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Ed and Charlotte Lochstampfor (’53)

The book, “While

There’s Still Time,” is an account of Ed and Charlotte’s journey

to Upper Volta (Burkina Faso) and Guinea in West Africa when

they served with SIM. The trip was one of challenges and

struggles, but also filled with the joy of seeing God change


Dan Goldsmith (’57)

was raised in a family that loved the

Lord and loved to laugh. These two loves are evident in his

latest book, “Jump Start Your Day.” The format of the book

incorporates humor with a devotional thought from Scripture.

Dan and his wife Leona live in Canada.

Harty and Marjorie Harris (’60) Schmaehl

sold their country

inn in Southern California and have opened a new restaurant

and inn in the small town of Kamiah, Idaho on the Nez Perce

Indian reservation. The business provides employment for the

area where they have had many opportunities to share God’s

love. They also serve on the advisory council for the governor

of Idaho.

David (’76) and Mary Foster

live in Raleigh, North Carolina.

David retired from an engineering career in 2014, then began

serious study of oil painting in 2004. He co-founded Waverly


Class Notes

Artists Group in 2011. They have two children; Kate and


Joe Fera (’77)

lives in Poolesville, Maryland and has been

a professional Christian clown for 25 years. For 10 years he

and his clown friends ministered by singing hymns at nursing

homes. For the past 15 years he has been doing birthday

parties, balloon twisting, face painting and tattoos for children.

Paul Copan (’84)


Robertson McQuilkin (’47)

, have

joined together to update McQuilkin’s 1989 book on ethics.

The new book, “An Introduction to Biblical Ethics: Walking in

the Way of Wisdom,” offers a clear and compelling account

of an evangelical Protestant understanding of biblical ethics.

Mark (’87) and Tina (’86) Mast

live in Rainy River,

Ontario and have served with One Hope Canada (formerly

CSSM Ministries) for 29 years. They minister to the “otherwise

unreached” through Bible camps, vacation Bible schools,

wilderness canoe trips, discipleship/mentoring programs,

preaching, short-term mission trips to Guatemala and much

more. Mark also pastors two churches.




At age 105,

Ottie Roberson (’32)

is still

sharp, vibrant, funny and spunky with a smile

that will melt your heart. She lives in West

Columbia, South Carolina, and recently

chatted with Assistant Director of Alumni

Relations, Peggy Lee Manoogian, recalling

fond memories of her days at CIU, known

then as Columbia Bible College.

In 1931, Ottie “followed” her boyfriend, Bob Roberson (’32), by

enrolling at Columbia Bible College where he was a student.

She had known him since childhood growing up in Lexington

County, South Carolina and in her own words, “We were SO

in love.” But the Dean of Women, Mrs. Clara Walker, was strict

and did not allow the students to date, hold hands, or go

places unchaperoned. With a grin, Ottie said Bob would find a

way to get close to her dorm.

“Bob worked in grounds keeping, and would make every

opportunity to ride the lawn mower close to the Colonia Hotel

where I would sneak out just to see him,” Ottie said. “I don’t

remember too much about the classes, because Bob was in my

class and I would just stare at him.” Again she repeated, “We

were SO in love.”

Ottie and Bob were married by CBC Dean of Men, John

Hehl (’26), in 1932, had four children, and served for over 50

years in South Carolina and Virginia. Bob was a pastor while

Ottie played the piano and organ, taught Sunday school and

supported her husband in his ministry.

Ottie reflected on those responsible for making CIU what it is

today. She knew one of CIU’s founding Praying Ladies, Emily

Dick and recalls that she was a serious person who took life very


She also remembers CIU’s first president R.C. McQuilkin and his

wife Marguerite. “They were fine people. I would look forward

to hearing him in Chapel. He was such a great speaker.” With

tears in her eyes, she said, “Mrs. McQuilkin was so kind to me,

she saw that I didn’t have shoes fit to wear as a student, so she

went and bought me shoes. I loved her very much.”

When CIU’s Alumni Office first telephoned Ottie for an

interview, she was unavailable – away on a camping trip. Ottie

beamed as she later explained that the Roberson family loved

to camp and yes, she still goes camping, even at age 105.

Ottie’s life verse is Romans 8:28.

And we know that all things work together for good to

those who love God, to those who are called according to

His purpose.

After 105 years, Ottie probably knows something about that.

Happy 105th Birthday to CIU’s Oldest Alumna, Ottie Roberson



CIU Today

Summer 2016