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A few weeks ago, I spent some time on the phone with an alumnus and former Andrews University administrator who truly exemplifies the best of Andrews. I ended the conversation feeling even more passionate about what I do because if I was to summarize his life story, it is about passion: passion for people, passion for Adventist education, passion for making a difference in the lives of students, passion for the gospel. This story is about a young boy who grew up in Jamaica determined to be a doctor. He ended up being a pastor and evangelist, then a dean of men, dean of students, academic dean, then a neuro-psychotherapist, a chronic pain management director, then a vice president for Student Life at Andrews University. Newton Hoilette’s legacy at Andrews includes enhancing faculty/staff recognition awards, the current New Life Fellowship, the Socrates Project and his vision for a “gymnatorium” which would facilitate multiple activities. Even more than that, his legacy is in the changed and enriched lives of the students he served. Please discover more of his encouraging and inspiring story at andrews.edu/stories. Thank you, Newton, for your example to all of us of how to live the Andrews values and enrich the stories of others.
Hoilette, Newton W., "Newton Hoilette" (2018). Fall 2018. 3.