STILLPOINT Archive: last updated 12/15/2009
We’ve given of ourselves through our jobs, but we’ve also given financially through Partners, and we have certainly received many blessings in return because of it.
Between them they’ve worked 38 years on Gordon’s campus in various roles—Barry as dean of students for 25 years and Donna at Winn Library’s circulation desk for four years and in the Admissions Office for nine.
In addition to giving leadership to the Center for Student Development, Barry can often be found advising student groups, playing racquetball with students or teaching golf. Donna annually leads Homecoming nature tours and has been a teaching assistant for the Field Ornithology class. They have both been A. J. Gordon Scholar mentors and have participated in Companions for the Journey, a mentoring program that matches students with faculty or staff members.
Donna and Barry thrive on helping students realize the mission of Gordon College—“intellectual growth, Christian maturity, leadership skills and servant hearts.” They give monetarily to Gordon for the same reason they work at Gordon. Three of the four Loy children studied at Gordon, giving Barry and Donna a close-up look at the impact Gordon has on students and realizing firsthand what a valuable investment it was for their own kids. “We’ve given of ourselves through our jobs, but we’ve also given financially through Partners,” says Barry, “and we have certainly received many blessings in return because of it.”
The Partners Program
The Partners Program provides scholarship support to financially deserving students, awarding every dollar directly to students who are studying to serve and lead in every career field, including the sciences, the arts, education, ministry, health care, social services, computer technology and others.
If you’d like to make a gift to Gordon, contact John Willis, development gifts officer.