Class of 2008

Let your classmates know what you are doing. Complete an online alumnote questionnaire. With your permission we will add it to this Web site and include it in the Bluffton magazine. 

Julia Szabo
Director of Alumni Engagement

Class notes


Attending May Day?

Erin Ostling Burkholder
I currently serve as director of admissions at Bluffton University, and am involved in  various restorative justice and Title IX initiatives. My husband, Jared, and I enjoy taking on home renovation projects with our two daughters, Charlotte and Rose. I look forward to seeing all of you on campus again soon!



Alex Wakefield
Bluffton has always and will always be a very special place to me. My memories of Bluffton stretch from when I stayed for little sibs weekend with my brother Vince, class of 1997, all the way to the year I graduated in 2008. The faith based learning and small town community of Bluffton provided me a safe and challenging environment to grow as a student and also in my faith. I will always appreciate what Bluffton has given me.


Lauren SatchwellAfter graduation in 2008, I moved back to Illinois where I have lived ever since. Concluding an 8-year career with Head Start, I now work for the Mennonite Church of Normal. The Power of Purple drew me back in, and I have been so honored to be part of the first cohort graduating from The Collaborative MBA program through Bluffton. I look forward to seeing many familiar faces May Day weekend!