Maxine Mchunguzi ’20 came to the University of Redlands from Johannesburg, South Africa. She chose to go to college in the United States because of her desire to become an independent global citizen, exposed to the world and different cultures.
Director Nicholle Andrews, University of Redlands Chapel Singers, and the Phoenix Chamber Choir created the parody video, "The Longest Time — Quarantine Edition" which has now surpassed 1 million views. Singer/songwriter/performer Billy Joel, who wrote the original "The Longest Time," recognized the group for its talent and creativity with a personal note.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jardine’s work has moved online. Each week she hosts a school-wide lunch session via Zoom that allows students and staff to connect with each other and engage in activities. A recent session included a virtual scavenger hunt that encouraged participants to share one item that makes them feel happy. She is hosting online small groups every week, allowing her to check in with students and help them with coping skills.
Read about Kalissa Jardine ’17, ’18 in the Bulldog Blog.
Like so many, Stephanie Bruce '17 never imagined where she’d be this spring—in her case, on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic response helping families feed their children. “We distributed 132,000 meals yesterday,” says Bruce. “We didn’t realize how easy normal was until normal got turned upside down.”
Read her story in the Bulldog Blog.
Breann Nelson '11, assistant women's soccer coach, found a way to serve her Bulldog family and community while staying at home. "I started making masks when the San Bernardino County order (to stay at home) was set." Following the design of a friend, Breann started sewing for her immediate family. "I still had fabric leftover, so I sent a message in a coaches' group chat offering to make a mask for anyone who needed one. I have since made about 80." She offered the masks for free, later receiving donations of fabric and elastic. "I had free time, so I figured I would help take care of my Bulldog family as well as anyone in need. This is such an uncertain and stressful time for people. The last thing I want is them worrying about having to hunt down a mask."