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BHU NEWSLETTER - FALL 2020
10/15/2020

The Fall issue of our newsletter is now available. Please click on the image below
to access the PDF file.

WELCOME TO 2020 FALL SEMESTER!
8/17/2020

Welcome back to the Fall Semester! For those who are attending for the first time, thank you for entrusting Beulah Heights University with your educational needs. I know you’re eager to immerse yourself in the work ahead, and I pray that you show up with a willingness to learn and an openness to embrace the unknown.

We have been on a journey together, navigating through a pandemic and civil unrest, and yet still, we stand! BHU will not allow your aspirations to be sidelined.

As you start this new academic semester online, your success is of utmost importance. Many thanks go out to faculty and staff as they worked tirelessly to ensure that online distance education would be easily accessible for you while ensuring that you receive the same quality education.

We are here to be your support system during those tough and difficult moments of discovery and self-improvement. Together we will persevere and come out better than when we started.

I look forward to welcoming you back on campus when this pandemic is over. Until then, I offer you my thanks and well wishes for your health and continued success.

Sincerely,

Benson M. Karanja, Ed.D., H.S.C.
President

BHU NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2020
6/30/2020

Students, Faculty and Staff,

My office continues to Stay Connected and keep you informed. It has been a busy 2020 thus far, and it appears it will continue. With COVID-19 pandemic jarring us from the norm to social unrest, the University family has a lot on its plate.

From the beginning of this year, I have been contemplating the best way to ensure that you are aware of important topics affecting you. Attached is BHU's first newsletter entitled, In the Know With BHU. This newsletter will be generated quarterly to provide snapshots of important topics that are affecting Beulah Heights University.

My hope is that you find it informative. As always, please be safe and healthy.

Best Regards,

Benson M. Karanja, Ed.D., H.S.C.
President

 

BHU Student Town Hall - INVITATION
6/11/2020

 

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO BHU COMMUNITY
6/1/2020

Our country has been hit with traumatic occurrences that threaten to rock us to our inner core. Although we are still in recovery mode from dealing with COVID-19 and the disruption it has caused to our lives, at the same time, we are faced with civil unrest around the world. This sad, tragic, and violent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has compelled this nation to address police brutality, racism, and injustice. The death of Ahmaud Arbery, the young Georgian that was maliciously gunned down while jogging is another example of racism. My heart and prayers of support go out to both of these families as the newest layer of protesting to these atrocious crimes occur. Unfortunately, there are many more who have not received the justice their families so rightfully deserve.

Pain fills my heart as I continue to grapple with the implications of a system that is meant to protect all citizens regardless of race. George’s death isn’t merely another example of racism but a vivid reminder that there is more progress that needs to be made to value all life. According to God’s word, ALL are created equally. In order for change to be effective, compassion and understanding are a necessity. Listening to one another, even through hard conversations and uncomfortable situations with respect, is at the forefront. These will strengthen our community and university.

Beulah Heights University’s work doesn’t stop at educating its students, but more so to develop core values of integrity and diversity. Staff and faculty are committed to educating YOU within the biblical and theological framework. We celebrate diversity and hold the importance of respect and compassion.

I look forward to being able to resume campus life and I wish all of you the best. Stay healthy and safe!

Peace and Blessings,

Benson M. Karanja, Ed.D., H.S.C.
President

2020 SUMMER SEMESTER
4/16/2020

Students,

On April 15th, open registration began for our Summer Semester. I am pleased and proud of what we have been able to accomplish together as a family! Although we are still experiencing a disruption to our everyday lives, it’s great news to know that your educational needs don’t stop. The transition of our academics from traditional in-person environments to online instruction has been seamless. The unprecedented positive responses of support are welcomed by staff and faculty! This successful transition is only the beginning for the continued development of our online program.

At BHU, our 101-year history has been entrenched in developing leaders while adhering to the values and mission of the University. Furthermore, the University’s theme of developing Christian leaders through Christ-centered education resonates now more than ever.

Please take advantage of the available scholarship opportunities.

With encouragement, I welcome you to the 2020 Summer Semester!

 

Benson M. Karanja, Ed.D., H.S.C.
President

 

4/7/20 - PRESIDENT KARANJA'S UPDATE ON COVID-19
4/7/2020

Staff,

It is impossible to express the pride BHU feels for all of you adequately. We are currently in the midst of the worst pandemic ever witnessed. The response from the University family is inspiring that in the face of fear for your well-being, you continue to show up during a crisis that has no end date.

I know you all have concerns based on the Governor’s orders, and I want to reassure you that your welfare is of most concern. If you are feeling sick or have been exposed to someone that is sick, please stay at home. Despite the uncertainty, you all have rallied together to uphold the vision of BHU. You have faced this crisis with courage and determination while coping with the burden of protecting yourselves and your family. Nevertheless, let us continue servicing our students and providing the necessary support through this ordeal.

Thank you for your dedication! There is so much work yet to be done, but I know with this team, we are prepared for the unpredictability of the future. We must sustain each other, work as one, and believe in I Corinthians 1:10 …be perfectly united in mind and thought.

Students,

Over the last month, growing concerns about health and safety have swept the nation and our community. Beulah Heights University appreciates your loyalty and trust in our faculty and staff during this ordeal, and the President’s Office pledge to “Stay Connected” will continue.

We are actively monitoring the situation and following the guidelines from the CDC daily. The health and well-being of the BHU family will continue to be my number one concern. As you are aware, the University has shifted all courses to online and remote instructions through the remainder of the Summer semester.

Please let me reiterate that our offices are still open and available to you for any questions or concerns that you may have. Simply, call the main number 404.627.2681 Monday-Thursday 9 am to 5 pm and your call will be directed accordingly.

Your education continues to be a top priority for my faculty and staff! We can not thank you enough for your patience, understanding, commitment, and continued confidence during these challenging times.

Sincerely,

Benson M. Karanja, Ed.D., H.S.C.
President

A MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM OUR PRESIDENT
3/25/2020

3/19/20 - PRESIDENT KARANJA UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
3/19/2020

Greetings,

In less than a month, our lives have changed drastically. Going about our daily activities has unequivocally been disrupted by a destructive disease. I pledge to Stay Connected and keep you well informed of what is happening at Beulah Heights University.

With putting your safety at the forefront of my decisions, remote learning through means of online and Zoom will extend to the end of the Spring semester. Moving to online and Zoom classes presents its own set of challenges, and we are doing our best to provide you with the necessary support. Further communications will be provided to include helpful tips and a resource center for your questions concerning classes and technology.

In continuing to be cautious, the Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2020 on May 9th, will be postponed. Please understand that this postponement should not shadow your hard work and dedication in reaching your goal. BHU will celebrate your accomplishment once it has been determined safe to do so. My office will keep you apprised of more information as it becomes available.

Also, the committed staff at Beulah will continue to support you in every way possible. Office hours are adjusted to reflect Monday thru Thursday from 9am to 5pm effective immediately.

Please continue to be diligent in abiding by the recommendations of the CDC to include local, state, and federal guidelines that have been issued to keep you and your loved ones safe.

As a community, we will pull through this and be stronger than before!

Sincerely,

Benson M. Karanja, Ed.D., H.S.C.
President

3/13/20 - PRESIDENT KARANJA ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
3/13/2020

At this point, we do not have any known cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) at Beulah Heights University.  However, effective March 14, 2020, the decision has thoughtfully been made to transition the University’s on-campus classes to remote learning by utilizing Zoom and Skype. Individual departments will relay further details as they become available.
 
Students will return on campus after Spring Break on April 13, 2020, unless otherwise notified.
 
Please continue to be diligent with following the safety precautions set by our University and local, state, and federal government officials.
 
I pray well being to you and your families.
 


Benson M. Karanja, Ed.D., H.S.C.
President

3/12/20 - PRESIDENT KARANJA ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
3/12/2020

The health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students are a top priority. Our prayers go out to those who have been impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. My team has been monitoring this situation closely and taking every precaution to keep you safe.

With the effects of the outbreak being felt more as the days pass, I wanted to reach out to you and share what BHU implemented effective immediately.

  • Our University will suspend all Chapel services for the remainder of the semester
  • In the event it becomes necessary to close the University, classes will be offered via on-line and Zoom for all domestic and international students

We have instituted that faculty and staff will adhere to the strict domestic and international travel policy that has been issued by the government to prevent the spread of illness. Let me stress the importance of following the guidelines set by the CDC.

  • Stop handshaking - use other methods of greeting that do not involve making contact
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Limit food sharing.
  • If you are feeling sick or have a family member that is sick, stay at home.
  • Avoid crowded areas, including movie theaters or any function that would result in overcrowding.

All these safeguards and precautions are made with you in mind. They are based on recommendations from local, state, and federal health officials. My office will continue to follow the guidance from health agencies and government officials to maintain the health and safety of all at our great University.

Please continue to check your university email and our website for updates.

Thank you for allowing Beulah Heights University to be your choice for a higher education!

Blessings,

Benson M. Karanja, Ed.D., H.S.C.
President

President Karanja on CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
3/3/2020

 

 

Greetings,

I am reaching out today about a significant health and safety topic that has become of serious global concern over the past few weeks—the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of our students and faculty is our top priority, which is why I want to share with you what we know right now and the precautions that BHU is taking to protect our people in a thoughtful way.

BHU has been proactively monitoring the situation and will continue to share more information as it evolves. While the headlines are growing each day with more news on the outbreak and its potential implications for the US, there ARE defenses we can implement to protect ourselves and our families from the Coronavirus. Here is a link to the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/ for more information about the virus and precautions we can take.

Due to the Coronavirus’ volatile impact on our nation’s mobility patterns and financial markets, please know that BHU’s Leadership is working to stay ahead of things. Thanks to our Leadership Team’s ongoing consideration of global risk factors and appropriate preparedness, BHU’s Leadership Team has already begun working through possible scenarios involving COVID-19 and preparing for potential business implications.

At this time, we’re asking our students and faculty to follow these protocols:

Here is CDC's recommendation for preventive practices:

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

I encourage you to remain vigilant, cautious and educated on this topic. We are diligently focusing on the health and safety of our University and will continue to monitor this and make an update to you when necessary to help our University navigate this evolving situation.

Thank you,

Benson M. Karanja, Ed.D., H.S.C.
President

 

Global Missions: Pastor Walter Nyangweso  “The impact of our small sacrifice”
10/4/2017

Dr. Karanja at Pastor Walter Nyangweso's church Kenya

Since 1918, BHU has been ministers for domestic and foreign missions. Birthed out of a mandate from God, Beulah Heights Bible College began with a heart to train missionaries and send them back to their home country to serve in their diverse communities. Today, the landscape and academic programs of Beulah Heights University has changed but the heart for GLOBAL MISSIONS has not been lost! BHU continues its dedicated efforts to impact lives around the world by offering academic growth and spiritual formation to students near and far.

Our vision is three fold: academic excellence, resource center and change agent. We believe that by providing excellent academic programs and resources our students become major change agents all around the world. One such student is Pastor Walter Nyangweso, who found himself at BHU after being rejected by another U.S. theological school. Pastor Walter admits that he had one thing in mind when he came to BHU . . . “to obey God’s will.”  A serious student, Pastor Walter was able to excel in his studies and became a valuable part of the BHU team. After graduating, he returned home to Kenya and immediately found a location to build his church. Though, he lacked the funds to build, he was confident that the Lord had called him to the work.  Through conversations with Pastor Walter, I was encouraged by his tenacity to raise enough capital to start the project. Construction often stalled due to lack of resources and laborers. It seemed that he would take one step forward and two steps backward. Undeterred, he completed much of the work himself by using the skills he learned while working with the facilities & maintenance team at BHU. Pastor Walter’s monthly reports both encouraged and challenged me.

The BHU team and extended family of God prayerfully decided to step in to help him complete this long and arduous project. We reached out to students, faculty and BHU supporters and raised enough money to help complete the construction on a new church building. Imagine my delight when I received Pastor Walter’s email on July 10, 2017 with pictures of the completed building! I must mention that he titled the email, “Look what the Lord has done!” This is indicative of Pastor Walter’s heart. He truly attributes every good gift to the Lord. The construction process took two years to complete, but he and the growing congregation are enjoying their new church home as they spread the Gospel of Jesus in the village of Nakuru and surrounding areas. During a recent visit, I was particularly touched by the positive and loving influence Pastor Walter has on the young children, whom he calls, “his friends”. 

As I continue strategic planning for the ensuing years, I believe that combining strong relationships with local and international partners in projects similar to this one, we can create a long lasting impact in communities around the globe. When I review the many worthy causes in which BHU has sown, I am compelled to thank God for the faithful individuals and churches that have given, often sacrificially, to advance the agenda for God’s kingdom. We rely on faithful supporters to continue to reach the nations for Christ. We consider all our financial partners as friends in ministry––friends who know the value of investing in the eternal nature of our mission. Without your participation it is impossible to continue investing in students and their labor of love for the people of the world. Each of you are important to our mission, we appreciate you and pray for your continued success. Join BHU as we pray for and support the work of ministry around the globe.

If you'd like to invest and participate in the impact Pastor Walter Nyangweso is making in Kenya, please click the link below.

 

Alumni Relations
3/10/2016

Dear Esteemed Alumni,

Our re-ignited Alumni group, lead by our newly appointed Alumni coordinator, Trish Staton, is actively involved in developing a variety of benefits and services that help our alumni maintain connections to your educational institution and fellow graduates. Alumni associations are often organized into chapters by city, region, or country; and, as we alluded in our February blog, we are committed to the forming of chapters to serve our alumni wherever they are located.

One of the functions of an alumni association is to promote and encourage a positive image of the university. Additionally, an alumni association preserves and carries on institutional traditions. Most colleges/universities solicit the support of the alumni association to make sure future generations are aware of the school’s history. Alumni associations are an important part of a school’s ability to raise funds. They reach out to all alumni to encourage continued financial support of their Alma mater.

We encourage you to make a gift. Your financial support makes a huge difference to current students and faculty and for maintaining the same high quality education you received from BHU. There are a wide variety of ways to give from one-time gifts to ongoing support for the university. Additionally, being a part of our alumni association gives you a lasting connection to the university and provides a way for you to stay involved in campus activities and alumni events.

We urge you to get the most current alumni news and a report of recent events by periodically visiting our university website. Stay involved by planning a trip back to BHU. Check out our event calendar to see what’s happening on campus when you will be here. Whether you walked the grounds of the campus 50+ years ago, or graduated last year, you know how important our alumni are to us. Alumni actively engaging with the university is a tradition that will make BHU what it is today and what it will be for years to come.

Please be reminded that if you desire to get involved or you are in need of anything the alumni office can provide, kindly reach out to our Alumni coordinator, Trish Staton at trish.station@beulah.edu.

 

Silver Lining Radio Interview
12/10/2015

Karanja Radio May  

 To hear Dr. Benson Karanja's May 2015 interview with Silver Lining, click on the image to the  left.  

Kenya 2015
12/10/2015

Kenya2015

During my recent trip to Kenya, I connected with a few pastors from Nakuru, and surrounding areas. Some of them were BHU Alumni looking to reconnect with us for the sole purpose of promoting our vision throughout East Africa. Others were business and church leaders who desired to know more about our University. Nakuru is one of the fastest growing cities in Kenya. It is becoming more cosmopolitan; making it necessary for their leaders to be properly trained so that they can compete successfully in business. The diversity at BHU equips them for this task while adding Christian values to the mix. While there are no shortages of churches in Kenya, there is a shortage of prepared leaders. This is due in part to the financial limitations of international students. There are no words to adequately express the hardship that international students face. I can attest to this as I was once one of them.  Though they are tested financially, I encouraged them not to lose heart. I told them, “If one strives for silver or gold, one must go through fire”. The challenges that international students face can be equated to fire. I am grateful for our partners and donors who understand the necessity of adopting a student by donating funds for their education.  I cannot tell you how much international students appreciate the opportunity to come to America to earn a college degree. Some will never get that chance without a seed sown on their behalf.  I was blessed by the testimonials that they shared. Here are some of the comments that were made by the Pastors and Business leaders who attended our meeting:

One pastor stated, “since I came back (to Kenya), I have planted 11 churches. I was able to leave my former church to my associate pastor to plant a new church where I am currently pastoring. Beulah transformed my life and I am also doing the same here in Kenya. Without my scholarship, I would not have been able to go to school and this would not have been possible”

Another pastor testified, because of BHU,” I have never lost focus for ministry and my family. I serve in two churches, one of which is a new plant. I thank Dr. Karanja for being a role model especially in impacting us Kenyan students who have gone through Beulah”.

Yet another one said, “since coming back to Kenya, I am involved in giving back to the community which is something I learned in my leadership classes at BHU. I have started a school of ministry and currently have 8 students. The scholarship I received was a God-send”.

Hearing these comments, I was reminded of a powerful message that our President Emeritus, Dr. Samuel Chand preached during our 2015 Homecoming conference. The message was simply entitled, Why me, why now, so what? In the message, Dr. Chand highlighted the story of Simon of Cyrene, the man who helped Jesus carry His cross to Calvary. Though the man was focused on taking his sons to Passover, he was chosen to help carry the cross of our Savior. Dr. Chand pointed out, though they were going in opposite directions, destiny would have their lives intersect for a divine encounter that marked the lives of his sons and brought favor and blessings into their lives. As an International student, I never envisioned for one second that I would be a part of the destiny of these young pastors. God allowed our lives to interconnect in ways that only He could orchestrate. With the help of our donors, we have been able to give scholarships to these pastors and leaders. They have in turn gone back to their country to serve, teach and equip others. BHU was chosen by God for the purpose of preparing our students to be change agents. It is evident by the testimonies above…we are fulfilling this mission! I encourage you to ask yourself these important questions… Why me, why now, so what? I further encourage you to join us as BHU moves forward in our Kingdom assignment.

Youth N Focus
12/17/2014

 Greetings!

It was my great pleasure to share in a very special night with the team at Youth n Focus, Inc. Their initial assignment of providing educational and economic resources to the youth of the Greater Atlanta area has recently expanded to reach across the globe. By partnering with Haitian schools to provide education and financial support for students in Port -de-Paix, this enhancement of ministry offers trained youth counselor’s opportunities to share their skills, love and experience with our Haitian brothers and sisters. Youth n Focus was led by one of our very own students, Mrs. Jessie Starr. The night was significant in that it ended one era to make room for another era. Charity Starr, Jessie’s only daughter will head the organization and will undoubtedly bring a fresh new approach to the formula that has worked for so many years.

As keynote speaker, I was given the task of inspiring the group to move forward with the vision assigned to them. I was encouraged as I listened to the emotional testimonials from former participants reflecting on the impact the program had on them. Most of them had been a part of the ministry since its inception and their love and respect for the Starr family was very evident. They spoke of the tools they received from the ministry and how it prepared them to be productive citizens with a heart to serve God and others.

As I reflect on the night, I began to visualize the role that Beulah Heights University has played in the life of this CEO.Though BHU was established almost 100 years ago, our mission of “developing relevant Christian leaders for ministry and the marketplace” is still alive today.  We strive to nurture students’ leadership skills by exposing them to biblical principles that garnerconsistent growth toward Christ-like attitudes and behavior. Our curriculum is purposely designed to stir our students interest in missions work around the globe; exposing them to international ministry opportunities through mission programs and short-term overseas trips.  We have seen men and women matriculate through BHU who are making great strides in advancing the kingdom of God in the United States as well as internationally. Once known as one of Atlanta’s best kept secrets, Beulah Heights is recognized all over the world because of our partnerships with ministries in a foreign countries.

As we expand our reach by training leaders who will venture out and bring hope to a dying world, I am extremely proud of our University and what it has to offer. After all these years, we remain committed to the vision set by our founding members.  Because our foundation is sure and steady, the results remain the same; great leaders carrying a great message for a great cause. The commitment from our Faculty, Administrative staff and Partners reinforces the shared desired to ensure the success of our students.

As God continues to enlarge our territory by identifying ministries that desire to partner with us, I remain confidence that God will complete the good work that He has started at our University. We will continue to cultivate a learning environment that will produce excellent leaders whose global reach will transcend time, race and nationality. BHU is on the move and I encourage you to take this journey with us!

Dr. Karanja's Full Silver Lining Business Radio Interview
9/18/2013

Full Interview Click here!  http://silverlining.businessradiox.com/2013/08/28/silver-lining-12/

South Korea 2013
7/24/2013

안녕하세!

I’ve visited time and time again, but South Korea never ceases to amaze me. They are a nation of passionate people striving for excellence in all that they do. It is easy to sense their unhindered national pride and reverence for Korean culture.

With a land mass that is roughly the size of the state of Georgia, it varies diversely in landscape from sprawling rice fields with both oceans and mountains in the backdrop, to stirring and bustling cities like Seoul and Busan. Considering the size of this country and its tumultuous history, one can marvel at South Korea’s progression in technology and economic development.

My time in Korea prompted me to reflect on what is cherished in the DNA of South Koreans. Family, honor, and faith. All three hold incredible value in this nation, especially faith. Many of the Christians there today are descendents of the revival that swept the country in the 50’s. Incredible faith and healing was displayed and adopted as South Korea walked towards recovering from the war and disharmony. There is fervor in their worship and prayer. South Korea now has become a leader in sending missionaries throughout the world. One the places I visited, was a Christian university located in the mountains, one and half hours from Seoul. Students come from more than fifty countries. They all receive full scholarships with money raised in South Korea. While we were there they were getting ready to send three hundred students to London for a three week evangelism and revival, led by the university president.

As the Korean student population grows on our campus, it is more essential than ever that we continue to develop and cultivate global partnerships. The pastors we meet in Korea and throughout the nations are eager for more opportunities to reach outside the four walls of their church or immediate community.

We, at BHU, have the blessed opportunity to sow biblical knowledge and global leadership to students from all over the world. Each student that walks this campus holds the capacity and potential to impact and raise leaders all over the world. And this is a task that I do not take lightly. There’s much more to be done and greater things yet to come.

 

Benson Karanja

 

The Future of Higher Education in United States : Washington, DC
3/4/2013

For over a hundred years, the United States has led the world not only as an economic and military power, but also as the ultimate leader in education.  However, in the last decade we now find ourselves behind Thirteen other nations. We are spending more money than twelve years ago.  What went wrong?

This week as I listen to my colleagues debate and analyze the future of higher education and listen to speeches from experts and political leaders on both sides, I cannot help but think we have lost the founding basics.

The politicians are concerned about how much money should be cut or added to higher education programs. The media is concerned about what can sell.  Institutional leaders, including myself,  are fighting  to save programs and funding so dear to us and our community. We are at the front line of the this battle. We are the soldiers and generals in the battle front. But the battle is not going well. Which opinion matters?

Institutions are being scrutinized more than before.  We have to show what we offer to our students is a worthy investment and rightfully so. Although the studies show there's no coloration between the degree and  the employment. Less than 30% of graduates are employed to the field of their studies. Can we trace our lagging behind way back to grade school? Have we lost discipline? Did we become so comfortable ? Or have other nations become more competitive?

What do you think?............

Maybe the answer lies between all the above.

But the answer is now, we cannot wait for tomorrow, the future is now. We must hold our selves accountable for what has happened and what will happen in the future. We must change course before we hit the iceberg. As a leader in a faith based institution, I must increase faith to our students, faculty and community . America understands freedom, it is the basic principle and pillar of what we do. Other nations are just beginning, so we must lead.

-Benson Karanja

Greetings from S.Korea!
7/10/2012

I just returned from my annual recruiting/public relations trip to South Korea and China. I was greatly honored to speak at the world’s largest Protestant church, Yoido Full Gospel Church founded by Dr. David Yonggi Cho. I spoke at the 7:00 am service attended by over 12,000 members.  I thought to myself what dedication. Every church that I visited highlighted early dawn services that boasted a robust attendance.  The dedication of worship by South Koreans was remarkable.  I felt honored when my sermon was over that Senior Pastor Dr. Younghoon Lee wanted me to pray for him and he embraced me in the famous Swahili greeting “bwana asifiwe” which means PRAISE THE LORD! I thought to myself what a small world we live in that a young boy born in a village in Kenya and a young boy born in a village in South Korea so long ago could grow up and become a President of a University in America and a Senior Pastor of the largest church in the world yet embrace each other so purely. GOD IS GOOD! 

Of What touched my heart on my visit to this church, is how organized and dedicated the staff are. 400 pastors, 7 Church services, 12,000 members per service and 7 Sunday services, WOW!  The servant/ Christ like leadership is evident from the moment you step on this campus.

All over the country side in every city of Korea they display great technological advancements seen in their bridges and 80 floor apartment buildings. Free exercise equipment at their public parks.  The fact that every taxi has its own built in wi-fi along with citywide free wi-fi is incredible.  The retired population refuses to retire and volunteers to pick up trash to stay busy and keep the city clean.  I ran into the VP of Samsung Marketing Division at the Hyatt and he explained to me how he moved to S. Korea 17 years before from Australia and how people willingly work 60 hours a week and anything less discounts honor. Again, WOW!

We also visited many other  churches and colleges. The common thing with all these organizations is dedication to excellence. The commitment to family, sacrifice by parents for children to have the best education.  We must translate that dedication as we increase the population of Asian students, we must give them the best by challenging academically. We hope to launch extensions in S. Korea and Hong Kong.  That's what they are expecting from us, that is what the World is expecting of US and that is what we are going to give them!

감사 합니다 신의 호가!  Aka Thank You and God Bless!

Benson Karanja 

Black History Month
2/1/2012

As we celebrate the historic Black History month of February every year. I am always reminded of those that sacrificed so much and selflessly. From the slave on a plantation to the southern share cropper to the civil rights activist that soaked the soil of America with blood and sweat so many of us can enjoy the life we choose to live in dignity and with Liberty and Freedom.  Last week I watched the extraordinary movie" Red Tails", what a way to start black History Month! This script rolled around Hollywood for several decades and the studios in Hollywood refused to finance the movie fearing low revenue for a movie with an all black cast prognosticating that it would not appeal to the masses of Americans. To think that in these modern times discrimination exists in a country that certainly has had its share of high grossing African American films including Atlanta's own Tyler Perry and Spike Lee.  Add hit television shows from the likes of Ice Cube’s “Are we there yet?” and Kelsey Grammer’s “girlfriends” and “The Game”, it took George Lucas, the creator of the multibillion dollar grossing films such as Indiana Jones and Star Wars, to get financing for a small budget film about the heroic Tuskegee airmen who fought segregation and fascism for the freedom of the United States. This example lets us know that we have come from far but there is still a long way to go. The movie is well done, it reminds us all how these  young men nineteen and twenties facing racism at home and fascist Nazis were able to overcome without bitterness and with no good support to deliver victory. It is an example of courage and strength that lets us know that we can do the same against all odds.

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11/16/2011

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