Founders Day 2007

Oct 17, 2007 by     No Comments    Posted under: October

On November 2, 2007, the 122nd Founders’ Day Convocation will be observed in Johnson Center at 10:15 a.m. Two honorary doctorates will be conferred during the Convocation. The two recipients are Mrs. Holly K. Dunn Pendleton and Rev. Jack L. Eberhardt.

Holly K. Dunn Pendleton
Holly K. Dunn Pendleton is namesake, co-founder and Executive Director of Holly’s House. Holly’s House™ is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization that will provide a single location for the Domestic and Sexual Violence and Child Abuse Departments of the Evansville Police Department.

She is a survivor of sexual assault and the only known survivor of the Railroad Serial Killer, Angel Maturino Resendiz. She and her boyfriend, Chris Maier, were attacked by Resendiz on August 28, 1997 in Lexington, KY. Both were students at the University of Kentucky. Chris was killed in the attack. But somehow, Holly survived. She was raped, beaten, stabbed, and left for dead. After recovering physically, Holly began the lifelong process of healing emotionally. She had a broken eye socket, a broken jaw, a stab wound, and numerous cuts on her head and face.

Though Holly’s life has been dramatically affected and changed by the attack, she prides herself on living as a survivor, not a victim. Holly has begun a crusade to increase awareness about sexual assault and safety by telling her story. She regards her speaking engagements as part of her healing process.

Mrs. Pendleton is currently the Executive Vice President for Dunn Hospitality Group. She is also President of Rotaract Club, Board of Directors member of Leadership Evansville, a member of Domestic and Sexual Violence Commission and the Kentucky Coalition against Sexual Assaults.

She also serves on the Speakers Bureau for the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. Mrs. Pendleton resides in Henderson, KY with her husband Jacob.

Rev. Jack Eberhardt
Rev. Jack L. Eberhardt has been the Director of International Missions for the General Baptist Denomination since 1996. During this time, two new fields have been opened to ministry; Mexico in 2003 and the China Field in 2004. There are presently four missionary units in China and three in Mexico. One of Rev. Eberhardt’s greatest accomplishments is the development and overseeing of Faith Home Child Care in Honduras. In 1996, there were no buildings or children at Faith Home. Today there are 82 children living in eight cottages and supporting facilities, an elementary school with preschool through the sixth grade, 26 paid Honduran employees, and three missionary units in ministry. The Honduran Faith Home has a value of over one half million dollars and is completely paid for and the 82 children are all sponsored. In September 2006, the Honduran Bible Institute and supporting facilities was dedicated for ministry and will be open in the fall of 2008.

Rev. Eberhardt has pastored four churches in 29 years of ministry. He has served on the former General Board of General Baptists for 10 years, 18 years on the former General Baptist Foreign Mission Board of which ten were as Board President. He resides in Williamsville, MO with his wife Evelyn. They are the parents of four children and twelve grandchildren.

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Campus Dates to Remember

Oct 31 Trick the Halls 6-9 pm
Nov 4 126th Founder’s Day 10:15am
Nov 4 Founder’s Day Concert 7 pm
Nov 11 December Graduation Applications Due
Nov 18 - Nov 27 Thanksgiving Recess
Dec 6 December Graduation Reception 4-5:30 pm
Dec 8 Choir Christmas Concert
Dec 8 Christmas Memories Gallery Exhibit Opens
Dec 16 Semester ends
Dec 17 - Jan 9 Christmas Break
Jan 10 Spring 2012 Semester Begins