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2021

HOMECOMING AWARDS
A CELEBRATION OF FAITHFUL LEADERSHIP

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021
7:30 P.M.
A. J. GORDON MEMORIAL CHAPEL

Celebrating remarkable members of the Gordon College community whose lives demonstrate the values in our mission.

A dessert reception for awardees and special guests will follow the ceremony in the Ken Olsen Science Center Chairman’s Room.

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2021 ALUMNI AWARDEES

A. J. Gordon Missionary Award
Dr. John Samuel Mbiti ’57B (1931–October 5, 2019) In memoriam
Former Professor of African Religion and Theology, Parish Minister and Author

Winifred Currie Award in Education
Pam Heintz ’89, M’15
Head of School, North Shore Christian School

Jack Good Community Service Award
Schuyler Anderson ’14
Co-owner, Maple Built

Margaret C. Wright Memorial Ward
Aleah Tarnoviski ’12
Kindergarten Teacher, Success Academy Harlem 6

Marv Wilson Award for Career and Connection Institute
Dr. Cay Anderson-Hanley ’88
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Union College; Founder and CEO, iPACES LLC

Entrepreneur of the Year
Janine Halloran ’00
Founder and CEO, Coping Skills for Kids

Young Alumni of the Year
Dr. Michael David Bailey ’06
Co-pastor, The First Cathedral

Gordon Alumni of the Year
Michael Messenger ’90
President and Chief Executive Officer, World Vision Canada

2021 ATHLETICS HALL OF HONOR INDUCTEES

Ray “Pop” E. Crowell (1893–1977) In memoriam
Cross Country Coach (1962–73), Barrington College

Tina (Davey) Bauver ’74B
Field Hockey and Softball, Barrington College

Becca (Lambertson) Koelker ’05 
Lacrosse, Gordon College

ADDITIONAL AWARDS

Founder’s Medal
Rev. Dr. Charles “Chip” Falcone ’95 and Dr. Aimee Falcone ’99

George F. Bennett Leadership Award
Robin C. John
CEO and Founding Member, Eventide Asset Management

Lifetime Achievement Award
Russell Bjork
Former Professor of Computer Science, Gordon College

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Michael D. Hammond
President, Gordon College

An accomplished scholar and proven leader with 25 years’ experience in Christian higher education, President Mike Hammond distinguishes himself with a rare combination of academic credibility, an effective and collaborative leadership style, deep spiritual character and maturity, a heart for students, and a passion of Christian higher education. He became Gordon's ninth president in July of 2021 after having served in both academic and executive positions at several institutions of higher education, including the University of Arkansas, Southeastern University and Taylor University. He holds a bachelor’s in Christian education, with a sociology minor, from Taylor University; a master’s in biblical and theological studies, with a focus on religion in American life, from Wheaton College Graduate School; and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Arkansas.

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