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2011 Alumni Awards Recipients
The Toccoa Falls Alumni Association acknowledges outstanding individuals each year at Homecoming who have distinguished themselves through their service and commitment to Christ as Christian lay people, or for outstanding athletic achievement while at Toccoa Falls College. This recognition and award program is the Alumni Association’s most visible way of acknowledging the measure of personal achievement that is the hallmark of Toccoa Falls College.
Cheryl has made education her vocation and life’s ministry since she graduated from Toccoa Falls College in 1972. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education, she went on to earn her Master’s in Education from Clemson University. Except for a couple of years, Cheryl has been in the classroom teaching pre-school and elementary age children.
She is well connected to TFC—her husband, daughter, two sisters, one brother, two nephews, five cousins, and an uncle attended either the Toccoa Falls Academy or the college. She is married to Ronald Green and they have two children and six grandchildren.
David graduated from Toccoa Falls College in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Education. He went on to earn his Master’s of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in 1972 and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary in 1990.
From 1972 to the present he has pastored churches in Virginia, Florida, Illinois, and Texas where he is currently serving. His vocational record along with his volunteerism efforts encompass many diverse areas—including teaching, moderating the Tampa Bay Baptist Association, chairing the Super Bowl XXXVIII Evangelism Project Committee, and appearing on Larry King Live with Max Lucado following the shuttle Columbia disaster.
David is married to Vivian (Rye) and they have three married daughters and six grandsons.
The Alumni Service Award is given to an individual (or couple) whose life-long service exemplifies and honors Christ and reflects positively on Toccoa Falls College.
This year’s recipients fit that bill—Melvin and Kathleen Carter. They served on the foreign mission field for over 35 years in Gabon, Guinea, and Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa. The Christian and Missionary Alliance recognized them for 50 years of service with the C&MA at Council this past May in Kansas City, Missouri.
Melvin worked at Toccoa Falls College as a development officer in the mid-1990s, and after retiring from the mission field, he went to work at Trinity College in Florida as vice president for Development. He is still there as Campus Chaplain and Assistant to the President for Donor Relations. Melvin and Kathleen remain dear friends of Toccoa Falls College!
Kent graduated from Toccoa Falls College in 1998 as an Early Childhood Education major. During his years here, he played and excelled in basketball. Following graduation, Kent worked as a carpenter, youth pastor, cabinet builder, project manager, and most recently in the recovery ministry where he has served for over nine years.
His former coach, Lance Martin, said he has never coached a more dedicated, hard-working individual than Kent.
He and his wife Kelly have been married thirteen years and have six children. Kent’s parents, Ed (1970) and Sharon (Wilson, 1973) Mangham are TFC alumni who served as missionaries to Hong Kong.
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