2018 Steel-Hendrix Awards and Willson Lecture

Monday, March 12, 2018
Student life and Technology Center’s Worsham Performance Hall North and South., 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Marshall T. Steel Center will honor three extraordinary church and community leaders at the 33rd Annual Steel-Hendrix Awards banquet on Monday, March 12, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Student life and Technology Center’s Worsham Performance Hall North.   The banquet and lecture are sponsored by the Marshall T. Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy and the Office of the Chaplain. Tickets for the banquet cost $25 and are available through March 2, 2018. For more information or to purchase banquet tickets, visit    

The annual Willson Lecture follows the banquet, and is free and open to the public. This year’s guest lecturer is Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, who is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology. An ordained Itinerant Elder, she is the fourteenth Historiographer, Editor of the A.M.E. Review and is the Executive Director of Research and Scholarship for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She earned her Ph.D. in Religious and Theological Studies from Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver, with an emphasis in Religion and Social Transformation. Her Master of Divinity degree is from Iliff School of Theology, and she also holds a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. She is the author of five books, including Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body and Animation in Proclamation (Fortress Press, 2008), and of numerous articles and chapters in edited publications.  

The Willson Lecture will take place in the context of a worship service at 7 p.m. in Worsham Hall South.

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