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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 education.
· 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 and community.
· 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 Baton Rouge.

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."

The 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.
F. 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.
Excellence 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 2004.

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.

The foundation's 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; P.O. Box 340005, Nashville, TN 37203-0005; phone: (615) 340-7385 or (800) 811-8110; fax: (615) 340-7048; or by visiting online.

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