Faculty and Staff 2016 Honors and Awards

May 5, 2016

May 6, 2016 – On April 27, Bryan College recognized several faculty and staff members were recognized for their achievements and service.

Faculty & Staff Awards

Will Tholkin, Staff Member of the Fall Semester

Mr. David Haggard, Staff Member of the Year Award

Mr. Michael Palmer, Teacher of the Year Award

Dr. Travis H. Ricketts, Scholar of the Year Award

Citation of Merit Awards

5 years service 

5 Years of Service Awardees

(as pictured left to right)

Dr. Matthew Johnson, Program Director for Master of Education/Assistant Professor of Education and Psychology

Mr. J. Clint McAuley, Field Manager/Assistant Baseball coach/Instructor in Exercise and Health Science

Mrs. Rhonda Kettenring, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Academics

Mr. David Haggard, Director of Financial Aid and Retention

Mr. Jason Smith, Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Mr. Mick Walker, Grounds Supervisor

(not pictured)

Mr. Jeff Eenigenburg, Director of Campus Worship/Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry     

Mr. Benton Jones, Director of business Development/Program Director for Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Associate of Science in Business/Faculty Representative, AGS/Assistant Professor of Business


10 Years’ Service


(from left to right, back row)

Mr. Rick Taphorn, Vice President of Finance and Enrollment

Mr. J. Taylor Hasty, Director of Athletics/Head Baseball Coach/Instructor of Exercise and Health Science

Dr. Kenneth J. Turner, Program Director for Master of Arts in Christian Studies/Professor of Bible/Athletic Liaison

Mr. Matthew Williams, Director of Men’s Housing/Resident Director, Long Hall

(front row)

Mrs. Paulakay Hall, Alumni Director

Mrs. Patty Rains, Business Office Assistance

(not pictured)

Mr. Gary Cheon, General Maintenance and Repair Technician

Dr. C. Judson Davis, Professor of Greek/chair, Department of Christian Studies and Philosophy


15 Years’ Service


(from left to right)

Mrs. Janice Pendergrass, Director of Advancement

Mrs. Beth Hixson, Financial Aid Coordinator

Dr. Dana S. Wilson, Associate Professor of Exercise and Health Science

Mrs. Alice Gray, Secretary/Receptionist, Office of the President

Mr. David Morgan, Director of Physical Plant


20 Years’ Service

Dr. Travis Ricketts, 20 Years of Service, Scholar of the Year

Dr. Travis H. Ricketts, Professor of History and Politics and Government/Chair, Department of History, Government, and Justice


25 Years’ Service


Mrs. Diana Buttram, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Student Services and Ministries


30 Years’ Service


Mrs. Judy Shetter, Assistant Director of Financial Aid