Since its formation in 1967, the Student Association (SA) has become an essential means of fostering unity and fellowship among the student body. SA has close ties with the administration, nominating members for standing committees of the school and making recommendations concerning policy. In addition to planning chapel devotionals and initiating various student activities, the SA sponsors the annual W.B. West Jr. Lectures for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship each fall and six academic awards at graduation. The six awards are: the M.Div. Academic Award, the M.A. Academic Award, the M.A.C.M. Academic Award, the Jack P. Lewis Ministry of Study Award, the Hebrew Award and the Velma R. West Greek Award. The SA publishes a student newsletter and coordinates informal athletic activities throughout the year. The SA also hosts banquets, devotionals, picnics and campus movies.
The SA officers for the 2014-2015 academic year are:
Anthony Gleghorn (B.A., Freed-Hardeman University)
Ministry Goal: To meet God at work on the mission field and to help churches become more missional in their own settings.
Hometown: Petersburg, TN
Jiwoo Ryu (B.S., University at Buffalo)
Ministry Goal: To serve God, Nations and the soldiers in the context of the U.S. Army, and to abridge the distance between God and the soldiers.
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Justin Sims (B.A., Harding University)
Ministry Goal: To make disciples of all nations
Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN
Director of Communication
Peter McGraw (B.A., Harding University)
Ministry Goal: To engage in foreign missions and to teach in a college or university.
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Ananias Moses (B.A., University of Botswana)
Ministry goal: To participate in God’s mission by reconciling people to God through the gospel.
Hometown: Shakawe, Botswana
Cindy Francis (B.S., Arkansas State University)
Ministry Goal: To help troubled youth find purpose and peace and to facilitate healthy communication in families through Godly counsel.
Hometown: Como, MS