Alumni in the Marketplace Spotlight: Steph Huff

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
Steph Huff graduated from New Jersey’s Montclair State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and a minor in English. After graduation, she served for a year in Chi Alpha’s Campus Missionary-in-Training (CMIT) program at Chico State University in California.   However, it was the classroom that became Steph’s life calling. She went back home to the Garden State to pursue a career teaching Pre-K, which she has now done for nearly twenty years. Steph has…

From the Campus to the Marketplace: An Interview with Brendan Carey

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
Brendan Carey graduated in 1991 from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Following graduation, he returned to his home state of New York, where he sensed God’s calling into campus ministry. For three years, Brendan would serve as a Chi Alpha campus pastor at the University of Buffalo, then moved on to lead Chi Alpha at the University of Rochester. In 2000, he moved to Arizona, where he served as a youth pastor for…

Spring Break!

Posted by Jonathan Sixtos in Alumni
As a teacher, one of my favorite times of year is Spring Break. I love my job; watching students grow and mature both academically and socially is a rewarding task. Staggered throughout the hustle and bustle of education are brief respites from the usual task, and the week off in March is one of the first opportunities to enjoy warmer weather. One of my favorite activities during this time off is to reassess my New Year’s resolutions. It’s great to…

Alumni in The Marketplace Spotlight: Jenny McJunkin

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
Jenny McJunkin (nee Egge) graduated from Colorado State University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s in Equine Science and then followed God’s call to become a Chi Alpha missionary. She served on staff from 1998 to 2001 at Montana State University, then went on to be the Chi Alpha director for four years at the University of Wyoming, followed by leading the ministry at Texas Tech, where she married her husband Tory in 2006. In 2008, Jenny stepped down from her…

Singles Survival Guide

Posted by Jonathan Sixtos in Alumni
It’s February, and I find myself stranded in a sea of singleness. I’ve concocted a list of ways for fellow singles to survive the onslaught of flowers and frustration, cards and consternation, sweethearts, and bitter memories. Enjoy! Save Yourself First When a turbulent airplane deploys the oxygen masks, the mantra goes “put your mask on first” to ensure you don’t lose consciousness at 30,000 feet trying to help others. Before looking for that ­­special someone who you think will “save”…

Alumni in the Marketplace Spotlight: Dorothy Yan

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
Dorothy Yan graduated in 2010 from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance, and also received her master’s degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from UTSA in 2012. During her time on campus, Dorothy served for four years as a small group leader in the university’s Chi Alpha ministry. She is currently a piano instructor at Musical Arts Center of San Antonio, and an adjunct professor of music at UTSA. In…

Alumni in the World Spotlight: Susan Ricketts

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Susan Ricketts graduated from The University of Alabama in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Following a campus ministry internship at Western Washington University, she returned to her alma mater where she served as a Chi Alpha missionary until 1999. It was at that point when she sensed God leading her to the Land of the Rising Sun to reach students on Japan’s universities for His Risen Son. Susan currently serves as an Assemblies of God World…

December Reflections

Posted by Jonathan Sixtos in Alumni
The end of the year is upon us, and I thought I’d share with you some musings I had a while back about the importance of our Savior’s Birth. We gather together in this Christmas season and look back on the faithfulness of God. I clearly see His hand at work through the growth of the National Chi Alpha Alumni Association, and I can’t wait to see the expansion we anticipate in 2018. I encourage you to think of friends…

Alumni in the World Spotlight: Andy Dong

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
Seattle native Andy Dong graduated in 2015 from Rice University in Houston, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. After graduation, Andy planned to attend medical school, but he recognized a passion and call for vocational ministry. He is now a pastoral intern at Houston’s The Bridge Montrose, and is working towards a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. When not studying or working, Andy spends his time cycling, playing guitar, and watching his hometown Seahawks. He…

Alumni in The Marketplace Spotlight: Aisha Loya

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
In 2013, Aisha Loya graduated from the University of Texas Pan American (now the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Although there were no Chi Alpha groups on campus during her time in college, Aisha became actively involved in the process to bring Chi Alpha and a Chi Alpha missionary team to her campus. Following graduation, she began teaching English III and IV at PSJA Southwest Early College High School in Pharr, Texas.…

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