2005 Heritage Awards honor dedicated N.C. Baptists : Friday, April 22, 2005
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2005 Heritage Awards honor dedicated N.C. Baptists : Friday, April 22, 2005
Friday, April 22, 2005

2005 Heritage Awards honor dedicated N.C. Baptists

From staff reports

GREENSBORO - N.C. Baptist institutions and agencies honored those who have contributed greatly to their causes at the 2005 N.C. Baptist Heritage Award program April 6. Fourteen N.C. Baptists were honored during the ceremony.

Michael C. Blackwell, president of Baptist Children's Homes (BCH), presented its Heritage Award to Vanise Hardee. Hardee has volunteered with and donated to BCH since 1987, serving especially at Cameron Boys Camp in Moore County. He has also served as the vice chair of the BCH Board of Trustees.

The Baptist State Convention (BSC) honored Norman A. Wiggins, chancellor of Campbell University. Jim Royston, executive director-treasurer of the BSC, presented the award to Wiggins. Wiggins retired in May 2003 after 36 years as Campbell's president. He led the school to become the second largest private university in North Carolina and the second largest Baptist university in the world. He is one of only two Baptist college presidents to serve as BSC president.

Biblical Recorder Editor Tony W. Cartledge presented the paper's Heritage Award to Newton R.N. Hardin. Hardin, a retired Air Force chaplain, has served several terms on the Recorder Board of Directors and is a long time proponent of the paper. He supports the Recorder through personal encouragement of the staff, financial contributions and promotion of the paper to individuals and churches.

Campbell University's Heritage Award went to Milford R. Quinn. Campbell President Jerry Wallace presented the award. Quinn graduated from Campbell in 1943 when it was Campbell College. He has served on the school's Board of Trustees for more than 20 years and has received its Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Chowan College President M. Christopher White presented the school's Heritage Award to Charles B. Pond III. Pond has received Chowan's Distinguished Alumni Award and is a founding member of the Chowan Christian Service Association. He is serving on the Executive and Business Affairs committees for the school's trustees and has also served on the Alumni Board and Board of Visitors.

Bettye A. Moore was the recipient of Gardner-Webb University's Heritage Award. School President Frank R. Campbell presented the award to her. Moore serves on Gardner-Webb's Board of Trustees. She began her service completing the term of her late husband, Dan, and now serves as an elected trustee. They have provided funding for two endowed scholarships.

Mars Hill College honored Jack and Carolyn Ferguson. School President Dan Lunsford presented the award to them. Carolyn Ferguson has served as a Mars Hill trustee since 2001. Jack Ferguson is a member of the school's Foundation Board, which provides direction for the expansion and investment of the college endowment.

Meredith College President Maureen Hartford presented the school's Heritage Award to Ione Kemp Knight. Knight graduated from Meredith in 1943 and became a professor at the school in 1956, teaching English literature. She continues to co-chair Meredith's Alumnae Legacy Scholarship, the school's first full academic scholarship program. She provided a lead gift for the program and helped establish a fund that will support faculty scholarship in the English Department.

Edwin and Goldie Coates received the N.C. Baptist Foundation's Heritage Award. Foundation Executive Director M. Clay Warf presented the award to them. Edwin Coates served as the foundation's executive director from 1973 until his retirement in 1997. During his tenure, its assets grew from $1.6 million to almost $70 million. He was named N.C. Fundraiser of the Year in 1992.

N.C. Baptist Men honored Jasper Evans. N.C. Baptist Men President Jim Burchette presented him with the group's Heritage Award. Evans' missions efforts have included cleaning mud out of houses in Illinois, building homes in Honduras, constructing churches in Germany, developing youth camps in Jamaica and Ukraine and building seminaries in Czech Republic, Poland and South Africa.

Frances D. Simpson was the recipient of Wingate University's Heritage Award. Wingate President Jerry E. McGee presented the award to her. Simpson has been a frequent presence at Wingate events for 40 years and has been instrumental in guiding students to attend the school. Her late husband, Bruce, and sons, Larry and Lanny, are alumni and have served as trustees.

N.C. Woman's Missionary Union gave its Heritage Award to Wanda Wynne Temple. Ruby Fulbright, the group's executive director-treasurer, presented the award. Temple has served on the N.C. WMU Executive Board and spends summers in mission work. She has also served as WMU director at Fellowship Baptist Church in Creedmoor, and served as GA director, Acteens director and WMU director with the associational WMU.

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