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Author: Perry Stepp

Academic Dean: Faithfulness in the College Years is Key

In Luke 16.10, Jesus makes a statement about faithfulness and compromise. “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” There’s a principle here: faithfulness in small things leads to being entrusted with big things. That’s a picture of what college is about. Your freshman classes are about being entrusted with small things. You learn the basic vocabulary and the most basic skills in your field. You learn or improve other skills, like reading and communicating, that are useful across the disciplines....

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DCC’s 65th Anniversary Series: Honoring Faculty Past and Present

Left to right: David, Bob, and Elizabeth Derr with Mark Worley and President Smith In DCC faculty lore, we have a story about a beginning of the year meeting where the College’s president (who will remain nameless) was talking about changing the College’s mission statement. A young professor (who will also remain nameless) felt the need to remind the president that, whatever happened with the mission statement, the mission of the College needed to involve educating students, because that’s what colleges do. The act of educating is what defines a college. Colleges can exist without websites, athletics teams, particular academic programs, dormitories,...

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