For the first time since Global Mission Week began, alumni gathered together for lunch in the middle of the week. Adjunct professor, alumnus, and GMW representative, Jack O’Brien, shared some of his experiences as a professor over the last 15 years teaching Intercultural Studies (the current program available for students studying missions). The next Cairn 10 alumni podcast will feature Jack, who will talk more about the Intercultural Studies program and missions in general.
The Admissions team was on hand to talk about current Cairn online programs and special discounts offered to alumni, children of Christian workers, and international school students. Alumni Director Nate Wambold asked these alumni to serve the University by recommending students using our new Refer a Student process. One GMW alumni representative has already expressed strong interest in Cairn’s online MBA program.
There were alumni from a variety of eras represented, from the 1950s through 2009, who connected and shared their experiences in their respective fields. It is possible this lunch could be expanded next year to include any alumni in mission work, not just those representing missions at GMW for the whole week.
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