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Newsmakers, January 2015


AWARDED


Justin Carver, Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Coach of the Year. Carver coaches cross country for York College in Nebraska. 


Jasper Bawcom,  Gasiorowski and Megan McKinley of the Oklahoma Christian University Ethics Team in Oklahoma City, first place in the Texas Regional Ethics Bowl in San Antonio, with Chas Carter, Sean vanDyke and Brandon Yeates winning third place. 
HONORED

Harold and Sally Shank with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni from Oklahoma Christian University. Harold is President of Ohio Valley University in Vienna, W. Va. 
Harold Fletcher, 91, for 64 years of service to Oklahoma Christian University. Fletcher, said to be the oldest active university professor in the United States, retired on his 91st birthday.
NAMED

Lauren Gibbs to the United States Bobsled National Team for competition in the 2014-2015 World Cup and Intercontinental Cup tours. Gibbs recently earned a master’s in business administration from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. 
Scott Wong, women’s head volleyball coach at Pepperdine University.
NEW MINISTERS

James Johnston, preaching minister for the Mainland Church of Christ in Texas City, Texas. 
Brian Lewis, minister for the Eugene Church of Christ in Oregon. 
Mike Miles, youth and family minister for the Livonia Church of Christ in Michigan. 
Ben Pickett, discipleship minister for the Highland Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas. 
Mark Hadley, minister for the South Baton Rouge Church of Christ in Louisiana. 

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