2014 Distinguished Community Service Award

This award granted to an alumnus/a for distinguished accomplishment in any field of COMMUNITY SERVICE THAT BRINGS HONOR TO THE RECIPIENT. The person’s contribution need not be one in which public acclaim is emphasized but may have religious, social, or educational value. The recipient is a person who has achieved recognition among colleagues for accomplishments and service to a community.


Darrel Beck '59

Darrel Gene Beck graduated from Warren Wilson Junior College in 1959. One of his major accomplishments was the founding of the “Christian Shelter for the Homeless, Inc” in London, KY. The facility opened in 2007, seven years after Darrel’s efforts began. The first client moved in the day it opened and since then more than 1,500 people have been given temporary shelter. Clients are offered counseling and assistance in re-establishing themselves in the community. Darrel continues to serve periodically on the board of directors and provides volunteer services both at the shelter and throughout various organizations within the community.


Previous Winners

1998   Kenneth C. Childers ’63
1999   Janice Stamper ’80
            Mary Kennedy Stamper ’49
2000   Barbara Decker ’77
2001   Greta Combs ‘78
2002   Joseph A. Daprano ‘86
2003   Mickey Fuleihan Coleman ‘78
2004   Ed Seagle ‘59
            Beth Hettrick Berry ‘84
2005   Rodney Lytle ’73
2006   J. Kim Wright ’81
            Neil Kendrick ’99
2007   Matthew Wong
            Claudia Nix '69
            Mike Nix '70
2008   Karen Leigh Hassall '86
            Samuel E. Ray '56
2009   Michelle Cooper Stapleton '92
   Pat Laursen
2011   Mark Hare '87
            Evelyn Berry Henderson '48
A. Eugene Hileman '56
            Tom Logan '64
            Jocelyn Lai Logan '64
2013   Nathan Ballentine '08 
            Shrawan Nepali '89


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