Every year at Homecoming, the Alumni Association confers awards on alumni of The King’s College or of Northeastern Bible College to honor alumni who have distinguished themselves in service to Christ, the College or the Alumni Association, or in other areas.
Nominate an Alumnus
Do you know an outstanding graduate of The King’s College or Northeastern Bible College? Please read the criteria for each award to determine the best fit for your nominee. If nominating more than one person for awards, please fill out the form once for each person.
The Alumni Executive Committee grants four awards annually, honoring alumni who have distinguished themselves in serving the Lord, the College and its mission, and the world. Alumnus of the Year recognizes professional distinction and enduring Christian integrity; the Anderson Award recognizes distinction in full-time vocational Christian service; the J. Stanley Oakes Award honors a recent graduate’s faithful and entrepreneurial spirit; and the Distinguished Service Award is given in gratitude for exceptional service to either the College or the Alumni Association. Alumni of either The King’s College or Northeastern Bible College may be nominated for any award, except the Oakes Award, which is for King’s alumni in early to mid-career. Candidates must have attended either institution for a minimum of three semesters, but preference will be for a graduate. More detailed information follows below.
The Alumnus of the Year Award is granted annually to an alumnus or alumna of The King’s College or Northeastern Bible College who has achieved distinction in his or her professional field and exemplifies the Christian mission of the College through a life dedicated to the Lord.
The Distinguished Service Award is granted to an alumnus or alumna who has rendered outstanding service to either the College or to the Alumni Association. While all alumni association officers serve generously, and the alumni staff at King’s are a vital force in the College’s life, there are those whose service goes far beyond the call of duty. Recipients of the Distinguished Service Award have served King’s in a very special way, and thus the award may be given only on infrequent occasions as a means of expressing the love, respect, and appreciation of the College and the Alumni Association.
The Charles W. Anderson Award is granted annually to an alumnus or alumna of either The King’s College or Northeastern Bible College who has excelled in full-time vocational ministry. He or she should exemplify NBC’s vision—Christ for a Lost World—through a life of faithfulness, sacrifice, and pioneering spirit. The award is named after Charles W. Anderson, the founding president of Northeastern Bible College, to demonstrate the shared vision of Northeastern and King’s to influence the world for Christ.
The Oakes Award is given annually to a recent alumnus or alumna of King’s whose entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to the truths of Christianity embody the College’s mission. He or she should be known for distinctly excellent work, as well as demonstrate the courage, integrity, vision, tenacity, and faith so essential to transform national and cultural institutions. The award is named for J. Stanley Oakes, the fourth president of King’s, who accepted the daunting challenge of building a flagship for faithful, elite Christian higher education in the heart of New York City, and called others to “embrace the difficult life.”
2021 Award Winners
Every year, the Alumni Association confers awards on alumni of The King’s College or of Northeastern Bible College for various areas of vocational distinction.
The 2021 award winners were:
2021 Alumnus of the Year
Rob Frazier (’75)
2021 Charles W. Anderson Award
Timothy Chicola NBC (’80)
2021 J. Stanley Oakes Award
Jon Seidl (’09)
2021 Distinguished Service Award
Sharon Lunden (’89)
Do you know an outstanding graduate of The King’s College or Northeastern Bible College? Read the award descriptions and nominate a fellow alum.