May 2012

In This Issue:

Upcoming Events

Alumni Connect


Interact With Us


Featured Department Newsletters
President's Blog

Get to know Gordon Bietz better by reading his blog

Reflecting Pool

"It's every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it."

-Albert Einstein

Quick Links


Southern's Wellness Summit: June 10-11

By Ingrid Hernandez

Huckabee, who ran for president in the 2008 election, will put politics aside and focus on the story of how he lost 110 pounds and completed four marathons after being diagnosed with type II diabetes. 

The summit, held on the campus of Southern, will feature presentations, stimulating activities, practical workshops, and opportunities to network with academic, church, healthcare, and corporate wellness leaders. The program includes a range of speakers who are experts in the topics of nutrition, mental health, purposeful living, workplace wellness, and more.

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Tickets are still on sale! For more information call Sharon Robberson at 423.236.4153

Commencement Spotlights Southern's Oldest Graduate, Unique Class Gift

By Luke Evans

Graduation this year at Southern Adventist University stands apart from others not just because it was the school's 120th, but because of 87 year-old graduate Allyn Gilbert, M.D., and a unique class gift.

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Outdoor Leadership Class Bikes Through Death Valley

By Raquel Levy

On the first day of Adventure Leadership class, the instructor told the group their semester could go one of two ways: it could be an academic-type class where they would write lots of papers, or a class where they would plan an epic expedition that would enhance both their leadership skills and resume. They chose the latter.

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Join Southern's NetCommunity!

By Geovanny Ragsdale

We are excited to invite you to the new Southern NetCommunity portal. In the coming month you will receive a personal invitation to join other alumni and friends of Southern on our very own NetCommunity. What are the benefits of joining?

As alumni, you will have access to the new and improved alumni directory. You will have the power to search for friends and alumni living in your area. You can customize your profile to share more about yourself with others or just leave it with the basic information we make available. 

Through Southern NetCommunity you will have access to your giving history and be able to easily make secure gifts online to the areas you love most here at your Southern.

You’ll have the power to opt-in to the various e-communications offered by departments and the university.

Best of all, you can register for upcoming events you are interested in attending including Alumni Homecoming, alumni chapter meetings, special concerts performances, and much more.

We hope this new tool will help you stay better connected with Southern as well as friends and alumni you’ve lost track of over the years. To register now, you canclick here

 Are You Traveling This Summer?

Planned Giving at Southern can help. Call 423.236.2832 to schedule an appointment or request a voucher valued at up to $750 toward your estate planning costs. 

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