Two SNU Faculty Members Retire: Dr. Wayne Murrow and Professor George Biggs

Two faculty members at Southern Nazarene University will retire at the end of this spring semester, Dean of Graduate and Adult Studies, Wayne Murrow, and Professor of Marketing and Business Administration, George Biggs.

Dr. Wayne Murrow possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree from SNU, a Master of Teaching degree, a Ph.D. and has done extensive postgraduate work. “I started life as a pastor. After back surgery and 18 months of recuperation, I moved into a dual career mode of associate pastor and public school teacher until I joined SNU,” said Murrow.

Murrow hired on at SNU in 1968 and has held many positions including Speech Communications Department Chair, Education Department Chair, Teacher Education Director, Communication Arts Chair, and Dean of Graduate and Adult Studies.

Murrow said some of the experiences he will cherish from SNU include the great relationships with his students, working with the greatest colleagues in the world, being a part of starting seven graduate degrees, and adding two new degree completion programs. “Everything has been an experience to remember,” Murrow said.

Professor George Biggs holds a Bachelor of Science degree from SNU in business education, a MS in economics and an ABD in business. He also attended Nazarene Theological Seminary. “Before SNU, I taught public high school and junior college business in Kansas, then was a Nazarene missionary in Trinidad for 12 years,” Biggs said.

Biggs was hired in 1978 to work with the Title III government program in career information and institutional research. In the spring of 1979, he taught a missions course as an adjunct professor and was later hired to teach business administration and marketing full time.

“I have had the privilege of meeting and making friends with so many students. I have friends all over the world. It has been great to be a part of the business faculty, they have become my very best friends—they are the greatest. And to be a part of the SNU family--what a privilege,” Biggs said.

Dr. Murrow plans to enjoy ten grandchildren, continue family history research, do volunteer work and teach adjunct in SNU Graduate and Adult Studies. Professor Biggs is also planning to do some volunteer work.