Sunday, July 30, 2006

Doc "Barnabas" Cornutt

At a reception at Skillman this afternoon ACU honored Doc Cornutt as one of it's Distinguished Alumni. The reception was originally to have taken place in May - below is the the post I wrote at that time...

ACU’s Distinguished Alumni Citation recognizes distinctive personal or professional achievement that has merited the honor and praise of peers and colleagues. This year 12 ACU Distinguished Alumni have been chosen as part of ACU’s Centennial Celebration. We are blessed at Skillman to have 2 of the 12 recipients in our midst. Charme Robarts was honored at a reception at Skillman in March, and this Sunday Doc Cornutt will be honored in Abilene.

We have been acquainted with the Cornutt's since we moved to the Dallas area and came to Skillman in 1989. Their daughter Shelley and Lauren are the same age and have been friends since the first grade. I got to know Doc and Linda better when Shelley played with Lauren on the basketball team that I coached during the springs and summers when they were in high school, and I have gotten to know Doc even better during the time we have served together as elders.

The highest compliment Doc expresses for someone is to call them a Barnabus. He values the trait of being an encourager, and looks for it in others. Because he looks for encouraging behavior, he often sees it. But more importantly, he embodies it. Doc truly is more like Barnabus than anyone I know, and this award is well-deserved.

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