Texas Super Summer, a Leadership Training experience for Christian young people with leadership qualities, kicked off June 9. The Baptist General Convention of Texas-sponsored camps help youth grow in their faith through Bible study, worship and recreation. The first sessions took place June 9-13 at Dallas Baptist University and East Texas Baptist University. Others are scheduled for University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Hardin-Simmons University, June 16-20; Howard Payne University, June 23-27; Houston Baptist University, June 30-July 4; and Hardin-Simmons University, July 14-18.
Buckner Children and Family Services will present a free foster care and adoption information meeting June 19 at 7 p.m. at 5200 Buckner Boulevard in Dallas. Participants will receive an overview of foster care and adoption options in Texas, including foster-to-adopt, Waiting Texas Children and domestic infant adoption programs. For information or a reservation to attend, click here.
Wayland Baptist University has opened the Spark Business Accelerator. Designed by the Wayland School of Business, it will help entrepreneurs develop a business model to facilitate success. A nominal fee will be charged to cover costs for the use of the facility. For more information, call (806) 213-7776.
Eddie Walker has joined Dallas Baptist University as director of camp and sport ministry.
International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities. The award honors a person who has made significant contribution to Baptist-related higher education.Don Schmeltekopf, Baylor University provost emeritus, professor and former director of the Center for Ministry Effectiveness and Educational Leadership, received the Charles D. Johnson Outstanding Educator Award from the
Hardin-Simmons University honored several graduates during spring commencement ceremonies. Devon Howard received the Julius Olsen Medal, awarded annually to the graduate with the highest grade-point average. Lauren Maurer received the Minnie L. Anderson Award, presented to a senior female student who has spent at least three years in residence at HSU and excelled in character, personal development and service. Raymond Cadjew received the George Skiles Anderson Award, presented to a senior male student who has spent at least three years in residence at HSU and excelled in character, personal development and service. Sherry Dou earned the Hemphill Graduate Honor Award, which recognizes the graduate who has excelled in academic studies, possesses character and behavior consistent with the university’s purpose and exhibits potential for significant contribution to their chosen field.
Howard Payne University honored six students for their acts of servant leadership. Seniors Jeremy Bartley and Rebekah Steadman received the Nat Tracy Servant Leader Award. Juniors Marlie Austin, Lacy Culpepper, Dillon McDugle and Kaitlin Vernon received the HPU Servant Leadership Awards. A $1,000 scholarship goes to each recipient, and each student designates $250 of the scholarship to benefit a charity they choose.
Jordan Mims, fifth, as minister of youth at First Baptist Church in Rockport, June 15.
Joe Castro as a deacon at Primera Iglesia Bautista in Plainview.