In 2015, in celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Orlean Beeson School of Education established the Learning for Life Award to honor outstanding education alumni that have made a significant impact in the lives of others.

The mission of the education school is to, “enrich the community and empower its students to educate, lead, and serve.” Additionally, one of the school’s core values is that learning is a life-long commitment. Two statements that the Learning for Life Award celebrates and chosen honorees emulate.

Although their career paths may be different, recipients are all similar in the way that they have made a notable influence in their respective fields of study, in their local communities and the world. We are proud of the different ways that our education graduates impact our world for Christ.

If you know an Orlean Beeson School of Education graduate who excels in his or her career and/or makes a significant impact in the lives of others, we encourage you to nominate them for the 2019 Learning for Life Awards. 


We encourage you to consider making a tribute gift to Orlean Beeson School of Education in honor of one of the Learning for Life Award recipients or in honor (or memory) of someone who has been most influential in your own educational experience. Tribute gifts will be listed in the 2019 Learning for Life event program.

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Previous Learning for Life Honorees

2018 Learning for Life Honorees

Meghan Allen - 2009
Chelsea Byrd - 2011, 2017
Jennifer Carter - 1996
Lauren Dunnam - 2009, 2011
Justin Hefner - 2014, 2016, 2018
Matthew Kiser - 2016
Jennifer Jackson - 1990
Maggie Lawrence - 2010
Loretta Rowan - 1971, 1991
Jeremy Sandefur - 2007
Marla Vaughn - 2007, 2009
Jewel Littleton-Williams - 2005, 2010
Bet Wright - 1994
Sarah Young - 2001

2017 Learning for Life Honorees

Kathy Acton
Lewis Brooks
Argie Campbell
Marisa Sterling Dempsey
Sherri Foyt
Emily Freeland
Dana Mungenast
Erin Cheek Robbins
Felicia Allen Smith
Shelly Vail-Smith

2015 Learning for Life Honorees

Kelly AllingBuddy AndersonSuzan ArmstrongLinda Bachus
Mary Sue BaldwinWalter BarnesBrian Bauman
Morcease BeasleyLisa Beckham
Marissa BenjaminKaren BirkenfeldBonnie BoldingBobby Bowden
Betsy BoxKatrina BrownTyler Burgess
Daphne CarrNita Carr
Jennifer CarrollSonia CarringtonAmanda Cavin
Patrick ChappellGwen ChildsKara ChismLindy Cleveland
William ClevelandTyler CoffeyDennis Conner
Joseph ConnickJanet CumbeeRobin Duncan
Holly DymondShirley GarrettHeather Gassner
Anita GayRalph GoldHilton Green
John GreenNorma GreenRachel Gregory
Elizabeth HaganCharolette HambyJulie Hannah
John HaywoodAlvin Hines, IISarah Hines
Amy HoaglundLea Hoppe
Sherri HuffEden HutchinsJennifer JohnstonAnn Jones
Devyn KeithLyssette KennemoreEvelyn KernachanSuzanne LaceyMarkanne LarbergPhil Lazenby
Brian LindseyKelsey LoganCaroline Love
Kevin MaddoxCathlena MartinJack McGill
Carol McArthurAnn McInvaleTaylor Milburn
Josna MishraShelly MizeMaryAnn Moon
Bob NewtonJodi NewtonMarianne Pearce
Perry PhillipsLily PortlockCraig Pouncey
Ryan RainerMark RichardsonWayne Richarson
Chris RobbinsBetsy RogersJordan Sanders
Chuck SandsDavid SaundersJimmy Shaw
Patricia SimpsonChristen SloderbeckPamela Smith
Barbara SnyderMandy Jayne StanleyAnne Stone
Regina ThompsonGwendolyn Tilghman
Leah Treadwell
James WardDorothy WestbrockKaren Westbrook
Jane WeygandAnne WhirleyJohn Whirley
Trudy WhiteVic WilsonMary Wyatt
Frank Adams, Sr.John ArmstrongEulette Carter
Raymond ChristianMaralyn ChristianMartha Cox
Pearl CranfordArthur DennisDorothy Donovan
Mae FlyntWynena LowryFelix Moore
Frances StoneHazel StricklandAnnie Garner