HC Alumni News
Summer is a quiet time on campus, but life off-campus is filled with more opportunities for students to learn about other cultures, experience what they have studied first-hand and give back to their own community and others far from home, all while building their leadership skills and growing in their faith.
 
Dr. Livingston is currently in Croatia with a group of students on HC's annual Globe Trek trip. They have visited Croatia's Plitvice and Krka National Parks, both with spectacular pools and water falls. From hiking to swimming these parks have offered up some great photos! Students had the opportunity to enjoy watching and celebrating a World Cup match win with the locals during the Croatia vs Nigeria game. These Globe Trekkers are also spending 5 days at sea. Keep up with their adventures on Twitter @HCGlobeTrek .

Earlier this summer, a group of DSP students journeyed to Italy with Karen Stuart as a part of their research projects. In DSP, students are asked to identify a topic, issue, or historical debate on which people in other cultures have a difference of opinions and attitudes and explore different ways of expressing them. Later this summer DSP students will also have a chance to visit London to continue gathering research and topic ideas from the history and culture of the cities they visit.
 
Our students aren't the only ones traveling. Several alumni are traveling the globe, visiting destinations like Israel and Japan this summer. Where can we find you traveling? Be sure to tag #hchsalumni in your travel pics to let us know where you've been!
Globe Trek Students are taking in the beautiful sights and food that Croatia has to offer.
The Distinguished Scholars Program journeyed to Italy for the early part of the summer and will be taking a later trip to London to continue learning beyond Houston Christian's walls.
All aboard! Globe Trek students proudly sporting their Croatian National Team jerseys!
Cooling off and taking a dip at Krka National Park.
AlumNight in the Heights!
Join us in the Heights on August 7!

HC Alumni will gather at Cedar Creek on 20th Street for a night of catching up and relaxing as we close out summer.

Some of our hosts currently include: Garrett Nondorf '10, Dan Nondorf '11, Jud Webre '10, and Ty Webre '11.

We are looking to add more hosts - the more, the merrier. Let us know if you can join us or let us know how you can help!
Mustang Golf Classic & Paint Party
Dust off your clubs & practice your swing! Our annual golf event will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018 (Columbus Day ) at Riverbend Country Club.

The Paint Party is a new addition!
If you don't golf come out anyway and
create a masterpiece!

QUICK DETAILS
Registration: 11:30 am
Tee Off – 1:00 pm
BBQ Award Dinner – 6:00 pm

- Special HC Alumni rate of $100/golfer

- Sponsorship opportunities are available

Homecoming & Alumni Round-Up
The Homecoming football game will take place on Friday, October 19, 2018.

Each year at Homecoming we invite all of our alumni back on campus to enjoy the game from the Alumni Room.

These are classes with reunions this year:

1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993,
1998, 2003, 2008, & 2013 .

Whether you're celebrating 45 years or
5 years, we hope you'll join us back on campus for Homecoming & enjoy reconnecting with your classmates!
Mustang Stories
Katrina Ong '09
"Most tangibly, Houston Christian has provided life-long friends. Having lived in over 5 cities since leaving Houston, the Houston Christian network is expansive and indispensable – I am especially grateful that I had the opportunity to live with a Houston Christian alum and friend in London, to meet with Houston Christian parents in China, and to travel throughout Europe and the US visiting old high school friends. Even in cities that have felt foreign, I found that familiar faces and lifelong relationships can make any place feel like home.

Apart from rigorous academic training that made slipping into college academics relatively painless, Houston Christian was critical to refining and developing my moral compass. The biblically rooted moral instruction continues to impact the way I consider business decisions and leadership. Specifically, striving for the heart and spirit of a servant leader can prove a challenge in competitive business environments. Having a community both from Houston Christian and Vanderbilt that helps me to recalibrate has been critical.

I am also especially grateful for the community between teachers and students at Houston Christian. Having role models and mentors who truly invested in our holistic development was part of the “magic” of Houston Christian. This focus on developing the whole person – intellect, spirit, body, and heart - was part of the inspiration that drove me to explore the healthcare industry further with a sustained interest in hospice and palliative care. Healthcare has been the intersection of intellectual challenge through untangling a broken macro-system while balancing the very human vulnerability that is most evident in uncertain care situations. This has driven my work on projects related to community level interventions of making the healthy choice the easy choice, to working on projects that drive employee development or organizational performance improvement in healthcare. Most recently, I have been working on product strategy in the healthcare space including go-to-market strategy and change management.

The intellectual and moral foundation at Houston Christian and the deeply rooted friendships developed there continue to shape me and inspire me to pursue more than a career, but rather a vocation."

Katrina Ong '09 studied Human and Organizational Development and Psychology at Vanderbilt University. She has worked for companies that serve the healthcare industry in tech, community interventions, and payers. Mostly recently, she has just returned from a 2-year assignment in the UK working on product introduction for the UK, German, and Chinese markets.
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