Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


June 13, 2014

Familiar Faces

Griffin appointed as Dean

The Board of Trustees of Mid-South Christian College is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert C. Griffin Ph.D. to the position of Academic Dean, effective May 5, 2014.

Dr. Griffin holds an M.Div. in Old Testament from Harding School of Theology and a Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern History from the University of Memphis. A graduate of Mid-South Christian College, Dr. Griffin has been serving as Acting Academic Dean since January 2014.

Dr. Griffin is not only a scholar, but a dedicated Christian minister. He has held preaching ministries in Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee since 1982. For the last 16 years he has been the preaching minister at the First Christian Church in Chestnut Bluff, Tennessee.

Robert met his wife, Lisa Romine Griffin, at Mid-South Christian College when they were both students. Robert and Lisa have two sons, Kyle and Erik, both of whom are married. Robert is looking forward to being a grandfather for the first time in June of this year. Robert is the son of Gordon and Sammye Griffin of Blooming Grove.

Roper graduates

Cory Roper from Barry graduated with honors from Southern Arkansas University at the Spring Commencement on May 9, 2014.

Roper graduated Cum Laude. To qualify for a Cum Laude distinction, a student must earn a cumulative GPA from 3.5 to 3.7 at the end of their program.

Roper was a Health, Kinesiology and Recreation major from the College of Education and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.

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Commiato named to UT Tyler Honor Roll

The University of Texas at Tyler has named Carly Commiato to the President’s Honor Roll for the 2014 spring semester, President Rodney H. Mabry announced. To be named to the President’s Honor Roll at UT Tyler, a student must have completed, in one semester, 12 or more semester credit hours with grades of “A” in all courses that carry grade points.

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