On Saturday, April 30, the class of 2016 and their guests gathered, along with members of the administration, faculty and staff, for the EI Annual Dinner. Always a highlight of the graduation season, this event not only celebrates the soon-to-be graduates but also announces the outstanding achievement awards, which this year went to:
Gary Staszak – The Maryland Bible Society Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biblical Studies
Paula Waite – The Deans’ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theological Studies
Alaina Jenkins & Kimberlee Piper – The Deans’ Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Study & Practice of Ministry
Dr. Drew Strait was named the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer for the year. Dr. Laytham also announced the retirement of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Culbertson and thanked him for 28 excellent years on the EI faculty and Board committees.