduation 2019
This spring, 473 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students received their degrees from Southern during the May 5 Commencement ceremony. Click here to view more photos from the event.

Beyond the Columns
Marlin and Trisha (Moor) Thorman, '10, have climbed the highest peak in each of the 50 states in the United States. Their adventures were recently featured in The Spokane Spokesman-Review; you can read the article and see photos here 

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