WELCOME BACK MPCS ALUMNI!
We are thrilled you are visiting your alma mater online! Our alumni family continues to grow and do amazing things while following the school's mission of being servant-leaders in the communities in which they live. Learn more about our alumni leadership council, and check out the news and events pages for up-to-date information on alumni program developments, stories, events, and class reunions.
ABOUT THE ALUMNI PROGRAM
The purpose of the MPCS alumni program is to serve both our alumni community and the mission of MPCS. We seek an active, ongoing relationship with our alumni. Our desire is to know you well, to follow your life-story as it unfolds, and to support you in your growth and development as servant-leaders who honor God, love others, and walk in Truth.
REACH OUT and seek our support. COME BACK and visit us. Partner with us and GIVE BACK to MPCS when you feel led. We support you in achieving your personal goals. We hope you will, in turn, support the school as we prepare future servant-leaders.
MPCS offers many opportunities for alumni to reconnect with the school:
- Serve on the Alumni Council (See Alumni Council membership guidelines below and submit an application.)
- Give school-wide devotions - Current students, faculty, and staff love when alumni return to campus!
- Become a digital ambassador for the new MPCS Network
- Mentor high school students - flash or long-term mentoring, including digital
- Speak at chapel or senior class advisement
- Lead current students in before-school morning Bible studies
- Offer internships to MPCS alumni college students
Please contact John Braswell if you have questions, or complete the form below to express interest in these alumni opportunities to give back to MPCS.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP
Automatic and full membership is available to all MPCS graduates, and honorary membership is granted to MPCS students who did not graduate from MPCS but meet the established criteria for honorary membership. Honorary membership may also be granted to any former or current faculty or staff member (non-alumni) who meets the established criteria for honorary membership. When matters of voting are extended to the association, only full members are entitled to vote.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ALUMNI COUNCIL
The Mount Paran Christian School Alumni Council comprises representatives from graduating classes who function as an Executive Council. Non-voting members, such as the Head of School, Chief Development Officer, Assistant Director of Development, and the Alumni Relations Manager, also give input to the direction of the Alumni Council.
The Alumni Council is divided into subcommittees, with the following association members serving on the current Alumni Council:
MPCS Alumni Association Mission:
The mission of the Mount Paran Christian School Alumni Association is to promote and support Mount Paran Christian School and to foster a spirit of community and friendship among the school's alumni.
WELCOME NEW ALUMNI COUNCIL MEMBERS
We welcome three new members to serve on the alumni council 2021-2022 team. Mackenzie Evans '15, Ashton Hilbrands ’08, and Scott Varner ’92 each have committed to serve in the upcoming year, and we are excited to have them join us in our efforts to serve the alumni community!
Mackenzie is a 2019 UGA alumna, earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a minor in Spanish. She will serve on the Communications Committee.
Ashton is also a UGA alumna, graduting with a Biology degree. She also earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Mercer and earned an MBA at KSU. Ashton will serve on the Event Planning Committee.
Scott Varner earned a BS in Health and Physical Education from Lee University and has been a long-time employee of Mount Paran Christian School, currently serving as the Assistant Director of Operations. Scott is also serving on the Event Planning Committee.
As we welcome these three new members, we also express our gratitude to Wes Watt ’09, who was instrumental in the creation of the Alumni Council several years ago. Wes will serve as a Class Ambassador for the class of 2009. We are thankful for his continued leadership and support of our efforts in serving the alumni community.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARDS
The Alumni Council presents four annual alumni awards to worthy recipients.
Dear MPCS Alumni,
When I accepted the position as Alumni Relations Manager in 2018, I did not know at the time that it was going to be the most fun I’ve ever had in my 26 years at MPCS! I also did not yet know how much effort would be required of me in building an effective, thriving alumni program. I have found this experience to be a personal confirmation as to the effectiveness of the mission of the school. What a blessing!
While I am pleased with our achievements the past three years, many challenges lie ahead. As they say, it takes a village! I now realize that for the MPCS alumni program to be exemplary, it requires the school, the Alumni Council, and the alumni community be unified in our efforts. All three constituents play a critical role in the success of the Alumni Association in its efforts to serve the alumni community and the mission of the school. Our hope is that you will join us in our efforts!
As part of its Five-Year Strategic Plan, MPCS has adopted two initiatives directly pertaining to our alumni community:
- Strategic Initiative 1.1: MPCS seeks to create a culture of courageous generosity and abundant gratitude within its entire community, including current students, faculty and staff, parents, and alumni.
- Strategic Initiative 1.5: MPCS seeks to expand current alumni programming, growing the network of alumni offerings and providing opportunities for greater alumni engagement in the life of MPCS.
What do these two initiatives mean for alumni? It means that MPCS is committed, both philosophically and financially, in seeking the alumni community to becoming active stakeholders in the school’s mission. The alumni are important stakeholders to the current and future success of the school in fulfilling its purpose in training servant-leaders who love others, honor God, and walk in Truth!
I pray that you will partner in the school’s ongoing effort in training young people to claim ownership to the mission of the school! New opportunities are available whereby you can be a part of this exciting new chapter in the history of the school. Please seek the Lord’s direction as to what you can do to best contribute to the school’s mission and Biblical mandate of Christ-followers whose ambition is to serve others in His name.
Alumni Relations Manager