Forever Grateful for Their Baker Experience and the Opportunity to Assist the Next Generation

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Students Come First

Ryan, ’06, and Emilee (Merry) Kuhn, ‘06

Because their education was funded, in part, by scholarships, the Kuhns provide financial support to benefit current Baker students. They also give to building projects and volunteer to speak at classes, judge competitions and help others learn about their professions. The Kuhns give back in large part, because of the alumni who supported their academic endeavors a decade ago.

“The students are what it is all about, so we enjoy interacting with them and helping them with their careers the same way past alumni did for us. Our Baker experiences set us up for success early in our careers so we want to give back however we can, in hopes that others might have similar experiences.”



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Lessons Learned Through Faith

Philip Johnson, BA ’03

While at Baker, Johnson was an active member in Baker Ambassadors, a religious leadership group that travels to United Methodist churches to visit with college-bound students and participate in community service projects. His generosity to his alma mater, specifically the Chapel Fund, assures students can continue to develop leadership skills by providing service to others and creating meaningful social change.

"My time at Baker was a formative experience that to this day impacts my perspectives and ambitions. I would like to help students build and rely on their faith as they begin their professional lives."



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Follow Your Passion

Jennifer Yocham Poersch, BA ’95

Since taking a political science course just for fun her first semester at Baker, Yocham Poersch has been hooked on governmental affairs. After working on political campaigns and serving several national Democratic organizations, she started her own government affairs firm with two other senior-level officers. She gives back to Baker because she believes the university allows students to find their passion and follow it. 

"I give to Baker because I am able and think it is the right thing to do. Extracurricular involvement is such an important tool for personal growth in college, and I happily threw myself into a lot of different activities at Baker. I know there are a lot of good projects going on at Baker, so I generally leave it to the discretion of the university to decide how best to spend the small amount I am able to give each year."