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Wil Alexander receives Weniger Award

Wil Alexander, PhD, long-time faculty member at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and founder of the Center for Spiritual Life & Wholeness, received the prestigious Charles Eliot Weniger Award for Excellence on April 29 during the University Church worship service.

Dr. Alexander’s career has included teaching assignments at La Sierra University, Riverside, and at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary (now Andrews University), Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Dr. Alexander has also served as director of the chaplain’s service at Loma Linda University Medical Center, dean of the Faculty of Religion at Loma Linda University, and pastor of the White Memorial Church in Los Angeles.

Dr. Alexander received his PhD from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in theology from Edinburgh University in Scotland.

The Weniger Award for excellence, first bestowed in 1934, bears the name of a scholar and public speaker who taught at Pacific Union College, Angwin, California, then served as professor and dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Seminary in Washington, D.C., and later on the campus of Andrews University. One of the most revered teachers in Adventism, Dr. Weniger’s memory has been kept alive by a committee composed of his former students, colleagues, and admirers of the excellence he embodied. They in turn bestow this award on those deemed worthy by their dedication and competence to receive the honor.

By William Loveless, EdD

Editor’s note: Dr. Loveless is a professor of dental education, School of Dentistry, and former senior pastor of the Loma Linda University Church of Seventh-day Adventists.

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TODAY news for Thursday, May 25, 2006