Dear Fellow Alumni,
We find ourselves living in unprecedented times of earth’s history. With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, there will not be an in-person Alumni Weekend for April 9-10, 2021.
While we will not be meeting in person, we are going to have a virtual Alumni that weekend. Doug and Wilma Bing will be our speakers, and we are planning some additional features. Special music and video interviews with alumni are being planned.
Honor classes will be those classes with years ending in 0s and 5s for last year, and 1s and 6s for this year. If you are a member of one of these classes, we plan to honor your class.
There is now a YouTube Channel, “EA GPA Alumni”, please check it out and subscribe to it. There is a new video posted, announcing the plans for the virtual Alumni weekend this year. Click on this link to go direct to the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/h6c0hCtB0qs We are planning to have interviews with various alumni on the YouTube Channel and on our Facebook Group, “Enterprise Academy/Great Plains Academy Alumni Association”. You can click on this link to see the video in FaceBook.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcp6AXEsVR7m7f15JY0aBcw/fe Stay tuned for information about our virtual weekend.
Joe Watts ‘66
Guest Speakers: Wilma (Burton) & Doug Bing Class of 1980
Doug Bing was born and raised in Kansas. His family moved to Enterprise to be close to Adventist Education when Doug was in second grade. Doug then completed elementary school in Enterprise Adventist Elementary School and then enrolled at Enterprise Academy. During his freshman year he met Wilma and started a friendship with her that year that would eventually turn to romance. Upon graduation in 1980 Doug and Wilma who were dating at that time enrolled in Union College and continued to date. In 1989 the Kansas Nebraska Conference assigned Doug to the Memorial church in Omaha Nebraska where he served for 9 months. He then returned to Enterprise Academy to serve as pastor, chaplain and Bible teacher. From there the moved to Wichita South Church to serve as pastor. In 2001 they received an offer to serve as Ministerial director in the Washington Conference located close to Seattle. He has served as ministerial director, and Vice president for Administration and currently serves as the President of the Washington Conference. Wilma has served as an associate pastor for the past 16 years at Auburn Adventist Academy church. They are the proud parents of three children. Eric is a 2nd year medical student. Kaleigh is a 3rd year pharmacy student and Ryan is a senior Theology and Business student.