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The alumni of LCC will always be remembered by the Alumni Endowed Scholarship which was established and funded by LCC alumni. During the summer of 2020 the endowment reached $25,000 which means it is ready to generate interest to be used to support future LCC students. We are grateful for your support and your willingness to leave a meaningful imprint for future generations of LCC students.

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Emilijus Gricius: Firm Foundations help Lead to Wise Choices

2021-05-13

Emilijus Gricius, from Lithuania, graduated from LCC International University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology. After graduation, Emilijus started working at LCC as the Study Abroad Program Coordinator and later as an Admission Counselor. Later, he established and served in his own camping ministry for a few years. Currently, Emilijus is teaching Religion courses in a private school in Lithuania. Emilijus shares his experiences working as a teacher and discusses why every choice we make has a consequence.Emilijus found out about LCC when he was in high school, in 1998, however, it wasn’t until 1999 that he decided to join LCC where he enrolled as a full-time student majoring in International Business Administration. It did not take long for Emilijus to realize that this was not the major that he wanted, and he changed from Business to Psychology. He was happy with the major adjustment, but it seemed that psychology was also not the right fit for him after taking a few psychology classes. Emiljius then decided to make a final change to pursue a degree in Theology and is grateful this was his final choice.While at LCC, Emilijus was an active member of the community. His sense of humor made quite a lasting impression on many professors and friends and his LCC experience opened the door to build different connections and networks. He describes LCC as the place where he grew and was challenged to think critically and differently.As a teacher, Emlijus finds it crucial and significant to teach the younger generations about choices they make in life and the consequences those may bring into the future. He highlights the importance of influencing the younger generations to find the right path by challenging them to think critically about their actions and choices, helping them to find their own way. He claims, “The younger the tree, the easier it is to uproot, replant, and to shape it.” Emiljus also discusses how his students learn about living a good life and how it can help them make the right choices.Emiljus has drawn an analogy from the Bible; the parable of the wise and the foolish builders. The wise man builds his house on the rock where the foundation is solid and cannot be destroyed. However, the foolish man builds his house in the sand where storms and winds can easily wipe it away and demolish it. Similarly, Emiljus talks about the significance of building firm and solid foundations in life. If the foundations are not firm and solid, individuals find it more difficult if they experience difficulties in life. On the other hand, firm foundations ensure that individuals are able to make the right decisions and choices in life, in spite of difficulties. This helps to shield individuals from engaging in activities that harm and deteriorate their well-being.Emilijus noted that every day we are confronted with a variety of opportunities which lead us to make different choices. However, not every opportunity leads to growth and prosperity. So it's important to filter these opportunities and choose the ones that are nourishing and can help them grow. As an example, Emilijus noted that students can either choose to play video games or instead read a book, or learn a new language. Every day we make choices and these choices should contribute to growth and maturity, if chosen wisely.Emiljus' advice to current and prospective LCC students is to always ask themselves this question. “What is it that you truly want to do and why do you want it?” He explains the importance of finding your true and authentic passion and how as a firm foundation, it can help lead individuals to make wise choices in life.If you missed the Coffee with Alumni webinar with Emilijus Gricius and want to learn more about his experience, follow the link for the full video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VncottMSW8

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Kaitlyn Black: Finding a program that fits

2021-05-06

When Kaitlyn Black moved from America to Mongolia, she had no idea that she would be getting a degree from a university in Lithuania. But LCC’s MA TESOL program was the perfect fit for Kaitlyn as she was looking for an affordable, international, practical degree that was globally recognized. Currently, she is working with international students in the Student Life department at Colorado Christian University. As a graduate, Kaitlyn reflects on her journey and the impact the MA TESOL program had on her life.Where are you from and how did you find out about LCC and our MA TESOL program?I'm from Wichita, Kansas, USA. But I lived in Mongolia for four years. I actually heard about LCC through Caleb Wolverton and another MA TESOL student. When I heard about LCC’s MA TESOL program, I thought it was a really good fit for my situation because I was living in Asia and I wanted to get a Master’s degree that was mostly online, but not completely online. And it was at a reasonable price, too.Why were you working in Mongolia?I got my B.A. in Bible and counseling at a small college in America, and after college I moved to Mongolia because I wanted to learn how to teach. I joined the English Language Institute of China (ELIC); they send North American teachers to Asia. Through their process of recruitment, I decided to go to Mongolia. After two years in Mongolia, I thought I should learn more about how to be a professional teacher. I had learned a lot from just doing it and have learned a lot from my organization. But I wanted to further my education in a more formal setting. I was in Mongolia for five years and I taught middle school and high school. When I started the classes at LCC, I began teaching at Mongolia International University which is pretty similar to LCC.What attracted you to LCC’s MA TESOL program? What helped you make the decision to study at LCC?Well, first I wanted an M.A. TESOL degree. The flexibility of being able to stay where I was instead of leaving Mongolia to start my masters was attractive. Because I was able to do the online component in Mongolia, I didn't need to leave Mongolia to start my masters. It worked out really well. The summer session worked really well for my schedule in Mongolia; I could come to Europe for a few weeks and then go back. Also, the program is affordable. I didn't need to find more money to pay for the program. The ease of access and affordability of it, as well as just the opportunity to study from North American professors in Europe was nice as well.What was your experience with the program?It fit what I expected while I was continuing my work. I was also able to apply a lot of the things that I was learning directly to my work because I was working at the same time. I enjoyed networking with classmates who were around the world doing similar things and professors who have had a lot of experience doing similar things. My experience has been really good. Overall, it's been what I expected.How did your cohort manage to keep up their motivation during the online studies?We had a Facebook group where we would communicate with each other, even if it was just for support. But that was one way that we stayed in touch while being all over the world. We had a small cohort so we were all able to interact with each other and our professors a lot.One of the points of emphasis in LCC’s MA TESOL program is faith in teaching. How do you see this aspect and its role in the program?There were some like explicit conversations about faith and teaching in the classroom. There was one book that we read about how languages can be a gift from God. A lot of the conversations that I had about faith in teaching were with my classmates and with my professors who shared similar beliefs. Since LCC is open to people from all backgrounds, I was also able to have a lot of good conversations with people who have different opinions than me, which I think is really good for professional development in general. In my daily life in Mongolia, I had conversations with students and colleagues about faith all the time in the classroom. I just have learned a lot about how to apply principles from my Christian worldview to my teaching. I don’t necessarily explicitly share the gospel or God's love, but is just sharing through actions and classroom principles.What advice would you have for teachers who are looking for an MA TESOL degree?I think that this program is a really good choice for people who are already overseas and teaching. The flexibility is really great and I think that flexibility can be hard to find in a program. If you want to stay where you are and continue to do what you are doing while studying, it's a really good fit.

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Distinguished alumni award

Every year we award two alumni for their extraordinary achievements: charity work, selfless acts, community building efforts or anything else that aligns with our values. The award serves as an inspiration and example to our students; a reminder of our mission.  

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The sense of belonging

Henrikas is Lithuanian who resides in Lithuania. He is CEO & Founder of the successful start-up "Interactio", which developed the mobile app for simultaneous interpretation, overflow audiences, poster sessions, silent conferences & more. Henrikas is a great business entrepreneur and amazing inspiration of how a hard work and dedication can lead to a success. He is LCC ambassador in Europe and in the USA, where he is traveling on his business purposes, his company employs LCC alumni and students and he is well-known for his contribution to innovation and socially responsible business. He is always happy to come back on campus and share his knowledge and inspiration with LCC community.

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Henrikas Rapolas Urbonas

Young Distinguished Alumni

2019 Award recipient

Inspiring author, successful academic, educator, and a church leader

Rev. Dr. Lina Toth is Lithuanian who resides in the United Kingdom, serves as Assistant Principal and Lecturer in Practical Theology at Scottish Baptist College. Previously she served as a Course Leader, Lecturer and later as Pro-Rector and Academic Dean at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague. She is musician and artist as well as a theologian and a successful academic, educator, and a church leader. Lina is particularly interested in exploring various aspects of ethics, spirituality, and theology of culture. She is author of several books and articles, and he book Transforming the Struggles of Tamars: Single Women and Baptistic Communities (Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2014), ISBN: 978-1-62564-108-3, is the source of inspiration for a lot of women. Lina keeps a communication with LCC, visits LCC and is always happy to share her knowledge in open lectures or meetings with LCC community.

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Lina Toth

Distinguished Alumni

2019 Award recipient

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77% Successfully Employed

LCC alumni find jobs in various industries, from film production to education to politics. 77% percent find jobs within 7 months of graduation.

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92% Recommend LCC

The majority of our 2,048 alumni say LCC has prepared them well for their future careers and recommend an LCC education to high school seniors.

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“A safe space to find myself”

"LCC helped me to become a strong and confident individual. Here, I felt safe to express my thoughts, share my point of view and develop my life philosophy. I felt that my opinion was heard and it mattered. LCC laid the foundation for my critical thinking, appreciation for diversity, curiosity, teamwork, search for creative solutions and accountability to myself as well as to the world around me."

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Eleonora Jonušienė
Country of Origin: Lithuania
Based in USA

Graduated from LCC in 1999

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