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Christian Ministries Students Honored


Several Christian ministries students at Williams Baptist College were recognized for their academic and service accomplishments at the Department of Christian Ministries Banquet recently. The event was held on April 5, in the Moody Dining Room of the Mabee-Gwinup Cafeteria.

Timothy D. Smith of Dover was presented the 2011 Zondervan/Williams Baptist College Greek Award. Smith was selected for the honor because of his achievement in the study of biblical Greek. Zondervan, which is a Christian publishing company, presents the annual award in conjunction with WBC. The winner is chosen each year by the Christian ministries faculty and presented with a gift from Zondervan Publishing, a letter of recognition, and a framed certificate. In addition, the student's name is engraved on a permanent plaque at WBC which lists previous winners of the honor.


Anna Bell of Harrison and Brian Robinson of Searcy were presented the Glendale Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to two freshmen at WBC who have shown unusual promise as ministers during their first year of college. The selection is based upon academic achievement and devotion to ministry. The Glendale Scholarship gets its name from the names of its two benefactors. William Dale Kirkland and his sister, Glenn Kirkland, of Plumerville, Ark., established the scholarship in 1971.

During the Banquet, three students were inducted into the Alpha Delta Omnicron chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religious studies and theology. Inductees were: Hunter Bramlitt of Horn Lake, Miss., Chad Robinson of Paragould, Ark., and Timothy D. Smith of Dover.

Students selected for membership in Theta Alpha Kappa must be of high academic standing and rank in the top 35% of their class. The society requires that inductees have completed 12 semester hours of upper level religion courses, obtain a 3.5 grade point average in these courses, and carry an overall grade point average of at least 3.0.

Additionally during the program, graduating TAK members were presented with scarlet honors double cords to be worn with the graduation regalia during the commencement ceremony on May 7. Graduating TAK members are: Hunter Bramlitt, Dustin Finch of Jonesboro, Tim Hale of Hot Springs, Becca Knight of Kountze, Texas, and Clint Meeker of Wiseman

The Christian ministries faculty at WBC, Dr. Kenneth Gore, Dr. Robert Foster, and Dr. Walter Norvell planned the event.

Williams is a four-year, liberal arts college at Walnut Ridge.

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