Andrews University Agenda News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2018, Andrews University Sun, 21 Oct 2018 21:50:00 -0000 Sun, 21 Oct 2018 21:50:00 -0000 Graveside Service for Bonnie Jean Hannah <p> Retired Andrews University professor, Bonnie Jean Hannah, 99, went to sleep in Jesus on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Shangrila Home in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She was born on Feb. 2, 1919, in Nevada, Iowa to Cora Briggs and William C. Hannah.</p> <p> Bonnie Jean earned her bachelor&rsquo;s degree in business administration from Emmanuel Missionary College in 1942. She later completed an MA in business education at Columbia University. For the next 11 years, she taught at five different Seventh-day Adventist academies and colleges.</p> <p> She joined the faculty of Emmanuel Missionary College in 1953 and became an active part of the transformation of Emmanuel Missionary College into Andrews University as the school grew from 500 students to more than 3,000. She was professor and chair of the business education department.</p> <p> She served as head deaconess at Pioneer Memorial Church for 16 years and church elder for eight years.</p> <p> Bonnie Jean had lots of hobbies and interests over the years such as her collie dogs, traveling, stamp collecting, china painting, and spoon and giraffe collecting, but her passion was always her students.</p> <p> While she was a faculty member at Andrews, she spearheaded an initiative to create an endowed scholarship fund for worthy international students. Not only did she contribute personally, but she also encouraged her current and former students to do the same and that fund is currently almost $38,000.</p> <p> In 1970 she went on an around-the-world tour in 92 days with her good friend, Arlene Friestad. They traveled to 25 countries, had a fabulous time, and didn&rsquo;t lose their luggage! Friends Merlene Ogden, Edith Stone, Dorothy Hill and Stella Greig would join Bonnie Jean for a drive to Chicago&rsquo;s Marshall Fields during the Christmas season to eat a meal around its famous very tall and beautifully decorated Christmas tree. During the summer the friends could be found at the Shipshewana, Indiana, flea market looking for treasures to add to their collections.</p> <p> In spite of a battle with cancer twice in her life, she enjoyed many years of health and happiness with friends and family, who will miss her.</p> <p> Professor Hannah&rsquo;s parents, Cora &amp; William, her brother, Dr. Harry W. Hannah, and nephew-in-law, Don Atherton, preceded her in death.</p> <p> She is survived by her nephew Dr. Ralph (Sandra) Hannah of California, niece Barbara Hannah Atherton of Pennsylvania, grand-niece Melinda and grand-nephews Eric, Mike (Paula) Atherton and Bill (Pam) Atherton, and their families; cousin Murray Lofthouse and his wife, Ruth.</p> <p> Memorial contributions may be made to Your Story Hour. A graveside service will be held at Rosehill Cemetery on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:06:06 +0000 Death of Esther Frances Watkinson-Wilkins <p> Esther Frances Beck Watkinson-Wilkins, 83, of Berrien Springs passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.</p> <p> She is survived by her daughter, Jacquelyn (John) Hilderbrandt; one sibling, Patricia Budd; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; seven siblings; and husbands, John Peter Watkinson and Robert A. Wilkins Jr.</p> <p> Fran was born November 8, 1934, to Joseph and Bernice Beck, in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, the seventh of nine children. She attended Mount Vernon Academy for two years of high school where she made lifelong friends. She had a great work ethic which began in the second grade selling candy bars. After high school she worked for Alcoa in downtown Pittsburgh as a file clerk and then became a key punch operator.</p> <p> She met John &ldquo;Jack&rdquo; Peter Watkinson and, against both their families&rsquo; wishes, they eloped. Since Fran was only 19, her mother went along. They were married in Winchester, Virginia, on January 6, 1954, after which Fran&rsquo;s mother returned home via the bus and they continued on their honeymoon. Initially they lived in St. Petersburg, Florida, where their daughter Jackie was born. Shortly after, they moved back to Carnegie, where Jack was self-employed. She was a devoted mother, and in her spare time, she developed hobbies such as painting, gardening and became a licensed private airplane pilot. She returned to work as a key punch operator in the late 1960s.</p> <p> In 1971 she and Jack relocated to Berrien Springs, where she managed their business, Berrien Wholesale Tire. In 1976 she completed an Associate of Arts degree at Andrews University and in 1979 completed an associate's degree in nursing from Lake Michigan College. She worked as an RN at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where she was employed for 15 years. From 1994 to 1999 she worked for Lakeland Hospital as a home health nurse.</p> <p> She was widowed in 1986. In 1991 she met Robert A. Wilkins Jr. They married the following year and enjoyed more than 25 years together, traveling and working on mission projects.</p> <p> A memorial service will be conducted at Morgan Hall, Adventist Frontier Missions, 10652 Range Line Road, Berrien Springs, on Thursday, Sept. 20. Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the service will begin at 6:30 p.m.</p> <p> In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to Your Story Hour, PO Box 15, Berrien Springs, MI 49103 or online at <a href=""></a>.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:37:44 +0000 Viewing and Funeral Service for Todd Harrington <p> Todd Harrington, milking parlor supervisor and assistant herdsman at the Andrews University Dairy, was killed while out riding his bicycle yesterday afternoon, September 15.</p> <p> Todd was killed after being struck by a drunk motorist, who left the scene but was later identified and arrested.<br /> <br /> Todd was a graduate of Andrews Academy and Andrews University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in social studies in 2016.</p> <p> Currently, Todd had worked at our Dairy operations alongside his father, Mike Harrington, who is a truck driver and feeder for the Andrews University Dairy.</p> <p> A viewing will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6&ndash;8 p.m., at Allred Funeral Home, 212 S. Main St., Berrien Springs. The funeral service will take place Friday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m., at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church, Berrien Springs.</p> <p> Our heartbreak and prayers accompany Todd&rsquo;s family and friends as they face this unexpected and tragic loss.<br /> <br /> His complete obituary is available <a href="">here.</a><br /> <br /> You may leave a comment for the family below.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:47:39 +0000 Memorial Service for Dr. Ernesto Medina <p> The memorial service for Dr. Ernesto Y. Medina will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday,&nbsp;Sept. 14, at Pioneer Memorial Church. Medina passed to his rest on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. Please remember his family and many friends as they grieve his loss.&nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 16:58:09 +0000 Memorial Service for Thomas DeWind <p> Thomas J. DeWind, 57, died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family.&nbsp;Tom was an active member of the Stevensville Seventh-day Adventist Church.&nbsp;A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Village SDA Church, 635 St. Joseph Ave., Berrien Springs. Please remember his family in your thoughts and prayers.</p> <p> You may read his complete obituary <a href="">here</a>.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 16:56:56 +0000 Celebration of Life Service for Joan Shultz <p> A celebration of life<em> </em>service will be held for Joan Shultz on Friday, September 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Seminary Chapel. All are welcome to attend.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2018 19:01:03 +0000 Obituary for Wayne K. Lee <p> Wayne K. Lee, 71, died peacefully Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Alliance Health it Baldwinville, Massachusetts,.with his family at his side.</p> <p> He was born in Bath, Maine, on May 17, 1947, son of Rachel E. (Tyler) Lee of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and the late Kenneth E. Lee. Wayne grew up in Maine and graduated from South Lancaster Academy in Lancaster, Massachusetts.</p> <p> Wayne worked as a field service engineer for Dietrich Metal Framing, which was headquartered in Hammond, Indiana. Wayne lived in the Leominster and Lancaster area for 28 years and then moved to Berrien Springs, Michigan. He later returned to Massachusetts, living in Templeton and then in Phillipston for the last two years. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a fan of Outlaw Racing and NASCAR. Wayne also enjoyed doing auto work.</p> <p> He leaves his wife of 46 years, Julienne (Quaile) Lee, who worked in Andrews University's Academic Records office until her retirement several years ago; two children, Karissa Moore and her husband Gordon of Phillipston and Bryan Lee of Cortland, New York; two granddaughters, Julienne Moore and Jennifer Moore and a brother, Dale E. Lee of Hendersonville, North Carolina.</p> <p> A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 4 p.m. in Gardner Seventh-day Adventist Church, 100 Colony Road, Westminster, MA 01473.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:19:24 +0000 Death of Bill Graves <p> Bill Graves, 83, died unexpectedly on August 13. Bill worked for the Adventist Hospital System in both Texas and Florida for over 40 years. He was the&nbsp;father of Randy Graves, vice president for Marketing &amp; Enrollment Management, and&nbsp;grandfather of Byron Graves, assistant professor and Wind Symphony director for the Department of Music. Bill's daughter Vickie Sellers and six of his grandchildren&mdash;Byron Graves, Casey Graves, Joni Ramsey and their spouses&mdash;are graduates of Andrews University.</p> <p> The funeral service will be held Sunday, August 19, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Spring Meadows Seventh-day Adventist Church building fund at <a href=""></a>.</p> <p> Please remember the Graves family in your thoughts and prayers as they process this difficult loss.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:15:38 +0000