NCU Professor Honored with Distinguished Educator Award

Date: October 14, 2009 - 2:29pm
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Orlando, FL –Dr. Glen Menzies was presented with the Distinguished Educator Award at the 2009 Higher Education Biennial luncheon on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Menzies has served as Chair for the Department of Bible and Theology at North Central University Since 2005, primarily teaching in the areas of New Testament and Early Christian Literature.  Dr. Menzies’ selection also marks the third consecutive time the biennial award has honored a North Central University faculty member.


Dr. Glen Menzies
Dr. Glen Menzies addresses the audience
 after receiving The Assemblies of God
Higher Education Distinguished Educator award.

Dr. Menzies has been part of the North Central University faculty since 1990, and has worked on staff since 1982. "Dr. Menzies is a leader in thinking and ideas, not only for North Central University, but for Assembly of God higher education,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Thomas Burkman.  “He is a strong contributor to the discussion of improved quality and effectiveness in higher education.” In addition to his work at NCU, Dr. Menzies is also a member of the North American Patristic Society, the Society for Pentecostal Studies, and Society of Biblical Literature.

Dr. George Wood
Dr. George O. Wood greets the crowd at the
Higher Education Luncheon. 

The Alliance for the Assemblies of God Higher Education selected three recipients in 2009, including Dr. Menzies, and both Dr. Steven Fettke, and Dr. Rebecca Huechteman from among the nineteen institutions of Christian higher education of the Assemblies of God. The award was established for the purpose of recognizing those who have distinguished themselves in the Fellowship by consistent excellence in scholarship and teaching. It also recognizes that they have made an outstanding contribution and lifetime commitment to postsecondary education in the Assemblies of God.

Dr. Robert Cook, Jr. (Executive Vice President of The Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education) presented each recipient with their award after a special greeting from General Superintendant, Dr. George O. Wood. Both shared their delight in the success of each higher education institution of the Assemblies of God, and praised each honoree for their commitment to higher education

Dr. Robert Cook
Dr. Robert Cook introduces Dr. Glen Menzies
before presenting him with the Distinguished Educator Award

  In his remarks upon accepting the award, Dr. Menzies first thanked his wife and two sons for their support over the years. “They have supported me even when I was out late at the library night when I was working on my doctoral program,” he said. Menzies went on to express how honored he feels to had the opportunity to pour into the lives of students and help them fulfill the calling the Lord has on their individual lives.