Grace University Receives Enrollment Growth Award

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15GrowthAwards-Grace2Grace University has been awarded the Jonathan N. Thigpen Enrollment Growth Award from the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). The award stems from Grace University experiencing a 29 percent growth rate in enrollment in the 2013-2014 school year. The award was presented to Dr. David Barnes, university president, at the 68th annual meeting of the ABHE in February. Continue reading Grace University Receives Enrollment Growth Award

Counseling Department Chair Receives High Honor From APA

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Vermooten, LindaDr. Linda Vermooten has been named a Diplomate within the American Psychotherapy Association®.

Dr. Vermooten’s new designation as Diplomate is limited to a select group of professionals who have demonstrated outstanding abilities within their specialty and meet the stringent requirements of the American Psychotherapy Association in the areas of knowledge, skill, education, training and experience in the therapeutic process. She was given member status and recognized as a board-certified professional counselor in June 2014. Continue reading Counseling Department Chair Receives High Honor From APA

Promotions Announced

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Grace University has announced four new promotions that are related to the establishment of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies. The establishment of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies allows Grace University to reach out to the community in more significant ways, grow programs with deep biblical integration and impact more students for the cause of Christ.

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Can You Afford NOT To Finish Your Degree?

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If you’re asking yourself, “Can I afford to finish my degree?” We challenge you to ask, “Can I afford to put off finishing my degree any longer?”

Through Grace University’s Adult Degree Completion Program you can finish your bachelor’s degree in 16 months – or less, depending on your transfer credits. Your completed degree in Business Leadership, Ministry Studies or Psychology can open new doors in your current profession or help you begin a new career. Continue reading Can You Afford NOT To Finish Your Degree?

Faculty Member Keynote Speaker at Alcohol and Drug Awareness Breakfast

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2014102495083057As part of Grace University’s continued effort to develop servant leaders and lead by example, faculty regularly serve within the community.

Jim Santoro, Dean of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, was the keynote speaker at the Bellevue Drug Commission’s recent Alcohol and Drug Awareness Breakfast. Santoro, a licensed professional counselor, discussed the importance of educating our children and their parents on the dangers of alcohol and drug use as well as the importance of team work between parents, teachers, law enforcement and counselors. He spoke to more than 75 people of all ages during the annual event where community members are honored for their commitment to preventing substance abuse. Continue reading Faculty Member Keynote Speaker at Alcohol and Drug Awareness Breakfast

$1 Million Gift Establishes Grace University School of Professional and Graduate Studies

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Grace University today announced the establishment of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, the result of a $1 million gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. With this gift, the Grace University Board of Trustees has, to date, committed $1.7 million to the Growing with Grace campaign. For this campaign, Grace University has set a goal of raising $2.9 million by June 30, 2015. Continue reading $1 Million Gift Establishes Grace University School of Professional and Graduate Studies

Grace University President Emeritus Publishes New Book

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9781490821375_COVER.inddDr. James Eckman, president emeritus of Grace University, has published a new book A Covenant People – Israel from Abraham to the Present. The book features a history of the Jewish people from the Old Testament through the modern period, including the creation of the Jewish homeland if Israel in 1948 and their current struggle for survival.

The publisher (Thomas Nelson) describes the book as “an indispensable handbook for understanding today’s Middle East and the importance of the Jewish people.”

A Covenant People is currently available for purchase on the West Bow Press (a division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan) website: www.westbowpress.com, as well as Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Continue reading Grace University President Emeritus Publishes New Book

Counseling Department Chair Recognized by American Psychotherapy Association®

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Vermooten, LindaDr. Linda Vermooten has been awarded Member status in the American Psychotherapy Association® and recognition as a Board Certified Professional Counselor. Member status in the association is reserved for individuals who are devoted to the field of psychotherapy and committed to continuing their education.

Dr. Vermooten leads the Grace University counseling department and oversees the new Grace University Counseling Center located in the former St. Joseph’s Hospital building at 825 Dorcas St., Omaha. Continue reading Counseling Department Chair Recognized by American Psychotherapy Association®

President Emeritus Recognized for Service to Higher Education

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The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) has awarded the distinguished Biblical Higher Education award to Dr. James Eckman, president emeritus of Grace University. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in advancing and assuring quality biblical higher education.

Dr. Eckman was recognized because of his nearly 20 years of commitment to biblical higher education and the ABHE – chairing 20 accreditation review teams, serving on the ABHE Commission for two terms and serving on the ABHE board. He served as AHBE Board chairman for three years and helped raise more than $100,000 for the ABHE’s leadership center in Orlando. Continue reading President Emeritus Recognized for Service to Higher Education