B.A., Hope College; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.Ed., University of Toledo; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Brion serves as the Associate Dean for Student Life and Chaplain to Married Students. He and his wife Dianne first came to CIU in 1979, planning to spend a year here in preparation for going overseas as missionaries. During that first year, he decided to complete his undergraduate degree. Following graduation, he taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in a local Christian school. In 1996, he returned to CIU to serve as the Dean of Married Students. Brion and Dianne enjoy getting with couples to disciple, mentor, and counsel.
Raised in New Hampshire and south-east New York, Holly came to Columbia with an undergraduate degree in sociology to study in the MA in Clinical Counseling program. Holly is passionate about healthy churches, using the Arts in worship and strives to help women discover and use their leadership gifts. Holly has used her counseling, training and dramatic gifts in her most recent role at CIU as the trainer of students in the Seminary Counseling Programs, overseeing the development of students’ counseling skills. Her desire is to help students, who are current and future church leaders, cultivate and create a safe church culture for believers to become more like Christ and seekers to grow closer to Him.
B.A. SUNY New Paltz, 1995; M.A. Counseling, Columbia International University, 2002; private practice, The Meeting Place, 2002 – 2004; counseling lab coordinator, Columbia International University, 2002 – 2004; counseling programs trainer, 2004 – present.
B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary
Born in the Philippines, Flor attended Febias College of Bible in Valenzuela City and took her Master’s degree in Library Science at the University of the Philippines. She was the Head Librarian of Asian Theological Seminary in Manila before she and her family came to the United States. In the Philippines, Flor was a member of the team of librarians who formed the Philippine Theological Library Association and she has conducted seminars among bible and theological school librarians. She joined the CIU library staff in July 1998 and has been in charge of cataloging library materials which she loves to do. Besides working at CIU, Flor does indexing for CPI (Christian Periodical Index) a publication of the Association of Christian Librarians. CPI provides access to articles and reviews written from an evangelical perspective or of interest to the evangelical community.
“I work best behind the scene but I also enjoy working with student workers in my department. My goal is to classify and organize books and other materials, putting them in the right place so that library users can easily find the resources they need.”
A son of missionaries, Kevin grew up in the countries of South Korea and South Africa. He came to South Carolina in order to attend college at CIU and stayed on to complete his M.Div. He began working full-time at the library in 2006. Kevin enjoys doing all he can to provide what students need to understand God’s Word and grow in Him. He regularly assists with the CIU Prison Initiative Program. Kevin and his wife also find joy in their service to their local church. Kevin’s hobbies include reading fiction, playing strategy board games, and watching movies.
B.A. in Bible and Intercultural Studies, 2003; M.Div., 2008, Columbia International University.
Born and raised in Maine, Nancy moved to SC in 2006 to work at a local high school as Technology and Information Specialist. God had other plans though! After a year at the Columbia high school, she started working at Columbia International University as a temp and now is the Reference Specialist for Acquisitions at G. Allen Fleece Library. The Acquisitions Department was developed in 2008 which consists of three components; Purchasing all books/media, Donations and Serials/Journals. Nancy has a very diverse work field as she has worked in public, school and now academic libraries. She enjoys working with student workers and volunteers.
She is a member of the Association of Christian Librarians and enjoys attending their yearly conference. As a member she has had the opportunity to index for CPI, Christian Periodical Index and mentor a librarian from a small Christian College in SC.
Nancy is also the Fleece Library representative for the Prison’s Initiative Program. She works with the inmates who manage the library at Kirkland Correctional Institution.
Education & Work History
MLIS, 2004, University of South Carolina; Library Media Specialist, 2002-2006, SAD 29 Junior/Senior Highschool in Houlton, Maine; Library Assistant, 1998-2002, Cary Library in Houlton, Maine; Bachelor in Liberal Studies in Library Science, 1998, University of Maine at Presque Isle