to Faculty Gallery. A
few years ago FC added a Faculty Gallery in the new addition
of the Chatlos Library to honor retired faculty members who
had taught at least 15 years at FC. In a formal ceremony May
17 my photo was added as the 23rd faculty member to be so honored.
The wall includes James R. Cope, Homer Hailey, Clinton D. Hamilton,
Bob F. Owen, Melvin Curry and others who are well-known to former
students. Pictured (left to right): Buddy Payne, Dean; Elizabeth
Jenkins; Ferrell Jenkins; Colly Caldwell, President.
was a genuine pleasure to have my family present to see me "framed"
and "hung" in the Faculty Gallery. Stan and Terri are
on the left. Ferrell, Jr. and Johnna are on the right.
retired in 1999 and Almon Williams, long-time history professor
retired in 2000. The administration graciously switched the portraits
of Almon and Elizabeth so that our portraits could be adjacent.
Elizabeth stands to the left of her portrait and Ferrell, Jr.
and Stanley stand to the right of my photo. The four of us earned
the Associate in Arts degree at Florida College. Elizabeth completed
the BS and MA degrees at the University of South Florida. Ferrell,
Jr. completed his work at Western Kentucky University; Stan at
the University of South Florida. I earned the Certificate of Achievement
in Bible at FC and the Master of Arts in New Testament at the
Harding University Graduate School of Religion.
Three Lovely Women of My Life.
Here our portraits are flanked by Elizabeth on the left and Johnna
and Terri on the right.
in Historic Sutton Hall.
About 120 of my Florida College associates were present for a wonderful
meal and evening. President Caldwell, Dean Payne and Professor Ray
Hinds made presentations. Dean Petty announced the intention to
publish a festschrift on the Gospel of John in the spring of 2002.
Elizabeth and I were married in Sutton Hall in 1954. Stan and Terri
were married there in 1994. Ferrell, Jr. and Johnna were married
in Hutchinson Auditorium 1991.
Chairs. Melvin Curry, left, served as chair of the Biblical
Studies department at Florida College for between 15 and 20 years
after the retirement of Homer Hailey. Ferrell Jenkins served in
that role for the past 10 years. Dan Petty (center) has been chosen
as the new chair of the department.