Donor Appreciation Luncheon Sets Record
The 2017 Columbia International University Donor Appreciation Luncheon that brought together CIU scholarship donors and
student recipients was the largest in CIU history with 180 people in attendance. The April event gave CIU students the opportunity
to meet the people who are helping to make their education possible.
Dozens of CIU students lined up at a microphone to
thank the donors.
The scholarship donors said they are impressed with
the students they are assisting. Among the donors were
The Rev. Rick Trott and his wife Joyce who made the
trip to the luncheon from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Both are CIU graduates from the 1960s.
“I think it’s exciting to see the outcome of what the
Lord is doing with the students — their energy and
excitement about going forward to minister the Word
and to share what they have learned and bring others
along,” said Mrs. Trott.
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Student Joseph Knight (right) introduces himself to scholarship donor
Dick Franklin (‘97) of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Horton Hears a Who in Hoke Auditorium
Columbia International University’s Hoke Auditorium was transformed into the world of Dr. Seuss as the CIU players performed
“Seussical the Musical.” The spring performance brought to life favorite Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, The Cat
in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and the Whos of Whoville.
Directed by Henslee Chastain and Jordan Hobbs, The Cat in the Hat tells the imaginative story of Horton, an elephant, who
discovers a speck of dust containing the Whos. One particular Who, Jojo, is sent off to military school for thinking too many
“thinks.” While Horton is trying to save the Whos, he is also left with the protection of Mayzie’s egg. Despite ridicule, kidnapping
and a trial, Horton’s neighbor, Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.
“We really hope we were able to make the imaginative world of Dr. Seuss come alive for our audience,” Hobbs said.
The cast of “Seussical the Musical.”