Students who demonstrated LiveLast servant leadership in exemplary ways this past year were honored at the 2019 Baccalaureate service.
President’s Award 2019
The President’s Award is the highest recognition given to both a female and male traditional, undergraduate student by the faculty, staff and administration of the University. This year’s recipients were selected because they embody the SNU motto of Character, Culture, Christ and met the criteria for this award at the highest levels. Bradley Crouch, a Business Administration major from Denton, Texas, and Sadie Shaull Crouch, a Nursing major from Hamlin, Texas were involved in student leadership, ministry and service to the campus and community. Married in the summer of 2018, Bradley and Sadie have each made a distinct and lasting impact on the campus community and beyond. During their years at SNU, each of them participated in multiple mission trips, served in ministries at the local level, and have faithfully prepared to continue on the path to becoming missionaries.
Following graduation, Sadie and Bradley plan to live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area where Bradley will work in business while Sadie continues her training and pursues advanced education in Nursing. President Newman said of the award recipients, “The Crouch’s have been such a vital part of the SNU community, and I couldn’t be more pleased that they were selected for this honor.” “They are true examples of LiveLast disciples,” he added, “and I’m really looking forward to seeing all the exciting ways God will use them in the future.”
A highlight of the evening was the inaugural presentation of the Ed and Eva Pope Servant Leader Award. Dr. Newman shared about the individuals for whom the award is named, recounting all the ways God had directed their paths and honored their constant willingness to put others first in everything they did. Their impact was such that their family felt led to establish the scholarship award in their names as a legacy of their service to their family, church and others throughout their lives.
Inaugural Pope Award recipients -
Emma Rhodes Schulteis & Madison Mullins with Dr. Newman
The inaugural recipients of the Ed and Eva Pope Servant Leader Award were Emma Rhodes Schulteis, a multi-discipline major, with emphasis in civic engagement and business, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Madison Mullins, a Pastoral Ministry major from Mansfield, Texas. Dr. Newman noted that these students had seized the opportunity to put skin and flesh on their faith and were the tangible expression of God’s love as they partnered with local organizations, giving a significant amount of time each week in service to ‘the least of these.’
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