Employees, trustees recognized for service

Employees, trustees recognized for service

A celebration of employee and trustee service to BBC&S was featured during a special evening event on September 26, with nearly 20 employees and trustees recognized for their years of work.

The annual Trustees Dinner was held in the Phelps Student Center. It followed recognition a week earlier of Kathy Compton, who recently retired as President's Assistant after more than 35 years of service at BBC&S.

The evening was highlighted by a message from Association for Biblical Higher Education President Dr. Ralph Enlow. Also speaking were Jim Jeffery, President of BBC&S, and John Greening, who serves as Chairman of the BBC&S Board of Trustees.

See pictures of the dinner here.

Special Employees
The annual dinner brings faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees together for a special time of celebration and fellowship.

"What makes BBC&S great are the people who have served Jesus Christ and the students here on this mountain for decades and haven't forgotten why," President Jeffery said.

Employees recognized were:
5 years
James Keller, Mail Center Supervisor
John Jackson, Associate Professor
Heather Hall, Clinical Supervisor
Joy McGinniss, Executive Assistant to the Seminary Dean
Mark McGinniss, Associate Professor

10 years
Bill Higley, Associate Professor
David McGrew, Assistant Professor
Janet Hicks, Professor
Dwight Peterson, Assistant Professor

15 years
Jack Coleman, Director of Video Communications
Rod Decker, Professor
Dawn Jacobs, Senior Graphic Designer
Karen Kirby, Registrar's Office
Sherry Wise, Associate Professor

20 years
Ted Boykin, Associate Professor
Gary Compton, Director of Mail and Copy Center
David Harris, Professor

Trustees recognized were:
20 years
Jim Jeffery, Clarks Summit, PA (10 years as President; 10 years as a trustee)
Ruth Trott, Dillsburg, PA

Special Recognition
Kathy Compton retired in September, stepping down from her last position as President's Assistant. In her role in the president's office, she planned and coordinated chapel speakers, directed the annual Bible Conference and a number of on-campus events for students and staff, attended community events, assisted with accreditation report writing and hosting visiting teams, and much more.BBC&S

In her years of service, she held numerous positions, including accounts payable clerk, office secretary, resident director, and president's secretary. She graduated from BBC in 1999.

She and her husband, Gary, serve as pastor and wife of a small congregation near Montrose, PA. They enjoy all the time they can with their children and grandchildren.

During a day of special recognition, Kathy was honored at chapel, a luncheon, and a reception for employees and others.

"It was amazing to be honored at BBC&S and to be thanked for doing things I have so enjoyed over the years," Kathy said. "The greatest blessing of my role has been serving our students. My fellow employees, along with our trustees, donors, and parents of students, work together to provide an education that will help make our alumni effective servants for Christ. What greater blessing could there be? I praise God for the opportunities He has given me to serve at BBC&S."

See pictures of events honoring Kathy Compton here.

Special Message
The guest speaker for the evening event was Dr. Enlow, President of the ABHE, a national organization of approximately 200 post-secondary institutions in North America specializing in biblical ministry formation and professional leadership education. For 28 years, he was an educational leader at Columbia International University in South Carolina, serving as Senior Vice President and Provost for six years.

Dr. Enlow also spoke in chapel, spent time with trustees and campus leaders, and visited with employees, discussing how Bible colleges can excel through being relevant, robust, and providing high quality higher education.

"BBC is part of a great movement that we want to see grow and flourish," he said.

A founding member of Global Associates for Transformational Education, his engagements in international teaching and consultation include Australia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Thailand, and Ukraine. He has chaired the international mission agency boards and has authored publications on higher education accreditation, general education, and Bible college renewal.

Hear his chapel message here.

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to learn and serve with excellence as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

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Posted on: 9/27/2011 11:27:00 AM

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