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Dr. Kevin Lowery and Dr. Catherine Anstrom '95 MBA receive annual faculty awards

This article was originally posted on May 10, 2012, re-posted on May 14, 2012

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Dr. Catherine Anstrom and Dr. Kevin Lowery received special awards during 2012 Commencement
 Dr. Kevin Lowery and Dr. Catherine Anstrom '95 MBA were honored at Olivet Nazarene University’s 99th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 5, 2012. 

Theology professor Dr. Kevin Lowery received the 2012 Samuel L. Mayhugh Award for Scholarly Excellence. He joined Olivet’s School of Theology and Christian Ministry in 2004, and teaches classes in ethics, philosophy and theology. 

Lowery received his doctorate in 2004 from the University of Notre Dame and has served in pastoral ministry for 10 years. A renaissance man, Lowery is a member of Mensa; tutors music students in piano, percussion, trumpet; is a member of math, physics, and religion honors societies; has read about 400 books over the past eight years; has published three books while at Olivet; and has coached Little League. 

“Dr. Lowery’s gifts in the classroom have been clearly validated by faculty colleagues and students,” said Dr. John C. Bowling, University president. “His enthusiasm and energy as a scholar are evident to us all, as is his deep commitment to shape students in a Christian worldview.” 

Dr. Catherine Anstrom, professor of family and consumer sciences and a registered and licensed dietitian, received the 2012 Richard M. Jones Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. She became director of the ONU dietetics program in 1999, and oversees Kappa Omicron Nu, the honorary society for family and consumer sciences. She also advises, mentors and communicates directly with her students until they receive their dietetics certification, helping to arrange internship opportunities for them. 

Receiving her doctoral degree from Capella University with a 4.0 grade point average, Dr. Anstrom has demonstrated an impressive mastery of her discipline. 

Dr. Bowling stated, “This award does not commend Dr. Anstrom for her formal degrees alone. It recognizes the art, the craft and the methodology which she employs to ensure her students learn and succeed.”

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