64th Alumni Weekend
April 24-27, 2014
1954, ’59, ’64, ’69, ’74, ’79, ’84, ’89, '94, ’99, ’04, ’09
|Dick Duerksen is Assistant to the President of Maranatha Volunteers International where he serves as Storyteller – with words and photos.
In his Maranatha responsibilities, Dick hosts the weekly television show, Maranatha Mission Stories and joins his wife Brenda as “storycatchers” while traveling with Maranatha volunteers around the world. Brenda’s skills as a registered nurse, health educator, and experienced “Mom” are invaluable as she coordinates Maranatha’s medical clinics.
Dick has worked within the Seventh-day Adventist church as a pastor, administrator, planner and ministry consultant. He is co-author and trainer of “Marketing Adventist Schools” and preaches for many churches and spiritual events each year.
Brenda and Dick are celebrating 44 years of marriage and enjoy spending time with their three children and two grandchildren in the United States and New Zealand.
||Dick Duerksen, Worship Hour Speaker
Maranatha International Storyteller, Pastor, Administrator, Author
Schedule of Events
Thursday, April 24
7:00p — Scholarship Reception
This is an invitation-only
dessert reception for the donors of our growing scholarship categories and the student scholars who will be recognized that evening.
2014 Weekend Program
2014 Scholarship Booklet
2014 Scholarship Program
Note: Scholarships are no longer presented during the 11:00a Sabbath worship service due to the happily increasing numbers of endowed scholarships.
Friday, April 25
10:00a — Fifteenth Annual Golf Classic [Golf Classic website]
8:00p — Vespers
Presented by the Class of 2004, our 10th Year honor class
Sabbath, April 26
8:15a — Battle Hymn of the Republic practice
Those wishing to participate in the Church number, "Battle Hymn of the Republic" can be here at the church for practice at 8:15am. You can download the music here.
9:15a — Sabbath School/Worship Service
Adult Sabbath School will be presented by the Class of 1984, our 30 year honor class
Student Sabbath School - Set-N-Stone located in the landscape building (ocean side) near laundry
Worship Service presented by the Class of 1994, our 20th Year honor class
Featured Speaker Pastor Dick Duerkson (see above)
Roll Call presented by Alumni Association President. All MBA alumni will be asked to proudly stand and proclaim their year or decade.
Honoree Recognition for Alums of the Year and Hall of Faith.
12:30p — Potluck Luncheon
In front of the MBA Cafeteria
2:00p — Honor Class Meetings & Photos
All class photos will be taken in Baker Chapel by an MBA photographer on April 26. They will be posted here 2-3 weeks following Alumni Weekend. You will be able to download them and print the one(s) you wish to have. Thank you for your patience!
4:30p — Stories with Dick Duerksen accompanied by MBA Choir
8:30p — Alumni/MBA Student Volleyball Game
9:30p — Alumni/MBA Student Basketball Game
Sunday, April 27
7:30a — Fun Run
1 Mile Fun Run (Beach to Gate) and a 5k. Registration Fee of $25 (you can click here
to register & pay). Registration by April 13.
9:00a — 49ers Brunch
All members of the classes 1950–1964 and their spouse are invited to this complimentary brunch.
11:30a — Alumni Association Meeting
Open to all MBA alumni and former faculty/staff. Please join us and see how you can continue to be an active part of our alma mater.