Texas Tidbits: Three Texas Acteens named to national panel

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Three of the six young women named as 2015 National Acteens Panelists are from Texas Baptist churches. Grace Ann Combs from First Baptist Church in Amarillo, Ashley Johns from Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston and Vicky Hernandez from Freeman Heights Baptist Church in Garland were selected to serve as panelists. National Woman’s Missionary Union selects National Acteens Panelists on the basis of their commitment to missions, coupled with participation and leadership in their Acteens missions group, church, school and community. National Acteens Panelists receive $1,000 from the Jessica Powell Loftis Scholarship for Acteens from the WMU Foundation. They will be featured during the WMU Missions Celebration and annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, June 14-15. Applications for the 2016 National Acteens Panel are available at wmu.com/students.

Former VP named San Marcos Baptist Academy interim president. Trustees of San Marcos Baptist Academy named Jimmie W. Scott, former executive vice president, interim president of the academy. jimmy scott130Jimmie W. ScottThe trustees’ search committee continues to seek a replacement for John Garrison, who retired as president of the academy Jan. 30 after serving in that capacity almost seven years. Scott first came to San Marcos Baptist Academy in 1964 as associate dean. A year later, he was promoted to academic dean and later served as academic vice president and executive vice president, retiring in 1996. While at the academy, Scott also served as president and board member of the Southern Association of Independent Schools. He chaired and served on various committees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and also was a commissioner for the Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools.  

Carroll Institute relocates. The B.H. Carroll Theological Institute will relocate its administrative hub from downtown Arlington to Irving. The institute’s board of governors voted to buy a building near the intersection of Highway 114 and the President George Bush Turnpike in the Las Colinas area. Grants from the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation and the Christ is Our Salvation Foundation and an individual gift from John Wilkerson Jr. of Lubbock made the purchase possible. In addition to the institute’s administrative offices, the Carroll Center also will house the Newport Foundation Collection. 

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