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Murray Evans, center, with Oklahoma Christian women’s basketball coach Stephanie Findley and player Addy Clift.
Murray Evans, center, with Oklahoma Christian women’s basketball coach Stephanie Findley and player Addy Clift. | Photo provided

Newsmakers, July 2019


Murray Evans, assistant athletic director for media relations at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City, with three first-place writing awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Melanie Jenkins, member of the Spring Meadows Church of Christ in Spring Hill, Tenn., with the Paraoptometric of the Year Award from the American Optometric Association.

Josahan Jaime- Sambrano, member of the Yankton Church of Christ in South Dakota, as Coach of the Year at the U.S. National Outdoor Collegiate Championships Awards. Jaime-Sambrano coaches archery at Mount Marty College in Yankton.

Hamil R. Harris, journalist and minister for the Glenarden Church of Christ in Maryland, with the Fatherhood Award at the Harlem Festival at Howard University in Washington, D.C.


Chelsia Harris

Chelsia Harris

Chelsia Harris, executive director of the Lipscomb School of Nursing in Nashville, Tenn.

Andrea Long, Kevin Poliquin, Charisse Stokes, Dr. Yu-Tueng Tsai, David A. Umphress, Ph.D. and Kevin D. Vezertzis, to the advisory board of Faulkner University’s Department of Computer Science in Montgomery, Ala.

Bob Turner, as director of Sunset International Bible Institute’s SALT (Sunset Academy of Leadership Training) in Lubbock, Texas.


York College in Nebraska, by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


Rep. Mark White, a Tennessee legislator, as outstanding alumnus by the Institute for Conflict Management at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.

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