Welcome to the MVA Alumni Association
The foundation of our alumni is traced back to the first graduating class in 1923, which had a total of 7 graduates. Since then, over 1400 students have earned a diploma from MVA, with an impressive 98% of graduates being accepted at colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad. When visiting our school campus, please visit our Chapel to view the class photos dating back to 1923.
On this page, information will be posted on homecoming events and more. Please, join us on the MVA Alumni Facebook page and connect with classmates or former staff members. Also, please help us keep your contact information updated by filling out the contact information form.
If you have any questions or information to pass along, please email our MVA Alumni President, Rose Ecklund-Shimizu at: email@example.com, or please join us on our MVA Facebook Page.
READ OUR LATEST ALUMNI NEWSLETTER - 2/24/23
A Letter from our Alumni President
February 24, 2023
Greetings MVA Alumni,
Mountain View Academy rejoices as we celebrate our yearlong centennial celebration! In 1922, we officially had our first class of seniors and were able to graduate our first class in 1923! We are so blessed to be a beacon of light, right here in the heart of Silicon Valley!
Our first centennial celebration took place on November 5, 2022, with a traditional birthday party with cake, ice cream, and food booths. We also held a formidable auction and hosted a Mustang basketball game against the current MVA basketball team vs. Alumni.
Our second celebration will take place on alumni weekend, April 7 and 8, 2023! It would not be a celebration without you, so, YES! You are all invited to attend! Friday evening vespers begin at 6:30 with a light dinner, followed by traditional vespers at 7:15 P.M. Alumni Sabbath will begin at 9:00 A.M. with registration and a continental breakfast, followed by “MVA Today” and the “Main Session”. Lunch will be provided afterward! We will be honoring the classes of 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018.
To ensure our campus is in tip-top shape, we need to undertake a few salient projects that will significantly enhance our Academy’s landscape and will afford a community outreach opportunity. This includes: Refurbish Gym Floor: $50,000 Gym Redwood Siding: $20,000 Replace Smartboards: $40,000
It truly takes an Alumni Village to make this happen and I am thrilled to have you as part of our community! For those of you who would like to donate to MVA, streamlined donations can be made through our website at: https://mountain-view-academy.square.site Or simply mail to: Mountain View Academy|360 S. Shoreline Blvd.|Mountain View, CA 94041
MVA Alumni Highlights:
Monica Swirdoff-Foulston ’81 started painting on canvas in 2016. In 2021 her art was taken in by Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art. Monica has not stopped working as a teacher (10 years @ our SDA Schools & 10 years at public schools) because it feeds her soul to create and learn with kids, and her artistic side allows her to grow and bring full expression to life. MVA was blessed to be able to auction off one of Monica’s beautiful pieces of art at the birthday celebration. Proceeds from her work are going towards the gym flooring. Monica is deeply grateful to so many of you who have purchased and shared her art, and to those who have nurtured her enthusiasm by your ongoing support of her fundraisers to show love to the world! Monica can be quoted as saying “Never say never”. Monica, thank you for reaching for the stars and making MVA proud!
Isaac Chan ’92 graduated from Andrews University with his BS in Anatomy and Physiology and his MSPT. Isaac has dedicated his life to helping and serving others as a Physical Therapist (licensed in California & Texas) and Firefighter Paramedic. Isaac has been awarded the “Life Saving Award” from Medical City Las Colinas Hospital and the City of Farmers Branch, Texas a few times, with the most recent recognition taking place on December 15, 2022 for saving a woman’s life! Isaac, thank you for your services as a first responder for the past fifteen years and your commitment to excellence!
Your continued prayers for the health and growth of our beloved school and the many lives we impact-from the students to the larger community are deeply appreciated.
In closing, please mark your calendars for this year’s Centennial alumni celebration-April 8, 2023!
Rose Shimizu ‘82
MVA Alumni President
Rose Ecklund-Shimizu, ’82
“To you, our extended MVA family, and friends, it is my privilege to get to know you better this coming year. To keep in touch, I will be keeping you informed of all the upcoming alumni events at MVA so you can choose to volunteer or contribute in a meaningful way in 2021-2022 to your alma mater. Please mark your calendars for next year’s alumni celebration- April 9, 2022! Let’s make sure to have lots of fun on this journey.”
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The MVA Alumni Association is in need of volunteers to help maintain the Alumni database, and social media page and assist in the creation of the Alumni Newsletter.
If you are able to volunteer your time, please contact the MVA Alumni President. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain View Academy wouldn’t exist without support from Alumni. Your financial donations to MVA help many students receive a quality Christian education that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to experience. Furthermore, these donations have helped in campus improvements.
Here are some ways MVA Alumni can give:
- Through consistent, regular gifts to the Worthy Student Fund.
- Through large gifts (including stocks) to our invested Endowment Fund.
- By gifts of equipment.
- By participating with meaningful gifts to our Capital Improvement Fund and specific projects, such as our Centennial Mustang Campaign (Goal of $30,000).
- For more info (Click Here)
Our alumni website is a simple channel for giving monetary gifts. For large donations, we highly encourage donations by check to our MVA Office to easily receive tax-deductible donation receipts. Feel free to contact the MVA Office at 650-967-2324 or email@example.com, for details.