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  • Chick-fil-A Founder Honored at CIU | Columbia International University
    view a larger version The 118 December graduates meet family outside Shortess Chapel on a day with May temperatures in the 70s December 16 2011 By Abbey Le Roy CIU Student Writer A man who took an Atlanta diner and transformed it into the second largest fast food chicken restaurant chain in the United States was recognized with the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Columbia International University at December commencement exercises Chick fil A founder S Truett Cathy built his business on a work ethic forged during the Great Depression and a business philosophy based on the Bible His business success has allowed him to pursue his passion of developing young leaders through the WinShape Foundation My life calling is to minister to people young and old Cathy told the 118 CIU graduates Cathy now 90 years old has spent 52 years of his life teaching Sunday school to 13 year olds His life verse is Proverbs 22 1 A good name is to be more desired than great wealth Favor is better than silver and gold Cathy reminded the graduates to consider the value of an excellent reputation We can t buy a good reputation Cathy said That s something we have to earn every day Following in her father s footsteps in reaching out to youth commencement speaker Trudy Cathy White and her husband John co founded the Lifeshape Foundation which includes IMPACT 360 a gap year program based in Georgia for young adults who are between their high school and college careers White who also served with her husband for 20 years as a missionary to Brazil used the acronym of STAR to challenge the graduates in four areas Stewardship Teamwork Acts of excellence and Relationships By faithfully cultivating these she said the graduates will

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/chick-fil-founder-honored-ciu (2016-01-26)
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  • Distinguished CIU Alumna Featured in Magazine | Columbia International University
    07 2011 Distinguished Columbia International University Alumna Wilma J Cross class of 69 is being recognized for her effective ministry among prisoners in Chile South America Her Distinguished Alumna award at CIU s 2011 Homecoming in November caught the attention of By Faith the online magazine of her denomination the Presbyterian Church in America PCA Cross first began her service in Chile in 1972 with World Presbyterian Missions and taught

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/distinguished-ciu-alumna-featured-magazine (2016-01-26)
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  • McQuilkin Scholarship Winner Active in Church, Community | Columbia International University
    high school and serves burgers and tater tots on roller skates at the local Sonic Zachary Kahrs 17 of Jacksonville Fla is the winner of the R C McQuilkin Scholarship awarded annually at CIU following a weekend of intense interviews interactive group activities panel discussions and just plain fun Kahrs a senior at Mandarin High School in Jacksonville was among 63 students who were vying for the scholarship a record number of participants representing 20 states from as far away as California Maine and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan The scholarship is named for the first president of CIU Robert C McQuilkin A key criterion to winning the scholarship is leadership something Kahrs has displayed in his teen years Kahrs is a member of Christian Family Chapel in Jacksonville where not only does he lead a youth prayer team before church services he also teaches Bible to third grade boys and leads a Vacation Bible School in the community during the summer In addition to being the National Honor Society chaplain at his high school Kahrs is secretary of a group called Senior Men treasurer of the Student Council and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes FCA He

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/mcquilkin-scholarship-winner-active-church-community (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Alumna Nominated for Grammy | Columbia International University
    The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Grammy Sunday Feb 12 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles Blessings was written after Story s husband developed a brain tumor in 2006 Story says the song is a reminder that God remains faithful even when He doesn t answer our prayers the way we want Him to She says that s why there are a lot of what ifs

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-alumna-nominated-grammy (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Names Director of Business & Organizational Leadership Program | Columbia International University
    profit organizations experience as an attorney in the private and public sector and experience in ministry outreach including humanitarian and charitable projects In the U S Army Dean achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel where he was assigned to the Pentagon and a multinational NATO unit in Europe Most recently Dean served as an executive with PIONEERS International focusing on international missions outreach and humanitarian projects He has also developed leadership projects with Global Leadership Consultant in Geneva Switzerland focusing on public policy issues relevant to national leaders in emerging nations His interest in law and public policy has also taken Dean to the White House where he served President George H W Bush as assistant counsel to the president CIU Provost Dr James Lanpher says Dean s extensive and diverse resume makes him the ideal candidate to direct the Business Organizational Leadership program at CIU The Business Organizational Leadership program equips students for positions in the marketplace of entrepreneurial and corporate America and nongovernmental organizations around the world Dr Benjamin Dean has experience in all those areas Lanpher said He will offer a wealth of knowledge to our students and offer solid direction as we continue to grow and

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-names-director-business-organizational-leadership-program (2016-01-26)
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  • Chick-fil-A Founder to Receive Honorary Degree; Daughter to Speak at CIU | Columbia International University
    Cathy s daughter Trudy Cathy White a lay minister and former missionary will give the charge to the students The event begins at 11 a m in Shortess Chapel on the campus of CIU Exercising a work ethic forged during the Great Depression and a business philosophy based on the Bible S Truett Cathy took an Atlanta diner and transformed it into Chick fil A the second largest fast food chicken restaurant chain in the United States Chick fil A has 1 600 locations that together produce 3 6 billion in annual sales Cathy s business success has allowed him to pursue his passion of developing young leaders through the WinShape Foundation The non profit organization includes camps foster homes wilderness leadership training and international partnerships http www winshape org Following in her father s footsteps in reaching out to youth Trudy Cathy White and her husband John are co founders of the Lifeshape Foundation which includes IMPACT 360 a gap year program based in Georgia for young adults who are between their high school and college careers IMPACT 360 has launched students from more than 19 states and several countries who are motivated to affect their college campuses with

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/chick-fil-founder-receive-honorary-degree-daughter-speak-ciu (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Celebrates Anniversary of German Partnership | Columbia International University
    view a larger version Carmen Crouse left coordinator of academic programs at Korntal joins with CIU President Bill Jones center and CIU Associate Provost Bryan Beyer in singing Great is Thy Faithfulness in German November 18 2011 Columbia International University and the German based Academy for World Mission are celebrating the 25 th anniversary of their partnership A quarter century ago the two organizations teamed up open a European campus

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-celebrates-anniversary-german-partnership (2016-01-26)
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  • Bear Guards Residence Hall | Columbia International University
    is high The price to enter A kiss Before the semester began student leaders spent several days on a retreat in Gatlinburg Director of Residence Life Mike Thompson facilitated a game of Bigger and Better Students were divided into teams each of which was given a penny The penny was to be traded for a more valuable item initiating a series of exchanges with the goal being to obtain the

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