HSU Board of Young Development elections
The following were elected officers to the Hardin-Simmons University Board of Young Development for the 2011-2012 year:
n Kathryn White of Abilene, a 1999 graduate, was elected president and is director of education at the Old Jail Art Center in Albany.
n Kirk Hancock of Abilene, a 2001 and 2003 graduate, was elected vice president and is executive director of the Mental Health Association of Abilene.
n Stephanie Rollins of Abilene, a 2005 graduate, was elected secretary and is a forensic specialist with the Abilene Police Department.
n Jacob West of Stamford, a 2004 and 2007 graduate, was elected chaplain and is a pastor at First Baptist Church of Stamford.
The Board of Young Associates is a group of Hardin-Simmons University alumni under 40 who voluntarily assist the university in the areas of public relations, leadership, financial development, student affairs and student recruitment. Membership on the board is granted by invitation through the Young Associates Membership Committee with the approval of the general board and the university president.
n McMurry University professor Dr. Philip LeMasters presented a paper, “Orthodox Approaches to Nonviolent Resistance,” at the Vólos Academy for Theological Studies in Vólos, Greece, in June.
n McMurry University alumnus Allison Redfearn graduated in May from Harvard Divinity School with a master’s degree in theological studies with a concentration in religion, ethics, and politics.
McMurry University dean of education Dr. Perry Kay Haley-Brown will serve as state president for Education Deans of Independent Colleges and Universities (EDICUT) for the 2011-2012 school year. She also held the position in 2007.
Brittany Thompson of Abilene has been named on the spring 2011 dean’s list at Emporia State University.
History merit award
The American Association for State and Local History announced that McMurry University history professor Dr. Donald S. Frazier, McMurry alumnus Andrew Hillhouse, and Anne Ball Ryals are recipients of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the publication “Love and War: The Civil War Letters and Medicinal Book of Augustus V. Ball.”