The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ

Ancilla’s Board of Trustees voted Monday, Sept. 28, to build a second residence hall.

The decision comes on the tail of a very successful first hall, booked beyond capacity for the 2015-16 year. The two-year college’s president Dr. Ken Zirkle noted the first hall, with 96 beds, was built for freshmen only and they will need a place to live next year. “At this time last year there was question as to whether or not the decision would go in favor of building a residence hall. This year, the board was quick to come to a unanimous decision,” he said.

Vice President of Mission Integration, Sr. Jolise May said, “The decision by the board to build the first residence hall was one wrought with a mixture of excitement, challenge, unanswered questions and trepidation.”  The plan was given a green light last year and the hall filled beyond capacity before the school year even started.  May said, “In the movie Field of Dreams the Iowa farmer says, ‘Build it and they will come.’ Ancilla built its first dorm and, yes, they came.” The board’s unanimous decision to build the second residence hall at Ancilla echoed those same feelings, but with a more confident leap of faith. They will come because we have not only living accommodations for those who come from distances, but because Ancilla is willing to invest in the lives of its students. Ancilla is truly a ‘We Believe in You’ opportunity college.”

The building of a residence hall was a top priority on President Zirkle’s agenda when he stepped into office last year, but he takes very little of the credit. “The credit really belongs to the faculty and staff here at Ancilla who have worked hard to make this school one that students want to come to.” To take a peek inside the existing building, visit the Ancilla College page here

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 14 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

Congratulations to HealthVision Fort Wayne! On August 26, 2015 Indiana State Representative Phil GiaQuinta presented a Proclamation to HealthVisions Fort Wayne thanking it for its service to the State of Indiana.  

 

HealthVisions Fort Wayne, part of HealthVisions Midwest, is a community-based health improvement organization. HealthVisions Fort Wayne is committed to building stronger neighborhoods to ensure a healthier future in Fort Wayne by partnering with others to help the community reduce health disparities. 

 

To learn more about HealthVision Midwest visit www.hvusa.org

 

HealthVisions Midwest, sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, was established after the sale of St. Joseph Hospital as a commitment from the Poor Handmaids to Fort Wayne to continue the healing mission of Jesus. 

 

Despite thunderstorms the night before and the morning of, Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ denied responsibility for making the Ancilla College Golf Classic rain free on June 8.

The 20th annual event was at Swan Lake Resort. Thirty nine teams took part to raise money for the growing college.

After 19 years at the Plymouth Country Club, the Golf Classic was moved to Swan Lake to accommodate future growth. Said Tom Sibal, associate director of institutional advancement and tournament organizer, “We made a change in venue this year to Swan Lake. Having two golf courses to play on really helped to move the day along. We were able to finish play for 39 teams in just under four and a half hours. Everyone raved about playing at Swan Lake. I couldn’t be happier with the results.”

This year was the most successful for the event. The tournament, which followed a four-person Florida scramble format, raised over $25,000 for the Annual Fund which supports student grants and scholarships for the college. Guests walked away with nearly $12,000 worth of gifts in the form of door prizes, goodie bag favors and drinks and snacks on the course thanks to the generosity of 82 area businesses and individuals.

Contributing sponsors included Tiny Enterprises, LLC, TCP-The Complete Printer, Starke County Economic Development Foundation, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Oliver Ford, Michael Kinder and Sons Inc., Dr. Ron May, Lake City Bank, Fiduciary Management, Inc., Farm Fertilizer and Seeds, Inc., Chester Inc., John Chandler, Bomarko and 1st Source Bank. 

The winning team on the Black Course with a score of 56 played for Spoor’s Auto Sales and was comprised of Dan Spoor, Jim Magnuson, Kyle Meihoffer and Ralph Harmon. The winning team on the Silver Course with a score of 58 played for COJIM Properties and was comprised of Doug Hite, Phil Weybright, Bob Wise and Jay Polen. 

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.