LCU annually recognizes distinguished alumni through the presentation of awards: the Young Alum of the Year, Distinguished Alum of the Year, K.C. Moser, F.W Mattox, and, this year, the 60th Anniversary Enduring Legacy awards.
LCU is proud to announce the seven award recipients are Calder Hendrickson (’09), Alan Rhodes (’80), Lynn (’74) and Janie (’73) Harms, John King (’68), and Dr. B. Wayne & Yvonne Hinds. The 2017 awards were presented during Homecoming at the Alumni Awards Luncheon.
Calder Hendrickson (’09)
Young Alumnus of the Year
The Young Alum of the Year award goes to an alum aged 40 years or younger for their distinguished service to LCU and/or professional achievement.
Calder Hendrickson studied Youth and Family Ministry at LCU. Shortly after graduation, he was introduced to a product which makes water last longer in soils. Calder bought the patent and became the founder and CEO of AquaSmart. His wife, Ceri (Parker ’08), graduated from LCU with an agriculture business degree. They have two future Chaps, Celah and Case.
Alan Rhodes (’80)
Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
The Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award is given to an alum who has had significant professional and/or personal achievement.
Avid supporters of their Alma Mater, Alan and his wife, Robyn (Baker ’79), established the Robyn & Alan Rhodes Educational Scholarship that provides support for students with a special gift in teaching. They also established The Rhodes Family Institute for Undergraduate Research, and have leadership roles in the 2020 Vision Campaign. Alan is a current member of the LCU Board of Trustee and LCU Foundation Board of Trustees.
Lynn (’74) and Janie (’73) Harms
K. C. Moser Award
The K. C. Moser Award is bestowed on deserving members of the alumni community for significant contributions to the church and to ministry.
Lynn and Janie Harms both received education degrees from LCU.
Janie used her knowledge and experience as a principal, registrar, and educator at Kingdom Preparatory Academy in Lubbock. She was a home educator for their four daughters, Elizabeth Siebert (‘06), Alicia Black (’05), Anne-Marie, and April.
In addition to prior leadership service positions, Lynn served as president of both the Texas Boy’s Ranch and the Children’s Home of Lubbock. As of 2016, Lynn remains involved in the work of the Children’s Home as past president and advocate.
John King (’68)
F. W. Mattox Award
The F. W. Mattox Award is presented to deserving members of the alumni community who have demonstrated outstanding service to the university.
John has served many needs of the University throughout his 47-year tenure: an admissions counselor, director of admissions, alumni director, vice president of university relations, vice president of advancement, and a board member of Pine Springs. With admissions, he worked with the touring musical group, the Hard Travelers, and with on-campus summer camps in addition to Pine Springs.
Dr. B. Wayne and Yvonne Hinds
60th Anniversary Enduring Legacy Award
As a special recognition for the 60th Anniversary at LCU, the 60th Anniversary Enduring Legacy Award was given for excellence in the establishment of the university, specifically for the Hinds’ role in creating the Alma Mater and long-standing choral traditions.
B. Wayne Hinds came to our University in the role of music department chairman in 1957. His wife, Yvonne, wrote the words to the Alma Mater, and he composed the music. He completed a Doctoral Program in Music Education from Peabody College, affiliated with Vanderbilt University, in 1972. Today, he is lovingly known as Dr. Hinds, and Yvonne is affectionately known as Mama Hinds.