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Welcome to Cedarville Parent Connect!

July 17, 2019

Jeff BesteI graduated from Cedarville College 32 years ago, and I just finished my 31st year as a staff member. But three years ago, I was looking at Cedarville University differently than I ever had before – as a PARENT! My oldest daughter is getting ready to begin her senior year at Cedarville, and she's looking forward to serving as an RA in Printy Hall. My middle daughter will be a sophomore and plays on the Lady Jackets volleyball team. And, we have one more at home who is excited to follow her sisters to Cedarville in a few years. As an alumnus, staff member, and now a parent, I could not be more excited about where Cedarville is today and where we are headed.

The transition to being the parent of a Cedarville student brought some unique insights that first year, though. One of those was our desire for more communication! While we live only a mile from campus, we seldom saw Kylie (she's a crazy busy college student, right?), and when she did call home, the kind of information she shared was not necessarily what was happening on campus, or who was speaking in chapel, or what programs we might be interested in hearing about. It was about HER.

As Executive Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, I realized that parents need a better way to be engaged with Cedarville and what is happening on campus. It is my hope that Parent Connect, prepared especially for parents of current Cedarville students, does just that!

My goal is to send you information at least twice a month that can help you navigate your student's college experience — like school break times, when the semester ends, when your student has to be out of the residence hall as well as when a good weekend might be to come and visit or how to access the live stream of chapel.

I look forward to hearing from you – let me know the kinds of things you want to hear about. How would you like to become more connected with Cedarville as a parent?

We can’t wait to welcome you and your student back to campus in less than a month! And, parents of new Cedarville students, we are so excited to meet you and welcome your student to Getting Started. We're excited about the year ahead!

Jeff Beste
Executive Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

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