Saturday, April 1, Bekah Zraik and Steve Castle, from the office of alumni relations, met with professors Jeremy Norwood, Mark Correll, John Hawthorne and Tom Holsinger-Friesen at an informal gathering with Chicago area SAU alumni. The gathering coincided with two Core 200 class sections fulfilling their weekend experience studying in Chicago.
The time together was a great opportunity for students to meet and network with alumni living and working in Chicago, as well as a chance for alumni to reconnect with faculty members who made a significant impact on them during their time at SAU. Conversations went on for hours! We look forward to offering more gatherings in Detroit and Chicago during Core 200 weekends.
Overall, the weekend with the students, interaction with various ministries in Chicago and the gathering with alumni offered great reminders and examples of what true community should be. It was encouraging to see the way our alumni — empowered by their SAU educations — are going out and making an impact wherever they go!