Atlanta Evening with Bryan draws alumni, friends
March 21, 2014

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On March 15 the third Evening with Bryan event – and the first to come to the Atlanta region – enjoyed stellar success.
 
Pastor Dean Ropp '81
shares his memories of Bryan
Hosted by the Atlanta region volunteers and sponsored by Veritas Classical Schools, whose CEO Dave Kinsey ’73 acted as emcee, the dinner had a large turnout at its location at Midway Community Church in Alpharetta, Ga.
 
After a welcome, an overview of the 2014 alumni/fundraising team, and a short video, Director of Worldview Formation Jason Glen spoke on the influence technology has on learning and the spiritual growth of students.  After his address, the students of the Worldview Initiative interacted with attendees, demonstrating parts of their ministry technique.
 
Glen reflected, “[The worldview students] encountered something meaningful and fulfilling: they discovered that alumni were interested in what God was doing in their lives.  It was a breath of fresh air for everyone involved, and was a pleasant reminder of the fruitful heritage that God has given Bryan.”
 
Dean Ropp ’81, senior pastor at Midway, spoke about his own time as a Bryan student.  “One highlight was to have various eras of alumni represented and to be able to pray together for the college at this time,” he later said. “The evening helped all reconnect a little better back to Bryan.”
 
The Atlanta Evening with Bryan event was a rewarding time of insight and fellowship.  It was a showcase of what makes Bryan special, through alumni stories as well as the testimony of current students and faculty.  The evening itself presented a vision of what can happen when those who love the college show their support through time, talent, and treasure.
 
Atlanta Evening with Bryan attendees
Bryan Scholarship Fund Director David Holcomb said, “It is an honor to share with our alumni and friends the beauty of Bryan College. Our faculty and students are some of the best, and once you meet them, you know it. Some things need to be experienced, and the Evening with Bryan dinners are giving us the opportunity to share it across the country.”
 

Written by Chloe Ann Nardone ’13, assistant director of marketing, 423.775.7206; chloe.nardone@bryan.edu.