Connecting Point The Newsletter for Friends & Alumni of Central Baptist College What an amazing summer 2013 Faulk and Kimbrow Receive Recognition academic year at CBC! God has truly blessed this institution in the past year. We are happy to share some of the many success stories, accomplishments and awards that the college has received. It’s Official — CBC to Open Teacher Education Program in Fall In 2013, CBC gained licensure in three areas from the Arkansas Department of Education: English, grades 7–12; Social Studies, grades 7–12; Physical Education and Health, grades K–12. See article on page four. Central Baptist College Named to Military Friendly Schools® List Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Central Baptist College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. Mara Ramirez, editor-in-chief of the 2012 Carillon and a CBC graduate, was named Yearbook Editor of the Year. Rotaract Club Receives Presidential Award The Central Baptist College Rotaract Club was awarded the Presidential Citation “Peace Through Service” Award at the Conway Rotary Club meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2013. The award was presented by Rotary District Governor Dan Allen and Conway Rotary Club President Rik Sowell. Gabbard Celebrating 45 Years of Service to CBC Judy Gabbard, Professor of Science and Chair of the Math and Science Department, celebrated 45 years of service to CBC in 2013. Gabbard was surprised with a certificate commemorating the naming of a book bay in her honor in the new Library and Learning Commons at the 2013 Employee Awards Celebration. A First for CBC CBC graduate Lauren Gammel was accepted into medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She is the first CBC graduate to be accepted into medical school. She graduated CBC with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2012. CBC Student Media Team Win Awards at Arkansas College Press Association The Carillon yearbook and Tower Times newspaper of Central Baptist College received 21 awards at the Arkansas College Press Association state conference. Gabbard with President Kimbrow. Sancy (Hutto) Faulk was named to the 20th class of the Arkansas Business’ 40 Under 40, an honor recognizing those under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and have had an impact on their community. Faulk, who joined Central Baptist College in 2003, currently serves as the Vice President for Advancement. Faulk was honored by Arkansas Business at a luncheon on June 14 at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. Central Baptist College President Terry Kimbrow has been named Business Executive of the Year by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. The Business Executive of the Year award honors an owner, executive or president of a business who has displayed outstanding performance in either an individual or collaborative endeavor in Conway. Kimbrow was recognized at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting.