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Reinhardt community helps local families celebrate Christmas

(Left to Right, back row) Dottie Townsend, Emily Ingram, Nora Vizuete, Principal Dr. Abby May, Dr. Kina Mallard, Janna Moore, Jeff Dale; Isabell Townsend and Anabelle Roach The Christmas season comes with many traditions, including the ...
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Carrie Roland ‘04 confidently runs Designs on Main in her Road #AfterReinhardt

Carrie Roland '04 Carrie Roland ‘04 didn’t always intend to open her own business, however, the education and leadership experiences she gained at Reinhardt prepared her when the opportunity arose. “Reinhardt gave me the background and everything I needed to understand what I needed to go out and do, who to get involved with and how to reach out,” said Roland. “It was a personal experience.” Designs on Main opened in downtown Jasper in July 2016. Earlier this year, the store moved to a bigger location and last month was named Pickens Chamber of Commerce ...
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Susan Sams Epling ’87 remembered, celebrated for a life well-lived

Susan Epling Longtime Reinhardt professor Dr. Bobby Epling has established a scholarship in memory of his wife, Susan Sams Epling ’87, following her death at the age of 50 from complications related to breast cancer. The family held a celebration of life service for Susan in the Bannister Glasshouse, Hasty Student Life Center at Reinhardt University on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. The celebration was attended by many family and friends. Described by Bobby as a “Christian of quiet, warm, and enduring strength and optimism who was beloved by all who ...
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Theatre students consume Keith David’s masterclass

Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Keith David spoke candidly with Reinhardt theatre students during a masterclass before his show at the Falany Performing Arts Center. Photo by Jordan Beach Before Emmy Award-winning actor and musician Keith ...
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Kaitlin Marick ‘22 takes on parliamentary procedure at national level

Reinhardt freshman Kaitlin Marick, pictured third from the right, and her team are competing at the National Future Farmers of America competition through Oct. 27. As a junior in high school, Kaitlin Marick joined the Parliamentary ...
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#AfterReinhardt: Reinhardt foundation set Trotter on the right path

Daniel Trotter, owner/operator of a Chick-fil-A store in Arizona, graduated from Reinhardt in 2007. While a Reinhardt student, Daniel Trotter ‘07 learned many valuable lessons, but none more valuable than the value of building relationships. And ...
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Poet Sara Hughes evokes emotion from audience at Community Gathering

Dr. Sara Pirkle Hughes presented her poetry at the Community Gathering event Oct. 24. Photo by Madelyn Montgomery Sara Pirkle Hughes brightened the Community Room at Hill Freeman Library as she shared poetry from her first ...
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High school students learn at Reinhardt Choral Festival

Reinhardt student Rachel Hutto helps Sequoyah High School student Sophia Muscato during the Choral Festival last week. Photo by Jordan Beach Reinhardt’s sixth choral festival was a hit as 120 high school students came together with ...
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Susan Scrivner ’15 utilizes unique experiences in her Road #AfterReinhardt

Susan Scrivner earned a degree in biology from Reinhardt and is now working for the Cherokee County Water & Sewerage Authority. From learning plant taxonomy to studying abroad in Ecuador, trapping pine snakes with Dr. Zach ...
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Campus Ministries Fall Retreat renews spirits at Camp Gideon

Campus Ministry spent a few days during fall break to relax and renew their spirits. Photo by Jordan Beach Fall Break, a much-needed time of rest, and those who traveled with Campus Ministries to Camp Gideon ...
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Reinhardt University Theatre to perform ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Reinhardt Theatre will be performing a “groovy” version of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the new Reinhardt University Theater next month. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a Shakespearean comedy that keeps the audience laughing ...
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#FacultyFriday: Dr. SimonPeter Gomez channels father’s compassion for students

Dr. SimonPeter Gomez The phone rang unexpectedly at 11 p.m. Dr. SimonPeter Gomez was watching the Boston Celtics with his father during winter break from his senior year at Bridgewater College when he answered the call. ...
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#AfterReinhardt: Julie Peppers ‘06 remains local while pursuing education career

Julie Peppers '06 For nearly 15 years Julie Peppers has been making an impact on the lives of children in the Cherokee County School District. Peppers’ success as a student at Reinhardt and her servant heart ...
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The University Opera to bring Fright and Fantasy to Flint Hall Oct. 25-26

In Spring 2018, Reinhardt's School of Performing Arts presented La Perichole. This month, they will perform a spooky opera just in time for Halloween. Photo by Jeff Reed Reinhardt University’s Opera program is keeping it spooky ...
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#FacultyFriday: Dr. Strazzullo wants all students to understand mathematics

Dr. Francesco Strazzullo at the award ceremony of the Reinhardt-Cherokee County School District Math Tournament in November 2017. Math is something everyone uses at some point every day, and Dr. Francesco Strazzullo strives to change students’ ...
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Dr. Daniel’s Strategic Management course places seventh worldwide in business simulation

Dr. Tony Daniel is pictured with his Global Business class. Photo by Jordan Beach Dr. Anthony Daniel began using the Global Business (GLO-BUS) simulation to teach students decision-making skills based on concepts discussed during class and ...
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Senior Kaleb Harkins ‘19 publishes project in undergraduate research journal

Kaleb Harkins After reading the autobiography of Ernesto Che Guevara for Dr. Jennifer Summey’s honors reading room, Kaleb Harkins’ class was asked to complete their final project by answering the question “who is Che Guevara?” and ...
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Community joins together to celebrate Reinhardt University Theater opening

Dr. Kina Mallard smiles as she listens to David Nisbet tell of his excitement of the new Reinhardt University Theater on opening night for 'Little Shop of Horrors.' Trustee Lynn Johnston, Trustee Sharon Bartels, Steve Dietz ...
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Reinhardt’s focus on energy efficiency earns $19K Georgia Power rebate

Georgia Power presented Reinhardt University a rebate check for nearly $20,000. The energy savings stem from the energy efficient components of Reinhardt's newly completed construction projects. When the Reinhardt University Theater, Eagles View residence hall and ...
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Fanczi ‘20 finds success as a writer, “living my dream now”

Jessie Fanczi By Madelyn Montgomery Jessie Fanczi, junior creative writing major, is already building her resume as she has been accepted for publication in “Blue Marble Review,” earning her first paid publications, as well as being ...
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#FacultyFriday: Dr. Mason Conklin promotes independence through music courses

Dr. Mason Conklin By Jordan Beach Walking into their first college course at 8 a.m. Monday morning can be a moment of nerves, apprehension and uncertainty for freshmen, but for Dr. Mason Conklin, it is his ...
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Simms Garden dedicated at Reinhardt University’s newly expanded Gordy Dining Center

Nancy Simms and Dr. Kina Mallard are pictured at the monument in the recently dedicated Simms Garden. Photo by Erika Neldner By Timothy A. Norton Nancy Simms, having extended the legacy of her family, more particularly ...
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Ted Vigil to perform a John Denver musical tribute Nov. 8

By Jessica Akers Bearing a striking resemblance to John Denver, and referred to by one published source as having an “uncanny physical and vocal resemblance to Denver,” Ted Vigil will present his musical tribute to Denver ...
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Jonathan Kissee ’13, ’16 excels in Law Enforcement, appreciates ‘real-world’ experienced professors

Woodstock Police Det. Jonathan Kissee By Madelyn Montgomery Alumnus Jonathan Kissee ’13, ‘16 has reached his first career goal of being a detective for the Woodstock Police Department assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division in March ...
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Born to Run 5K raises scholarship support for Cherokee Scholars

Gavin Akers won first place in his age category at the 4th Annual Born to Run 5K Sept. 15. Photo by Jordan Beach By Jordan Beach The 4th Annual Born to Run 5K Run/Walk, held Sept. ...
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#FacultyFriday: Adjunct Bob Anders contributes his business professionalism in the classroom

Bob Anders By Jordan Beach Professors who have real-world experience in the fields they are teaching can impart knowledge and develop skillsets in students that a textbook cannot. For the last 17 years, adjunct professor Bob ...
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Reinhardt’s Bill Popp named NAIA Athletic Director of the Year

Bill Popp, vice president for athletics and athletic director, has been named the NAIA Athletic Director of the Year. By Mike DeVader & Erika Neldner After one of the finest years both in the classroom and ...
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