Bluffton University

Golf Scramble Raises Nearly $5,000 for Bluffton Athletics

   Bluffton University’s 18th annual Alumni and Friends Golf Scramble raised roughly $5,000 for university athletics through TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) Bluffton.
   The July 18 event drew 84 golfers to Harrod’s Colonial Golfers Club.
   The winners of the scramble received monetary prizes. The team of Bill Boroff, Bryan Lawson and Tara Liebert took first place. Second place went to the foursome of Mike Richards, John Brown, Clair Recker and Mike McClure. Comprising the third-place team were Jim Knox, Denny Thompson, Jim Frisk and Jeff Deyling.

Grants Help Students Explore Vocation, Faith Links

   Rebecca Lapp returned to Guatemala to volunteer at the same orphanage she had visited following a semester-abroad program last fall.
Courtney Seffernick, meanwhile, sampled social work-related opportunities at an inpatient hospice center and a nonprofit organization in northwest Ohio.
   Near or far, though, both Bluffton University students explored the link between vocation and faith as the 2015 recipients of $1,500 Summer Discovery Grants from the university.   
   Lapp, a junior majoring in Spanish, was among seven Bluffton students who spent last fall semester in Guatemala, combining academic classes at SEMILLA (the Latin American Anabaptist Seminary) with field placements for service.

Bluffton University Trustees Have Leadership Transition; Grant Tenure, Promotions

   The Bluffton University Board of Trustees has a new chairperson for the first time since 2001.
   The trustees’ recent spring meeting was the last for Morris Stutzman, who retired from the board after 33 years, including the last 14 as chairperson. Kent Yoder, a trustee and Middlebury, Ind., businessman, assumed the chairperson’s duties from Stutzman, a Wooster, Ohio, attorney.

Presidential Scholarships Awarded at BU

   Two incoming students at Bluffton University have been awarded the university’s full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, valued at more than $110,000 for four years.
   Katelyn Amstutz of Dalton, Ohio, and Edwin Martin of Goshen, Ind., are the scholarship recipients.
   Amstutz, the daughter of Michael and Lisa Amstutz, was homeschooled, graduating this year. She has been active in tennis, the Heartland String Quartet and Science Olympiad. She attends Sonnenberg Mennonite Church near Dalton.
   Martin is a 2015 graduate of Fairfield High School. His activities included marching band, for five years; jazz band, for four years; and state solo and ensemble contest, for three years. The son of Grant and Janelle Martin, he attends Benton Mennonite Church near Goshen.

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