Owen and Black Named Hutchins Scholars


Cindy Mallard (left), interim academic dean for Bethel's College of Liberal Arts, congratulates Stephanie Owen and Billy Black after they were named the 2010-2011 Hutchins Scholars.

Stephanie R. Owen of Lexington, Tenn., and Billy Black of Bartlett, Tenn., were named the 2010-2011 Hutchins Scholars at Bethel during the school's fall 2010 Opening Convocation ceremonies.
    The Hutchins Scholar Award is presented each year to the rising, full-time, Bethel senior from the school's College of Liberal Arts who has achieved the highest academic average. Owen and Black tied for the honor.
     As recipients of the Hutchins Scholar Award, each was presented a $500 check, an engraved plaque, and a tuition waiver for each semester of his or her senior year.
     The Hutchins Scholar Award was established by Bethel in 1976 to honor the generosity and Christian ideals of George and Lottie Hutchins.
     In establishing the endowed trust, Mr. and Mrs. Hutchins said, "Our supreme interest in life has been religious and humanitarian. We have regarded such advantages, opportunities, and possessions as were ours as a trust from God, to be administered in a spirit of responsibility and helpfulness. As this feeling has grown in us, life has taken on a greater meaning with each passing year. It is in the light of this meaning that we created this trust. We wish this instrument to speak for God, for Jesus Christ, and for the cause of Christianity, which we have sought to serve in sincerity and truth. Because He has done so much for us and through us, we wish to live on in His service."