InterVarsity alumni

Gene Yang, an InterVarsity alumnus from the University of California—Berkeley, is the son of Chinese immigrants. The graphic novel he wrote based on the experience of living in two cultures, American Born Chinese, has been nominated for the National Book Award.

A short time after his father's death, Joe was sitting on the water's edge in front of his parent's home, and as he says, "I gave myself an evangelistic sermon, complete with an altar call. I responded to that altar call, making Jesus my Lord and Savior."

Frank Stenzel retired from InterVarsity staff in June of 2006. This was the culmination of a long relationship with InterVarsity that began in 1959 when Frank entered California State University-Chico as a freshman.

We have read the news: religious believers are being imprisoned and tortured, women are being sexually assaulted and often denied an education. We read and are concerned but what can we do? Public servants like Jean Geran, who are also people of faith, have the privilege and the opportunity to work for justice in some of these situations.

During the summers Randy worked for an engineering firm where he learned to apply the problem-solving methods he had learned in the classroom. But even as he worked as an engineer, moving toward his career goal, Randy saw more and more that money and materialism would never truly fulfill his life.

Dennis Ortega had a double major in pre-med and engineering at the University of California at Irvine. He was prepared to make his family proud as he moved into the mainstream of the American dream. Then, Dennis decided to spend the summer after graduation serving the people of the inner city through an InterVarsity program.

As a director of the President's Council on Asian and Pacific Island Initiatives, Jimmy Lee (U of I, 1999) is an influential decision-maker in Washington DC.

When Benton James left home to attend college, he had missed his family, but found Christian fellowship in InterVarsity. That fellowship taught him lessons that he carried into his life after college.


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