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Seth Wilson Outstanding Alumnus Award

Seth WilsonThis award is presented annually at the Alumni Banquet to graduates who have demonstrated outstanding Christian service ministering in the local church, through international work or in other areas. The selection is made by the alumni officers, OCC staff and administration. If you have someone you would like to nominate for this award please email the Alumni Office at Alumni@OCC.edu. This award is named in honor of OCC's founding academic dean, Seth Wilson (1914-2006). 

2013

 
2013 Alumni Award: Allen and Joy BrintnallAllen and Joy Brintnall in recognition for thirty years of exemplary service in a variety of roles at Ozark Christian College and twenty-five-plus years of outstanding ministry at Spring River Christian Village. Your love for people, your outstanding care of His people, and your selfless lives of service in His Kingdom is highly commended. 2013 Alumni Award: Rick and Sheryl BushnellRick and Sheryl Bushnell in recognition for thirty years of exemplary service in a wide variety of ministry roles with College Heights Christian Church. Your love for people, your outstanding care of His people, and your selfless lives of service in His Kingdom is highly commended.

2012

 
JettsRick and Nancy Jett in recognition for your outstanding work in church ministry and for your deep compassion for providing significant relief for people in crisis.  Your visionary leadership with the worldwide ministry of I.D.E.S. (International Disaster Emergency Services) is highly commended WilkinsonsWoody and Rose Wilkinson in recognition for your outstanding work in church ministry, church planting, and for your longtime, exemplary service at Ozark Christian College. Your love for people and your selfless lives of service in His Kingdom is highly commended

2011

 
Dudley RutherfordDudley Rutherford  BSL '80 Porter Ranch, CA.
In recognition for your outstanding achievement as a preacher, church leader and evangelist.  Your love, care and compassion for people and your nationally recognized visionary leadership is highly commended. 
Jim Moreland Jim Moreland BA '60
Guarai, Brazil.  In recognition for your outstanding achievement as a missionary, Bible teacher and church planter in Brazil for fifty years.  Your desire for people to read and memorize the Word and your long-term service is an inspiration and motivation for Christians worldwide.
Karolyn SchrageKarolyn Schrage ABS '79 Joplin, MO. In recognition for your outstanding work as a missionary in Africa, for your ongoing contribution to world missions and for your deep compassion for protecting the unborn and ministering to their mothers.  Your visionary leadership with the nationally recognized LifeChoices is highly commended. Karolyn Schrage was a missionary for 20 years in Africa and is now Director of LifeChoices, a medical clinic and resource center in Joplin.

2010

 
2010 Ron CarterRon Carter BTh'68 Carthage, Missouri.  In recognition of your outstanding achievement as a faithful preacher, mentor and encourager. Your integrity and compassion in ministry is to be highly commended.

 

2010 Bill HauserBill Hauser BTh '73 Keokuk, Iowa.  In recognition of your outstanding achievement as a preacher, lover of people and a man full of passion for God's Word.  Your recruitment of young people to Christian ministry is to be highly commended.
 

2009

 
2009 Mark ScottMark Scott BTh '76 Joplin, Missouri In recognition of your outstanding achievement as a minister, educator and speaker. Your love for the Word and your love for teaching the Word is to be commended.  2009 Jackina StarkJackina Stark in recognition of your outstanding achievement as an OCC professor,Christian writer and women’s speaker. Your love for people and passion to communicate the message of Christ is to be commended.

2008

 
2008 Chris and Carol DeWelt Chris and Carol DeWelt BTh '76, CBL '07 Joplin, Missouri In recognition for their dedication as missionaries to Chile, Christian publishers and advocates of world missions. Their compassion and commitment to recruit young people for the mission field is highly commended. 2008 Phil and Susan CaseyPhil and Susan Casey BTh '74 and BCE '72 Joplin, Missouri In recognition of their outstanding achievement as missionaries to Chile, as Christian educators and as facilitators of international Christian publishing.One million books from LATM to the world in fifteen years is to be highly commended.

2007

 
2007 Randy and Julie GarissRandy Gariss BTh '77 Joplin, Missouri In recognition for his outstanding achievement as a preacher, teacher and church leader.
Julie Gariss in recognition for her outstanding achievement as a speaker, mentor, encourager of women, mother and minister’s wife.

 
2007 
Gordon ClymerGordon Clymer BTh '59 Carl Junction, Missouri In recognition for his outstanding achievement as an educator, encourager and advocate of world missions. 

2006

 
2006 Joe 
GarmanJoe Garman BSL '66
Joplin, Missouri
In recognition of your outstanding achievement as a longtime prison ministry leader and world evangelist. Your commitment to share the "good news" with the incarcerated and less fortunate is highly commended.
 
2006 Etienne (Stephen) PropheteEtienne (Stephen) Prophete BSL '74
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
In recognition for your outstanding, lifelong mission work in Haiti as Founder/Director of the Haitian Christian Mission. Your commitment to meet the spiritual, educational and physical needs of the Haitian people is commended. 
2006 Shan RutherfordShan Rutherford '65
Greenwood, Indiana
In recognition of your outstanding achievement as a minister, evangelist and church builder. Your humbleness and compassionate care for your congregation is highly commended.

2005

 
2005 David HaynesDavid Haynes BBL '64
Norfolk, Nebraska
In recognition for your outstanding achievement as a minister of the gospel. Your love and care for the local church and your compassionate ministry to families is highly commended. 
2005 Ralph MehrensRalph Mehrens BTh '65, MM '75
Bellevue, Nebraska
In recognition for your outstanding achievement as a preacher, father, husband, church builder and encourager of young ministers.
2005 John and Marsha RelyeaMarsha Relyea BTh '78, John Relyea (Posthumously) BTh '79
Papua New Guinea
In recognition for your contribution to world evangelism in Papua New Guinea. Your work in creating an alphabet, developing an extensive literacy program and leading in the translation of the New Testament into the Aruamu language is highly commended.

2004

 
2004 Harvey BacusHarvey Bacus BA '58
Joplin, Missouri
In recognition for his outstanding contribution to the missions program of Ozark Christian College and to missions worldwide.

2003

 
2003 Max and Marilyn GoinsMax BSL '65 and
Marilyn
CMN '61 / BSL '63 Goins
Joplin, Missouri
In recognition for your outstanding contribution to the local church and the global mission of Christ. Your vision to develop the Apostle Paul Christian Academy in Russia is highly commended.
2003 Jim MarcumJim Marcum BTh '76
Joplin, Missouri
In recognition for your outstanding achievement as a professor and administrator at Ozark Christian College. Your contribution to our enrollment growth and strategic planning is highly commended.

2002

 
Alan BSL '68 and Janet BCE '95 Bemo
International
In recognition for outstanding contribution to world evangelism through your many years in Southeast Asia.
2002 Kenny BolesKenny Boles BTh '68
Joplin, Missouri
In recognition for outstanding service as a preacher, author and professor of Greek at Ozark Christian College for over thirty years.

2001

 
2001 Colleen BennittColleen Bennitt BSL '65
Joplin, Missouri
In recognition for outstanding achievement in the field of resource development for Ozark Christian College. Your compassion, faithfulness and sacrifice in helping resource the vision that is OCC is commended.
2001 David BycroftDavid Bycroft BSL '71
Tyro, Kansas
In recognition for outstanding achievement as an effective evangelist, dedicated minister and trustee of Ozark Christian College.

2000

 
2000 Ted and Bev SkilesTed BSL '67 and Beverly Skiles
Lo-Tung, Taiwan
In recognition for outstanding service in caring for hundreds of infants and children at "The Home of God's Love" in Taiwan for over thirty years.
2000 Janice and Faye RostvitJanice and Faye Rostvit BSL '71
Colorado Springs, Colorado
In recognition for outstanding achievement in using their lives together as missionaries to the world. Through their singing and teaching in many languages and countries for over thirty years countless thousands have heard about Jesus.

1999

 
Dr. David Filbeck BA '58/BTh '59
Chaingmi, Thailand
In recognition for outstanding achievement as an evangelist, writer, educator, Bible translator and missionary to Thailand.
Dr. Marj Boudreaux BSL '75
Joplin, Missouri
In recognition for outstanding achievement as a missionary to the Philippines, educator, wife, mother and Executive Director of the Joplin Neighborhood Adult Literacy Action.

1998

 
Bob Allen BSL '58
Milligan College, Tennessee
In recognition for outstanding achievement as a father, minister, new church evangelist in Florida and Director of Church Relations at Milligan College.
Johnny Joslin BA '59 MCC
Clayton, Oklahoma
In recognition for outstanding contribution to evangelism through preaching,revival meetings and long-term ministry with the Kiamichi Christian Mission & Stanley Christian Church.