The Do It Together Virtual Sabbath School Conference Trains and Inspires Leaders Across the North American Division

On September 14-16, 2023, Sabbath school attendees, teachers, and superintendents gathered for enrichment and inspiration through virtual training sessions and worship at the North American Division annual Do It Together (DIT) Sabbath School Virtual Conference. Close to 1,200 signed up for the event, with 763 of those registered completely new to the DIT event.

La Sierra University’s Rankings Jump Again in U.S. News & World Report Colleges Guide

La Sierra University saw its placement climb across three categories in the U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Colleges guide this fall, to include a jump to No. 4 for social mobility among western region universities.

Alfredo Campechano, Long-time Editor at Pacific Press Publishing Association, Passes to His Rest

On Saturday, September 16, 2023, Alfredo Campechano, a long-time editor at Pacific Press Publishing Association, passed to his rest. He was 69.

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During Hispanic Heritage Month, a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Houston Distributes Special El Centinela Magazine Edition to Community

Each September, in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., the El Centinela team at Pacific Press Publishing Association prepares a special bilingual issue of the magazine for distribution around the North American Division. This year, 450,000 copies were printed and sent to conferences and churches to use in outreach during the month.

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Pacific Union College Climbs U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges List

Pacific Union College was again lauded for its excellence in higher education, ranking high among the region’s top institutions in the U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 Best College list released today. U.S. News & World Report heralded PUC as the No. 2 Best Value School among colleges in the larger Western region, a jump from No. 6 last year. In California alone, PUC is first.

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La Sierra University President Resigns

Effective Sunday, September 17, 2023, Joy Fehr, La Sierra University president, resigned her duties as president of the university following discussions last week with the Board of Trustees.

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Robert Burrow Elected to the Historic Role of NAD General Counsel

The North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD) is pleased to welcome Robert (Bob) Burrow in the new role of NAD General Counsel. On June 27, 2023, the NAD executive committee elected Burrow to serve in this capacity; he officially began in August.

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Adventist Information Ministry's New Suicide Prevention Course a Lifeline for Callers

When Mari Bowerman began working at Adventist Information Ministry (AIM) as operations supervisor a year ago, she noticed they were receiving “quite a bit of calls” from people struggling with depression. Recently, AIM director Brent Hardinge took a critical step toward meeting interests’ wholistic needs by appointing Marshall McKenzie as assistant director for pastoral care. Keying in on the mental health aspect, Bowerman sought out training so AIM staff could better respond to callers exhibiting signs of depression and high risk of suicide.