AWARDS - Alumnus/Alumnae of the Year

Each year, one individual is awarded the Alumnus of the Year Award. BBC&S alumni nominate individuals during the spring. The Alumni Association Council selects the award winner.

Candidates must have:

  • Received a degree from Baptist Bible College, Graduate School, or Seminary.
  • Completed at least 10 years of faithful and profitable Christian service in their profession.
  • Rendered distinguished service to Baptist Bible College & Seminary, its programs, and/or its students or graduates.
  • Cultivated an evident pursuit of Christ-centered thinking and daily lifestyle that honors Him.
  • Hold an evident dedication to developing the life of Christ in others.

Below are previous Alumnus of the Year recipients.

2013 – Dr. Cheryl Fawcett (75)

Born in Washington DC and now living in Southern CA, Cheryl has seen most of the United States.

She has degrees from Baptist Bible College of PA in Bible with an emphasis in elementary teaching, a masters of arts in Christian education from Wheaton Graduate School, and a doctor of philosophy in Educational Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She has been involved in local church ministry at Faith Baptist Church in Winfield, IL and at Tabernacle Baptist in Ithaca, New York. She has been involved at Baptist Bible College of PA as the director of student activities and resident director of Thompson Dorm in addition to teaching courses there. Following her doctoral degree she moved to Cedarville College in Ohio where she directed the CE/Youth program as it grew from 12 students to over 130 students in the period of nine years. Her next assignment was teaching in the youth program at Christian Heritage College in San Diego, CA. In 2005 she applied to Association of Baptists for World Evangelism to be the youth ministry specialist and travels the world for them connecting with those that are in missions specifically doing work with youth. At the current time she has visited 17 different countries in South America, Central America, Europe, Africa, and the Far East as well as many of the states in the US to serve alongside college alumni who are giving their lives in missions. She loves to give messages to anyone from the Bible applying the principles to real life.

2012 – Rev. Jim Showers
2011 – Dr. Paul Plew
2010 – Jeff Hash
2009 – Chaplain James E. May III
2008 – Dr. David Crandall
2007 – Dr. James M Grier
2006 – Donald Trott
2005 – R. Eldon Brock
2004 – Floyd Donald Drake, Sr.
2003 – Carl Elgena
2002 – Charles Ware
2001 – Robert Gromacki
2000 – R. Craig Golden
1999 – David McClain
1998 – Ken Rudolph
1997 – Jesse Eaton
1996 – David L. Moore
1995 – Charles Vermilyea
1994 – Willard Stull
1993 – Benjamin McGrew
1992 – Gordon Lewis
1991 – Wilbur Strader
1990 – Manfred Kober
1989 – Austin Plew
1988 – Robert Hayden
1987 – Helen Finch
1986 – Harold & Patricia Miller
1985 – John White, Jr.
1984 – Nina & V. Ben Kendrick
1983 – G. Heath Bobbett
1982 – Friedhelm Loescher
1981 – Mark Jackson
1980 – Kenneth Elgena
1979 – Bernard Bancroft
1978 – G. Arthur Woolsey
1977 – Mead Armstrong
1976 – Daniel Gelatt
1975 – Ruth Haycock
1974 – Wendell Kempton
1973 – Cass Santos
1972 – Jessica Minns
1970 – Douglas Christen
1969 – Albert Williams
1968 – James Jeremiah
1967 – Merle Hull


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