Celebrating CCCU Alumni Contributions

SNU Alumni Included

Christian colleges have a unique story to tell, but all the stories have a strong, common thread that captures the essence of member campuses of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). Like other colleges and universities, CCCU institutions prepare their students to succeed in advanced degree or jobs after graduation. However, CCCU alumni say there is something special about the way they are prepared for the career to which God has called them. They discover their purpose during the formative years of college.

And it is the alumni who can best tell the stories of their journeys. During Christian Higher Education Month 2002, this October, their voices are heard.

This year’s Christian Higher Education Month focuses on how alumni from CCCU institutions found their purposes and have made extraordinary contributions to society. A different CCCU alum is being highlighted each day during the month of October on the CCCU Web site. The featured alumni span a variety of occupations, from neuroscientist to president of Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions to Members of Congress.

"In the last few years, government leaders have been pushing for more ‘outcomes-based assessment’ of higher education," said CCCU President Dr. Robert C. Andringa. "One of the best methods is to have a good assessment of alumni after several years away from the campus. Based on our national comparative survey of CCCU alumni, we have much to feel good about. Our campuses prepare students for life, not just for work." An overwhelming 90 percent of CCCU alumni surveyed reported that their college experience was very or extremely effective in helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.

Read more about outstanding CCCU alumni at www.cccu.org/chemonth during Christian Higher Education Month, beginning Oct. 1. Southern Nazarene University alumni Ann Mincey and Brad Moore are featured in the Business Section.

The CCCU is a higher education association of more than 150 intentionally Christ-centered institutions around the world. There are 103 member campuses in North America and all are fully-accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities with curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. In addition, 58 affiliate campuses from 21 countries are part of the CCCU. The Council's mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help its insitutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.