Dean Ken Armstrong receives lifetime achievement award

Wed, 2012-07-25 09:06 -- univcomm
Dr. Ken Armstrong, dean of the Falls School of Business at Anderson University was recently selected to receive the prestigious Richard C. Chewning Award from the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA). Widely regarded as a lifetime achievement award within the CBFA, the distinction honors persons who successfully integrate matters of faith, character and service into business practices, teaching, administration and scholarship.

“I am delighted to learn that the CBFA has chosen to honor Ken in this way,” said Dr. Carl Caldwell, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean. “Those of us who work along side Ken know of the dedication that he brings to his work and to his faith, and how intertwined these are in his life. It is gratifying to know that the CBFA has recognized these qualities that we have the privilege of seeing lived out on campus of Anderson University.”

The Richard C. Chewning Award was established by the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA) to perpetuate the passion and commitment toward integration of personal faith and business, modeled by Dr. Richard C. Chewning, author and professor emeritus of business at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Since the early days of the Christian Business Faculty Association, Dr. Richard Chewning has been at the front of the profession as a role model of servanthood, an intellectual colleague in scholarship, and an encouragement in leadership.

The award is given to an individual each year to reinforce and encourage those who are doing this well and to make their successes well known to colleagues, students, and to the world at large. Each year’s honoree receives a specially minted Chewning Award medallion attached to a satin ribbon and mounted in a velvet lined hardwood display box; a monetary award of $1,000; and a public tribute to his or her commitment to and accomplishments in integrating Biblical principles of personal faith and business practice.

Potential recipients are evaluated based upon their demonstrated commitment to the integration of the Christian faith in business through any of the four forms of scholarship: The scholarship of discovery, the scholarship of integration, the scholarship of application, or the scholarship of pedagogy. The announcement of each year's recipient is made at the annual conference of the Christian Business Faculty Association. The announcement includes documentation of the recipient’s commitment to and accomplishments in integration.

The Christian Business Faculty Association an organization of faculty members dedicated to integrating thinking, teaching and writing in business with Biblical truth. The CBFA mission is to progress in understanding, application and teaching of Biblical truth as it applies to the various disciplines in business. To that end the CBFA encourages thoughtful interaction among our members through the presentation of papers, panel discussions, conferences, informal interaction and through the publication of The Journal of Biblical Integration in Business.

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs of study in business education and theology.