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Newsmakers, March 2018


Shayne Wasden, as head football coach at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala.

Head football coach Shayne Wasden.

Wasden, 49, spent 12 seasons at Troy University in Alabama — 10 of them as associate head coach. He, his wife, Patrice, and their two daughters, Mary Beth and Anna Shay, are members of the Vaughn Park Church of Christ in Montgomery.


Prentice Ashford

Prentice Ashford, as the first dean of intercultural development at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.

Ashford had served as director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Abilene Christian University in Texas since 2014.

Meredith Jones

Mitch Walton, as director of Harding University’s North Little Rock, Ark., campus, and Meredith Jones, as director of Harding’s Northwest Arkansas campus.

Both branches of the Searcy, Ark., university are part of Harding’s Cannon-Clary College of Education.


Rick Griffin

Rick Griffin, deacon of the Canyon View Church of Christ in San Diego, with the San Diego Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award in public relations and journalism.

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