Saturday, March 9, 2013

President of Rochester College on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

 Update: Audio of show can be found here.

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations and leaders who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations and leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world".

Throughout 2013 listeners will hear from Presidents of organizations who are global change agents. We will also hear from CEOs of social enterprise businesses who are changing communities and college educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others.

Join us on Saturday, March 9, 2013 to hear Dr. Rubel Shelly, President of Rochester College located Rochester Hills, Michigan. Listen as he shares about his years teaching Philosophy and Ethics in Nashville at Vanderbilt University and Tennessee State University. Hear Dr. Shelly discuss the importance of ethics as he talks about the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a book that is read widely on the campus of Rochester College. Dr. Shelly also talks about transitioning from college Professor to college President, and soon to be Rochester College's Chancellor.

Dr. Shelly shares information about educational opportunities for the growing community of veterans. He will share how the role of higher education will be key in writing the next chapters of their lives post military service.

 Living Your Best Life, a radio show that empowers, inspires and motivates one to live their BEST life, can heard on 760 AM in the Middle-Tennessee Region, military bases, and streamed live on U-Stream.TV from 9-10AM CST. (This show was aired on WTST, a member of the HBCU radio network.)

More About Rochester College 


Rochester College cultivates academic excellence, principled character, servant leadership, and global awareness through a rigorous educational experience that integrates liberal arts and professional studies within an inclusive Christian heritage.

Rochester College is committed to academic excellence. The College is accredited by the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission. Undergraduate concentrations in its Integrated Learning Model emphasize the importance of a liberal arts curriculum that models and teaches scholarly research, critical thinking, and effective communication skills in all fields of study.

Specialized programs in education, nursing, business, psychology, and religious studies prepare our graduates both for productive careers in the marketplace and for advanced studies at graduate and professional schools. Rochester College offers a Master’s Degree in religious education (MRE). The use of cutting-edge educational technology allows the delivery of courses in a variety of on-site and distance settings.

Rochester College cultivates the moral development of its students. The college affirms its commitment to holistic education that offers unique opportunities for faculty-student mentoring in our traditional campus program, degree-completion studies by adults in the College of Extended Learning (CEL) program, and online courses via a world-class technology platform. Working within a Judeo-Christian worldview, the school promotes an inclusive learning experience by welcoming students from all backgrounds, regions of the United States, and foreign countries.

The College affirms academic freedom and trains students with life skills beyond mere academic credentials. Men and women educated at Rochester College embrace challenge, apply problem-solving skills, serve their communities, and provide leadership for challenges yet to come. Deeply rooted in the Christian tradition, the College is non-sectarian in its approach to student recruitment and academic life.

Rochester College affirms and models social justice and servant leadership. Students, faculty, and staff interact to create a healthy environment of mutual respect. As people in preparation for a lifetime of growth and service, we participate in lively academic debate around important issues of our time.
The College promotes personal involvement in community service, cross-cultural engagement, political debate, and social responsibility. We are citizens of the world and have a responsibility beyond personal concerns, regional issues, or national trends. Well-educated and morally sensitive people are needed who can step up with intellect, character, and compassion to change our world for the better.

More About Dr. Rubel Shelly 




Rubel Shelly preached for the Family of God at Woodmont Hills in Nashville, Tennessee, from 1978 to 2005. During that time, he also taught at David Lipscomb University, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and Tennessee State University. He has filled adjunct positions at Pepperdine University, Abilene Christian University, Emmanuel Seminary, and Kentucky Christian College. He became Visiting Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Rochester College, located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, in 2005, and began full-time duties there in June of 2006.

In addition to church and academic responsibilities, Shelly has worked actively with such community projects as Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, From Nashville With Love, Metro (Nashville) Public Schools, Faith Family Medical Clinic, and Operation Andrew Ministries.

He is the author or co-author of more than 30 books, including several which have been translated into languages such as Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, French, and Russian. He has published widely in religious journals.

Shelly has done short-term work in such places as Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Brazil, Honduras, Germany, Bulgaria, Croatia, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

He holds degrees from Harding University (B.A.), Harding Graduate School of Religion (M.A., M.Th.), and Vanderbilt University (M.A., Ph.D.).

He is married to the former Myra Shappley, and they are the parents of three children: Mrs. David (Michelle) Arms, Tim, and Tom.








































Rochester College cultivates academic excellence, principled character, servant leadership, and global awareness through a rigorous educational experience that integrates liberal arts and professional studies within an inclusive Christian heritage.

Rochester College is committed to academic excellence. The College is accredited by the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission. Undergraduate concentrations in its Integrated Learning Model emphasize the importance of a liberal arts curriculum that models and teaches scholarly research, critical thinking, and effective communication skills in all fields of study.
Specialized programs in education, nursing, business, psychology, and religious studies prepare our graduates both for productive careers in the marketplace and for advanced studies at graduate and professional schools. Rochester College offers a Master’s Degree in religious education (MRE). The use of cutting-edge educational technology allows the delivery of courses in a variety of on-site and distance settings.
Rochester College cultivates the moral development of its students. The college affirms its commitment to holistic education that offers unique opportunities for faculty-student mentoring in our traditional campus program, degree-completion studies by adults in the College of Extended Learning (CEL) program, and online courses via a world-class technology platform. Working within a Judeo-Christian worldview, the school promotes an inclusive learning experience by welcoming students from all backgrounds, regions of the United States, and foreign countries.
The College affirms academic freedom and trains students with life skills beyond mere academic credentials. Men and women educated at Rochester College embrace challenge, apply problem-solving skills, serve their communities, and provide leadership for challenges yet to come. Deeply rooted in the Christian tradition, the College is non-sectarian in its approach to student recruitment and academic life.
Rochester College affirms and models social justice and servant leadership. Students, faculty, and staff interact to create a healthy environment of mutual respect. As people in preparation for a lifetime of growth and service, we participate in lively academic debate around important issues of our time.
The College promotes personal involvement in community service, cross-cultural engagement, political debate, and social responsibility. We are citizens of the world and have a responsibility beyond personal concerns, regional issues, or national trends. Well-educated and morally sensitive people are needed who can step up with intellect, character, and compassion to change our world for the better.

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