Bible and Theology Department Announces Award Recipients
SAGU’s Department of Bible and Theology recently announced its 2010 award recipients. Each year, the SAGU Bible & Theology faculty select students who exhibit the values of SAGU and Christ-like character in addition to meeting the qualifications specific to each award.
Kayla Reish from Craigville, Indiana, received the LeRoy R. Bartel Award for Biblical Studies. This award is given to the department’s outstanding student in Biblical Studies for the year. Dr. LeRoy R. Bartel has served SAGU for over twenty years and continues to serve as the Dean for the College of Bible and Church Ministries. Bartel’s name has become synonymous with courses such as Bible Study. The legacy of Bartel’s passion for excellence in biblical study is remembered through this award.
The 2010 John W. Wyckoff Award for Theological Studies goes to Ryan Ragozine from St. Clair Shores, Michigan, for his outstanding work in Theological Studies. The honor is conferred in the name of Dr. John W. Wyckoff, who has served SAGU for over thirty years and continues to serve as the Graduate Chair for Theological Studies in the Harrison School of Graduate Studies. This award remembers Wyckoff’s legacy and passion for theological excellence and Pentecostal distinction. Ragozine is also this year’s recipient of the award for Excellence in Greek Studies.
John Manguno received the award for Excellence in Hebrew Studies. A graduate student and SAGU staff member, Manguno is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana.
"One of the joys of the ministry of teaching is to watch students grow and excel in their respective fields,” commented Dr. Bruce Rosdahl, Bible & Theology Department Chair. “These recipients represent the ideals of the department, which encourages both academic excellence and ministry preparedness. They were chosen for the respect they garnered among the faculty and the way they distinguished themselves among their peers."