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Award winner's career in corrections defined by compassion

On Saturday, September 24, CMU President Cheryl Pauls will present one of four Distinguished Alumni Awards to Peter Guenther (CMBC '69) as part of CMU's 2016 Fall Festival events. We spoke with Peter recently about his life and work.

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Bridge-builder Profile: Andrew and Virginia Gerbrandt Richert

For Andrew Richert (CMU ’07) and Virginia Gerbrandt Richert (CMBC ’02), studying at CMU runs in the family.

Andrew’s grandfather, the late Dr. George Richert, served as President of Menno Simons College from 1992-2001. Virginia’s father, Dr. Gerald Gerbrandt, served as President of Canadian Mennonite Bible College from 1997-2003. Both were one of CMU’s three founding presidents in 2000, with Gerald serving as CMU’s first sole president from 2003-2012.

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The Opening Ceremony of the 1976 Summer Olympic Games (via olympic.org).

Alumnus recalls competing in the 1976 Summer Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics start on Friday, Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and for one Canadian Mennonite Bible College (CMBC) alumnus, they will no doubt bring back a flood of memories.

Larry Plenert (CMBC ’78) represented Canada as part of the men’s volleyball team at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, QC.

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Bridge-builder profile: Dana Petker

Dana Petker knows first-hand the difference donors make to the financial health of post-secondary institutions. For five years, she worked as the Director of Financial Aid at Columbia Bible College (CBC).

As part of her work, Petker was responsible for working with a committee to award funding to students.

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Dinner with Ted returns for a third year

The third annual Dinner with Ted happens at the beginning of June, and no one’s looking forward to it more than the event’s namesake.

“I’m excited,” says Ted Dyck, Director of Food Services at CMU. “I’m looking forward to seeing everybody again, as well as alumni who couldn’t make it last year.”

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