This award is presented to a BJU graduate who has at least 30 years of post-graduation ministry/work/service and has displayed outstanding Christian service, accomplishments, and impact on their sphere of influence.

2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:
Bob and Bonnie Bixby

Bob Bixby graduated from the Institute of Christian Service in 1967 and  Bonnie graduated with a degree in Christian Education in 1969.  While attending BJU, they met at a local church and began dating.  In 1969, after Bonnie finished her degree, they were married and 9 days later were accepted with Baptist Mid Missions. Both Bob and Bonnie were individually directed by God to give their lives to vocational ministry.  Bob, having spent his childhood years in New Mexico, was initially focused on mission work in Mexico.  But the Lord used various means to re-direct their steps away from Mexico and toward Central African Republic- one such means was in the form of people.  Eugene and

2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient:
Cleo Campbell

After graduating from BJU in 1960, Cleo Campbell was hired as a high school math teacher in Maryland.  She earned her master’s degree in education in 1964.  Throughout her years of teaching, Cleo became known for her extraordinary methods of making math approachable for her students.  She was labeled a teacher’s teacher because of her ability and willingness to help other teachers become more skilled in their craft and calling as educators.  During her career, Cleo was a classroom teacher, an assistant principal, a contributing author of algebra textbooks, the county mathematics supervisor, and a member of the county school board.  As a public recognition of her expertise and excellence in the classroom, the state

2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient:
Dr. Malcolm Cummings

A fellow alum described Dr. Malcolm Cummings as a “gentleman, a long-time deep friend of BJU, and a stalwart in the cause of Christ.” Growing up in Scottdale, PA, Malcolm was a track & field athlete in high school.  His coach helped him get a scholarship to attend Bethany College in West Virginia, so he attended there for 3 semesters studying engineering.  While Malcolm was a believer at that time, he was not living for the Lord, but a friend of his, Bill Hoffman, a student at BJU, was writing to Malcolm to encourage him in the Lord.  One Christmas break, Bill arranged a meeting between Malcolm and Dr. Kang, who at the time was

2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient:
Dr. Jonathan Edwards

Dr. Jonathan Edwards graduated from Bob Jones University in 1975, which was an entirely different plan than he originally envisioned for his life.  By the time Jonathan was in high school, he had learned to love working with his hands, specifically the art of welding which he learned from his father.  As a senior in high school, he earned a scholarship to a public college and intended to enroll with the goal of becoming a high school shop teacher.  But the Lord had other plans and at a Bible conference, he submitted to go where the Lord wanted him to go.  He wrote 3 Christian colleges and the first to respond was BJU. So, in

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Exclusion of MLM and P2P Selling

As the Alumni Relations department at Bob Jones University, we prioritize integrity and transparency within our community. To maintain these values and ensure the best experience for all users, we are unable to list Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) or Peer-to-Peer (P2P) links in the small business section of our Resource web page.

What does this mean?

  1. No MLM: We do not allow any business models that involve recruiting others into a hierarchical structure where compensation is based on the recruitment efforts of those below them rather than on actual sales or services.
  2. No P2P Selling: We do not support the direct selling of goods or services from one individual to another without proper oversight or regulation. This includes but is not limited to direct person-to-person sales, often conducted through social networks or other informal channels.

Why have we made this decision?

  • Protection of Users: We aim to protect our alumni from potential financial harm or exploitation that can be associated with MLM.
  • Maintaining Trust: By excluding MLM and P2P selling, we maintain the trust and credibility of our community, ensuring a safe and reliable environment for all participants.

If you come across any content or activity on our platform (including social media sites) that violates these guidelines, please report it immediately. Together, we can foster a community built on fairness, trust, and mutual respect.

Thank you for being a part of the BJU Alumni community.