A survivor of domestic slavery, Shanti Lama ’15 once thought obtaining a college degree was impossible. Now, she’s is taking what she’s learned to empower people in her home country.
Joel Runyon ’09 aims to build seven schools through running seven ultra-marathons on seven continents.
Noah Buchholz, M.Div., assistant professor of American Sign Language, dreams of someday starting a seminary for the Deaf.
Women’s Golf Coach Chris Hess ’93 is known for his belief that “every day is a gift.”
During the summer of 2012, Hess was diagnosed with basal cell melanoma. He underwent surgery and was told he was cancer-free. However, in the summer of 2014, Hess discovered the same type of spot, further inside his ear. After some tests, it was discovered that the cancer had returned and that it had spread from its original location. He had surgery in August 2014, just before students returned to school for the year.
When Toni Steffensen Pauls, Ph.D., and her son were involved in a life-threatening car accident on Oct. 3, 2001, the doctors said she wouldn’t live. Her left leg was crushed and she had several other broken bones and internal injuries.
“When they put me on the life flight to the hospital in Fort Wayne, they notified the hospital to expect the patient dead on arrival,” says Pauls.