Success stories

Many Bluffton alumni in the education profession discover that their passion for teaching and learning must include wrestling with challenging issues that extend from classrooms to living rooms and to the halls of government.  

Alumni Profiles

Marietta (Landis '65) Sawatzky

 
Marietta (Landis '65) Sawatzky
Elementary education
2011 Lifetime Service Award

An opportunity to teach elementary-age missionary children in Taiwan became a life-long calling. read more...

Matt Ferguson '10
 
 

Matt Ferguson '10
History major, integrated social studies education licensure

During what he terms a "confusing" senior year, Ferguson was working toward teaching but still feeling a strong urge to stay in politics. read more...

Lois Rice '59  
Lois Rice '59

"I was very appreciative of the preparation I had at Bluffton," she says, citing small classes and individual attention from professors. "They instilled a dedication to teaching and the responsibility that teaching holds." read more...

 

 
Cindy (Lehman '72) Byler
Education major

These days, Byler and her husband are living in Amman, Jordan, and serving as MCC representatives to Jordan, Iraq, Iran and Israel/Palestine.  read more...

Karen (Miller '73) Mareco

 
Karen (Miller '73) Mareco
English education major

When Karen was a student, there was no concept of an application specialist, her current position with a company that provides higher education portals, allowing faculty and students to communicate via the Internet. read more...

Lee Owens '77  
Lee Owens '77
Education/history

Coaching was something he had never considered before, but once he started, he knew it was what he wanted to do...  read more...