NOTABLE ALUMNI

Over the years, Dalat has helped to shape the lives of countless outstanding individuals. Here are just a few of the many accomplishments that Dalat graduates have achieved.

Scotty Wisley

Scotty Wisley (1985), has founded three schools in Bokindini, Papua, Indonesia, to provide a world-class education to Papuan children. Students at Ob Anggen Schools receive a quality education in Indonesian and English, as well as utilizing their tribal tongues based on each community. The goal is for students to graduate and become a bridge from Papuan culture to the global community.

Nathanael and Christina Matanick

Nathanael and Christina (Robertson) Matanick (both 2005) are award-winning film producers and screenwriters, and produced the ReMoved short film trilogy. They won first place at the 168 Film Festival with a prize of $1 million for the first Removed film. Since then, it has been viewed more than 50 million times on various platforms online and two additional ReMoved films have been released.

Bob Carlsen

Bob Carlsen (1968), worked for the U.S. Department of Defense for 34 years including the role of program manager for the Arctic Military Environmental Cooperation Program with Russia and Norway. He was the U.S. representative to the NATO Infrastructure Committee in Belgium. Carlsen is now an extensive travel blogger.

Tim Ziemer

Rear Adm. R. Tim Ziemer (1964), was the Commander of the Navy’s Mid-Atlantic Region. After retiring, he has served as the executive director of World Relief, headed up the U.S. Malaria Initiative in Africa and Asia, and appointed in 2017–2018 by President Donald Trump to be the senior director for Global Health Security and Biodefense at the National Security Council. He is currently acting assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) at USAID.

Richard E. Lewis

Richard E. Lewis (1973) is the critically acclaimed author of several widely published books for young adults, including Monster’s Proof, The Flame Tree, The Demon Queen and The Killing Sea, all published by Simon & Schuster. He has also recently published the adult novel Bones of the Dark Moon.

Sharlene Tompkins Dzugan

Sharlene Tompkins Dzugan (1977) has been a chemistry professor at University of the Cumberlands (United States) for more than 25 years. Dzugan is a member of the Kentucky Academy of Science, has been a faculty participant in the National Science Foundation Summer Program in Solid State Chemistry, and has collaborated on research projects with others in her field.

Shauna Mullin

Shauna Mullin (2002, attended Dalat in the 1990s), who is originally from South Africa, is a British beach volleyball player and former Scottish national indoor volleyball player who competed in the 2012 Olympics.

David Sanborn

David Sanborn (1990) is a playwright, composer, and actor on stage and in film. Sanborn is best known for his portrayals of legendary heroes like Ben-Hur, Aeneas, Jesus, and King David off Broadway. He also performed in the national tour of Broadway musical Amazing Grace.

Nathan Bemo

Nathan Bemo (1992) is founder of the innovative American Ramp Company, which has designed and built more than 2,000 skateboard parks. The company’s skateboard parks have been installed in every U.S. state and in 40 countries throughout the world. The company also designs and builds bike parks and bicycle playgrounds.

Theo Love

Theo Love (2004), is award-winning film editor, director, and producer. He has produced White Tide: The Legend of Culebra (2018), 30 for 30 Shorts (2012), State of Play (2013), and Little Hope Was Arson (2013), the latter of which received multiple awards.

David Thompson

David Thompson (1966) is a doctor and founder of the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons, a training program for African surgeons. Thompson helped establish surgical residency programs at hospitals in Gabon, Cameroon, Niger, Ethiopia, Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya, and Malawi. He and his wife also helped found Bongolo Hospital and a school of nursing in Gabon.

Evelyn Lundberg Stratton

Evelyn (Sahlberg) Lundberg Stratton (1971) is a former Ohio Supreme Court Justice. She was a lawyer for nine years, then became the first woman elected judge of the Franklin County Common Pleas Court. Stratton was appointed to the Ohio Supreme Court by Governor George Voinovich in 1996 and was elected by Ohio voters to three six-year terms. She retired in 2012.

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