Alicia Hopkins ’09 was presented with a proclamation naming October Dysautonomia Awareness Month by City of Cuyahoga Falls. She received the proclamation from Mayor Don Walters at the City Council Meeting. Alicia writes, “I requested this proclamation to raise awareness of dysautonomia and to help millions, like myself, who struggle with this disease.” Read the full story.
Hilda Zimmerly ’72 is serving another term as Treasurer Commissioner for the City of LaBelle, FL. She has already served on the Commission for 12 years. In March, Hilda was recognized by US Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart during a speech in commemoration of Women’s History Month. The Congressman shared of Hilda’s struggles to get through school while working and raising a family and commended her on fulfilling her dream of becoming a teacher. That speech is now part of the official Congressional Record. Read the full story here.
Brian Ziegler ’09 has written a book entitled “A Paralyzing Redemption.” Brian writes, “The focus revolves around the change that occurred in my life when I accepted Christ in my heart… I went from a star basketball player to a quadriplegic paralyzed from the chest down. After many years, I realized my accident was a gift from God and He used the accident to rebuild me from the ground up. He rebuilt me in His image.
My life is different now… I’m an author, pastor, businessman, father and husband. But I wouldn’t change one thing about my life.”
Dan Bacj, Jr. ’10 is the Camp Director at Camp Aldersgate in Carrollton. Dan has 19+ years of Christian Camping experience to Aldersgate including posts at Camp Wanake and Ligonier Camp and Conference Center. Dan and his wife, Kelcey (Lauer) ’11, live in Carollton.