Eight LCU employees have achieved 10 years of service to LCU. They
are Becky Boggs, seminary administrative assistant; Linda Corkill,
fiscal services; Dr. James Riley Estep Jr., undergraduate dean; Dr.
Karen Estep, Christian education ministries; Scott Jones, science;
Dr. Mark Mangano, Old Testament; Brian Mills, vice president of
student development; and Lindsey Tedrick, controller. Dr. Robert F.
Rea was recognized for completing 25 years as LCU Seminary's
professor of church history and historical theology.
In addition to the service awards, LCU annually presents the
Outstanding Faculty Research Award to two individuals. This award
seeks to encourage and promote quality faculty scholarship,
especially publications relating to the university's commitment to a
biblical worldview. This year's recipients are Dr. Christopher Ben
Simpson for a theoretical book, "Truth is the Way" (SCM Press), and
Dr. James Riley Estep for a practical publication, "Mapping Out
Curriculum in Your Church" (B&H Academic).
Dr. Paul Boatman has been designated as "Professor Emeritus," an
honorary rank for faculty members who have had an especially long
and meritorious career at Lincoln Christian University. Boatman
served with distinction at LCU since 1978 after serving previously
as a preacher, church planter and counselor. A highly respected
teacher, Boatman was a significant leader in the seminary as
associate dean from 2000 to 2006 and as dean from 2006-2011. His
contributions include the growth of the seminary's counseling
program to one of the largest in the school. He has lived the life
of a servant leader, traveling on missions to all areas of the
globe, including Austria, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria,
Philippines, Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine. Boatman leaves LCU at the
end of this academic year to pursue other Christian service
opportunities. He joins Dr. Gary Hall, who achieved this rank at his
retirement dinner on April 16. Hall has served LCU for 26 years.
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Several other longtime employees were recognized for their years
Tom and Debby Tanner have been with Lincoln Christian since 1979.
After 33 years in Lincoln, Dr. Tanner is answering the call to move
to Pennsylvania to serve as director of accreditation with the
Association of Theological Schools. He and LCU President Keith Ray
are already in discussions regarding how LCU can continue to benefit
in the future from Tanner's wisdom and love of LCU.
The LCU community also bids farewell to Ed and Sheri Plumier, who
are leaving Lincoln to serve at Restoration House Ministries in
Manchester, N.H. Ed will be director of church mobilization, while
Sheri will use her talents to host guests who stay at Restoration
Dorothy Anderson is retiring from her teaching, tutoring and
mentoring career with the Academic Resource Center at LCU. She has
been an intricate player in assisting the ARC's work with
international students and the specific language issues involved.
She has been the greatest cheerleader for the students, encouraging
them to reach their highest potential, not necessarily a perfect
score. Anderson has an extensive library and plans on writing in her
retirement, with the goal of publishing one day. She and husband
Cliff will continue to be managers at the campus student apartment
Lincoln Christian University serves the local church as part of
the university's mission to equip Christians to serve and lead in
the church, the workplace and the world. Established in 1944, LCU
now offers a variety of degree programs for undergraduates,
graduates and seminary students. Classes are offered in Lincoln,
Peoria, Normal and Las Vegas, Nev., and online.
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Christian University]