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For her college graduation, Jacqueline Sironen’s parents gave her a practical gift: a toolbox. It seemed odd at first, but she’s come to appreciate it.
In her role as director of the HYPE Program and student engagement, Sironen hopes Heidelberg students will graduate with a toolbox of their own, filled with skills that will prepare them for their careers and life.
It’s hard to imagine Heidelberg University in any place other than Tiffin, Ohio.
The city of Tiffin traces its history back to 1812 when the military depot was built at Fort Ball. Heidelberg University was not far behind, joining the community in 1850. Over the years, the relationship between the two has waxed and waned, but there’s no doubt that the current state of postitive relations is creating an impact that is being felt on Heidelberg’s campus and beyond.
Rev. Armand Weller, Willow Street, Pa., recently published his ninth book, Spiritual Lessons from the Body. He is a retired pastor.
Rev. Thomas Bartha, East Stroudsburg, Pa., retired after 35 years of ministry with the Reformed Church in America, serving churches in Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey. After a year of travel, he plans to serve as interim minister for churches seeking a pastor.
After 50 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Earl A. Schulte, Greenville, S.C., has retired. His specialty was cardiovascular anesthesiology.
Jim Martin, North Canton, Ohio, was inducted into the Vanlue High School Athletic Hall of Fame in December and the Hancock County Sports Hall of Fame in April. He coached football, basketball, track and volleyball at Rittman and Akron Springfield high schools before retiring in 2000.
Donna Gross, ’92, is proof that dreams really do come true.
Ever since she was a little girl, she’s loved classical ballet. She remembers watching older sister Natalie’s ballet lessons from a doorway and yearning to be spinning and twirling herself.
When the instructor invited 4-year-old Donna into the studio for an impromptu lesson one day, it was clear her passion was about to soar.