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Boone Receives SOR Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
Merritt Jenkins - 12/21/2020

Boone Receives SOR Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award


Dr. Jerome Boone received the School of Religion Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award during the virtual Homecoming celebrations.


"Few individuals in higher Christian education have the ability to do administration and teaching well," said Dr. Terry Cross, dean of the School of Religion. "Dr. Boone is one of those rare individuals who has spent his entire career doing both tasks exceptionally well. The School of Religion faculty voted to honor their colleague as an alumnus who has contributed so much to the Kingdom of God throughout the world, but especially in training men and women to 'help others know God truly and faithfully' here at Lee."


Boone joined the Lee faculty in 1976 and chaired the Department of Christian Ministries from 1996 until 2010. He also served as dean of the School of Religion from 1997 until 2002.


Boone received both the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Excellence in Scholarship Award from Lee University. He has published numerous books, chapters, and journal articles, and has also given multiple professional presentations at academic societies.


He has been an instructor on the Lee campus for more than 40 years, teaching courses such as Mission of the Church, Leading Small Groups, and Old Testament Survey. Upon Boone's retirement from full-time teaching at Lee in 2019, he was given the title of Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Christian Formation. He currently serves as a senior adjunct in Lee's School of Religion.


After earning his Bachelor of Arts from Lee College, Boone went on to receive a Master of Arts in Old Testament from Wheaton Graduate School, a Master of Theology in Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary.

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