The Evangel University family gathered for the annual Christmas banquet on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in the Crusader Dining Hall. Members of the faculty, staff, retirees and spouses enjoyed the music, fellowship, a humorous game led by Hector Cruz and an amazing buffet dinner.
One highlight of the annual event was when President Carol Taylor and members of her leadership team gave special recognition to individual employees for their years of service. Nearly 50 employees were honored this year with service awards for milestone anniversaries — each received a certificate and a gift of appreciation.
The senior member of this group was Steve Jenkins who has been a member of the faculty for more than 40 years. He is in his 36th year as Evangel’s head men’s basketball coach, and is a member of three Halls of Fame.
Pictured below are this year’s honorees (CLICK TO ENLARGE):
5 years – (Left to Right):
Joy Wolfe, Marcia Bates, Angela Dense, Susan Langston, Chris Rudolph, Jennifer Ward, Timmie Weston
(Missing: Joel Griffin, Stephen Houseknecht, Shawna Jones, Angela Long, Shannon McClure, Duane Praschan, Scott Robinett, Ana Solano, Todd Wallace, Keith Waugh)
10 years – L to R:
Valerie Rance, Rob Bartels, Faith Benner, Tammy Burnham, Donnie Holtgrewe, Lois Olena, Brandon Schmidly
(Missing: Scott Dreckman, Timithy Fullum, Dustin Jennings, Donovan Nelson, Darla Snavely)
15 years – L to R:
Amy Englert, Dale Mace, Jon Spence
(Missing: Nathan Cook, Wanda Harris)
20 years – L to R:
Janet Earwood, Randy Walls
(Missing: Scott Crawford, Barbara Howard, Dan Shaffer)
25 years – L to R:
Wave Nunnally, Wanda Potters, Becky Rhoades, Gina Rentschler
30 years – L to R:
Roger Cotton, Mike Tenneson, Cathy Williams
40 years: Steve Jenkins
PHOTOS BY: Paul K. Logsdon