BCFS ministries in Abilene receive foundation grant. The Community Foundation of Abilene awarded $15,000 to Abilene Transition Center and Our House —ministries of Baptist Child & Family Services—to support programs for youth at risk of homelessness, substance abuse, poverty or various other challenges. Abilene Transition Center provides a one-stop shop for youth in or aging out of foster care, those in the juvenile justice system and others who need help to make the transition into adulthood. The center provides easy access to case management, counseling, education and employment assistance, along with life-skills training. Our House provides a safe haven for young men ages 18 to 23 and provides a pipeline into the Abilene Transition Center.
Sims named DBU dean. Dale Sims, professor of management information systems, was named dean of Dallas Baptist University’s College of Business. Prior to his appointment, Sims served as associate dean from 2011 to 2013. Sims has been part of the DBU faculty since 1991. He was named a 2006 Fulbright Scholar, DBU Piper Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2011-2012, and 2012 DBU College of Business Faculty of the Year. Sims holds a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern College, a master of science degree from Houston Baptist University and a doctorate in informational science from the University of North Texas. He and his wife, Debora, have two children—Joshua and Laura.