Donald K. Hanks D’60 was recently honored by a bequest in the amount of $2 million dedicated to the Donald K. Hanks Endowed Scholarship Fund in Philosophy. The gift from the late Carl E. Muckley provides scholarships for worthy majors in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Orleans, where Hanks is professor emeritus and where Muckley was a distinguished student. He continues to teach and is currently a member of the philosophy faculty at Western Nevada College in Carson City.
Glen H. Stassen G’67, Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., is the 2013 recipient of the Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award from the Baptist World Alliance. He is the author of Just Peacemaking (1992), Kingdom Ethics (with David Gushee, 2003), and A Thicker Jesus: Incarnational Discipleship in a Secular Age (2012). A distinguished scholar and peacemaker, he was greatly influenced by his late father, Harold Stassen, president of the American Baptist Convention in the 1960s, governor of Minnesota from 1939 to 1943, and nine-time candidate for president of the United States.
Charles Schuster D’69 of Lakewood, Colo., has retired from the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Dale C. Allison Jr. G’79, G’82 has been named the Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. He recently completed a full-length commentary on the book of James and is the author of The Luminous Dusk, a book on religious experience in the modern world. He was previously on the faculty at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
John Patrick Colatch D’79 is the university chaplain at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. He arrived at Bucknell in August 2012 after serving as chaplain at Lafayette College.
Gregory Wills T’84, D’89 has been named dean of the School of Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
Todd Outcalt D’85, lead pastor at Calvary United Methodist Church in Brownsburg, Ind., has written four new books in 2013: Husband’s Guide to Breast Cancer (Cardinal), Before You Say “I Do” (3rd Edition, Perigee), For the Love of God (Health Communications) and The Ten Things Every Breast Cancer Husband Should Know.