E. Fay Bennett (’55M) received the Alumni Achievement
Award from the University of the Ozarks, fifty years after his
graduation from the university.
Ronald Brockway (’72B) was awarded the Cultural Council of
Indian River County’s Laurel Award for professionalism. Brockway is
associate director of operations for the Center for the Arts in Vero
M. William Howard Jr. (’72B), president of New York
Theological Seminary, accepted on behalf of the Board of Trustees of
New York Theological Seminary the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
Award for Excellence for the year 2000, which included a grant of
$150,000. Dr. Jonathan T. Howe, executive director for the Arthur
Vining Davis Foundations, said, "Our trustees were impressed with
Dr. Howard’s oustanding leadership in turning the seminary around
both financially and administratively, while maintaining a high
quality, rigorous program of practical theological education for
students in a challenging inner-city environment."
Joan Martin (’76B), author of the recent book More Than
Chains and Toil: A Christian Work Ethic of Enslaved Women (Westminster
John Knox Press, 2000), was awarded an honorary degree at the 188th
commencement of Hamilton College.
Raymond Meester (’78B) was awarded a twelve-week, $12,000
sabbatical grant from the Louisville Institute for researching
ministry to the deaf, and deaf worship from a deaf cultural
perspective. He is also involved in ministry to the deaf at Heritage
Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, the church he serves.
Richard Minnich (’81B) was honored by the Kiwanis
International Foundation. He was named Kiwanis Fellow for 1999 by his
local chapter, and elected lieutenant governor for Division Three of
the Utah-Idaho district.
Tzu-Yang Hwang (’86M) has been inducted into the 1000
Leaders of World Influence Hall of Fame for 2000. He has also been
named to membership on the board of governors of the American
Biographical Institute Research Association, which carries with it
both the title of continental governor and membership in The
International Governors Club.
Bettyann Mirota (’88E) was an honorable mention recipient
of the Religious Education Excellence Award at the eighth annual NPCD
National Directors of Religious Education Convocation in Baltimore in
April. NPCD is a national professional membership association for
parish catechetical leaders in the Roman Catholic Church.
Angelique Walker-Smith (’95P) was recognized for
Distinction in Service to the Community by the Yale University
Divinity School Board of Alumnal Affairs.