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2012 ANNUAL REPORT Growing in His service

Founded by General Baptists in 1885




Growing in His service


Each day as I walk across campus, I am humbled by your generosity and support of our efforts. Your sacrificial giving and prayers enable us to offer Christ-centered higher education. With your help we have accomplished major strategic goals this past year.   • Oakland City University achieved 10 year accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), for the first time in our school’s history. • OCU achieved continued accreditation from NCATE, IACBE, and ATS. • Oakland City University was approved by the HLC to offer 20% of our academic programs online. • The HLC removed the stipulation on the number of graduate/master’s degrees offered at Oakland City University. • Once again, OCU sent another 16 people to Honduras who worked at the General Baptist Faith Home (orphanage) in June. • OCU completed a formal entrance to the University located on Highway 57. • In May 2012, Oakland City University graduated 515 students; graduates who are prepared to meet the challenges of our world.   With the support of friends like you, Oakland City University is training servant leaders to become productive citizens for our nation and world.  We are pleased to recognize the generosity of our friends. Enclosed you will find our Honor Roll of donors.

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“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” – Psalm 100:4 (KJV)

There are multiple categories to the Honor Roll: annual, lifetime, and planned giving. Hundreds of men and women, just like you, embrace financial stewardship and support OCU. On behalf of the trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and most importantly, students, I say Thank You! In His Service,

Ray G. Barber, D.Min., ’85, ‘88 President

construction has begun:

restoring the chapel

Anyone who has ever spent time on the Oakland City University campus has been inspired by the simple beauty of its most unique structure, the University Chapel. If you were a student here, perhaps you have warm memories of convocations you attended at the Chapel. Perhaps you were married here, or maybe it was here that you experienced a “still, small voice� that gave you direction in your life. Since its construction in 1968, the Chapel (now known as Provance Memorial Chapel, in memory of Mrs. Jean Provance, a generous supporter and benefactor of the University) has served as a spiritual center for the OCU experience. Students from all backgrounds have discovered the Chapel a place for worship, for meditation, and for the quiet contemplation of their Creator. As one of only a few original buildings on campus, this iconic structure represents the purpose and Christian tradition of Oakland City University. But time has taken its toll. The combined forces of nature have eroded the structural foundation of the building, and the repair will require demolition and replacement of concrete walls, slabs and retaining walls. The interior is also in need of renovation. Flooring needs repair, restrooms need to be modernized, and the entire interior needs an overall facelift. If left unattended, these problems will cause the Chapel to deteriorate to the point where it will not be salvageable. If we act now, however, we can restore the Chapel to its former glory, and it will continue to serve as a spiritual beacon to OCU students for generations to come. Please make the decision to give generously today. Your gift of any amount is important in our effort to restore the Chapel. Your tax deductible gift will help preserve a truly unique house of worship that is the heart of a truly unique Christian institution. Approximately $80,000 in gifts and pledges as of 09/01/2012.

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online learning: convenience for ocu criminal justice students Continuing a tradition of service begun over a century ago in 1885, Oakland City University now offers fully online degree programs. Adult learners who cannot come to the OCU campus can now complete their academic goals when and where it is most convenient for them to study. OCU offers the Associate of Arts in Religious Studies, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and the Master of Business Administration. Courses in these programs run 8-weeks in length. Beginning September 2012, an online Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice will also be offered. Unlike the other three online programs that start during the traditional campus semesters, the CJ program will utilize 5-week long courses that start and stop every 5-week. Mark E. Simpson Ph.D. Coordinator of Online Learning

In all of the online programs each learner uses discussion forums to interact with the instructor and other students. Access to classroom resources is 24/7, allowing students the flexibility to study when it is most convenient for them.

The goal in offering online courses and programs is not to replace the main campus or undermine its classroom experiences. Instead, online learning through OCU is a way to extend the mission of the University to those adults unable to achieve their educational goals on the main campus.

matt & mariah snyder, december 2012 graduates Matt Snyder and Mariah Stutzman began their freshman year in 2008. The Snyders came to Oakland City University because it was a Christian university, close to home and affordable. Without the help of scholarship money, neither student could pursue their educational goals. Matt and Mariah met on campus because “we hung out in the same groups.” They became active in a campus drama team, Good News Players, which ministers to groups all over the country. Matt is majoring in Religious Studies and Business Administration and Mariah is an Elementary Education major. Along the way they fell in love, got married, and recently celebrated their first anniversary. Matt says the best thing about being a married student is: “I don’t have a guy for a roommate!” Last year, they became Residence Hall Directors in Cox Hall, a female dormitory. This summer has been very busy for the Snyders. Their summer vacation from classes has included: serving as members of the Honduras Mission Team from OCU, Matt completed an internship with Onsite OHS, Mariah was employed in the Toyota Children’s Center, and continued service in the Good News Players ministry. Both students will graduate this December after Mariah student teaches this fall. Additionally, they have held work-study jobs on campus. Mariah comments about OCU: “with a small campus, getting to your work-study job is not a problem; it is always just a few blocks away.” The Snyders have potential full-time jobs through their internships this summer. When asked about their long term goals, both immediately replied “international missions”. Without question there is a love for the Honduran mission field, but they are praying about how God may be leading them to community development in Africa. Whatever the path God leads them on, it is certain that their time at OCU has prepared Matt and Mariah to Go Forth To Serve. Page 3

honduras 2012:

THE MISSION CONTINUES‌ On May 19-26, 2012, Oakland City University sent fourteen students and two staff members led by Dr. Jim Pratt, Director of Campus Life, on a weeklong mission trip to the Faith Home Orphanage in Honduras Charity. Two students stayed for a second week. Each of the team members were greatly impacted by the trip. The team participated in such activities as painting, sealing two bridges, assisting at the grade school, organizing supply rooms, and cleaning a missionary cottage and the Bible Institute at Faith Home. In addition, thirteen of the team members visited a government orphanage to minister to children with special needs. Also, the team distributed beans and rice at a local village church after having a worship service. The greatest highlight of the trip was witnessing two Honduran people receive Jesus Christ as Lord during the worship service. Each team member shared their desire to be more appreciative of all that we have in the United

States. At least five of the students that were a part of the mission trip shared their future includes being involved in International Missions as a vocation. The team represented Oakland City University and the cause of Christ extremely well. Plans are being made for a return trip to Honduras May 2013.

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Year in Review

Oakland City University held its second President’s Weekend Event in Florida in February 2012. Dr. Barber shared his vision for OCU with guests who have a heart for our university.

In April, it was time for the 3rd Annual President’s Senior Round Up to honor our graduates. Cowboy grub, hats and costume made an enjoyable evening for all those attending.

Our annual Phonathon in October was dedicated to raising funds to repair and renovate one of the most recognizable buildings on campus: The Provance Memorial Chapel.

A very special Homecoming in February brought recognition to three of OCU’s True Blue Mighty Oaks, Charlie Trafton, Ron Malin, and Skip Spence. Carolyn Malin represented her late husband.

Cynthia Retana, Professor of Music, was selected as Teacher of the Year in May. This special award was announced at the honors convocation in Johnson Center.

Dr. Barber, Dr. Yeager and Dr. Yarbrough and their spouses welcome “Barney Fife” to the Employee Appreciation Dinner in April.

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This year saw the completion of the new OCU entrance from State Hwy 57.

2011 Giving Statistics Designation of Gifts

Sources of Gift Income

Donors by Category

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Honor Roll of Donors The Founders Circle - Individuals

Murel Jones

Community Foundation Alliance, Inc.

Anonymous (2)

Jim and Eddie Marie Julian

Lee and Bonnie Ayers

Mary Ruff-King

Community Foundation Partnership, Inc.

Jerry and Pamela Aigner

Jack and Linda Kinkel

t H.S. Barger

William Kohlsaat

Richard and Naomi Beesley

Maurice and Marilou Mann

Joe and Jane Black

Gregory Marish

t Lawrence Black

Bernard and Linda Marley

C. William and Angela Blackburn

t Mary McCord

t Virgnia Boyd t William & Caroline Roberta Bromley

Donald and Evelyn McDonald

Wayne and Edna Brumfield

Alan and Connie Nass

Dewey and Charlcie Burden

t Frederick and t Martha Cantrell

t Steven Osborn t Doyle Oursler t William Painter

Phyllis Casson

Judy Phillips

t Ann Irene Cornwell

Gary and Kathy Phillips

James and Rae Murray

Patricia Creevy

t Olen and Inez Pumphrey

Larry and Alta Davis

Tom and Suzanne Raper

Ellen Dimmett

t Carl Richardson

John and Gail Dunn

Wayne Roberts

Daniel Durbin

Michael and Mary Sandifar

David Elliott

Frank and Judy Schultheis

t Wanda Gladish t Ethel Gieske

Jack and Jane Tichenor

Norma Graham

Charles and Carolyn White

t Henry Gwaltney

Donald and Mary Ann Wilder

Stanley Hale Carl and Cleda Haley Robert Harnishfeger Gary and t Margaret Earl Harper John and Naomi Haskins William Hasselbrinck

t Dallas Suhrheinrich

The Founders Circle - Corporations Algers Winslow & Western Railway Co. Ameritech BP America Inc. Bristol-Myers Squibb

Council of Associations, Inc. Dana Corporation Foundation Dubois County Community Foundation East Gibson Dollars For Scholars Educational Testing Service Exxonmobil Foundation Fifth Third Bank - Evansville, IN

Main Street G. B. Church Boonville, IN Mt. Vernon G. B. Church Mt. Vernon, IN New Hope G. B. Church Malden, MO North Lawrence Community School Foundation, Inc. OCU Foundation Old National Bank - Evansville, IN Old National Bank - Princeton, IN

Fifth Third Bank - Princeton, IN

Parke Co. Community Foundation, Inc.

Fifth Third Bank - Oakland City, IN

Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers, Inc.

Fifth Third Bank Foundation

Pleasant Hope G. B. Church Calhoun, KY

First G. B. Church - Princeton, IN First G.B. Church - Clay, KY First G.B. Church - Heber Springs, AR First G.B. Church - Oakland City, IN Francisco G. B. Church Francisco, IN Ft. Branch G. B. Church Ft. Branch, IN General Baptist Foundation General Baptist Women’s Ministries, Inc. German American Bank Gibson County Visitors & Tourism GTE North Region - Indiana Foundation Heritage Fund of Bartholomew County, Inc. Hopper Heritage Foundation Independent Colleges of IN, Inc. Indiana Limestone Institute of America

Pleasant Valley G. B. Church Eldorado, IL Princeton Area Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Program Administrators, Inc. State Budget Agency Terrace Parke G. B. Church Evansville, IN Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana

Larry and Martha Sue Crowe Vernon and Delores Deutsch Thomas Durall Stanley Durham Elizabeth Enlow Albon Alice Evans Robert Finch

t Stacy Givens Ariel May Green Kenneth and Betty Hall Darroll and Savannah Hargraves Theodore and Amelia Hunley Marion and Janet James Richard Jines William Johnson R.A. Jones Gary and Kristy Jossa Vance Kell

t Oria Keys Gale Lambert G. Richard and Helen Lankford Gene Leroux

Transporation Services Co.

Bernard and Ellen Loposer

Union Grove Association

John Marshall

Valley of Sun G. B. Church Payson, AZ

Riley and Violet Mathias

Webb Foundation Westwood G. B. Church Evansville, IN Whirlpool Foundation

Gerald and Martha McCormick Louie and Melba Medlin

t Paul and Freda Montgomery t Leland Morrison Claude Murray

The Benefactors - Individuals

Key Construction, Co., Inc.

David Patton

Anonymous (5)

Koch Foundation, Inc.

t Charles Phillips

Ray and Beth Barber

Liberty Association Ministries Board

Gary and Mary Phillips

Gary and Terry Barrett

Lilly Endowment Community

Robert Poinsett

Charles and Judy Brauser

Sarah Porter James and Kristina Pratt

Carl and Anne Hirsch

Cane Run G. B. Church

Claude and Connie Hopper Leon and Dorothy Howell

Central California Association of G. B.

Anthony and Sheri Huff

CINergy Foundation, Inc.

Scholarship Program

James and Jeanette Broshears

Dolly Jewel

Citizens National Bank

Lilly Endowment, Inc.

t George Brown

Leroy Jolly

Citizens State Bank

Cecil and Velda Cook

Lifetime Giving The Founders Circle $25,000 +

The Benefactors Circle $10,000 - $24,999

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James Crecelius

W. Wyatt and Betty Rauch Norm and Carlotta Reynolds

t Angelo and Diana Sablan

Bedford Federal Savings Bank

James River Corp.

Schultheis Insurance

James A. Holt Charitable

Shady Grove G. B. Church Poole, KY

Foundation, Inc.

Virginia Schulz

Bedford Urban Enterprise Assoc.

Jerry Aigner Construction, Inc.

Juanita Scoggan

Bethlehem G. B. Church Ft. Branch, IN

Judge Nixon Scholarship

Russell and Vera Scott Kenneth Seebode Robert Shaw Stephen and Shirley Shields Alma Shufflebarger Joseph and Jenny Smith Gary Sorgius Randall “Skip” Spence Charles and Sharon Strickland

t Ada Taylor Alan Jay and Rachel Thompson

t Arthur Tichenor

Black River G. B. Church Buehler’s Buy-Low

Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel, Inc.

Chaffee Public School Foundation

Lawrence County Tourism

CIC Foundation


Citizens’ Sch. Foun. of America

Lehigh Cement Company

City of Bedford, Indiana

Liberty Association of General Baptists

Coca-Cola Refreshments Dell Scholarship Duke Energy Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Federation of American Consumers and Travelers

James Tomlin

Ford Motor Company Fund

Donald and Nelda Townsend

Garvinwood G. B. Church Evansville, IN

Paul Wade

t Charles and Carol Jean Weir Richard and t Donna Whiting t Elmon Whitledge David and Judy Whitten

t Vern Whitten

Gibson County Visitors/Tourism Bureau Gibson County Farm Bureau Co-Op Glen Meadows Development Co., LLC Gravel Ridge G. B. Church - North Little Rock, AR

Richard and Lindy Wilder

Gray Cemetery Trust

R. Frank and Gracie Williams

Growth Industries

L. Ray and

Hansen Corporation

t Altha Lou Winkler t G.L. Yeager t Joy and Wilma Yeager The Benefactors - Corporations Alcoa Foundation AmBank Indiana, N.A. Arrington Prairie G. B. Church Wayne City, IL

Kimball Intl. Habig Foundation, Inc.

Carroll-Wyatt Scholarship Fund

Phyllis Tivey

Brenda Waddle

Kappa Kappa Kappa - East Gibson

Harrison County Community Foundation Herald G. B. Church - Modesto, CA Holt Masonic Children’s Home Howell G. B. Church - Evansville, IN IBM International Foundation Indicom Integra Bank Corp.

Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation

Jack R. Kinkel & Son, AIA Architects

Baseball Office of the Commissioner

James A. Holt Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Madisonville 1st G. B. Church Madisonville, KY Midwest Merger Management, LLC Mt. Carmel G. B. Church Mt. Carmel, IL Mt. Olive G. B. Church - Dale, IN National Collegiate Athletic Association New Hope G.B. Church Edwardsville, IL

Sharrett Automotive, Inc.

Jerry Aigner Construction, Inc

Shoals Dollars For Scholars

New Hope G. B. Church Edwardsville, IL

South Gibson Dollars for Scholars

Oakland City University Foundation

State Farm Companies Foundation

Webb Foundation

Sugar Tree G. B. Church Dexter, MO

The Stewards Circle - Individuals

Sunny Vale

Anonymous (2)

G. B. Church - Malden, MO

Michael and Mary Atkinson

Syndicate Sales, Inc.

Brian and Jamie Baker

Telephone Switching Supply, Inc.

Ray and Beth Barber

Tennyson G. B. Church - Tennyson, IN

Robert Bean

The Herald-Times/The Times-Mail

Ronnie and Sandra Black

Toyota Motor Engineering

Charles and Judy Brauser

Union G.B. Association Camp Clark

Caroline Bromley

United of IN Home Mission Board

Phillip and Sharen Buyher

UPS Foundation Corporate Headquarters

Larry and Alta Davis

Vectren Corporation

Lori Delong Wallace and Kathy Duncan

North Friendship

Welborn Baptist Foundation, Inc.

G. B. Church - Lynnville, IN

Winslow G. B. Church - Winslow, IN

Oak Grove G. B. Church Oakland City, IN

The Leaders Circle - Individuals

Norma Graham

Old National Trust Company

Anonymous (1)

Jeff Gray

Omaha G. B. Church - Omaha, IL

Jerry and Pamela Aigner

Otter Creek

C. William and Angela Blackburn

G. B. Church - Boonville, IN

Wayne and Edna Brumfield

First G.B. Church - Owensboro, KY

Dewey and Charlcie Burden

First G.B. Church - Owensville, IN

Cecil and Velda Cook

Pepsi Cola Company of Vincennes

John and Gail Dunn

Permanent Federal Savings Bank

t Olen & Inez Pumphrey

Pioneer College Caterers

Tom and Suzanne Raper

Pleasant Mound

Judy Phillips

Alice Evans Brian Evans

Chris Grayson Frank and Caroline Gullic Kenneth and Betty Hall William Hasselbrinck Bill Hoover C. Dean and Kimberly Hopper Theodore and Amelia Hunley Leroy Jolly Gary and Kristy Jossa

The Leaders Circle - Corporations

Charles and Rita Knight

Coca-Cola Refreshments

Carl Mayberry

General Baptist Foundation

Gerald and Martha McCormick

Providence G. B. Church - Cisne, IL

German American Bank

Donald and Evelyn McDonald

Scholarship America

Hopper Heritage Foundation

G. B. Church - Bismarck, IL Pleasant View G. B. Church Wood River, IL

Annual Giving The Leaders Circle $10,000 +

The Stewards Circle $1,000 - $9,999

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Honor Roll of Donors William and Frances McMillen

Doniphan Senior High School

Todd Mosby

Escalade Sports

James and Rae Murray


Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders, LLP

James and Jeanette Broshears

Angie Denu

George Broy

Vernon and T. Delores Deutsch

Exxonmobil Foundation

The Patrons Circle - Individuals

Patti Buchta

Daniel and Joyce Ditzer

Brenda Nash

General Baptist Women’s

Anonymous (5)

Jarrod Bulleit

Andy Dixon

Joanne Parke

Ministries, Inc.

Joseph and Gayle Adams

Don and Donna Burroughs

Bob and Norma Doane

Dan and Janet Parrish

Graceland Baptist Church New Albany, IN

Rodger Adkinson

Wade Burton

Raymond and Marie Doud

Peggy Albin

Terry and Nancy Byrns

Billie and Ruby Duncan

Brad Altstadt

Norma Callis

Leland and Ruth Duncan

Jeanne Angermeier

Walter and Tammy Carnahan

James and Rita Dunlap

Patrick and Brenda Arnold

Joyce Carpenter

Thomas Durall

Jon Austin

Robert and Inez Carr

Stanley Durham

Jim and Kim Baker

Elmer and Birdie Chancellor

Jerry and Evelyn Eades

Larry and Chiquita Baker

Tim and Peggy Chancellor

Jack and Evelyn Eberhardt

Dwight Barker

Kenneth and Peggy Christy

Gary Edmiston

Charlotte Barnard

Lewis and Frances Clark

Dan Egierski

Mary Jo Barnard

Norma Clark

Michael and Darlene Elaman

George and Mary Barnes

Charles and R. Sharon Clark

Robin Embry

Gary and Terry Barrett

Steve and Kelly Clymer

Ashley Engler

Mary Jean Barrett

John and Carolyn Cochren

Terry and Marilyn Enlow

Robert Batdorf

Randy Coleman

Keith Erickson

Carrie Bellamy

Ronald Conner

Tony and Becky Eskew

Charles and Martha Bellamy

Wilford and Lewanna Copeland

Regino and Jane Espitia

Jack and Betty Benjamin

Doyle Corlew

Joseph and Mary Evans

Reba Benson

Joyce Crabtree

R. Ed Farhar

Jeffrey and Jan Bettag

Michael and Martha Crafton

Christopher Farley

Joe and Jane Black

Dana Craig

Andrea Farr

Jan Blackburn

William and Phyllis Crecelius

Corrado Federico

Scholarship America

Dwight and Brenda Bland

Jeff Crowe

Chris and Dawna Fischer

The Stewards Circle - Corporation

Shoals Dollars

Kevin Bonnet

Henry and Faye Cruz

Brandon Fletcher

Aldersgate United Methodist Church - Evansville, IN

For Scholars

Thelma Boyer

Todd and Tonya Culley

T. Ray and Maddie Fletcher

Brenda Curtis

Carl and Linda Fowler

Central California Association of G. B.

State Farm Companies Foundation Sunny Vale G. B. Church Malden, MO

Gary Braunecker Mikel Breeden

Wendell and Linda Daugherty

Iona Froman

Toyota Motor Engineering

Bill Davis

Gene Fuelling

Chaffee Public School Foundation

William Breeden

Union G.B. Association - Camp Clark

Grahame Brind

David Davis

Anthony Gabriel

Community Foundation Alliance, Inc.

Vectren Foundation

Roger Davis

Terry and Nancy Gehlhausen

Community Foundation of Crawford County

Lois Brink Frederick and Jan Brittain

James and Debra Deckard

Charles and Jean Glasgow

Vivian Bromm

Tony Deffendall

Eva Glassford

Vern and Susan Partenheimer Earl and Brenda Penrod Mike and Jill Poehlein James and Kristina Pratt Dino Raso W. Wyatt and Betty Rauch Norm and Carlotta Reynolds Jerry and Linda Royalty

t Angelo and Diana Sablan Michael and Mary Sandifar Frank and Judy Schultheis Barbara Shepard Alma Shufflebarger Robert Stead Charles and Sharon Strickland J. Mike and Kathryn Trotter Kenneth and Michelle-Marcotte Vick

t James and Darlene Whitledge Donald and Mary Ann Wilder Curtis and Pauletta Yarbrough Robert and Ruth Yeager

t Joy and Wilma Yeager

Dean Bosler’s

Greene County Foundation Health & Hospital Corporation Impressions Printing, Inc. Indianapolis Power & Light Jack R. Kinkel & Son, AIA Architects Judge Nixon Scholarship Kimball Hospitality Ladies Aux. of VFW Post 3127 Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel, Inc Luzerne G. B. Church - Greenville, KY Mt. Carmel G. B. Church National Office National Office Furniture North Lawrence Community School Foundation, Inc. OmniSource Optimist Club of Jasper, Inc. Paoli Incorporated Pleasant Hope G. B. Church Calhoun, KY

Willis & Company

The Patrons Circle $100 - $999

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Francis Goedde

John Hochstetler

James and Linda Lindauer

John Miller

Aaron Reynolds

Harry Goerlitz

Eldon and Ann Hopkins

Dustin Lindsey

Robert and Carolyn Mitchell

Gregory and Charlotte Ritchie

Kevin Goldman

Dave Horner

Carolyn Listner

Laura Mohr

Arvin Roberson

Dottye Gonser

David and Heather Hose

David and Julie Litton

Carl Montgomery

Thomas and Terry Roberts

Ruth Goodnight

Charles and Rose Mary Hoten

Dave Loewenstein

James Morris

Cecil and Lois Robertson

Gregory and Susan Goodson

Anthony and Sheri Huff

Angie Luebbehusen

Rudy Moser

Rick Robertson

C. Keith and Saundra Gore

Terry and Donna Hughes

Dolus Luff

Dick and Dewania Murray

Joan Robinson

Janna Graves

Keith and Patricia Hunt

Ritchie and Paula Luker

Michael and Doris Murray

Marvin Roeder

Cecil and Betty Green

Bradley and Cathy Hussung

Greg Lykins

Brent and Cassidy Nalley

Elizabeth Rogers

Max Green

Marion and Janet James

Carolyn Malin

John Nally

James Rogier

Shannon Green

Peggy Jenkins

Maurice and Marilou Mann

Bonnie Nash

Marc Rogier

Eleanor Groom

Ryan Jenner

Douglas and Rita Marczak

Beth Nellist

Thomas and Charlene Rosenfeld

Darrell Hacker

Janice Jochim

Bernard and Linda Marley

Billy Newton

Chris and Kelly Rowland

Carl and Cleda Haley

Dorral Johnson

Lewis Marr

Jake Newton

Kelsey Rowland

Charles Hall

Ora and Wanda Johnson

Stuart and Gloria Mason

Steve and Sandra Nixon

James and Jolee Ruggles

Nathaniel Hall

William Johnson

Ivan Mason

N. Elaine Norrick

Jon Ruthenburg

Margaret Hamann

James Jones

Mark Mason

Edwin Nurrenbern

Daniel and Kathy Ryan

S. Creighton and Helen Hampton

Philip Jones

Michael Mason

Rex O’Neal

Beverly Sandefur

Mark Hanslanger

R. A. Jones

Keith Masterson

M. Austin and Kathryn Odom

Bob and Billie Sakel

Brian and Debbie Harmon

Virginia Jones

Joe Mayer

E. Leo and E. June Perkins

Joseph Scanlan

Dawn Harmon

Chad and Charity Julian

Brenda McAllister

Jarmon and Patricia Perkins

Edward and Bonnie Schanda

Larry and Beverly Sue Harper

Roger Kaiser

Todd McConnell

Gene Pflug

Royce and Joanne Schanda

Donald and Patsy Harris

Butch and Kati Keeney

Marie McCord

Larry Pflug

H. Tom and M. Cathy Schirr

Lloyd and Cristie Harry

Larry Kemp

James McEntarfer

Ray and Jill Phelps

Henry and Karen Schleter

Norman Hartig

C. Denver and Anna Kennedy

Margie McIntyre

Gary and June Phillips

Jacob and Devon Schlottman

Mike Harville

Steve Kimbro

Lisa McKamey

Gary and Mary Phillips

John Schneider

J. Mitch Haskins

Dennis and Phyllis Knaack

Danny and Lola McQuay

Glenn and Holly Pillow

James and Kathryn Schum

Donald and Hilda Hazelton

Chuck Krieg

Rebecca Meece

William Ping

Lavina Schwartz

Eric Head

Debbie Kunkler

Ryne Meece

Shirley Pinnick

William and Juanita Scoggan

Roger and Ilene Heckler

Donald and Carol LaGrange

Kurt and Jessica Mehringer

Robert Poinsett

Billy and Naomi Secoy

Steven and Judy Heidorn

Troy Land

Scott Meinema

Tim Powers

Kenneth Seebode

Steve and Kimberly Heldt

G. Richard and Helen Lankford

Glenn and Alice Menke

James Price

Steve Seiver

Richard and Cynthia Helton

C. Glen and Betty Lashley

Julie Menke

Jerry and Janet Putman

Ian Sell

L. Paul and Mildred Henager

Brandi Laskowitz

Melvin and Janice Menke

Douglas and Donna Rademacher

S. R. Sera

Billy and Patsy Henderson

Robert and Constance Laubscher

Howard and Lou Meuche

Floyd and Lois Raisor

Roger and Robin Sermersheim

Donald and Evelyn Hendrickson

David and G. Ramona Lennen

David and Vera Middleton

Jarvis and Barbara Reed

Aaron Settles

Kellen Higginson

Thomas Leuze

Curtis Miller

Richard and Jane Reed

Rick and Pam Shamblin

This Annual Report recognizes the individuals, corporations, government agencies and foundations that have financially invested in Oakland City University from January 1, 2011–December 31, 2011. The benefactors listed in the report are enabling Oakland City University guided by its General Baptist heritage, to maintain and strengthen intellectual, spiritual, physical and social development that are central to its Mission.

In this report, we acknowledge with gratitude all who have contributed to the financial wellbeing of Oakland City University in the past calendar year. All financial contributions are included in this report. While we have made every possible effort to ensure the accuracy of this report, we apologize in advance for any inadvertent misspelling or omissions. Please inform us of any errors by calling (812) 749-1228 so that we can correct our records and properly acknowledge your gift in the future publication. Page 10

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Honor Roll of Donors


Wayne Sharp

Robert and Monica Thacker

L. Ray Winkler

Camp Oxford

First G. B. Church - Princeton, IN

Robert Shaw

Alan Thompson

J. D. Woods

Carroll-Wyatt Scholarship Fund

Dawn Shields

Bruce Thompson

Michael Worrell

Casino Aztar

First United Methodist Church Ft. Branch, IN

Stephen and Shirley Shields

Lisa Thompson

Jacqueline Yokel

Doug Shipman

Jack and Jane Tichenor

Charles Young

Centerpoint G. B. Church Hendersonville, TN

Betty Shirley

Al and Jeanne Tieken

David Young

Carol Shoulders

Phyllis Tivey

Phil Young

Kevin and Kristen Sigman

Joe and Janice Todrank

Jack Simmons

Donald and Nelda Townsend

Jesse Simmons

Thomas and Linda Traylor

Santford and Rosene Singleton

Fox & Hound English Pub

Chevron Humankind Match Gift Program

Francisco G. B. Church Francisco, IN

Chick-fil-A Eastland Mall

French Lick Springs Resort

The Patrons Circle - Corporations

Chick-fil-A Crosspoint

Gander Mountain

Agri-Tech Seed Service

Clarion Inn and Conference Center

German American Bank

Alford United Methodist Church Petersburg, IN

Club Tabby


James and Sarah Trentham

Goebel Farms

William and Marilyn Slatton

D. Dean Trivitt

All Star Rentals

Community Foundation Partnership, Inc.

John and Gladys Sloan

Amy Tschappler

All-Star Video and Tanning

Crown Plaza Hotel

David Smith

Mary Tubbs

Ameren Missouri

CVS Pharmacy

Richard Smith

Gary Van Winkle

American Legion Baseball Post 5

Delta Theta Tau Sorority

Jason Spears

Melvin and Shari Vaughn

Amore Pizza

Denny’s Auto

Eddie Lee and Gail Spence

John and Tamyra Verheul

Apostolic Bible

Diamond Photography

Carolyn Spitler

Brenda Waddle

Church, Inc.

Brett Stahl

Eric and Deitra Walden

Applebees Restaurant

Duvalls Chapel G. B. Church Greenville, KY

John Stahl

Winford Walker

Harold Stallion

Thomas and Mary Lou Walls

Arrington Prairie G. B. Church Wayne City, IL

Thomas Steczyk

James and Susan Walters

Carletta Steele

Golf Etc. Golf Plus Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Indiana Scholarship Board, Inc. Grass Masters Sod Farm Gray Cemetery Trust Gray’s Garage

Dye’s Gym

Grayson Funeral Home

Eads & Son

Hall, Partenheimer & Kinkle

Backyard Living & Fence

Bulldozing, Inc.

Henderson Country Club

Barr-Reeve Scholar Found.

Embassy Suites Indianapolis

Herald G. B. Church - Modesto, CA

Dan Watson

t Charles and Jean Weir

Bauer’s Grove Bauerhaus

Encore Hotels of Princeton, LLC

Holiday Inn

Del and Norma Steinhart

Brian Welp

Beech Creek Farms, Inc.

Enon G. B. Church - Princeton, IN

Hooters Restaurant

Jerry and Judith Stilwell

Carolyn Weng

European Sports

Charles and Carolyn White

Evansville Ice Men

Indiana Furniture Industry

James Stump

Best One Tire and Auto Service Princeton, IN

Hudson Office

John and Kathy Stroud

T. H. White

Evansville Urban Enterprise Association

Jasper Engines & Transmissions

Chelsea Sullivan

Best One Tire and Auto Service Vincennes, IN

Elizabeth Sullivan

Ishmael Whitney

Bethalto Knights of Columbus

Expressway Dodge

Jay C Food Stores

Kenneth Sullivan

David and Barbara Whitten

F&M Blg. & Home Sup.

Shirley Super

Bradley and Angie Wibbeler

Bethesda Baptist Church & Schools Inc.

Fairfield Inn

Joines Chapel G. B. Church Elkton, KY

Andy Sutton

Betty Jean Wilgus

Bradley and Sheila Swain

Elvis and Mary Lou Wilson

Farmers and Mechanics Fed Savings and Loan

Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc Oakland City, IN

John and Jane Swain

James and Pat Wilson Joseph and Helen Wilson

Bonefish Grill

Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc. Linton, IN

Dave Swan

Fellowship G. B. Church Poplar Bluff, MO

Shane and Nancy Wilson

Broshears Real Estate & Insurance

Fire Master

Kemper CPA Group

Fran Swartzentruber

Steven and Karen Winberry

Buchead Management

First Farmers Bank and Trust

Koberstein Rental & Sales Inc

Jerry Sweeney

Cambridge Golf Course

First G. B. Church - Rector, AR

KP Underwriting, LLC

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Bethlehem G. B. Church - Whitewater, MO Bloomfield State Bank

Jasper Group

KTM Management, LLC

PJJT Distributors

Sugar Bakers

t J. Michael Donahue

L & J Investments, Inc.

Pleasant View G. B. Church Risco, MO

Tennyson G. B. Church Tennyson, IN

John and Gail Dunn

Ponderosa Steak House

The Fresh Market

First G.B. Church - Poplar Bluff, MO

The Graceful Lady

Powell G. B. Church - Norris City, IL

The Heralds, Inc.

Powers Motor

The Westin Memphis Beal Street

Parts, Inc.

Todd’s Furniture

Princeton Broadcasting Co, Inc

Tower Heights

Princeton Country Club

Church of God - Princeton, IN

Lighthouse Recovery Center Linton Rotary Club Linton Stockton School Corporation Longhorn Steakhouse Mackey Salem United Methodist - Mackey, IN Maple Grove G. B. Church - Scottsville, KY

Princeton Furniture Mart

Tuesday Morning

Men’s Warehouse

Providence G. B. Church - Cisne, IL

United G. B. Church - Evansville, IN

Midwest Eye Consultants

Quality Tool and Supply

Veolia Environmental Services

Montana Mike’s Steakhouse


Via Media

Mt. Gilead G. B. Church Dexter, MO

Red Robin Restaurant

Vincennes Golf Course

Rolling Hills Country Club

Vinnie’s Ohio River Log Cabins

Ruby and Gib Strate Family


National Collegiate Athletic Association

Foundation, Inc.

West Clark Community Schools

Sheaco, Inc.


New Day Creations

Shiremans Farm Market

Air and Water

New Home G. B. Church Poplar Bluff, MO

Show-Me’s - Pearl Dr. Evansville, IN

Winslow Aerie No. 2646

New Home G. B. Church Mt. Vernon, IL

Show-Me’s - Morgan Center Evansville, IN

New Hope G. B. Church Fairfield, IL

Shyler’s Bar-B-Que Silas Kyle Sims Foundation

New Life Church of the Nazarene Princeton, IN

The 1885 Legacy Circle

Smith Jewelry

Anonymous (1)

South Gibson Dollars for Scholars

Brian and Jamie Baker

Mt. Pisgah G. B. Church Winslow, IN

North Friendship G. B. Church Lynville, IN North Haven G. B. Church - Evansville, IN

t Florence Barnett Joe and Jane Black

Oak Grove G. B. Church Oakland City, IN

Sports Marketing International, Inc. Sports Supply Group Spurgeon G. B. Church Spurgeon, IN

Office Depot Old National Bank

YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

South Spencer School Corporation Scholarship Sports Facilities Organization Hall of Fame

Oakland City Ministerial Assocation

Yankee Candle

South Point Hotel and Spa

North Liberty Association

First G.B. Church - Oakland City, IN

Winslow G. B. Church - Winslow, IN

Overtime, Inc.

St. Johns United Church of Christ - Boonville, IN

Peace Fellowship

Steve Sevier Construction

t Frieda Ellison

t Madelyn Myers t Doyle Oursler t Edward Owen

Fred Estheimer

Helen Welch Painter

Francisco Estrada

t Presley and t Paula Pendergrass t Eloise Peugeot

t Dorothy Evans t Glenn Finch t Olive Forbes t Sarah Fraser t Hester Furman t Edward Glenn t Alvin Graper t Jeanette Gray t Margaret Guard t John Edward Gudgel John W. Gwaltney

t Weldon X. Hall, Jr. Gary and t Margaret Earl Harper John Haskins

t Imel Pride t Jennie Pride t Maurice Pride t Jeanette Rauscher t Helen Reed t Kenneth Reed Veradine Reynolds

t Eva Smith t Rose Ann Smith t Olive Smith t Louese Spradley t Claribel Talley

t Barbara Horstmeyer t Charles and Isabel Hoskinson t Virgil Hunt

Jack and Jane Tichenor

Ron Johnson

t Wilma Wilder t Lorene Williams

Leroy Jolly

t Robert Kelley t Ollie and t Jane Latch t Charles Lentz t Anro Lessheim t George Malone

t O.W. Barry t Gail Bradbury t George Brinegar t Goeble Bunch

Maurice and

t Ann Irene Cornwell

t Harold and t Mary McCord

Amel Cox

Chris McFail

t John Culbertson t Oma Daugherty

Freda Montgomery

Larry and Alta Davis

t Alice Morlock

Planned Giving The 1885 Legacy Circle Gift Annuities Life Insurance Trust Bequest Property/Life Rights

Gary L. Phillips

t C. Kightly Trippet Paul Waggoner

R. Frank Williams

t Lovie Wiseman

Marilou Mann

t May Mason Alonzo McBride

t A.E. McKenney

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Growing in His service

Endowment Scholarships Professor Emma Anderson Endowment Scholarship

Barbara Hortsmeyer Endowment Scholarship

Endowment Scholarship

Alumni Endowment Scholarship

Charles & Isabel Hoskinson Endowment Scholarship

Orville Pratt Endowment Scholarship

Claude L. Atkins Endowment Scholarship

W. Anthony & Sheri Huff Endowment Scholarship

Jennie M. Pride Endowment Scholarship

Arthur & Zell Baker Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Virgil Hunt Endowment Scholarship

Dr. Olen & Inez Pumphrey Endowment Scholarship

Neva Barnard Endowment Scholarship

Lennie Hunt Johnson Endowment Scholarhsip

The Religious Studies Endowment Scholarship

Dr. Gary Barrett Endowment Scholaship

Jamaica Youth Missions Endowment Scholarship

Jeannette E. & Mildred Rauscher Endowment Scholarship

Ruby & Edgar Baum Endowment Scholarship

Paul B. Johnson Endowment Scholarship

Randolph/Hargraves Endowment Scholarship

Bethesda General Baptist Endowment Scholarship

Professor William Jordan Endowment Scholarship

C.R. Richardson Endowment Scholarship

Lawrence Black Endowment Scholarship

Marlin Kell Endowment Scholarship

Dr. L.O. Roberts Endowment Scholarship

Bryce & Opal Bottom Endowment Scholarship

Robert S. Kelley and Weldon X. Hall, Jr.

Cyrstal Jone Roland Endowment Scholarship

Ella Mayhall Bradbury Music Endowment Scholarship

Endowment Scholarship

Fred & Helen Rumble Endowment Scholaship

Cane Run General Baptist Church Endowment Scholarship

Dr. Kenneth R. Kennedy Endowment Scholarship

Jose & Delores Sablan Endowment Scholarship

Wm. P. & May Cockrum Dearing Scholarship Fund

Adolph and Jamae Lacy Endowment Scholarship

Margery Settle Endowment Scholarship

Lt. William Randall Crecelius Endowment Scholarship

Dr. Ollie and Jane Latch Endowment Scholarship

Dr. Carl Shepard Endowment Scholarship

Christy Park General Baptist Church Endowment Scholarship

William Ledgerwood Endowment Scholarship

Willis B. Simpson Endowment Scholarship

Davis/Phillips Endowment Scholarship

Arno Lessheim Endowment Scholarship

Dr. Olive Smith Endowment Scholarship

Wm. C. & Edythe Dearing Scholarship Fund

The Liberty Association Endowment Scholarship

R.B. Smith Endowment Scholarship

Coach Delbert Disler Endowment Scholarship

Lone Oak Endowment Scholarship

Louese Spradley Endowment Scholarship

Mamie Dufford Endowment Scholarship

Ron Malin Student Support Services Endowment Scholarship

Benoni Stinson Endowment Scholarship

Thomas H. & Beatrice Colvin Dunning Endowment Scholarship

Harold and Mary McCord Family Endowment Scholarship

Lois Tichenor Endowment Scholarship

Edward Glenn Endowment Scholarship

Maxine & Stephen E. Medlin Endowment Scholarship

Rosalia T. Torres Endowment Scholarship

Lillian K. Ehlbert Endowment Scholarship

Mildred Vaughn Endowment Scholarship

Townsend Endowment Scholarship

Frieda Jordan & William T. Ellison Endowment Scholarship

James E. & Alice Morlock Endowment Scholarship

C. Kightly Trippet Endowment Scholarship

H.C. or Dorothy Evans Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Michael Musgrave Endowment Scholarship

The Union Grove Association Endowment Scholarship

First G.B. Church of Chino Endowment Scholarship

Lesta & Howard R. Miller Scholarship Fund

Michael R. Vire Endowment Scholarship

Thomas H. & Beatrice Colvin Dunning Endowment Scholarship

Paul Montgomery Endowment Scholarship

Richard & Charlotte Wasson Endowment Scholarship

The Finch Endowment Scholarship

OCU Alumni Athletic Endowment Scholarship

The Webb Foundation Endowment Scholarship

Frances Borders West Memorial Scholarship

Professor J.H. Oxford Endowment Scholarship

Carolyn Weng Endowment Scholarship

Lonnie E. & Sara Elizabeth Fraser Endowment Scholarship

Dr. William I. Painter Endowment Scholarship

Virgil Whaley Endowment Scholarship

Cecil H. & Wanda Gladish Endowment Scholarship

Paula Pendergrass Endowment Scholarship

Dr. Edward A. White Endowment Scholarship

George Gomer Endowment Scholarship

Dr. Presley Pendergrass Endowment Scholarship

Vern Whitten Endowment Scholarship

James Montgomery Gordon Endowment Scholarship

Eloise Mack Peugeot Endowment Scholarship

Ira M. & Lela Mae Wilder Endowment Scholarship

T. Hammons Endowment Scholarship

Dr. Jerry Phillips Endowment Scholarship

Donald K. & Mary Ann Wilder Endowment Scholarship

Marietta C. Hasselbrinck Endowment Scholarship

Opal Phillips Endowment Scholarship

Winsett-Riggle Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Heathman Family Scholarship

Orlan & Margery Phillips Endowment Scholarship

Joy Yeager Endowment Scholarship

Dorothy Cockrum Heldt Endowment Scholarship

Dr. Dale Porter Endowment Scholarship

Hope, Swartz, Williams Endowment Scholarship

Lynden R. Pride, Nona, & Earther Fritz

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A MESSAGE from the DIRECTOR of Advancement Blessings from the campus of Oakland City University! Have you ever heard the story of a man named Zacchaeus who went looking for Jesus? The Bible tells us: He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. All who saw it began to grumble and said, “he has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.” Zacchaeus stood there and said to the lord, “look, half of my possessions, lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” Then Jesus said to him, “today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the son of man came to seek out and to save the lost.” – Luke 19:1-10 Zacchaues wanted to see Jesus. He wanted to talk with Jesus and see if his life could be changed. By pledging all that he had and pledging to make right the sins of his past, he committed his life to living for God.

On behalf of OCU students, I say thank you for pledging to support our mission of being a faith-based learning community. Oakland City University is a place that is different from many colleges and universities across America. We believe that our university is sharing the message of Christ’s love while providing quality higher education. I am excited to be part of a place that is reaching out to today’s Zacchaeuses and I know you are, as well. Countless stories have affirmed that Oakland City University is fulfilling its calling to educate and equip: the head, the heart, and the hands.

May God richly bless you,

Brian J. Baker ’99, ‘03 Director of Development/ Advancement P.S. – Online gifts are always appreciated and can be made at

board of trustees 2012-2013 Mr. Jerry Aigner ‘69 President/Owner Aigner Construction Boonville, IN Rev. Ron Black ‘69 General Baptist Minister Poplar Bluff, MO Mr. Bill Blackburn (Vice-Chairman) Former Senior Vice President and CFO Three Rivers Electric Henderson, KY Mrs. Edna Brumfield ‘68 Retired Teacher and Former Business Owner Ft. Myers, FL

Mr. Harold Calloway State Farm Insurance Agent Evansville, IN Rev. Cecil Cook Retired General Baptist Pastor Edwardsville, IL Dr. Wally Duncan ‘78 Attorney Duncan & Pierce Attorneys at Law Poplar Bluff, MO Mrs. Kelly Hopper ‘87 Retired Airline Industry Oakland City, IN Dr. W. Anthony Huff ‘05 Owner, Huff Farms, Inc. Louisville, KY

Dr. Lindel Hume ‘01 Indiana State Senator Princeton, IN Dr. H. Dean Jaggers ‘97 Retired General Baptist Pastor Dade City, FL Dr. Ora Johnson ’71, ‘96 Retired General Baptist Pastor Evansville, IN Mrs. Eddie Marie Julian ‘63 Owner, Beckles Candy & Gift Shop Modesto, CA Mr. Gerald McCormick Retired – Ford Motor Company Hendersonville, TN

Rev. William G. McMillen ‘88 Pastor Gurnee, IL Mrs. Brenda Nash Retired Government Employee Tahlequah, OK Mr. Alan Nass Owner/Director Nass & Son Funeral Home Huntingburg, IN Dr. Holly Dunn Pendleton ‘08 Former Director of Holly’s House Evansville, IN Mr. Frank J. Schultheis Weissman Insurance, Inc. Newburgh, IN

Rev. Michael Trotter ‘81 General Baptist Pastor Hendersonville, TN Mrs. Darlene Underwood ‘99 (Secretary) CPA Mt. Carmel, IL Dr. Curtis C. Yarbrough ’67, ‘96 (Chairman) General Baptist Pastor Madisonville, KY

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Our Mission

Oakland City University is a Christian faith-based learning community dedicated to the enhancement of intellectual, spiritual, physical and social development for positive leadership.


To become a leading faith-based university that provides a Christian learning environment preparing students for service.

138 North Lucretia Street l Oakland City, Indiana 47660 (812) 749-1228




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