Around the State: HPU honors student scholars

Donnie Auvenshine, dean of the School of Christian Studies at Howard Payne University, recognizes four students honored as Currie-Strickland Scholars in Christian Ethics and Theology—(left to right) Shaefer Church, senior from Farmington, N.M.; Thomas Kyle, junior from Salado; Cheney Cover, junior from Troup; and J.T. Hurt, master of arts in youth ministry student from Brownwood. (Photo / Amy Pitman)

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Howard Payne University recognized four students as Currie-Strickland Scholars in Christian Ethics and Theology. They are Shaefer Church, a senior from Farmington, N.M.; Thomas Kyle, a junior from Salado; Cheney Cover, a junior from Troup; and J.T. Hurt, a master of arts in youth ministry student from Brownwood.

groundbreaking 450Representatives from Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing traveled to India for the groundbreaking ceremony at Bangalore Baptist Hospital in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Participants included (left to right) Mary Ann Faucher, nursing student Sarah Wilcox, Cheryl Riley, Lyn Prater, Shelby Garner and Dean Shelley Conroy. (Photo / Baylor University)The U.S. Agency for International Development’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad program awarded Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing $652,800 to partner with Bangalore Baptist Hospital. The grant will fund construction of the Simulation Education and Research Centre for Nursing Excellence in Bengaluru, India. This building will include housing for up to 48 nurses.

faith in action 450Shelby Garner, assistant professor at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, shows one of the pieces of medical equipment donated and shipped to India from Baylor Scott & White Health’s Faith in Action Initiatives. (Photo / Baylor University)Supporting the needs of the new Simulation Education and Research Centre for Nursing Excellence in Bengaluru, India, Baylor Scott & White’s Faith in Action Initiatives donated medical supplies including carts, stretchers, over-the-bed tables, IV poles, office furniture and additional equipment, along with dressing supplies, syringes and other supplies for Bangalore Baptist Hospital and its remote clinics.

The Baylor University board of regents approved a $13 million renovation of Martin Residence Hall, a 60,000-square-foot building that will house 264 students. Renovations include a public space on the upper level and a faculty-in-residence apartment. Regents also approved plans for renovations in the Simpson Athletics and Academic Center, including the addition of the Weldon and Margaret Ratliff Performance Center.

Anniversaries

Rick Roman, fifth, as pastor of El Buen Pastor in Beeville

Ed Gentry, fifth, as pastor of Lakeview Baptist Church in Mathis

Ordinations

J.T. Kelley, Justin Gaidusek and Tom Taylor as deacons at First Baptist Church in Belton.

Jack Matthews as a deacon at Belmore Baptist Church in San Angelo.


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