Alumni Awards

The CCU Alumni Association sponsors three annual awards for Alumni: Distinguished Alumni Award, Excellence in Ministry Award and the Alumni Encouragement Award.

The Distinguished Alumni Award began in 1982 to recognize outstanding life-long ministry, loyalty to Christ and support of our alma mater. The Distinguished Alumni Award used to be presented each year by the Alumni Association President at the Commencement Service in May.  It was decided that we would move this award to the fall event for alumni. Plaques with the names and inscriptions describing the ministry for each recipient are on display in the upper hallway of President’s Hall. The complete list of Distinguished Alumni is below.

The Excellence in Ministry Award began in 2003 and is given to alumni who have been out of school less than 15 years and have demonstrated outstanding success in ministry. The award is given during the evening worship service of the annual Alumni Reunion program and is presented by the Alumni Association President. The complete list of the Excellence in Ministry Awards is below.

The Alumni Encouragement Award began in 2012. It is a monetary award of an amount designated by the Alumni Council. It is given to an alumnus who wishes to begin a new ministry, significantly expand an existing ministry, or pursue further education to prepare for a specific ministry focus/goal. The recipient will be asked to provide an update of progress after one year. The award will be presented by the Alumni Association President during a chapel service during the winter semester.

Nominations Requested for Alumni Awards

Nominations for any of the above alumni awards are encouraged. Please review the description of the award and forward the name (s) along with a summary of why you have nominated this person to alumni@CCUniversity.edu.  The deadline for nominations for the Distinguished Alumni, Excellence in Ministry, and Alumni Encouragement awards is June 1.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Awards for Fall 2013

Dr. Jack (class of 1959) and Barbara (class of 1960) Cottrell received the Distinguished Alumni Award. Married for over 50 years, they have each contributed to the other’s ministry to family, churches, and CCU.

Dr. Dale (class of 1973) and Jeanie (att’d.) Meade received the Distinguished Alumni Award.The Meades were honored for their incredible work with Colombian Christian Mission. They have served in Colombia since 1973.

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Distinguished Alumni Awards for Spring 2013

Earl Haubner graduated from CCU in 1968. He and his wife Ruth Anne had been married in 1959 in Georgetown, Ohio, and were serving with the Higginsport, Ohio, Christian Church when Earl graduated. (CLICK HERE for the full announcement)

Henry J.Hank” (class of 1950) and Imogene (Colson – class of 1948McAdams were in ministry for 60 years, serving in churches in Birdseye, Indiana; Clinton, Ohio; Granger, Indiana; Rochester, Michigan; St. Louis, Michigan; Muncie, Indiana; Sherman, Kentucky; and Stringtown, Kentucky. (CLICK HERE  for the full announcement)

Sam (Seminary class of 1974) and Gwen Stone (attnd’d) were married on June 6, 1958.  Together they raised two sons, Jeff and Dave, both of whom are well-known ministers in Christian churches. (CLICK HERE for the full announcement)

Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2012

Jim (’59) and Carolyn (’58) Walker have been married 54 years and have been faithfully serving in ministry together for over 60 years.  They have ministered in Cadiz and Winchester, Ohio, and then for over 30 years in Liverpool and Clarence, NY.  They led in the establishment of the Mountain View Christian Camp near Dansville, NY. Jim also led in the establishment of The New York Christian Institute in his church in Clarence, NY. Carolyn continues to serve as pianist in the Clarence Church of Christ, which she has done for 43 years. She has been a pianist in churches since she was 14 years old.  They have 4 children – Jonathan, Jeffry, J. Andrew and Jennifer.

Marian Bennett met Paul at CBS and they were married in 1949 and graduating in 1950. Paul and Marian worked as a team leading music for revivals, working in camps and directing choirs as Paul ministered in Indiana, West Virginia and Illinois.  During those years they were blessed with three daughters; Kathy, Becky, Sharon and a son, David.  But life changed abruptly when Paul lost his life in a plane crash in 1965.  In 1970, Marian began working at Standard Publishing beginning as a secretary and then developing, writing and editing Sunday School curriculum.  She wrote 40 books for children and co-wrote another 22.  Her favorite was God Made Puppies, which is still available in Christian bookstores. Marian continues to play piano at her church and at retirement homes and is a volunteer at CCU.

Recipients in past years have been:

2011  David (’51) and Shirley (att’d) Phillips, Ron (’51, ’54) and Marilyn (att’d) Fisher, Phyllis Rine (’61)
2010  Ray (’58) and Judy (’56) Linn, Rosena Hagee (’54), H. Sherwood (’56, ’58) and Ermalene (att’d) Evans
2009  E. Richard Crabtree (’48), Ruth Vanhorn, John (’54) and Polly (att’d) Mullen
2008 
Lowell (’54) and Jane (’56) Jackson
2007  Doug (’51) and Lois (’51) Smith, F. Sherwood Smith (’58, ’59) and Ernest (’52) and Neva (’51) Faber
2006  Bob (’65) and Judy (’64) Russell, LaVern (’54, ’60) and Lois (’52) Morse, Marjorie Miller (’46) and Ward Patterson (’56, ’58)
2005  Lloyd Pelfrey (’53, ’55), Wally Rendel (’64) and Jitendra (Jay) Henry (’74)
2004  Charles (’62) and Elizabeth (att’d) Delaney, Robert (’52) and Barbara (att’d) Shannon, Robert (’50) and Thelma Tinsky
2003  David (’58) and Eva (att’d) Grubbs, Ellis (’50) and Vonda (’51) Wesner, Bill (’53, ’56) and Betty Bravard, Jack (’49) and Charlotte Ballard
2002  Reuben (’56,’57) and Lynn (’58) Bullard, June Crowl (’52), Bill Gaslin (’50), Wayne Spangler (’50)
2001  Wayne Smith (’52), Lillian Ford (’49), Horace (’39) and Wilma (’40) Dabney, R. J. (’50) and Patsy (att’d) Kidwell
2000
  Charles (’45, ’46) and Velda (’46) Matthews, Roy (’74, ’83) and Beth (’73, ’75) Mays, Gene (att’d) and Elinor (att’d) McElroy, Paul (’49) and Kathleen (’47) Pratt
1999  John (’48) and Barbara (’47, ’48) Wade, George Fisher, William (’46) and Jean (’43) Roland
1998
  Imogene Williams (’46), Art (’54) and Mabel (’49) Merkle, Paul (’52) and Alice (’49) Wiener
1997
  Barbara Curie, Peggy Hileman (’55), O. George Stansberry (’47, ’49), Dana Eynon (’52)
1996  Richard Burton (’51), Tom Friskney (’51, ’55), E. Ray Jones (’51)
1995
  Tibbs Maxey (’42, ’43), James Fehl (’59), Woodrow Perry
1994  Ralph Dornette (’48), Rolland Steever (’39, ’44), Charles (’45) and Roberta (’45) Selby
1993  Lewis Foster (’44, ’46), Harvey Bream, Jr. (’44), William McGilvrey (’39)
1992
  Fred Smith, Max Ward Randall (’42, ’43), Brant Lee Doty, Cecil Bennett (’48)
1991  Earl (’50, ’53) and Willa (att’d) Sims, Jim (’39) and Jeanette Irby, Barton and Betty (’38) McElroy, John (’47) and Freda Carter
1990
  Don and Marianne Baughman, Bertha Filer (’34, ’39), Art and Ruth Morris, Edward Forehand (’37, ’43), Wilke Winter, William Wilson (’55)
1989  Roy (’44, ’45) and Martha (’43) Blackmore, Mac (’51) and Wilma (’48) Coffey, Guy and Thelma Mayfield, Charles and Jesse Lee Troyer, Paul (’50) and Jean Banta
1988
  William Boice (’39), W. C. Burris (’29), Ray and Imogene Carlson
1987
  John Wilson (’34), Seth Wilson (’36), Hideo Yoshii
1986  J. Willis and Velma Hale, Olin Hay (’35, ’38), Robert Lillie
1985  L. Edsil Dale, Lawrence Layman, Orval M. Morgan
1984  W. Robert Palmer (’40, ’52), Harland Cary (’43), John Chase, Orrin Root (’35)
1983  Jessica Floyd (’45), Ruth Smith, Isabel Dittemore, Sam Hamilton (’41, ’44)
1982  Dan Eynon (’29, ’30), T. K. Smith, Mrs. William J (Emalu) Smith, Virgil Felton

 

Excellence in Ministry Awards

Each year the Alumni Association honors one of CCU’s younger alumni with the Excellence in Ministry Award.  It is given to recognize an outstanding ministry for the cause of Christ on the mission field, in a church or in any other Christian ministry.  The award is given in the fall as part of Alumni Day.

Recent recipients have been

2013 – David (’04) and Annette (’04) Dryden [more info]
2012 – Jessica Hertzog (’02)
2011 - Brett (’00, ’01) and Heather (’01) Seybold
2010 – Brian (’96) and Allison (att’d) Moll
2009
– Karis Pratt (’97)
2008
- Steve Yeaton (’92)
2007 - Toby (’94) and Amy (’95) Hill
2006
- Brian Richards (’93)
2005
- Paul Dyke (’95)
2004
– Brad (’93) and Joy (’92) Canning
2003 – Steve (’07) and Stacey (att’d) Wilkin

 

Encouragement Award

The Alumni Encouragement Award began in 2012. It is a monetary award of an amount designated by the Alumni Council. It is given to an alumnus who wishes to begin a new ministry, significantly expand an existing ministry, or pursue further education to prepare for a specific ministry focus/goal. The recipient will be asked to provide an update of progress after one year. The award will be presented by the Alumni Association President during a chapel service during the winter semester.

2013 – Jon and Kathy Underwood [more info]

For more information on Alumni Awards, contact us at 800-949-4CCU ext. 8183 or alumni@CCUniversity.edu