Several Williams Baptist University students were recognized with awards during the Department of Christian Ministries Banquet. A large crowd (pictured above) was on hand for the event, held earlier this month to celebrate the department’s accomplishments for the year and recognize honorees.
Warner West of Walnut Ridge, Ark., was presented the Zondervan/WBU Greek Award. He was selected for the honor based on his achievements in the study of biblical Greek.
Joshua Clem of Imboden, Ark., was presented the Zondervan/WBU Theology Award. He was chosen because of his achievements in the study of theology.
Zondervan, which is a Christian publishing company, presents both annual awards in conjunction with WBU.
John Fairris of Strong, Ark., was presented the 2019 Association of Youth Ministry Educators (AYME) Award. He was selected for the award based on his service in the field of youth ministry while at Williams and his potential for future ministry.
Alisa Staton of Sherwood, Ark., won the Society of Professors of Christian Education (SPCE) Award. The award is presented to one outstanding graduating senior for his or her efforts in the academic and ministry area of Christian education.
Quadarius Jackson of Jonesboro, Ark., and Keith Clay of St. Louis, Mo., were presented the Glenn-Dale Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to two freshmen at WBU who have shown unusual promise as ministers during their first year of college. The selection is based upon academic achievement and devotion to ministry.
Caleb Harris of Griffithville, Ark., won the Transfer Award. The award is presented to a transfer upperclassman and is based upon his academic achievements and devotion to ministry.
Additionally, graduating Theta Alpha Kappa members Steven Wood of Walnut Ridge and Alisa Staton were presented with scarlet honors double cords to be worn with their graduation regalia during WBU’s commencement ceremony on May 4. TAK is the national honor society for religious studies and theology.
The banquet took place April 2 in the Moody Room of WBU’s Mabee-Gwinup Cafeteria.
Williams is a private, Christian university in Walnut Ridge.