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A 5-Generation Legacy

If you visit Cedarville University, you’ll likely see a few people walking around with “2ND Gen” T-shirts.

Students wear them as a badge of honor, proudly declaring they come from a Cedarville family. It’s not uncommon for Cedarville grads to send their kids back to their alma mater. While second- or even third-generation students aren’t unusual on campus, Hannah Dow marks the first fifth-generation student to come to Cedarville.

In this episode of the podcast, Hannah is joined by her grandfather, Mike Stormont – whose grandchildren, children, wife, parents, and grandparents were alums.

And what a legacy this family has left at Cedarville!

Hannah currently stands on the shoulders of Cedarville alumni dating back to 1892 – that’s just five years after the college was founded in 1887. John Calvin Stormont (the uncle of Hannah’s great-great-great-grandfather) served on the Board of Trustees from 1892-1911.

With a legacy dating back to the beginning of the University’s existence, Hannah is often asked if she felt obligated to go to Cedarville.

Hannah responds quickly with a resounding “No.” Her parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and everyone in between only confirmed in her mind that Cedarville was home. Moving from state to state, house to house, and church to church because she lived in a military family, Hannah always knew she had a home at Cedarville.

Listen as Hannah and Mike share about their Cedarville legacy on the Cedarville Stories Podcast.

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Audio Recording

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Mark Weinstein

Class Year

Mike - 2003

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Exercise Science


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