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Fall 2008

Freedom Fighter
Congressional fellow Tina Ramirez ’99, MA ’01 is one of Washington, D.C.’s most effective advocates for religious freedom, and her work is shaping U.S. foreign policy.

Career Coach
VU professor James Woodrow is passionate about turning students into great managers and leaders, and helping them find their vocations.

On the Front Lines
Meet the dedicated student volunteers who are the driving force behind Welcome Week, VU’s powerful introduction to university life for new students.

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Summer 2008

Modeling Leadership
T. Ray MA ’03 and Judy MA ’03 Rachels have led the Southern California district of the Assemblies of God for twenty years with energy, compassion and a strong belief in the work of the local church.

Standing Up for Religious Rights
Sharon Linzey, VU’s associate provost for special projects and professor of sociology, is an internationally recognized human rights expert who has conducted decades of groundbreaking research in some of the most difficult regions of the world.

Students’ Business Benefits Africa
VU students have started an international non-profit to aid a village in Uganda. Today, Krochet Kids International employs people in Uganda to make trendy hats for U.S. surf-skate-snow aficionados.

Commencement 2008

Seeds of the Gospel
Alum Alton Childers ’53-’57 used the proceeds from his successful seed company to fund ministry efforts, reaching hundreds of thousands of people with food and the gospel.

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Spring 2008

The Spin Stops Here
Nathan Gonzales ’00 is a widely respected political analyst in Washington, D.C., and his balanced, non-partisan perspective is in high demand this political season.

An Advocate for Students
New VU provost Carol Taylor brings a wealth of experience and training to her post as VU’s chief academic officer.

Making the Most of MySpace

VU’s marketing team hired three VU students to energize the University’s MySpace page — and promptly won a national award for the results.

Rebuilding Iraq
Brian Conklin ’89, a career diplomat with USAID, is helping to reconstruct Iraq’s physical and social infrastructure.

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Winter 2008

Building Kids’ Character
Tony Salerno ’66 has created some of the most popular character-building entertainment for families, from the million-selling Music Machine and Agapeland series, to Bibleman and the ABC’s of Success.

The Sound of Silence
From the White House to the Hollywood Bowl, VU professor of music Ken Foerch has found continued success playing and teaching music.

Touching the Outcast
Student Dominica Scibetta came to VU with filmmaking in mind, but found her passion was actually to help the poor.

Homecoming 2007

Revolution in the Bronx
Fernando Cabrera ’86 is pastor of one of the few large churches in New York City. With a large new facility and a relational approach to ministry, he and his congregation are revolutionizing their borough.

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