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Finding A Way | Kyle Spurgin

DCC has always been blessed by the help of volunteers, from those from area churches who have helped paint and clean dormitories, to youth groups landscaping on spring break, to folks in retirement who serve in offices, dorms, and community (the Arringtons these days, or Mrs. Crawford in the past, e.g.). Rarely does a young person starting out in a career (and marriage) have much time to volunteer, but this year Kyle Spurgin has found a way.  From 1:00 to 5:00 or 6:00 most weekdays, and weekends when there are games, he is out on the baseball field as...

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Vanessa Muñoz is Undeterred

In the video above, undeterred senior student Vanessa Muñoz, ministry-leadership major from Ft. Worth, reflects on the challenge of overcoming discouragement and pressing on to the goal.  Upon graduating, Vanessa hopes to earn a master’s in theology or else dive right into work with a local women’s ministry, “wherever they need me.” Donate...

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“I’m being mentored and growing closer to God by being here”

Victoria Aitken, from Buckie, a little town far north in Scotland, where DCC alum and professor Dr. Scott Middleton has ministered, has more of a close-call story.  Having grown up in a Christian home, she was ready to study sports education at her dream school, University of Edinburgh, and to party (hard to believe if you know the Victoria we know). “And then I lost the desire to go there.  I was driving with my mom, who was teaching me to drive, and I told her I didn’t want to go there.”  Her mom told her to pray, so...

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“I proudly served my country”

“I followed in their footsteps to proudly serve my country by joining the Marines in infantry.” “I am honored to have a legacy of military service in my family. My grandfathers, uncle, aunt, brother, step-father, father-in-law, and nephew were all in the military. I followed in their footsteps to proudly serve my country by joining the Marines in infantry. After boot camp, I graduated the School of Infantry in Light Armored Reconnaissance before heading to my duty station. I served in the 2nd Marines, 2nd LAR Batt., Bravo Company at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Panama, Central America.” Learn...

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Servant Award—Ironic and Iconic

The last thing that humble Christian servants want is attention for their service. But since Christian service is precisely what DCC wants to inculcate, it is fitting that there be an award that honors a servant’s attitude and behavior. Thus, we have the Servant Award, instituted in the 1990s and determined by vote of the students alone, without faculty/staff input, honoring the student who most clearly exemplifies Jesus’ service to others. And wouldn’t you know that junior student Blayze Lingo, when asked about the award this year, immediately named the person who he thinks should have received it instead...

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DCC Junior Student Selected “2016 Outstanding Student Worker”

Schools and their student workers have a symbiotic relationship: student workers can walk to work, arrange work around their class schedules, and get an inside look at the functioning of the school. Meanwhile, the school relies on student workers to help carry out the mission and operations of the school. At DCC, the system also gives staff the opportunity to mentor students in behaviors and values that the classroom may only get to talk about. That’s a big help in fulfilling our mentoring mission. Starting this year the faculty and staff decided to honor an outstanding student worker. DCC...

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DCC Thankful for Generous Supporters

Sue Settle is a delightful person to be around.  Growing up as a farm girl in northern Oklahoma, she loves to help people.  She has an infectious laugh as she sits and talks with Mark and Caroline Worley in her living room in Enid, OK – helping young women to continue their studies at Dallas Christian College brings her absolute joy.  “Giving young people an opportunity to finish their studies at DCC is important to me – people helped me, and I want to pass it along,” Sue says with a smile. “God blessed me and it’s fun to...

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