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Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Tommy, a guest at The Phoenix, strums his guitar in the recreation room of the drop-in center on Dec. 16.
January 22, 2015

Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming...

Remembering Dr. Konrad

Students, faculty, staff and members of the community joined together in Foellinger Great Hall to celebrate the life of Kent Conrad. Conrad died unexpectedly on Sept. 5.
November 4, 2014

On the first day of his 2005 trip to Italy with his local community choir, Dr. Kent Conrad performed on the organ in front of a crowded St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.  Holly Jordan, a close friend...

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