Simpson University Hosts Spring Student Scholarship Banquet

For Immediate Release


The Simpson University Chorale performs during the banquet

REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University held its Spring Student Scholarship Banquet on April 16, highlighting the community and global impact of the school’s WorldSERVE program. About 240 people, including student hosts, attended the dinner and learned how they could come alongside the university to invest in students, their impact on the community, and their influence on organizations across the globe.

The event, hosted by Simpson’s Advancement Office, raised more than $33,000 in gifts and commitments.

The banquet featured a catered dinner and live music presented by the Simpson University Chorale.

Daniel Dixon Lauren Wheatherly Dustin Lowe Hannah Dewater Dannielle Stahly
Daniel Dixon Lauren Weatherly Dustin Lowe Hannah Dewater Dannielle Stahly

Guest speakers included soon-to-be graduate Daniel Dixon, who spoke on his experience with being a WorldSERVE intern, leading a team to Mongolia, and serving in Haiti, Bangladesh, and the Middle East. Alumna Lauren Weatherly, serving as a staff mentor for one of this year’s teams, spoke about her time in Russia and El Salvador. Alumnus Dustin Lowe, an admissions team leader and international admissions counselor at Simpson, spoke about mentoring and serving with the 2014 Southeast Asia team.

Alumna Hannah Dewater, who coordinates Simpson University’s student strike teams, spoke about that 3-year-old initiative and the impact it has made in the Redding community and on students. Dannielle Stahly, coordinator of student missions, spoke about the WorldSERVE mission of discipleship and what is involved for the students who take part.

Stacy Burgess, a Simpson employee and table sponsor, said, “It was a great night, an incredible way to see the positive impact Simpson students have had in our community, nation, and even around the world.”

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-Written by Eva Rapp


-Photos by Jessica Law.

Photo Top: The Simpson University Chorale performs during the banquet.

Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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