SNU Mourns Passing of Life-long Supporter

Beverly McAllister Parker passed away on February 25, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with her husband, Robert, at her side.

Southern Nazarene University honored the lifetime generosity of Beverly and Robert Parker in May 2013 with the naming of the re-designed fine arts center, The Beverly L. & Robert L. Parker Fine Arts Center on the campus of SNU. In addition to Beverly’s support of many events and initiatives over the years, her husband, Robert, was a long-time member of the SNU Foundation Board of Directors and continues to serve as an Emeritus member of the Board.

Beverly’s legacy of generosity and service to others is expressed in a special tribute to her in the lobby of the Parker Fine Arts Center this week, and her many friends and family members are invited to view the Center and tribute during business hours.

The family requests that those who would like to honor Beverly’s memory do so by making a donation to the Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship Endowment Fund at Southern Nazarene University, Office of University Advancement, 6729 NW 39th Exp., Bethany, OK 73008. Since its establishment in 1992, nearly 90 students have completed their education in Business, Music and Science at SNU through the generosity of the Parkers.

Southern Nazarene University’s mission is to transform lives through higher education in a Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.