february 27, 2015
HPUMC and COR leaders visit AU
Leaders from two large and influential United Methodist churches in the U.S. spent a week (8-13 February) at Africa University's main campus in Mutare, Zimbabwe, learning more about the institution's contributions and challenges. The nine-person delegation included Rev. Paul Rasmussen, the senior pastor of Highland Park UMC (HPUMC), and Rev. Adam Hamilton, the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection (COR). Mrs. Lisa Tichenor, a member of the AU Advisory Development Committee, was instrumental in bringing the visit to fruition.
January 8, 2015
ELMA Extends Challenge Grant to June 30, 2015
Africa University has an additional six months to close a gap of $138K+ in gifts and reach its goal of $500,000 raised from African donors. The ELMA Foundation is committed to matching these gifts dollar for dollar. Launched on March 1, 2013, the goal of the ELMA Challenge Grant Appeal, “Africans for AU”, is $500,000 in gifts from qualified African donors. It was initially scheduled to end last June, but ELMA has extended the challenge period to June 30, 2015.