Union hosts event to bring awareness to the plight of immigrants and refugees

In an effort to help Nebraskans better understand the challenges facing immigrants and refugees, Union College will host Immigrants and Refugees—What’s Next? on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:37 p.m. at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church.

John Springer

John Springer ’15 was recently promoted to network engineer at Five Nines, a managed IT services company in Lincoln, Neb. Before joining Five Nines, he worked as an internal IT engineer for six years.

Sean Conroy

Sean Conroy ’10 has published a book titled Through the Eyes of a Young Physician Assistant, “the story of a young man, armed only with classroom instruction and books, who, through personal experiences, becomes a true medical professional.” He says he is a “physician assistant with a passion for writing.” Sean has practiced medicine in Kansas in primary care, including family practice and emergency medicine, since 2010.


Trista Roque

Trista Roque (’08) was recognized as a board certified gerontological nurse. She works at Sumner Place in quality assurance and infection control. Since 2008 she has been in health care performing the duties of nursing assistant, medication administrator, registered nurse and MDS assessment nurse before assuming her current role at Sumner Place in Lincoln, Neb.

Marcelo Dias

Marcelo Dias ’01 graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Religion with a concentration in World Mission from Andrews University in July 2016. His dissertation is titled “An Analysis of Adventist Mission Methods in Brazil in Relationship to a Christian Movement Ethos.” Marcelo teaches in the school of theology, coordinates a master’s program in missiology, and manages the Center for World Missions at Brazil Adventist University.

Doug Hardt

Doug Hardt ’95 lives in Grand Rapids, Minn., and recently published a book through TEACH Services, Inc., titled Who Was Muhammad?—an analysis of the prophet of Islam in light of the Bible and the Quran. The book engages readers in a study of the life and teachings of Muhammad and the writings of the Quran compared to the Bible.

Tom Seibold

Tom Seibold ’85 recently authored a holiday book for children and families. The Joys of Christmas celebrates the timeless traditions of the Christmas season and features illustrations by his wife, Sheri, whose Kansas City-based Sheri McCulley Studio licenses illustrations and pattern designs to a variety of manufacturers. The book is available on Amazon.

Jere Webb

Jere Webb ’67 has been a real estate broker in Boise, Idaho, since 1999. He has taught classes on real estate statistics to over a thousand realtors using math skills learned at Union in Dr. Leonhardt’s classes. At least once a month, he enjoys preaching wherever needed. He has been married to Phyllis Sorenson Smith for 21 years, thanks to an introduction from Max Mace, his partner in evangelism and founder of the Heritage Singers.

Helton Fisher returns from Africa

Helton Fisher ’59 recently returned home from Africa after serving at NewStart Children’s Home in Harare, Zimbabwe for 12 years. He has served as plant manager and chaplain for the facility.

Anniversary of Ed and Lorle Dick Stacey

Ed ’57 and Lorle Dick Stacey ’57 celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family in Silverthorne, Colo., in August 2016. They were married in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church in Lincoln, Neb., on May 27, 1956. After graduation from Union College, they spent a year in Washington, D.C., where Ed completed a master’s degree at the Seventh-day Adventist theological seminary. In 1958 they sailed to Brazil, where they worked for ten years.


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