ABACC Founders Awards Programs

ABACC recognizes outstanding individuals in the field of Christian Higher Education business and financial management by awarding four awards each year, named after the four founding members of ABACC.

The H.G. Faulkner Distinguished Business Officer of the Year Award
Recognizing outstanding achievement in business and financial management in Christian Higher Education.
The Frederick A. Spurgat Volunteer of the Year Award
Recognizing outstanding service to the Association.
The Leroy E. Johnson Outstanding Service Award
Recognizing outstanding service to the membership.
The Charles L. Henderson Innovator's Award
Recognizing innovation in the field of business and financial management in Christian Higher Education.

Nominations

  • Nominations are accepted only from ABACC Institutional Members.
  • ABACC Board Members are not eligible.
  • Involvement in the Association is a key indicator of distinguished service, therefore, award recipients should be planning to attend the ABACC Annual Conference.
  • Nominate a recipient here.

Process

  • Nominations are opened up to ABACC Institutional Members in advance of the Annual Conference.
  • Nominations are reviewed by the ABACC Board of Directors, who will select award recipients based on merit.
  • One recipient for each award will be chosen each year.
  • In the event no qualified nominations are received for a particular award, no award will be given that year.
  • Awards are presented at the ABACC Annual Conference.
  • The ABACC Executive Director will send a letter to award recipient's presidents acknowledging this distinction.
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Past Winners

Congratulations to the past winners of ABACC's Founders Awards:

The H.G. Faulkner Distinguished Business Officer of the Year Award
Recognizing outstanding achievement in business and financial management in Christian Higher Education.

2017 - Mr. Dan Wright, Pillar College
2016 - Mrs. Dee Mooney, Cornerstone University
2015 - Mr. Todd Eskes, Life Pacific College
2014 - Dr. Duane Kilty, Indiana Wesleyan University 

The Frederick A. Spurgat Volunteer of the Year Award
Recognizing outstanding service to the Association.

2017 - Mrs. Ellen Babbitt, Franczek Radelet
2016 - Mr. Nick Wallace, BKD LLP
2015 - Mr. Jeff Spear, CFO Colleague
2014 - Mr. Malcolm Nimick, Ascension Capital Enterprises 

The Leroy E. Johnson Outstanding Service Award
Recognizing outstanding service to the membership.

2016 - Mr. Bill Campbell, Pioneer College Caterers
2015 - Dr. Charlie Fiskeaux, Asbury University
2014 - Mr. Jan Haas, Cairn University 

The Charles L. Henderson Innovator's Award
Recognizing innovation in the field of business and financial management in Christian Higher Education.

2017 - Mr. Stephen Popp, Cornerstone University
2014 - Mr. Jeff Spear, CFO Colleague