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Newsmakers, January 2013

NAMED: Scott LaMascus, vice president for academic affairs, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City. Andrew K. Benton, chair of the California Independent College and University Association. Justin Myrick, dean of Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering, Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tenn.
HONORED: Jeff Langham, 2012 alumnus of  the year, Faulkner University, Montgomery, Ala. Roger Woods, 2013 alumnus of the year, Ohio Valley University, Vienna, W.Va. Bailey and Joyce McBride and Stafford and JoAnne North with the Legacy award; Lynn McMillon and James Cail as distinguished alumni; Henson Adams and Wil Norton as distinguished young alumni; Jose Freede as honorary alumna; and Dale and Sheila Hartman, Kent and Nancy Hartman, Tony and Betty Keesee, and Charlie and Debbie Powell the missions award, Oklahoma Christian University. Keith and Jean Oliver, distinguished alumni; Phillip and Laura Shero, outstanding young alumni; Sara Kate Epperson, outstanding alumna for the College of Allied Health; Leon Sanderson, outstanding alumnus for the College of Arts and Humanities; Dwight Albright, outstanding alumnus for the College of Bible and Ministry; Lynn Wright, outstanding alumnus for the College of Business Administration; Bill Barden, outstanding alumnus for the College of Education; Kyle Vath, outstanding alumnus for the College of Nursing; and Esther Pipkin, outstanding alumna for the College of Sciences, Harding University, Searcy, Ark.
NEW ELDERS: Jerry Adair, Jeff Madison, Lindy Presson and Wayne Walling, Kirkwood Avenue church in Iowa City, Iowa. David Kelley, Ken Mitchell and Brian Bailey, Walled Lake, Mich. church.
ANNIVERSARIES: 75th: Walter and Ruth Bryan, Edmond, Okla. 62nd: Charles and Bonnie Sheppard, Abilene, Texas. 60th: Eugene and Elizabeth Barker, Birmingham, Ala.
BIRTHDAYS: 95th: W. D. Vestal, Jr., Electra, Texas.
PASSAGES: Idus England, 91, May 28, Seminole, Okla., minister for churches in Texas and Oklahoma. Billy D. James, 76, Aug. 12, Lubbock, Texas, U.S. Air Force veteran and  longtime minister who served as chaplain for Stateville Penitentiary and through the Mayo Clinic.

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