Foundation honors four for work in higher education
3/27/2003 News media contact: Linda Green · (615) 742-5470 · Nashville, Tenn
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Annual awards
from the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation are being given to
four people for contributions to church-related schools.
Receiving awards this year are:
Glenn A. Cox Jr. of Bartlesville, Ohio. Cox is the winner of the
Stanley Kresge Award, given for dedicated membership in the United
Methodist Church and unselfish support of United Methodist-related
Â· Peter G. Crow of Ferrum, Va. The chairman of the
Division of Language, Literature, Philosophy and Religion at Ferrum
College, Crow has been named Outstanding Educator of the Year, an award
given to teachers in United Methodist-related schools who have made an
extraordinary impact on their students, peers, the institution, church
Â· The Rev. Quincy D. Brown of LaGrange, Ga. The chaplain at LaGrange College is the winner of the Chaplain of the Year award.
The Rev. Shawn M. Anglim of Baton Rouge, La. Named Campus Minister of
the Year, Anglim is campus minister at Louisiana State University in
Marianne E. Inman, president of Central Methodist
College in Fayette, Mo., nominated Cox for his award. "In all his
associations with Central Methodist College, Mr. Cox has exhibited
exemplary character and leadership skills that have helped move our
campus forward in significant, renewing ways. Glenn's advice at board
meetings is always to focus on quality and on the steady improvement of
quality through every dimension of the college ... and when Glenn Cox
speaks, everyone else listens. I consider him very close to perfect as a
board member and advocate for education and Central Methodist College."
annual Kresge Award goes to an active volunteer in a United
Methodist-related institution, and a $10,000 permanent scholarship
endowment is established in the recipient's name for students attending
the nominating institution.
"We have no one who has
single-handedly raised the reputation of the college the way Pete Crow
has by his leadership," explained Richard Sours, vice president and dean
of Ferrum College in his nomination of Crow as Outstanding Educator of
the Year. "Not only is Pete Crow one of the stars of the college
faculty, I believe it would be hard to find a faculty member at a United
Methodist college who is as effective and as valuable to his or her
institution as Dr. Crow has been at Ferrum College." Crow receives an
artistic replica of the Cokesbury Bell and a cash award of $5,000.
Stuart Gulley, president of LaGrange College, nominated Brown for
Chaplain of the Year. "Along with Quincy's deep commitment to the
worship life of the institution, he has been instrumental in furthering
our students' understanding of servant leadership and the global nature
of our world. He has been an important role model for all of us as he
has bridged the world of administrator and faculty member, teaching an
average of one course each semester, in addition to his pastoral role
for the school, (and he) is a superb example of all that we hope
chaplains of United Methodist-related institutions aspire to be and do."
Brown receives an inscribed sculpture and a cash award of $5,000 to
further the development of programs sponsored by his office.
in campus ministry earned Anglim the distinction of Campus Minister of
the Year. "The extent and depth of student activities are but a mirror
of the extent and depth of Shawn's rare combination of spirituality,
practical sense, concern, good humor, and work ethic," said Malcom
Wright, chairman of the board for the Louisiana State University Wesley
Foundation. "We, both students and adults, know we are most, most
fortunate to have him with us." Anglim receives an inscribed sculpture
and a cash award of $5,000 to further the development of programs
sponsored by the campus minister's office.
During its March 6-8 board
meeting, the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation also created a
search committee to find a successor for George M. Miller, the
foundation's president and chief executive officer, who is retiring in
In addition, the board heard presentations outlining the
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Endowment and the Seminary
Student Scholarship Endowment initiatives recently adopted by the
foundation, each with a $300 million goal.
vision is that it be economically possible for any qualified United
Methodist student to be educated at one of the denomination's
institutions of higher education.
More information is available
by contacting the foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org; P.O. Box 340005,
Nashville, TN 37203-0005; phone: (615) 340-7385 or (800) 811-8110; fax:
(615) 340-7048; or by visiting www.umhef.org online.
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