Welcome to the inaugural edition of Parents@Geneva. My name is Becky Phillips and it is my privilege to serve as the associate director of church and parent relations and editor of this monthly publication.
This e-newsletter is designed to help you, as a parent, connect to what′s happening on Geneva′s campus and in the life of your child. On top of all their work in the classroom, students have countless opportunities to explore their interests and build relationships through campus activities. From intramurals and Bible studies to musical groups and service projects, there′s always something to do.
If you use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, Parents@Geneva provides icons that will take you directly to the latest Geneva updates. You can join conversations on Facebook or watch highlights from recent athletic events on YouTube. Select news releases provide current information on events and campus life with many more available on Geneva′s website. A click on one of the tabs at the bottom of Parents@Geneva will take you to the parent, academic calendar, student life, events and news sections of the website. In addition to these online resources, please feel free to contact me anytime.
If you′d like to get directly involved at the college, you can become one of the wonderful parents who serve on the Parent Advisory Council. The time and talents that they volunteer to represent Geneva College to prospective parents, help at events and provide input to strengthen parent relations are much appreciated. If you have an interest in joining the council, please let me know.
One of the best parts of my job is hearing stories from you, the parents of our students. Many have learned about the college through a concert or college fair. Others may have been referred by a friend, family member, guidance counselor or advertisement. For some it is from fellow Geneva parents, like Tammy (Leigh ′85) Hogan.
"Geneva was a great fit for me," she writes. "Katie is much like me and Geneva [will] prepare her well for a transformational life, a life that will matter in the eternal Kingdom of God."
Your story is unique, and I would love to hear it when you have the opportunity.
I am an alumna of the class of 1985, and my husband and I are parents of two teenage girls, so I am very familiar with Geneva and with the college transition process. The mission of the college to provide a Christ-centered education is very important to me. It has been my privilege to be a part of carrying out that mission over the past five years.
May God richly bless you and your student through Geneva College!
"The spirit that gave Mr. Montini the power to be an agent of grace to me so many years ago is still at work in the faculty and staff of the college today."
Look for Barry′s story in the next issue of Geneva Magazine.
Information from Provost Ken Carson on limited quantities of H1N1 vaccine.
The concert will take place on December 4 and 5 in the First Presbyterian Church, Beaver Falls.
This weekend the Geneva football team and soccer teams will be competing in the NCCAA post-season.