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The Alliance for AG Higher Education presents six awards to administrators and faculty

Distinguished Award Recipients

The Alliance for AG Higher Education gave "distinguished" awards to four faculty and two administrators serving at our schools at the Alliance awards luncheon, taking place during Assemblies of God General Council.

Also honored were the 23 faculty and administrators who have served for two decades or more in their positions. The distinguished awardees are voted on by members of their respective college board, and each awardee came forward to share a few highlights of working in higher education and thank their colleagues.


Distinguished Administrators


Dr. Gordon Anderson, North Central University President


Anderson has served as president since 1995, and for 14 years prior to his presidential role, he worked as a faculty member at NCU. For three years as a professor, Anderson also served on special assignment with AG Foreign Missions (1992-1995).


Mr. George Crawford, Evangel University VP for Business & Finance


From 1974 until 2013, Crawford has faithfully served Evangel University in his administrative role as a vice president.


Distinguished Educators


Dr. Leroy Bartel, Southwestern Assemblies of God University


Since 2004, Bartel has served as SAGU’s Dean in the College of Bible and Church Ministries. He has also worked in other leadership roles including Chair, Division of Church Ministries (1993-1996), and Dean of Students (1990-1992).


Dr. Joan Cargnel, Evangel University


Cargnel has taught in the Special Education and Graduate Studies program at EU since 1985. She was also VP for Student Development for six years (1992-1998).


Dr. James Hernando, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary


For over 20 years (1990-present), Hernando has taught New Testament at AGTS. He gained experience from Trinity Bible College, where he worked as an Instructor (1978-1986) and Chairman (1980-1986) in Biblical Studies.


Dr. Daniel Nelson, North Central University


Nelson currently serves NCU as Dean of College of Arts & Sciences (since 2011) and Director of School of Social & Behavioral Sciences (since 1998). He began his tenure at NCU as a professor in 1989.



Administrator — 20 Years


Southwestern Assemblies of God University


Dr. Paul Brooks


Educator — 25 Years


Assemblies of God Theological Seminary


Dr. Roger Cotton


Evangel University


  • Dr. Larry Dissmore
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Fletcher
  • Dr. Linda Ligate
  • Dr. Stan Maples
  • Dr. Nathan Nelson
  • Dr. Michael Tenneson


Southwestern Assemblies of God University


  • Dr. Robert Maples
  • Dr. Lloyd Uglow


Valley Forge Christian College


  • Mrs. Laura Brookins
  • Dr. Malcom Brubaker
  • Dr. William DeSanto
  • Dr. JoAnn Smith
  • Ms. Kathy Terragnoli


Educator — 35 Years


Evangel University


  • Rev. Dwight Colbaugh
  • Dr. Duane Huechteman
  • Mr. Gary Liddle
  • Mr. Steve Jenkins
  • Mr. Woodvall Moore
  • Dr. Eliezer Oyola
  • Dr. David Stair


Southwestern Assemblies of God University


Dr. Adonna Otwell

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