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Alumni Homecoming Survey

What events would you like to see at Homecoming this year? 

Homecoming (February 2nd-8th) is a special time of year when alumni from all decades can come together to celebrate what God has done in their lives since their time at SJBC/SJCC/WJU. As such, it is important to us that the events scheduled during this time are ones which spark your interest.  Please give us as much feedback as possible. Complete the survey for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the restaurant of your choice (a winner will be selected on October 27th)! To take the survey please click HERE

Alums Abroad - Tanzania - Hope of the Nations

Over the next seven months, Lee Roberts ('78, right), Kevin Carlson (former SJBC student) and Mike Borgaard ('83, left) will join the Hope of the Nations ministry started in 2006 by alumnus Harold ('85, center) and Coni Knepper as they minister to the people of Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika one of the longest and deepest lakes in the world. The expanding ministry now has 14 people supporting it (including former students, Jim and Julie Hansen).

Lee and Kevin will head over to teach Revelation and biblical archaeology/anthropology in November and Mike plans to teach from Genesis next April. Former SJBC Professor and Executive Vice President Roger Edrington will also be assisting in the near future.

The primary focus of their well-rounded ministry is to operate a Bible college where they depend on many visiting pastors to teach including alumni Chris ('85) and Debi Blair, Trey Hinkle ('90), Scott ('02) and Janet McGee and Issac Serrano ('07). Alumnus Stan ('84) and Linda (former student) Faddis have helped with graduation ceremonies over the years.

Hope of the Nations also oversees an English primary school instructing grades K-7 where alumna Graciela Marques-Hahn has provided many resources. Their organization also run a kids club (reaching nearly 1500 kids per week) provides health care, vocational training, women’s Bible studies, youth ministry groups and outreach programs to nearby villages.

Please join me in praying for this ministry and for Lee, Kevin and Mike as the prepare to travel abroad. For more information on this organization please click HERE

Jessup Gala - Over $160,000 Raised for Student Scholarships!

This past Saturday over 425 people attended The Jessup Gala and 40 student volunteers worked the commemorative evening festivities! The program featured performances from the university’s Creative Arts and Music departments and included recognition of President Emeritus, Bryce Jessup’s, Dream Team that was instrumental in bringing the university to where it stands today in Rocklin. President John Jackson shared the university’s specific vision and mission as a Christ-centered university and shared expectations of continued expansion andmomentum for the next 75 years. The Gala was also live streamed for those who were unable to attend the sold-out event (455 individuals viewed the event live!). To view the festivities, click HERE

Stay Up To Date On Facebook!

Not all of our activites and information can be annouced in the newsletter. As a result, we welcome you to join our Facebook page to stay up to date on events and promotions that benefit you as an alum of the university! Click HERE to join! 

Life and Contact Updates

In an effort to remain connected to the Jessup community and develop quality relationships, we need your contact information. Please click HERE to update your mailing and email addresses. Additionally, we would love to know what’s new with our alumni. Please email alumni@jessup.edu so we can share what God is doing in your life.

2014 Harvest Run

Please join us on October 18th for the 5K Harvest Run! All proceeds will go to schools in Rocklin: one-third to William Jessup University and two-thirds to the Rocklin Unified School District! A WJU Alumni photo will be taken at 8:15am to document support of your alma mater. We hope to see you there! All WJU Alumni will receive a $5 discount on their registration, use WJUALUM at checkout. To register please click HERE and if you have any questions please feel free to email hjones@jessup.edu. We hope to see you there!


Heather Jones
Alumni/Parent Relations Officer
Direct: (916) 577-1803
Email: hjones@jessup.edu