This year the T-Award for a layperson will go to Fred Faith, a financial plan specialist from Birmingham, Alabama, and the T-Award for a minister will go to Bruce Oldham, department chair/associate professor of Christian education at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. The McClurkan Award will be presented to Millard C. Reed, president of Trevecca.
Fred Faith, a 1979 graduate of Trevecca, served in the U.S. Army and on the staff of First Church of the Nazarene in Nashville before returning to Alabama to start his own financial services business. He is active in his church, serves on the Trevecca Board of Trustees, is president of the North Alabama Church of the Nazarene Missions International, is a frequent participant in work and witness missions, and is active in inner-city missions work.
Bruce Oldham, a native of Gallatin, Tennessee, is a 1978 graduate of Trevecca. His career as a minister has been spent in youth ministry (as a youth pastor and as a writer/editor/administrator in Nazarene Youth International) and in Christian higher education. At Mount Vernon Nazarene University he has served as the assistant to the president, director of church relations, professor, and department chair.
Millard Reed had served the church as a senior pastor prior to accepting the presidency of Trevecca in 1991. During his thirteen years of leading Trevecca, the school has grown in enrollment, in physical size, in finances, in scope and type of academic offerings and in physical plant. Especially noteworthy accomplishments are the construction of the Waggoner Library and the new entryway, the addition of the Ed.D. Program, and the move to level-V university
(doctorate-granting university) status.
The award recipients will be honored guests for the weekend activities and will ride in the Homecoming Parade on Friday afternoon, Nov. 5. The awards will be presented during the Saturday evening concert, "Thanks for the Memories," at First Church of the Nazarene, 510 Woodland Street, at 7 P.M.