Newsmakers, September 2013
NAMED: York College welcomes three new faculty members: Jennifer Dutch, assistant professor and chair of the English department; Milton Eckhart to the natural sciences department; and Kirk Mallette as associate professor in the education department. Pepperdine University has named Peter James Johnson Jr., John Plueger and Kimberly Lindley to its Board of Regents and the university’s fourth president, William S. Banowsky, to post of life regent.
AWARDED: Oklahoma Christian University alumni Kyle Roberts and Lucas Ross won Emmy Awards for the Heartland Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Roberts won for his work as editor and animator for a commercial for The Oklahoman. Ross won in the “Talent-Performer/Host/Moderator” category for his work with Oklahoma City’s KFOR and KAUT television stations.
NEW ELDERS: Clint Davis and Daryl Johnson, Memorial Drive church, Tulsa, Okla.
RETIRING: After 28 years of service, Donald L. O’Connor is retiring from active service as an elder of the Round Rock, Texas, church.
ANNIVERSARIES: 70th: Leon and Lois Collins, Morro Bay, Calif. 66th: Bill and Margaret Ferguson, Montgomery, Texas; Chuck and Ruth Cromwell, Lubbock, Texas. 60th: Zann and Lexie Ray, Benton, Ky.; David and Martha Arnold, Houston, Texas. 50th: John and Ann Smithson, III, Chattanooga, Tenn.
BIRTHDAYS: 100th: Walter Bryan, Edmond, Okla. 88th: Chuck Cromwell, Lubbock, Texas.
PASSAGES: Silas Gene Chumley, 85, June 24, Woodbridge, Va. Floyd B. Jones, 89, June 26, Topeka, Kans. Clifford Reeve, 87, July 9, Okmulgee, Okla.