Another step of Cairn’s Forward Together National Tour recently took place as alumni gathered at Souderton, Pennsylvania’s newest café, the Broad Street Grind, to mingle with friends over free coffee. Alumnus and café owner Phil Shade ’84, generously opened his doors to the University, as well as to alumni living in the Montgomery county area.
“It was an immense pleasure as an alumnus to host the coffee hangout at the café The venue was a great place to catch up with fellow alumni, meet new friends and hear about the Forward campaign,” Phil shared. “As a grad of the School of Music, it was a particular joy to hear and experience live music of current students: Moses DeHart, Caitlin Williams and Sawyer Whitted.” The evening was certainly filled with music, including some Celtic tunes befitting the St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
The coffee hangout also provided the opportunity for alumni to meet fellow Cairn graduates in the area, as guests ran into alumni they did not know or were not expecting. “It was great to connect with so many familiar faces I never realized lived so close,” shared a recent grad, Erin Ramsey ’16.
With alumni already asking for Cairn to return soon, we look forward to hosting many more events and gatherings. To stay up to date on Cairn alumni events, visit the alumni events webpage.
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On Wednesday, November 15, Vietnam Veteran David Christian was invited to speak to Cairn University students. Christian, originally from Bucks County, is the youngest most decorated Vietnam War veteran, having