Online art auction benefits student missions
Howard Payne University Baptist Student Ministry is holding an online art auction until May 3. All proceeds from the auction will be used to support students participating in Go Now Missions, a Texas Baptist General Convention student mission program. The auction features original artwork by Haleigh clevenger, a senior from Brownwood specializing in studio art, and Sarah “Abi” Brown, Intern at the BSM campus ministry at HPU. The pieces represent various iconic buildings and architectures of HPU in gouache paintings and graphite drawings. Original and printed versions of the coins are available for purchase. Illustrations can be viewed and offers can be placed at www.32auctions.com/hpubsm. Bryan Pate is Director of BSM at HPU.
Shelby nallin of Bossier City, Louisiana, was honored on April 16 at East Texas Baptist University’s 74th Annual Senior Girl Call-Out Ceremony. Selected by a vote of faculty and staff, one person is “called” each year for their exemplary Christian character, social conscience, personal balance, academic achievement, and spiritual vision. Senior Girl Call-Out is ETBU’s oldest tradition. Nallin, a worship studies major, was a chapel coordinator for two years, head of Bible studies for Titus’ women’s ministry, resident assistant for three years, and was a member of the concert choir. Shelby is the recipient of the Outstanding Choir Award and was the Queen of Reunion in 2020. She is a member of the Summer Grove Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she serves as a worship associate, and has served in outreach. community service, leads worship, makes disciples of teenage girls, and gives singing lessons.
The Wayland Baptist University School of Business has awarded a grant to Magline Incorporated, courtesy of the Plainview / Hale County Economic Development Corporation. Magline won the NexGen Spark competition, a business acceleration program that pairs Wayland students with local entrepreneurs to develop business plans. The program encourages local business owners and entrepreneurs to submit ideas for growth. Students in the program work with the entrepreneur to develop a comprehensive plan. The teams then present their plans to a panel of judges. The winning team receives $ 5,000 for the company and each member of the student team wins $ 500. Magline’s winning plan focuses on expanding offerings into more diverse agricultural areas, as well as landscape and reforestation markets. Thanks to student leadership, Magline has already reached an agreement with Wayland to test the product on landscaping. Throughout the summer, part of Wayland’s landscaping will use Magline, while the remaining landscape will be treated through normal processes. The student group explained that Magline will focus on organizations such as schools to develop its landscape business.
Brent Thackerson, former executive director of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children’s Boys Ranch Town in Edmond, Okla., has been appointed president of Miracle Farm in Brenham, a subsidiary of Children at Heart Ministries, effective May 17. Thackerson has served on numerous boards, including the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth, the Oklahoma Child Care Advisory Licensing Board, the Association of Christian Childcare Administrators, and the Oklahoma Children’s Agencies and Residential Entities. Thackerson was born in Kermit and graduated from Eldorado High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Texas Tech University and a Masters of Education from the University of Central Oklahoma.
In three months, Texas Baptist Men volunteers provided more than 42,000 meals to medical professionals and military personnel who occupied the COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination site at Fair Park in Dallas. Dallas County Commissioners voted to begin the transition from a vaccination center run by the U.S. Military and Federal Emergency Management Agency to a center run by a private contractor under the continued oversight of the County of Health Department. Dallas.