Spring Arbor University Announces New Director of Alumni Relations

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Spring Arbor University is pleased to announce Steve Castle ’05, ’12 as the new director of alumni relations, effective June 1. Alumni may contact Castle at 517-750-6687 or scastle(at)arbor(dot)edu to connect with alumni resources and to continue their involvement with SAU.

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I believe in Spring Arbor University. It is the place I received an education that fostered transformation spiritually, academically and relationally within me. It’s my pleasure to now be a benefactor.

Spring Arbor University is pleased to announce Steve Castle ’05, ’12 as the new director of alumni relations, effective June 1. Irene Price-Greiner, director of alumni relations for the past 13 years, retired in May. Castle joined the Office of University Advancement in June 2014 as the coordinator of alumni relations and special events.

“I believe in Spring Arbor University,” says Castle. “It is the place I received an education that fostered transformation spiritually, academically and relationally within me. It’s my pleasure to now be a benefactor, joining the longstanding heritage of those who have gone before me. My desire is that all alumni, whether they are 22 or 100 years old, living 10 miles or 10,000 miles from SAU, be empowered to engage with us by utilizing their time, talent and treasure to build into the SAU family.” Castle believes SAU alumni serve as agents of transformation in the communities in which they live and work, and with nearly 40,000 alumni scattered around the globe, the opportunities to affect change are truly limitless.

Castle completed his bachelor’s degree in 2005, studying elementary education, history, and exercise and sport science. In 2012, he completed his master’s in business administration. Previously, Castle was the resident director of Ogle Village and Parks Drive Apartments at SAU. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member, teaching CORE 100 & 200 and leading Cross Cultural Studies trips to Uganda and Zambia. Before moving back to Spring Arbor in 2009, Castle was a teacher at paragon Charter Academy in Jackson, Michigan, and a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia, Africa, from 2006–08. He and his wife, Heather (Metzger ’05), reside in Parma, Michigan.    

SAU Executive Vice President Doug Wilcoxson shares, “I am excited for Steve as he continues the care that has been demonstrated through the alumni office by Irene for many years. Steve brings new ideas for engaging alumni in areas for which they are passionate so that students for generations will experience the transformation that SAU provides.”

Alumni may contact Castle at 517-750-6687 or scastle(at)arbor(dot)edu to connect with alumni resources and to continue their involvement with SAU.

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