Annual Alumni ASSOCIATION Awards
Every year the Alumni Council presents three awards to the alumni community of Nebraska Christian:
Distinguished Alumni in Ministry and in the Marketplace
These awards are given to those alumni who have shown service to the Kingdom both inside the local church, and in the marketplace.
Great Start Award
This award, newly added in 2015, is given to an alumnus who has demonstrated NCC's four values at a high level in their first year of ministry at a local church.
nebraska christian college
distinguished alumnus award
Presented by the Alumni Council
The purpose of this award shall be to recognize alumni of Nebraska Christian College for their achievements in their field (ministry or workplace) as outstanding Christians. It may be presented to any alumnus of NCC who supports Nebraska Christian publicly, philosophically, and with their resources.
The Distinguished Alumni Award shall be selected from the nominations by a committee appointed by the President of the Alumni Council.
This award may be presented annually (at the discretion of the Alumni Council) during the NCC Annual Homecoming. This presentation shall include a suitably engraved plaque bearing the seal of the Alumni Association.
Deadline for nominations is April 1, 2018
(If nominating more than one individual, please use separate forms)
Joel Burkum was introduced by his lifelong friend, Rich Milliken, and given the award by Jerry Beckenhauer, who represented the Nebraska Christian College Alumni Association.
Joel is the husband of Penni (Emrich), father to Taylor (wife, Paige), Graham (wife, Tara), Gabriel (fiancée, Mary Jane) and Perry (wife, Jill). Joel and Penni have four grandchildren (Nikolai, Rockwell, Harrison and Westley). He is the son of Lowell and Dixie Burkum. Joel is a 1981 graduate of NCC with a BA in Pastoral Ministry.
1974 Miss Ila B. Henning
1975 Richard Marshall
1976 Lowell Burkum
1978 Wayne McKellips
1979 Robert Smith
1980 Lloyd Sapp
1981 Melva Swedburg
1982 Duane King
1984 Audrey McKeen
1985 Dale Chitwood
1986 Richard Brown
1987 Lowell Brukhum
1988 Nimlouise Abbot and Christine Stalder
1990 Bill Webber
2001 Russell McCracken
2002 Donald D. Bruner
2013 Wayne Moorehead (marketplace) Roger Fletcher (ministry)
2014 Judy Gillen (marketplace) Troy Reynolds (ministry)