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Newsmakers, December 2015

Allison Garrett, 17th president of Emporia State University in Kansas. Garrett is an executive vice president for Abilene Christian University in Texas and is the former senior vice president for academic affairs for Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City.


Charles Frasier with an endowed professorship, the Charles E. Frasier chair of accounting, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. Frasier has been a part of Lipscomb’s College of Business for more than 40 years. Four Lipscomb accounting graduates took the lead in establishing the professorship.

Charlie E. McClendon, a Living Legend by the Jacksonville City Council in Florida for his 42 years of service and ministry for the Northside Church of Christ in Jacksonville. McClendon and his wife, Ida, recently celebrated their 57th anniversary. 


Abilene Christian University’s Omega Gamma chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the national collegiate Hispanic honor society, as Honor Chapter for the second consecutive year by the national directors. Adviser Beatriz Walker helped the chapter earn the honor given to only 12 of the nearly 600 chapters in the U.S.


Carl Bowens, Larry Cain, Tom Finley, Fred Herring, Dean Smith and Jack Ulmer, the Lewisville Church of Christ in Texas.


Shawn McElroy, young adults minister for the Edmond Church of Christ in Oklahoma. 

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