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Dr. Carls Receives 2008 Alumni Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award

Nov 7, 2008
The Union University Alumni Association honored Dr. Stephen Carls, history department chair, with its Alumni Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award at the Homecoming chapel service on Friday, November 7, 2008. The Association presents the award annually to a faculty or staff member who has made significant contributions to his or her community, profession, and Union University. Dr. Carls has been on the faculty of Union University since 1983, and in Christian higher education as a full-time faculty member for close to 38 years. In addition, he has served as the faculty advisor to Union’s Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta since 1983 and held the post of department chair since 1990.


Mr. Gary Williams (center), Associate Vice President for University Relations and Alumni Services, introduces Dr. Stephen Carls (left) at the Homecoming chapel on November 7, 2008, as the recipient of the 2008 Alumni Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award. Dr. Hutson E. McCorkle, the 2008 recipient of the Distnguished Alumnus Award, is on the right.


Union University President Dr. David Dockery presents the Alumni Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award to Dr. Stephen Carls on November 7, 2008.


Dr. Stephen Carls expresses appreciation upon receiving the Alumni Dinstinguished Faculty/Staff Award at Union’s Homecoming chapel.


Dr. Stephen Carls and members of his family attend a Homecoming luncheon on November 7 honoring the Union University class of 1959 and alumni award winners.