From the Alumni Relations Office: Alumni Journal 2019

By Dennis Graham on June 14, 2019

The transition from high school to college can be an interesting and challenging time. Leaving your parents' home for the first time, being responsible for yourself and simply figuring out who God created you to be is a process that can be difficult. Some thrive while others struggle.

Graduating from college and transitioning into the adult working world also poses many challenges. From finding the…

Letter from the Alumni Director: Spring 2019 Event Preview

By Dennis Graham on March 27, 2019

Spring is in the air! It's fun to see the sun return to the sky, the snow begin to melt and the students return to normal campus activity after a long and treacherous winter. The Polar Vortex threw Michigan for a loop, but we Michiganders once again proved that we're resilient people.

As we head toward wrapping up another wonderful year at Cornerstone University, I wanted to make mention of several…

Radical Justice: Dr. Peter Osborn on CU's Efforts in Accessible Education

By Dennis Graham on November 6, 2018

"At Cornerstone, we don't just provide education; we actively remove barriers that keep others from experiencing that education."

Within two minutes of sitting down with Dr. Peter Osborn, vice president for adult learning, you gain a palpable sense of his passion for accessible education.

And with the forthcoming launch of a new program partnership with Mel Trotter Ministries, Cornerstone is advancing…

Ron Frelix (M.B.A. ’12): MBA to YMCA

By Dennis Graham on July 17, 2018

When Ron Frelix (M.B.A. ’12) graduated from Cornerstone University's Professional & Graduate Studies program with a Master of Business Administration in 2012, his plan was to find a job that combined his passion for health and wellness with his new degree. He did just that when he earned an entry-level position with the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. From there, he worked his way up to become the community…

Kevin Cumings (B.A. ’87, M.Div. ’91): In the Business of Wellness

By Dennis Graham on July 10, 2018

Kevin Cumings (B.A. ’87, M.Div. ’91) has always been a people person. Fascinated by the study of human behavior and relationships, he chose to study psychology as his undergraduate major. After graduation, he continued on to receive his M.Div. in Theology, a degree that helped him grow a deeper understanding of God and His interaction with the world and humankind.

It was at Grand Rapids Theological…

The Clums: It's a Family Thing

By Dennis Graham on June 29, 2018

Jerry Clum first visited Cornerstone University, which he knew as Grand Rapids Baptist Bible College, in the 1960s when his grandfather would let him tag along to evening classes. Jerry's grandfather, Victor Clum, attended Wealthy Street Baptist College when it was just a Bible institute with a few classrooms in downtown Grand Rapids.

"I know he attended classes there and was instrumental in getting…

From the Alumni Relations Office: Alumni Journal 2018

By Dennis Graham on June 25, 2018

As my first year of service at Cornerstone University draws to a close, I cannot help but reflect on how appreciative I am for the opportunity to serve the great alumni of this institution. I'm thankful for those who have served in this role before me, as they have laid a wonderful foundation for me as I continue to take the Cornerstone Alumni Association in new and exciting directions and build upon…

His Persistent Faithfulness

By Dennis Graham on June 7, 2018

Maggie Dryer (B.A. ’18), in a baccalaureate service for traditional undergraduate seniors and their families, reminded this year's graduates of God's persistent faithfulness. Continue reading for a transcript of the speech she gave on Friday, May 4, 2018.

A Note from the Alumni Director

By Dennis Graham on January 17, 2018

Greetings from the Alumni Association! On April 18, 2017, I officially assumed the role of Director of Alumni Relations at Cornerstone University. As a two-time graduate of Cornerstone, I feel blessed to return to the place that deeply and eternally influenced my life.