WINONA LAKE — Grace College has recently added four new faculty and staff members. The new hires are involved in multiple facets of campus operations.
Together, their experiences and expertise will enrich the student experience at Grace College.
Jermaine Chaney joined the college in November, 2017, to fill a new role as special adviser to the president for multicultural student affairs. Chaney is president and COO of Chaney Financial Group and has served for many years on the Indiana University Big 10 Advisory Committee.
At Grace, Chaney will act as an adviser and confidant to minority students and help guide the diversity and inclusion priorities on campus.
Connie Burkholder came on board at the Morgan Library Learning Center in December, 2017, as coordinator of student disability services. Before moving to Winona Lake in 2008, she was a special education teacher in Lancaster, Pa., and Lake County, Ill. Most recently, Connie served as assistant children’s ministry coordinator at the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church.
In her new role at Grace, Burkholder’s focus is on academic support programs that assist students with individual disabilities, whether temporary, due to injury, or ongoing.
Lorinda Kline was hired in January as assistant professor of education in the Grace College School of Education. Kline has worked in education for 31 years, most recently as an instructional coach for Elkhart Community Schools and Warsaw Community Schools. She has extensive experience leading professional learning for schools, school districts, and educational service centers.
Dr. Fred Wentorf also came to Grace in January as chair of the new Department of Engineering and assistant professor of engineering. Wentorf worked at Zimmer-Biomet since 2007, most recently as principal engineer. He has a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and holds three biomedical patents. Wentorf has published over thirty articles in scientific journals and has authored six book chapters.