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Altamonte Springs Job Fair Brings Employment Opportunities

On April 25, 2024, scores of job seekers filed into the gymnasium of the Altamonte Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church in Florida to dialogue with local businesses about job opportunities. Each job seeker had the chance to speak with several local businesses and apply for jobs. After conversing with potential employers, many applicants stopped by the prayer table before leaving, seeking God’s blessing in their job search. A few weeks later, CFEC Director Paulette Weir indicated that 226 job seekers and 17 employment agencies attended the program. Remarkably, 157 individuals gained employment after the event. Pastor Dion Henry attributed the impressive success of the program to the prayers of church members.


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Nearly 100 Attendees Celebrate Freedom of Conscience at NAD Religious Liberty Dinner

The North American Division’s (NAD) 18th annual Religious Liberty dinner, held on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., celebrated a central human right — the freedom of religion or belief. It brought together close to 100 religious liberty advocates, government officials, academics, Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders, Washington Adventist University Honors College students, and other guests, for a catered meal, a keynote address and religious liberty awards ceremony.


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Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Receives $1 Million Gift for Tower from Grateful Family

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Montgomery County’s largest and longest-serving healthcare system, has received a $1 million gift from the Lee family of Potomac. This substantial contribution will support the completion of a six-story patient tower under construction at the hospital.


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Pacific Union College Continues Building Fire Resilience Across Forest Property Through Successful 13-Acre Planned Burn

Pacific Union College (PUC) partnered with CAL Fire Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit and Napa County Fire Department to conduct a prescribed burn across 13 acres of the college’s Angwin forest property on May 1, 2024, successfully managing overgrown vegetation, enhancing forest health, and building fire resilience. These efforts demonstrate PUC’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and community safety.


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New Collaboration Fast-tracks MDiv Degree at Andrews University

The Bachelor of Arts in theology program and the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program at Andrews University are collaborating to provide an easier pathway for students to complete both the undergraduate and graduate programs. In the 2024–2025 school year, undergraduate theology students will have the opportunity to partake in 15 shared credits of upper-division classes that will count toward both their undergraduate degree and a subsequent MDiv degree. Through increased overlap and simplicity, both degree programs hope to increase efficiency for students.


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Pacific Union College Continues Building Fire Resilience Across Forest Property Through Successful 13-Acre Planned Burn

Pacific Union College (PUC) partnered with CAL Fire Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit and Napa County Fire Department to conduct a prescribed burn across 13 acres of the college’s Angwin forest property on May 1, 2024, successfully managing overgrown vegetation, enhancing forest health, and building fire resilience. These efforts demonstrate PUC’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and community safety.


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Christon Arthur Selected as La Sierra University's Next President

The La Sierra University Board of Trustees on May 9, 2024, unanimously approved the appointment of Christon Arthur to serve as the university’s sixth president. He arrives from Andrews University in Michigan where he has been provost since 2016. Arthur will begin his presidential duties on July 1. He takes over the leadership post from Richard Osborn who was selected last fall to serve as the university’s interim president following the resignation of Joy Fehr.


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Arne P. Nielsen, Vice President for Education for the North American Division, Passes to His Rest

Arne P. Nielsen, vice president for the Office of Education for the North American Division (NADOE) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, passed to his rest on June 3, 2024, after several days in the intensive care unit dealing with complications from an acute illness. He was 64.