Newsmakers, October 2008
AWARDED: Jason Morris, Fulbright Scholarship to the University ofDebrecen and University of Pecs, both in Hungary. Morris is assistantprofessor of higher education and director of the master’s program inhigher education, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas.Benjamin Fairbanks Bruner, Ph.D. in Immunopathology at the Universityof Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. Bruner attends the Memorial Road church,Oklahoma City. Lance Fleming, Scoop Hudgins Sports InformationDirector’s Award. Fleming is sports information director for AbileneChristian University. Susan Lewis, Teacher of the Year by theAssociation for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s SmallPrograms Interest Group. Lewis is assistant professor of journalism andmass communications at Abilene Christian University.
ELECTED: Eric Hogue, mayor of Wylie, Texas. Hogue is a member of the Cottonwood church, Wylie.
NEW MINISTER: Mark Tonkery, Laings, Ohio, church.
BIRTHDAYS: 101st: E. G. Hautzenroder, Saint Joseph, Mo. 95th: SueMcEldowney, Jacksonville, Fla. Juanita McMillon, Del City, Okla. 89th:Julia C. Hautzenroder, Saint Joseph. 85th: Betty Allsman, Hastings,Neb. 78th: Detta Wright, Hastings. Dick Wright, Hastings.
ANNIVERSARIES: 65th: Lester and Pearl Gregory, Frisco, Texas. 63rd:Andy and Pauline Anderson, Edmond, Okla. Eugene and Norma Thomas,Edmond. 61st: J. L. and Billie Price, Edmond. 54th: Lloyd and BarbaraDeal, Edmond. 50th: Ernest and Carolyn Covey, Brownwood, Texas.
PASSAGES: J. Oliver Jackson, 87, Dec. 26, 2007, Abilene, Texas, memberHighland church, Abilene, member of the Texas sports Hall of Fame,coached track and field athletes from Abilene Christian University, setor tied 15 world records and won four gold medals in the Olympic games.John Eddie Seale, 61, Aug. 31, Lufkin, Texas, minister for more than 30years of O’Quinn church, Lufkin, Texas.