President’s Dinner held in Fresno, Calif. to Honor West Coast Supporters

November 01, 2013

Categories: General News

A President’s dinner was held in Fresno, Calif. at the home of Greg and Valerie Quiring Sunday Oct. 20 acknowledging the West Coast’s support of Tabor.

Alumni, Randy and Sharon Janzen and Joel and Colene Wiens performed the song “On Eagle’s Wings” at the event. Two additional songs were performed by The Bach Children’s Choir under the direction of Valerie Quiring.

Marissa Hiett, a junior from Fairview, Okla., shared the impact Tabor has had on her life, including her experience in the Presidential Leadership Program.

“Tabor prepares students for a lifetime of learning,” said Hiett, “but also Tabor prepares us for a lifetime of connectedness and service.”

Jules Glanzer, president of Tabor College, gave the 85 in attendance an update on Tabor. “The state of the college is that God is smiling down on us, these are good days at Tabor and we feel His pleasure,” said Glanzer.

He then stated “We are growing… in excellence, in service, is scholarship, spiritually, and in new programs.”

In closing, Glanzer emphasized instilling a commitment in students.

“We are helping our students succeed. The demographics of our student body are such that we are serving an underserved population. And for this we are being recognized. Tabor is at it’s best when we help students succeed.”

“We are instilling a commitment beyond our self in our students. Our students learn the importance of living for more than self. Students are taking Jesus seriously and learning about His claims on their lives.