Dimensions will be held in Stewart Hall, Tucker Student Center unless otherwise noted.
January 17 – Chris Gash
Martin Luther King, Jr. Service
In 2007, basketball standout Chris Gash graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a degree in psychology. A leader on the court and a role model for his teammates, he headed to Orange, CA for a coaching job. A year later, however, his convictions brought him home to Kingstown, NC. He is the associate pastor at Palmer Grove Baptist Church, a social worker for DSS and town councilman.
January 24 & 26 – Algernon Tennyson
Algernon Tennyson is the founder and president of Awaken International Ministries. For over 22 years he has spoken nationwide at local churches, youth conferences, organizational meetings and university campuses, successfully reaching across denominational and racial lines.
January 31 – Ronnie Doss
Ronnie Doss is a speaker, author & team trainer from Nashville, TN. He is currently training leaders of NASA's LION leadership development program.
February 7 – Gentry and Hadley Eddins
Gentry Eddins is the campus pastor at the Ballentyne campus of Forest Hills Church. On May 23, 2015, he and Hadley were involved in an automobile accident that took the lives of their two sons. Out of the wreckage, they have relied on faith to navigate their grief and extend forgiveness to the truck driver who caused the wreck.
February 14 – Holly Myers
Holly was led down a long path of pain and destruction through her struggles with self-image, food addiction, and understanding who she was in Christ. She is passionate about helping others experience freedom and surrender to God’s beautiful grace.
February 21 – Jeff Shaw
Jeff Shaw is the director of Out of Darkness, the anti-trafficking ministry of Atlanta Dream Center, whose mission is to reach, rescue and restore all victims of commercial sexual exploitation that the glory of God may be known.
February 28 – Tom Key
Tom Key has served as Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit since 1995 where his drive to tell “Stories That Stir the Soul” in the heart of downtown with the best artists of the city has developed the company into one of Atlanta’s major performing arts institutions. He will be performing a portion of his solo dramatization, C.S. Lewis On Stage.
March 7 – Nike Ohonme
Nike Ohonme is the daughter of Manny Ohonme, founder and president of Samaritan’s Feet International, a non-profit organization with the purpose of sharing hope with those in need by washing their feet, giving them a new pair of shoes, and helping them believe that dreams can come true.
March 21 – Tim Craft
Since 2013, Coach Tim Craft has served as the head men’s basketball coach at Gardner-Webb University. Coach Craft began his coaching career at Thomas Munroe High School after graduating with a BA in history from the University of Florida. Prior to coming to Gardner-Webb University, he served as an assistant coach at both Auburn University and East Carolina University.
March 28 – Student Government Association Speeches
Alex Bennett, presiding
April 4 – Brian Allen
Brian Allen is a Christian singer/songwriter whose More Than Conquerors Ministries grew out of his personal story of addiction, imprisonment and salvation.
April 11 – Shane Claiborne
Holy Week Service
Shane is a founding partner of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner city Philadelphia that has helped to birth and connect radical faith communities around the world. These communities seek to follow Jesus, to rediscover the spirit of the early Church, and to incarnate the “Kingdom of God” -- a way of life standing in stark contrast to the world of militarism and materialism.
April 18 – Tom LeGrand
Dr. LeGrand is the director of the IMPACT Center for Christian Ethics and Social Responsibility at Gardner-Webb University. He also chairs the Creation Care Council and serves as the University liaison to the Seminary Stewardship Alliance, a consortium of schools dedicated to reconnecting Christians with the biblical call to care for God's creation.
April 25 – Student Leadership, Service and Volunteerism Recognition
May 2 – Academic Awards Day