Alumni travel returned last fall!

After a COVID-hiatus, the Cothran Center was thrilled to return to alumni travel, featuring: Joy, Meaning & Purpose in Sedona, AZ in September of 2022. The beauty of the desert and transformational programming made for an exciting experience for all participants!  The next Pilgrimage experience is currently being planned, more details will be announced soon. For questions, please contact Program Coordinator for Alumni and Community Initiatives Whitney Brown Martinez (

In the past, in alternating odd-numbered years, we have invited alumni to join in deeply enriching pilgrimage experiences to places around the world. In years prior, we have gone on pilgrimage to Ireland (2011), Spain (2009), the Iona community in Scotland (2013), Chartres Cathedral in France (2017), and St. Olav’s Way in Norway (2019). Pilgrims walk paths where other pilgrims have traveled for generations, experience authentic hospitality in communities near and far, encounter rich spiritual connectedness, and have amazing space–and beautiful views–to reflect on their own life’s purpose, direction, and calling. Pilgrims are invited to bring and share their own stories and traditions during conversations. As with all of our programs and services, these pilgrimages are offered to all alumni, regardless of faith tradition or perspective. We provide an open, welcoming space and encourage alumni to use their own beliefs in discovery and analysis of their individual life’s goals and meanings.