Alicia (Parreno) Foronda G’08 was a newly minted Christian school principal when she met Dr. Marti MacCullough and began the University’s MS in Education program offered in Bangkok, Thailand. The program gave her the tools and resources she needed to thrive in this new job, and she continued to apply her skills and experience when she moved back home to the Philippines to serve as principal at Cornerstone Christian Academy and as a board member of ACSI Philippines.
She wrote that Cairn gave her “a deeper view and conviction about the importance of Bible integration”—a value that she passed on to her daughter, Angeline G’21, who began her MA in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University 13 years later. Angeline uses her degree to work as a second grade teacher at a Christian international school in Indonesia. In addition to teaching, she aspires to create a special education center complete with a café as a place for those with autism to study, work, and support their families.