CORDmagazine Archive

CORDmagazine is the semi-annual publication for Union College alumni and friends, published by the Marketing Communications and Alumni offices. Click on an issue to view the online version or PDF version. We are currently reconfiguring previous issues and therefore some issues may be temporarily unavailable. Please share your news to be included in an upcoming issue.

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Recent Articles

35 years a Chaplain: The Pastoral legacy of Pastor Rich Carlson

Recounting his experience as a student missionary in Peru, a junior at Union  College was quoted in the Central Union Reaper in October 1971 saying, “You must win them over with your love. You must come with the attitude of wanting to learn, not feeling that you have everything to offer them.” A decade later, that student returned to Union College as an employee, claiming his alma mater as his mission field.

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No manufactured moments

When Tonja Rizijs Rasmusson ’00 was hired as Sacramento Adventist Academy’s religion teacher in 2000, it was rare for an academy to have a dedicated Bible teacher—especially a woman. Now, in her sixteenth year at the school, Rasmusson has earned tenure teaching religion and English, and she’s completing her second year as chaplain for preschool through grade 12.

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In the business of ministry

Dan Wysong might have been a hospital CEO by now. He might have been a Wall Street trader or an investment banker. In fact, Wysong could have logically pursued any number of careers with his degree in business finance, except for the one he picked.

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A semester in the life of a church

Ah yes, we’ve all heard it: “some things you just won’t learn in a classroom.” Those words never rang truer for me than this fall semester. While many of my friends returned to Union College for another semester of lectures and late night cramming, I was able to experience firsthand some of the joys (and woes) in the life of a pastor.

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Changing the world, one emoji at a time

Thanks to a design by Union alumna Aphelandra “Aphee” Messer, girls and women around the world can more accurately represent themselves online.