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SENIOR CARE Linda Arndt and dog Shealyn are Michigan’s Volunteers of the Year. (PHOTO PROVIDED BY DOUG EDWARDS)


CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — LeadingAge Michigan recently honored Linda Arndt and her trained therapy dog, Shealyn, as the state’s Outstanding Volunteers of the Year.

The advocacy organization for elderly care recognized Arndt and Shealyn for their volunteer work with the Church of Christ Care Center.

“They have been regular volunteers at the care center for a long time,” said Doug Edwards, the center’s director of philanthropy.

HENDERSON, Tenn. — Hundreds of middle and high school students took a stand against world hunger during Freed-Hardeman’s recent fifth annual GO! Camp.

The campers packed 110,000 meals filled with chicken, vegetables, soy and vitamins, WBBJ-TV reported.

“The idea is to inspire and empower kids who want to make the world a better place,” camp director Brad Montague said.


MALIBU, Calif. — Michael F. Adams, president of the University of Georgia from 1997 to 2013, has been named chancellor of Pepperdine University.

In the 1980s, Adams served as Pepperdine’s vice president for university affairs.

Adams did his undergraduate studies at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.


ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — Rochester College is launching the Center for Social Entrepreneurship — citing a desire to cultivate a culture of giving back and global awareness.

The center will offer a social entrepreneurship degree to students interested in solving societal problems while contributing to their communities.

Internships emphasizing servant leadership and social justice will be a focus. The Christian college has hired a former city manager, Jaymes Vettraino, to direct the program.

“Rochester College is a special place,” Vettraino said. “The students are really concerned with making a difference and not just making money when they leave college.”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gospel Advocate, the longest-running periodical in the Churches of Christ, celebrates 160 years of service in July.

The small publication launched in 1855 has grown into the Gospel Advocate Co., one of the largest publishing houses serving Churches of Christ.

Gospel Advocate has had 17 editors, including Tolbert Fanning, David Lipscomb, H. Leo Boles, B.C. Goodpasture, Ira North, Guy N. Woods, and the current editor, Gregory Alan Tidwell. Tidwell is pulpit minister for the Fishinger and Kenny Church of Christ in Columbus, Ohio.

The Neil W. Anderson family has owned the publication since 1990.

For more information, see www.gospeladvocate.com.

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