Dr. Ron White presents Dr. A.D. Beacham, Jr. with the Medallion Award.
At the conclusion of the luncheon, Dr. Ron White, the newly inaugurated president of Emmanuel College, introduced a new Medallion Award which is Emmanuel’s highest honor given for exceptional service, outstanding dedication and assistance to the college’s mission. President White announced Dr. A.D. Beacham, Jr., General Superintendent of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, as the first recipient of this prestigious award.
According to Dr. White, “No one person has done more to keep this school afloat than Dr. A.D. Beacham, Jr.” The last twenty-four months have been a trying time for the school and Beacham has been a resounding voice of affirmation and influence in rallying churches, organizations and conferences to provide stability and support for Emmanuel. White continued, “We are thankful for all you have done in advancing Emmanuel College and causing its future to be brighter than its past.”
President White also presented the Distinguished Alumnus Award to the Rev. Mr. Greg Hearn for his diligent service to Emmanuel College. The Rev. Mr. Harrison Lampley and David Phillips received the President’s Award for their countless hours of volunteered time to maintain the college grounds throughout the summer.
[Editor's Comment: This article was written by Janese Bennett, Director of Communications for the IPHC.]