Convocation Celebrates "Many Members, One Body"
“Many Members, One Body” was the theme of a convocation held Thursday, April 9, at Fuller's Pasadena campus to honor faculty and staff for their years of service to the seminary.
“We always accomplish so much more when we work as the body. Today we celebrate that,” said Provost Sherwood Lingenfelter, who himself received an award for 10 years of Fuller service. “This is a day in which we celebrate the manifold giftedness of this community,” said President Richard J. Mouw, “as it works together to equip the larger body for the manifold ministries of Christ and his Church.”
A total of 57 employees received awards, with both staff and faculty members given recognition for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years of service to Fuller. Earning the award of longest seniority—30 years of service—was David R. Adams, assistant vice president for budget development and financial analysis.
Dean of Students Ruth Vuong, as a staff member who served Fuller for 25 years, was granted the Dolores Loeding Service Award. The award is named for Dolores Loeding, who served the seminary’s faculty from 1947 until her retirement in 1992.
Also recognized for 25 years of service was Senior Professor of Old Testament Leslie C. Allen.
Hoover Wong, senior associate professor Chinese studies, was honored for 20 years of service. Staff members receiving 20-year service awards were: Tamara Anderson, assistant to the vice president for finance; Diane Bradley, cataloging assistant for the Hubbard Library; Steve Gibbs, associate director of student accounts for Student Financial Services; Jeanne Handojo, director of Auxiliary Services; Eduardo Maling, custodial supervisor for Auxiliary Services; Tom Parker, director of regional campuses and director of Fuller Southwest; and Leslie Thomas, senior accountant in Finance and Accounting.
For a full listing of award recipients, click here .