Honorary Alumni

This individual's life and ministry should reflect a faithful example of the five core values of CIU. These are: Authority of Scripture, Victorious Christian Living, World Evangelization, Prayer and Faith, and Evangelical Unity.

     According to the Alumni Association bylaws, "Honorary members shall consist of CIU faculty and trustees and others named by the alumni association's Leadership Council who evidence sustained interest in the work of the University. Honorary members shall have voice and vote at the annual meeting of the Association."

     If given to CIU faculty, staff, or trustees, the service to CIU should be of a depth and breadth not commonly achieved in less than 20 years in their position. It should be one of whom it is said, "I thought they were a CIU alumnus."

     The service and ministry for which the honor is given should be above and beyond the normal expectations of their position, i.e. student mentoring and counsel, devoted prayer for CIU as part of organized prayer team, authoring materials beyond the classroom preparation, volunteer participation, etc. 


February 2007 - Lee Morris Sr.
Lee, you have served the University faithfully for 45 years on the Physical Plant staff. Your tireless work and devotion to CIU have been our example. Therefore, we wish to honor you with this status of honorary alumnus. With this status, we give God thanks for you and for what your ministry represents to our alumni and the University.

April 2008 - Dick Lindsay
In recognition of 27 years of faithful service to Ben Lippen and CIU on the Physical Plant staff. Your tireless work and devotion to CIU have been our example. You have exhibited the victorious Christian life among staff, high school students, college students, and vendors. Your faithfulness to God and to His Word has had an impact on many lives. We give thanks to God for what your ministry represents to our alumni and to Columbia International University.

August 2008 - Cliff Bedell
In recognition of 35 years of faithful service as professor at Columbia International University. Your passionate teaching of God's Word, along with much mentoring, have had an eternal impact on many students. Your scholarship and humble, passionate service have enriched both students and staff. We give thanks to God for what your ministry represents to our alumni and to the University.

September 2009 - Les Lehman
In recognition of nearly 50 years in Christian education, including 28 years at Ben Lippen School as both teacher and high school principal. Your tireless service and devotion to Ben Lippen School has been a Christ-like example. You have exhibited the victorious Christian life among staff and high school students. Your faithfulness to God and to His Word has had an impact on many lives. We give thanks to God for what your ministry represents to Ben Lippen School and to Columbia International University.

September 2009 - Grace Thompson Lehman
In recognition of almost 35 years in Christian education, including 19 years at Ben Lippen School as Kindergarten teacher. Your love for children and love for teaching have been a Christ-like example. You have exhibited the victorious Christian life among your students and other teachers. Your faithfulness to God and to His Word has had an impact on many lives.We give thanks to God for what your ministry represents to Ben Lippen School and to Columbia International University.

December 2009 - Peggy Lee Manoogian
In recognition of outstanding and faithful service to CIU Alumni Ministries and the Music Department. Your adoption of the CIU family as your own has had a significant impact on faculty, staff, students and alumni. Your tireless work and devotion have been an example of how to touch the lives of our legacy alumni. We give joyful thanks to God for what your life's ministry represents to our alumni and to Columbia International University.

May 2010 - Joyce Tucker Supplee
In recognition of twenty-six years in music ministry as the choir "business manager." Your tireless service and devotion to CIU have truly been our example. You have modeled the victorious Christian life among staff and students, Maintaining contact over the years with choir members and alumni, organizing the Ambassador Choir tours and juggling all the necessary details. Your devoted love for Bill and your family has been a radiant example to all. Your faithfulness to God and to His Word has had an impact on many lives. We give thanks to God for what your life and ministry represent to Columbia International University.

May 2010 - G. William "Bill" Supplee
In recognition of forty years of exalting the Lord through choir direction and music ministry. Your tireless service and devotion to CIU have truly been our example. You have modeled the victorious Christian life among staff and students, counting us as your own family. Your devoted love for Joyce has been a radiant example to all. Your faithfulness to God and to His Word has had an impact on countless lives. We give thanks to God for what your life and ministry represent to Columbia International University.

March 2013 - Bryan Beyer 
In recognition of over 28 years of exalting the Lord through ministry to the students, faculty and staff; having served in every teaching and administrative position and occupied almost every office on campus; for being a marvelous colleague, excellent teacher, gifted writer, wise counselor, loyal worker, and friend; for being the best shofar player, superb sports announcer and keeping up the classroom feud with Jack Layman.  His tireless service and devotion to CIU have truly been a godly example.



 
 
 
 
 

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