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Around the State: HPU students study in London

Around the State: HPU students study in London

Eight Howard Payne University education students traveled to London to learn about the British education system.

Around the State: ETBU team back from Alaska

Around the State: ETBU team back from Alaska

Four East Texas Baptist University students traveled to Alaska in June to help lead a camp called "T3, Training Teens Today,” sponsored by the Alaska Baptist Convention.

Around the State: Camp Exalted set

Around the State: Camp Exalted set

Camp Exalted, a one-week spiritual enrichment experience for youth in grades 7-12 and college students, is going on July 21-25 at Alto Frio Baptist Encampment in Leakey.

Around the State: HPU students to Slovakia

Around the State: HPU students to Slovakia

A group of students from Howard Payne University travelled to Vazec, Slovakia, for a weeklong mission experience as a part of their international missions practicum course.

Around the State: African American conference set

Around the State: African American conference set

African American Fellowship Conference; Buckner foster care meeting; DBU doctor of education cohort; HPU professor publishes book; Anniversaries
Around the State: Boomer ministry conference set

Around the State: Boomer ministry conference set

Registration is open for the second annual National Boomer Ministry Conference in Dallas.

Around the State: Churches prepare for Harvest crusade

Around the State: Churches prepare for Harvest crusade

Information meetings concerning the Dallas Harvest crusade set for Oct. 5 at the American Airlines Center have been set.

Around the State: Super Summer camps begin

Around the State: Super Summer camps begin

Texas Super Summer, a leadership training experience for Christian young people with leadership qualities, kicked off June 9.

Around the State: TBM helps at DFW Memorial Day event

Around the State: TBM helps at DFW Memorial Day event

Thirty volunteers with the Texas Baptist Men Military Fellowship provided assistance at the DFW National Cemetery on Memorial Day. amy thibodeaux300Amy Thibodeaux (TBM Photo)TBM provided four pallets of bottled water, and volunteers helped direct traffic, shuttled guests to services and offered support throughout the day. Amy Thibodeaux (pictured at right), a volunteer from Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, visited the grave of her father, who served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

Buckner International will host its 14th annual “Mosaic of Culture” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14, in the Calabria Community Center on the Buckner campus, located at 5200 S. Buckner Blvd. in Dallas. Since 2000, the event has given adopted children and their families the opportunity to celebrate their native culture as well as the cultures of adoptees from other countries. Families can mingle with other adoptive families who understand their experiences, while older adopted children often develop mentoring relationships with younger adoptees. mosaic of culture177The free event will feature an array of native crafts, food and musical entertainment from countries across the world representing the Buckner global adoption community. In a carnival-like atmosphere, families can travel their way through cultural staples from Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Participants are encouraged to bring a school-supply donation for Buckner Kenya programs. For more information, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wayland Baptist University honored Kyler Templeton from Stamford and Aubrey Pedigo of Canyon as Male and Female Citizen of the Year. The award is the highest honor given to students by the university. Honorees are listed on a plaque in Gates Hall.

Hardin-Simmons University marked the retirement of four faculty and staff members who combined for more than a century of service to the school. Larry Brunner, professor of English, retired after working at HSU 39 years, including 18 years as head of the English department and 10 years as director of graduate studies in English. Omer Hancock, director of in-service training and professor of church ministry, retired after 33 years at HSU. Prior to coming to Hardin-Simmons in 1981, he was pastor of numerous Texas and Oklahoma churches. Harold Preston, senior vice president of finance and management, retired after 20 years. Leta Tillman, professor and librarian, retired after 13 years of service.

East Texas Baptist University honored three retiring professors at the close of the spring semester—Tom Haygood, associate professor of psychology; Jane Ogden, professor of psychology; and Sarah Watson, professor of English.

Howard Payne University’s cheer team placed second in the college division of the American Cheer Power Competition in San Antonio. HPU also received the new school award.

Anniversaries

Jack Graham, 25th, as pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, June 1.

Kevin Cornelius, fifth, as pastor of First Baptist Church in Karnes City.

Ordained

Josh Rose to the ministry at First Baptist Church in Burleson, May 4. He is the connections/life groups pastor at the Church on Rush Creek in Mansfield. 

Around the State: HSU graduates 217

Around the State: HSU graduates 217

Hardin-Simmons University awarded 217 bachelor’s degrees, 48 master’s degrees and three doctorates during spring commencement ceremonies.

The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing achieved its fundraising goal of $750,000 to support endowed scholarships for nursing students during the third annual Going for the Gold Gala. Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton was the keynote speaker.

Six hundred twenty Dallas Baptist University students received degrees during spring commencement ceremonies. Three hundred sixty-nine received bachelor degrees, 241 earned master’s degrees, seven earned doctoral degrees and three received associate degrees. Commencement speakers were Matt Murrah, vice president for technology; Steve Mullen, dean of the Mary C. Crowley College of Christian Faith; and Shauna Chaffin, DBU graduate. Michael Arnold received an honorary doctor of humanities degree.

The Sabine Neches Baptist Area Seminary Extension Women’s Division presented certificates in women’s ministry to Carolyn Douglas, Dolores Wentworth and Susan Woodall. In the fall, “The Educational Ministry of a Church” will be offered. For more information, call (409) 423-2224.

Wayland Baptist University granted emeritus status to Kent Brooks who retired last month after 27 years of service. For 19 years, he served as dean and executive director of Wayland’s Lubbock campus. In 2006, he became the campus’ director of development.

Council for Life and Young Leaders for Life awarded Buckner Children and Family Services $40,000 raised from the fifth annual Run for Life 5K held at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. This is the second year Buckner has been a beneficiary of the run.

Howard Payne University honored Marcie Drew, university controller, as its outstanding staff member, and Mark Patton, professor of business administration, posthumously received the outstanding faculty member award. Certificates for excellence in teaching were presented to Wendy McNeely and Lester Towell. Awards for length of service also were presented: 10 years—Deborah Childs, Celeste Church, Gregory Church, Russell Ezzell, Katrina Lynn, Stephen Lynn, Brent Marsh and Rodney Stephens; 15 years—Teresa Cavitt, Abram Choate, Trissa Cox, Jerry Don Gleaton, Stephen Goacher and Marilyn Mathis; 20 years—Lynn Humeniuk, Wendy McNeely, Diane Owens and Juanita Sypert; 25 years—Bob Bicknell, Mike Daub and Don Gunter; and 40 years—Lana Wagner.

East Texas Baptist University honored several staff and faculty for their years of service. Those honored included: 10 years—David Collins, Butch Graves, Shelly Lewis, Kim Mullikin and Don Spencer; 15 years—Thomas Webster; 20 years—Jose Alonzo and Bert West; 25 years—Eric Wilburn; 30 years—Bill Mills; and 35 years—Kathy Bland and Cassandra King.

San Marcos Baptist Academy honored three individuals and one family by naming campus streets for them. Members of the board of trustees, academy staff and families of the honorees were on hand to celebrate the dedication of four streets— Jack Byrom Trail, Bobby Dupree Drive, Jimmie Scott Circle and Mafrige Drive. The newly constructed gated entry to the school also was dedicated as the Bobbie and Jack Byrom Entryway.

Anniversaries

Anthony Sisemore, fifth, as pastor of The Woods Baptist Church in Tyler.

Carl Whitworth, fifth, as pastor of Reagan Baptist Church in Reagan.

Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Rockdale, 60th, June 18. The church will celebrate with an ice cream social at 6 p.m. June 18, a dinner and concert June 21 at 5 p.m., and a brunch/fellowship and service June 22. Russ Willis is pastor.

Events

Providence Baptist Church in Caldwell held a homecoming service followed by a meal. Malcom Bane is interim pastor.

Mount Zion Baptist Church in Rockdale will hold its annual homecoming service June 8. Darren Donaldson will be the guest speaker. A meal will follow the service. Luther Shelander is pastor.

Ordained

Kevin Burnett, Don Walker and Bob Treadaway as deacons at Southmont Church in Denton.

Revival

Kokomo Baptist Church, Gorman; June 22-25; evangelist, Bubba Fleming; pastor, James Hunter.

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Around the State: San Marcos Baptist Academy graduates 62

San Marcos Baptist Academy presented diplomas to 62 high school graduates during its 106th annual commencement.

Around the State

Around the State: HSU encourages elementary students

Students from Bonham Elementary School in Abilene spent a day at Hardin-Simmons University. School officials hoped to instill in them a dream for a college education.

Around the State

Around the State: Wayland establishes Cook Scholarship

Members of Wayland Baptist University’s board of trustees recognized the family of Don and Lannie Cook, dedicating an endowed scholarship in their name during a luncheon at the trustees meeting.

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Around the State: TBM helps Gideons distribute Bibles

The Texas Baptist Men Dixon Missions Equipping Center in Dallas served as distribution center for the Gideons’ Bible Blitz.

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Around the State: HSU students travel to Greece

Twelve Hardin-Simmons University students traveled to Greece to work with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship missionaries Bob and Janice Newell.

 
 
 
 
 
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