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                                                                                       entirely. It has been proven that music promotes endorphins.
                                                                                       Endorphins promote quicker healing.” Some of her most trea-
                                                                                       sured work experiences are from visits with patients who first
                                                                                       realize the healing power of music therapy.

                                                                                       It all began with her grandmother. As an Alzheimer’s sufferer,
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                                                                                       her grandmother’s memory was severely affected near the time
                                                                                       of her home-going. “She couldn’t communicate well at all. A
                                                                                       couple of years before she passed, my Mom recorded some mu-
                                                                                       sic on a little tape recorder in a stuffed teddybear. When I saw
                                                                                       the music therapist give it to my Grandma, she grabbed for the
                                                                                       bear, hugged it, and cried all at the same time. She didn’t know

                                                                                       anything, she couldn’t express anything, but she could still re-
                                                                                       ceive the blessing of music.” That was when Bonnie knew that
                                                                                       she wanted to work with music. When she enrolled as a psych
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                                                                                       major at CCC with no clear direction apart from “music in

                    More than just Notes                                               general,” she didn’t know how God would work in her heart
                                                                                       and the hearts of her supervising faculty.
                                    Bonnie Hayhurst
                                                                                       After speaking with Dr. Nichols and Dr. DeWitt, she began a
                                “Music is the medicine of the heart.
                                                                   ”                    course that would lead her into the ministry of music therapy.
                                                     Leigh Hunt
                                                                                       “They were very accomodating with my upper-classman practi-
                                                                                        cum. I was allowed to follow a music therapist; this provided
                    Alumna Bonnie Hayhurst (‘02 - St. John) lives a charmed life.
                                                                                        me with invaluable hands-on experience.” Dr White as-
                    Her successful career as a liscensed music therapist is coupled
                                                                                        sisted Bonnie on the music side of her career goal; “When you
                    with the exciting challenges of being the wife of the Toronto
                                                                                        have music as your major or minor, there is a heavy classical
                    Blue Jay’s (MLB) pitcher, Dirk Hayhurst. As as music thera-
                                                                                        focus. Dr. White focused individual energy on other genres of
                    pist, she helps alleviate physical pain and emotional turmoil in
                                                                                        music besides classical–genres that would help me in my future
                    her patients and their families every day.
                                                                                        ministry as a music therapist. I learned chord configurations,
                                                                                        theory, and other elements of music. The flexibility was fan-
                    A normal day in Bonnie’s life may include a number of indi-
                                                                                        tastic. CCC allowed me to say, ‘This is what I want, how do I
                    vidual patient sessions, several private visits on the oncology
                                                                                        do it?’”
                    or orthopedic wings of TriPoint Medical Center near Cleve-
                    land, or regular therapy with individual clients with special
                                                                                                    Music therapy is a life pursuit. It is not a simple
                    needs. She keeps herself very busy
                                                                                                   “play music and leave” job. It requires commitment,
                    between growing her
                    new business and sus-
                    taining contacts from                                                                Pg. 1   More Than Just Notes:
                    her previous position.                                                                       Bonnie Hayhurst
                                                                                                         Pg. 3   Homecoming 2010
                    “Music encourages well-                                                              Pg. 4   The Olivers: Revisited
                     being. Patients begin to                                                            Pg. 5   Alumni Giving Report
                     feel better and soon are                                                            Pg. 6   Volleyball Reunion
                     off pain medications                                                                        Alumni Updates
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                    dedication, and steadfast, visible Christianity. “Some families                    ately.” She uses sound, vibration, and tactile feelings to help
                    participate with therapy, but everyone responds differently.                       teach children about focusing and active communication. “It
                    One day it will be a joyful, uplifting praise to God with pa-                      is amazing to see the transformation. It is so rewarding; just
                    tients struggling with “why God?”, while in the next room, it                      seeing them get the littlest things is awesome.”
                    will be a humorous and fun homage to Broadway; you never
                    know.” Bonnie uses her talents as a music therapist to witness                     In her “down time,” Bonnie enjoys spending time with her Ma-

                    and testify of her love for her Savior. “It is an emotional and                    jor League husband, scrapbooking, and trying to get enough
                    spiritual support through which I can share Christ.”                               people together to play a game of volleyball.
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                    And, it’s not just for the adults. Some of Bonnie’s regular cli- Music is not just entertainment; to some, it is life. Bonnie Hay-
                    ents are children suffering with autism, Down’s Syndrome, and hurst stands as a testament of the miraculous power of “songs
                    other special needs. “Kids need things to enjoy, too. Music and hymns and spiritual songs.”
                    therapy is a beautiful way to learn to communicate appropri-

                    The Olivers: Revisited                                                             His adult Sunday School class is currently studying the Book
                                                                                                       of Jeremiah and the Westminster Confession of Faith. His
                                                                                                       article entitled “In Defense of John Calvin” was published in
                    Dr. Ed Oliver, Civil War buff, historian extraordinaire, and
                                                                                                       the February 2009 issue of the Western Reformed Seminary
                    former associate professor of philosophy, has been keeping
                                                                                                       Journal. In March, Dr. Oliver visited Israel with the CCC
                    busy since his retirement from CCC 6 years ago. Dr. Oliver
                                                                                                       Israel study tour led by Dr. Bob Carver and Dr. Carl Martin.
                    taught Bible, Philosophy, and Church History to almost
                                                                                                       While Dr. Oliver continues to stay active, Mrs. Oliver runs
                    three decades of CCC students. Dr. Esther Oliver, also a prior
                                                                                                       an editing business out of her home and lives by her motto,
                                                        CCC staff member, has re-
                                                                                                       “Have Laptop, Will Travel.”
                                                         tired from her position as
                                                          provost at St. Petersburg
                                                                                                       Just before the 2008 Christmas holidays, Dr. Oliver learned
                                                                                                       that he had more occluded arteries around his heart and
                                                                                                       started an innovative treatment in January, 2009. In spite of
                                                                       Since his retirement,
                                                                                                       periodic shortness of breath, Dr. Oliver finished his medical
                                                                       Dr. Oliver has been
                                                                                                       treatments in September. Mrs. Oliver said, “We thank the
                                                                        staying busy. Not
                                                                                                       Lord for His grace and tender mercies that are renewed every
                                                                         able to completely
                                                                          leave the educa-
                                                                            tion realm, he has
                                                                                                       The Oliver enjoy visits with sons Scott and Gordon and
                                                                              continued to
                                                                                                       their families throughout the year. Youngest son Gordon and
                                                                                teach at his
                                                                                                       wife Marjorie (MacFarland) are both 1986 CCC graduates.
                                                                                                       Gordon pastors the Bethel Orthodox Presbyterian Church in
                                                                                                       Oostburg, WI.

                    “[Dr. Oliver] and Dr. Steele meet for lunch every week to fellowship—and solve the problems of the world—Christian and secular!”
                                                                                                                Mrs. Esther Oliver             .
                                              CCC Alumni News          5          Issue 3, Fall ‘09

                                                Alumni	Giving	Report
Earlier this school year, we released a longer-than-usual letter re-       ing our alumni donor base because of its attainable giving goals
garding alumni giving that outlined four potential ways you can            (almost everyone can participate) and easy enlistment.
support your alma mater. Thus far, the response has been excel-
lent. Many of your fellow alumni have become annual or lifetime            Overall, alumni giving has increased 12.6% over the previous
supporters of the alumni association, have donated to the schol-           year (from 2007 to 2008). Realizing that our overall numbers
arship and relief programs, and have renewed or accepted the               are smaller than most colleges (2649 strong!) and over 22% of
Alumni Challenge.                                                                                         our alumni are recent graduates
                                                                                                          (last five years) who are new
We are particularly encouraged                                                                            to their jobs and ministries,
by our new Alumni Challenge                                                                               continuing their education in
program. For our inaugural                                                                                graduate programs, or recently
year (2008-2009), 15 alumni ac-                                                                           married and starting families,
cepted the Year One challenge                                                                             we are pleased with God’s provi-
by giving at least $1 a month                                                                             sion for the College through our
($12 annually) – these support-                                                                           alumni. The Lord continues to
ers because our ‘charter’ program                                                                         show Himself faithful.
members. In conjunction with
our recent mailing, most of these                                                                        If you haven’t participated but
individuals have confirmed their                                                                         plan to do so, we would encour-
continued participation for Year                                                                         age you to join the others by
Two (now $2 a month or $24                                                                               sending in your commitment
annually) and 6 individuals have joined them as first-year par-            form or by giving online through the Giving to CCC link on
ticipants. We believe this program has the potential of increas-           the College website.

                                                Alumni ChAllenge members
                      Lynne Fukutani –‘08        James Hunt-‘93
    Charter members

                      Alan Hedrick-‘08           Carolyn Dotts-‘91                                              Michelle(Reason)Smith-‘05
                                                                                          new members

                      Gwen Hull-‘08              Beth Darby-‘90                                                 Hope Kindred-‘00
                                                                                                    (to date)

                      Andrew Bates-‘06           Sandra Perry-‘90                                               Jana(Foltz) Crain-‘99
                      Lance Cook-‘03             Kim (Musgrave) Schmidt-‘82                                     Cindy De Leon-‘89

                                                             0s 0 meet!
                      Dan Wareing-‘02            Ben Puckett-‘76

                      Frances Rodriguez-‘00      Karin(Steele)Puckett-‘76                                       John Sparks-‘78

                                                         2friends to
                      Chuck Wareing-‘98                                                                         Brian Johnson-‘74

                                              A time for old
                                                   twenties reunion Weekend
                                                                 March 5-7, 2010
                                              For Faculty, Staff, Graduates, and Students from 1966-1986

 For more information, go to the
                                                                                                                                  Volleyball                                                                   Updates
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Katie Bournival is a music teacher and administra-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               tive assistant at Countryside Christian Academy in
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Clearwater, FL.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Josh Hoag and Amy Clark were married on August 7,
Special thanks to Dr. Carl Martin for being our grill master and Sarah Puckett Taylor who designed the reunion tee shirt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Shannon (Markovitch) Bennett received a Master of
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Arts degree in Human Services: Business Manage-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               ment from Liberty University in November 2008. She
                                                                                                                                                                                                               married Todd Bennett this summer.
                                                                                                                             Top: Kathy Todd, Rachel Farrell, Janelle Barnes, Cathy Knops, Susan Largent,    Martelle Arnette is an Office Manager for McLeod
                                                                                                                            Amy Goebert. Bottom: Karen Harrison, Erin Thomas, Amy Garvin, Kim Gullion,         General Trades, LLC in Gainesville, Florida.
                                                                                                                              Suzy Llerena, Tamara Viera. Not Pictured: Jennifer Wilson, Kristin Sanney,
                                                                                                                            Over fourteen alumni, their spouses, and children were part                      Anthony and Jennifer (Groschel) Wilson welcomed
                                                                                                                                                                                                               their daughter, Anaya Mae, into the world on Septem-
                                                                                                                            of our first ever Alumni Volleyball reunion held Friday-Satur-                     ber 11, 2009.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CCC Alumni News
                                                                                                                            day, October 2-3, 2009. It was exciting to see our alumni back                  2003
                                                                                                                            on campus and a great delight to meet some of their children                     Daniel Yoder received his M.D. from the University of
                                                                                                                                                                                                               South Florida this year. He is presently completing his
                                                                                                                            for the first time. The ratio of adult to child was 1 to 1—a                       residency in Family Medicine in the Hendersonville,
                                                                                                                            delightful reality that created an event full of excitement and                    NC area.
                                                                                                                            youthful noise.                                                                 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Jon Doughty started as the assistant pastor of Grace
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Baptist Church in Owatonna, MN on June 1, 2009.
                                                                                                                            Our event began with a Friday afternoon volleyball practice                        Jon and Hope are expecting their first child in January
                                                                                                                            and evening open gym. Several of our alumni practiced with                         2010.

                                                                                                                            Coach Denny’s team, proving they still had ‘it,’ while others                   2000
                                                                                                                            confirmed the fact that they lost ‘it’ many years ago. To be                     Janel Nale teaches missionary children in Guinea, West
                                                                                                                            honest, they were just as happy to sit around and chat with                      David and Dianna Troyer welcomed their daughter,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Issue 3, Fall ‘09
                                                                                                                            each other, catching up on old news or talking about their                         Rebekah Dianna to the world on June 15, 2009.
                                                                                                                            child-raising experiences.                                                      1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Eric Wells is a history teacher at Lakeland Christian
                                                                                                                                                                                                               School in Lakeland, FL.
                                                                                                                            On Saturday, the group reunited at an indoor picnic of
                                                                                                                            grilled chicken, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, cookies,                   Robert M. Miller graduated May 15, 2009 from The
                                                                                                                            and chips. During the picnic, alumni director Ben Puckett                          Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a M.Div.
                                                                                                                            presented Coach Denny a dozen roses and a Faithful Servant                         in Theology with an emphasis in Biblical Counseling.
                                                                                                                            plaque for her 20 years of ministry at the college and, in par-                 1984
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Stephen Carlson has been involved in alcohol and
                                                                                                                            ticular, to the young ladies who were part of her past teams.                      drug recovery ministry and discipleship in the prison
                                                                                                                                                                                                               through his church. He also teaches part time at a lo-
                                                                                                                            Later, our guests met in the gym for the contest between the                       cal college and is currently looking for full-time work
                                                                                                                                                                                                               as a teacher or engineer.
                                                                                                                            2009 CCC volleyball team and the Lakers from Lake Sumter
                                                                                                                            Community College from Leesburg, FL. It took three quick                         Dr. David Thompson has had a new book published. It
                                                                                                                            games to defeat the Lady Lakers (25-17, 25-17, and 25-11).                         is entitled “Twelve Biblical Steps to a Successful Mar-
                                                                                                                            Between games two and three, each alumni volleyball player                         riage” and is available on
                                                                                                                            took the end line again, was officially introduced to the                       1974
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Richard Larry Fisher and his wife Vernette live in Tul-
                                                                                                                            crowd, and presented with a carnation bouquet provided by                          lahoma, Tennessee where Richard is a respiratory prac-
                                                                                                                            the alumni association. The weekend ended with an ice cream                        titioner at Harton Regional Medical Center.
                                                                                                                            fellowship in the gym served by the current CCC team.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                For a complete list of updates, go
                                                                                                                                For photos of the event, please visit                                alumninews.asp.

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