Tonight we gather as a community of faith and leaning to mark the beginning of a new academic year and to celebrate our mission of providing an "Education With a Christian Purpose." We will also take a few moments this evening to recognize several individuals for their years of service to Olivet and to welcome the new members of our faculty and staff. Also, please note he printed descriptions of some significant accomplishments ad milestones on the part of various members of the Olivet family.
The beginning of each semester represents both a significant challenge and a wonderful opportunity for us all. There are eternal issues and destinies at work on our campus. Let us set our sights, with a singleness of purpose, on the opportunities which await us. May His grace enable each of us to give our very best, knowing that God is able to do immeasurably ore than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
We hope you all will enjoy the evening. We are honored to serve with you as we look forward to a great year!
Jill and John Bowling
Olivet Nazarene University, "1999: The President's Dinner for Faculty and Staff" (1999). President's Dinner Programs. 20.
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Faculty Member of The Year
Dr. Judy Whitis, Chair, Division of Communication and Department of English
Staff Member of The Year
Wendy Parsons, Director of Retention and Intramurals