The 2014 Alumni Dinner was held during Homecoming weekend, and preparations are being made for the next Alumni Awards Dinner.
Distinguished Alumnus Award: Dr. Evertt Huffard ('69)
The Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award is given to an alum who has had significant professional and/or personal achievement. This year’s recipient, Dr. Evertt Huffard, received his Associates of Arts degree from LCU in 1969, and has been teaching leadership and missiology for over 20 years. He specializes in Muslim-Christian encounter and has served a church in Nazareth, Israel and taught Bible at the Galilee Christian High School for five years. Dr. Huffard has served as a co-leader of a delegation of 12 theologians visiting the Israeli and Palestinian delegates in the peace process in Jerusalem. He currently serves as Vice President and Dean of Harding School of Theology at Harding University.
F.W Mattox Award: Darrell and Anita (Mansell) Price ('69)
he FW Mattox award is given in recognition of excellence and outstanding service to the university. This year’s recipients are Darrell and Anita Price, who were members of the last graduating class with Associate degrees from LCU in 1969. In his 38 years working for LCU, Darrell has served as head coach for men’s basketball, track, and cross country teams, winning 11 national track and cross country championships. He now enjoys full-time teaching. Anita served the university as staff from 1990 until her retirement in 2013. She worked in the Office of the President, making vital contributions to the successful administrations of Presidents Lemley and Jones, and ensured a smooth transition into the office for President Perrin. The Prices have been married for 45 years.
K.C. Moser Award: Dr. John Knox ('84)
The KC Moser award is given to an alum who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding service to the church. This year’s recipient, Dr. John Knox, graduated from LCU with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication in 1984. He is the minister of Granbury Church of Christ and Chaplain of the Granbury Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety. He has 26 years of ministry experience and was inducted into the Granbury ISD Alumni Hall of Fame in 2012 for his service to community and education.
Young Alumnus of the Year: Shane Shuttlesworth ('01)
The Young Alumnus of the Year award goes to an alum aged 40 years or younger for their distinguished service to LCU and/or professional achievement. This year’s recipient, Shane Shuttlesworth, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology from LCU in 2001. Since then, he has experienced great success in his career at Osteogenics Biomedical, Inc. He worked his way up from Production Manager, to Director of Marketing and Operations, to his current position as president of Osteogenics Biomedical, Inc.