April 2017
Alumni eNewsletter


Dear Simpson University Alumni,

Earlier this month you were sent the Simpson University E-News, a new e-newsletter that featured current news and events with links to the types of stories you enjoyed in the Gateway magazine.  If you missed it, watch for the next edition which should arrive in your e-mailbox soon.

As an alumnus, you have been receiving the alumni e-newsletter over the past several years. The Simpson Connect will focus primarily on alumni updates and events. We want to highlight our alumni and their accomplishments. Below you will read about a few of our alums.

Let me know what's been happening in your life. I would love to share it with your fellow alums.

Karla Dillon ('09)
Alumni & Events Manager

Share with us

Notable Alumni

The work of our alumni is something to celebrate and recognize. Let us know if you have written a book or created a music CD/MP3 album. We want to let others know about your achievements.

Click here

Lunchbox Dad

You may have seen Beau Coffron ('00) as the Lunchbox Dad on numerous television shows, including Good Morning America and the Steve Harvey Show.

Beau is the Director of Social Media at Life.Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. Click the link below to hear how Simpson gave him a passion for service to the church.

PC Walker, Author

"Beneath Broken Machines" invites a generation that is fleeing the church back to community and fellowship...and ultimately, back to the great love of their Papa. For more information, or to order the book, click below.

Tozer Seminary graduate PC Walker is a pastor, poet and preacher living in Sacramento, CA. PC earned his M.A. in Intellectual Leadership in 2015. His passion is to minister to those in poverty and other environments of crisis.

Aaron Wardle, Recording Artist

"Fixed on You"  was released in 2015 by 
Aaron Wardle ('99). With the masterful production of Jeremy Edwardson ('01), Wardle's lyrics, infectious melodies, and vocal energy, surrounded by lush arrangements, bring the songs to life. For more information, click below.

is the Worship and Arts Pastor at Cornerstone Community Church of Boulder, Colo. He is married to Destry ('98) and has two daughters, Grace and Addison.


Gateway to World Service

Simpson University is excited to have students traveling around the globe this summer on WorldSERVE missions trips. Please remember to pray for each team as they venture out in service to others. Click each destination to read more details about the work our students will be doing or to donate to the team.

Albania: May 8-June 18
East Asia: May 8-June 18
El Salvador: May 8-28

Guinea: May 8-June 8
Haiti: May 13-27
India: May 24-June 17

Ivory Coast: May 8-June 18
Taiwan: May 8-28
Thailand: May 8-28

Wish to support the WorldSERVE General Fund?

Donate to WorldSERVE General Fund

Alumni Directory Updates

We are near the end of gathering updated alumni contact information. Thank you to those who have submitted or verified the directory information.

Publishing Concepts Inc. (PCI) and Simpson will begin the editing and printing process, which will take an additional 2-3 months.

If you haven't yet submitted an update,  you still have time to send your information at the link below. We want this directory to be as up-to-date as possible, but your help is needed to make that happen.

Golf Tournament

The annual golf tournament has been rescheduled for July 21 due to excessive water at Riverview Country Club's course. Registration is open. The tournament helps fund scholarships and other operating costs for our nearly 250 Red Hawk student-athletes.

Sign up now for what is sure to be a great day on the links followed by a delicious tri-tip/chicken bbq lunch.

If you have additional questions, please contact Robin Bankson at (530) 226-4703.


Samuelson Mission Fund Applications Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for the Samuelson Mission Fund. This award was established for the purpose of helping Simpson University graduates who are planning a career in missions with the retirement of their student loan debt. Click below for more information or to apply.

Pictured: TheTodd Family. Richard ('01) & Kristi Todd ('01) received the award in 2012 and have been serving in St. Petersburg, Russia, since February 2014.

More info...

Let Us Know!

We love to hear about your life! Let us know when you get married, have a baby, write a book,
move or get a new job. Just send a note to alumni@simpsonu.edu or click the button below.


Baby Red Hawks

Jacob ('14) and Emilee (Sidener '12) Ferwerda
Daughter, Bailey Nicole
Born Mar. 6, 2017

Josh ('10) and Chelsea (Lane '12) Sidener
Daughter, Andi Joy
 Born Mar. 12, 2017
 (pictured above with sons,
Ace and Ezra)


Mitchell ('09) and Katie Flinn
Apr. 22, 2017 (pictured above)

Trina (Oates '09) and Justin Bell
Sept. 3, 2016

Ashley (Hughes '08) and Dustin Simpson
Sept. 3, 2016

Elizabeth (Dick '14)  and
Jeremy Gaudette
Oct. 15, 2016

In Memoriam

Dale W. Dyk ('71)
Jan. 20, 2016
James Sellers ('45)
Jan.14, 2016
Michael J. Katherman ('03)
June 14, 2016
Roberta Hoover ('57)
Sept. 9, 2016
Inez (Mickey) Cooper ('47)
Dec. 2, 2016 (pictured above)
Charlotte P. Hunt ('40)
Dec. 15, 2016


Credentialing Info

July 18, 5-6pm
Learn more about Simpson University's School of Education during this session.

Fun-filled Weekend

June 23-24 & July 21-22
Potential students can get a jump-start on becoming part of the Simpson community.

Read More

16th Annual Event

August 30, 12-1pm
Business Leadership Luncheon features Dr. Tim Elmore.        Register now.

Read More

More Upcoming Events

  • Hospice Care Workshop - May 25
  • Red Hawk Summer - June 23-24 and July 21-22
  • Informational Open House for Teaching Credential and MA in Education - July 18
  • Athletics Golf Tournament - July 21 
  • Informational Open House for Adult Studies - July 26
  • Better Together: CA Teachers Summit 2017 - July 28
  • 16th Annual Business Leadership Luncheon - August 30
More Info

Office of Alumni Relations

alumni@simpsonu.edu | 1.530.226.4774
2211 College View Drive, Redding, CA 96003 | 1.888.9.SIMPSON





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