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Award Recipients
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Doyle E. Carlton Award

The Doyle E. Carlton Award is presented to a graduate or friend of Stetson University in recognition of devotion to Christian higher education and in appreciation for his/her extraordinary contribution to the life and development of Stetson University, the City of DeLand and the State of Florida.

Select the dates below to view award recipients and their bios.

*- Now Deceased

2021

Judy Russell '62

After Stetson, Judy continued her education by earning a Master of Social Work from Tulane University. She began her career in Atlanta, GA as a social worker. Soon after, she returned to Florida where she worked with the Children’s Home Society placing older children into adoptive homes.

Becoming very active with First Baptist Church of Jacksonville and wanting to better understand the Bible, Judy attended Luther Rice Seminary to take New Testament Greek. It was there that she confirmed her call to mission work. In 1982, Judy was asked to join the Christian Light Foundation as a social worker in the Philippines. Initially committing for only two years, Judy stayed in the Philippines for 35 years and added two adopted Filipino children to her small family. During Judy’s time in the Philippines, it is estimated that over 2 million people heard the Gospel and most declared their faith in Christ.

Judy retired from active missionary field work and now again resides in Jacksonville. She is a Partnership Development Coordinator with Living NEW Ministries International. She continues to support the mission of Christian Life Foundation and her primary goal remains to win Filipinos to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2020 - Janelle Watson '59 and William "Bill" Watson '59
  • 2019 - Priscilla "Prissy" Tunnell '66
  • 2018 - Basyle "Boz" Tchividjian '90
  • 2017 - W. Theodore "Theo" Etzel '80 and Kimberly Lafferty Etzel '80
  • 2016 - Mitchell G. Reddish
  • 2013 - Nestor M. de Armas '73
  • 2012 - James R. Beasley '67, MA '68
  • 2006 - R. Grady Snowden, Sr.* '29, Fred '52 and Patricia Snowden Lane '53 and R. Grady '57* and Barbara Snowden, Jr.
  • 2005 - Clyde E. Fant
  • 2004 - Jefferson Paramore Rogers and Mary Grace Harris Rogers*
  • 2003 - Ann Motley Hallum
  • 2002 - David B. Rinker '62 and Leighan Roberts Rinker '65
  • 2001 - Harold K. Parson* '48 and Rabel Moreman Parson* '48
  • 2000 - Homer J. Hand and Frances "Dolly" Rutledge Hand '49
  • 1999 - Gustave E. Johnson*
  • 1998 - Hal S. Marchman, Jr.* '50
  • 1997 - O. Charles Horton '59
  • 1996 - Charles F. Granger* '55
  • 1995 - John L. Pelham* '50 and Judy Rhodes Pelham '48
  • 1994 - Paul E. Raymond*
  • 1993 - E. Earl Joiner '49
  • 1992 - Mary B. McMahan and Richard A. McMahan, Hon '09
  • 1991 - Pope A. Duncan* and Margaret Flexer Duncan*
  • 1990 - B. Frank Wheeler, Jr.* '43
  • 1989 - Sara Staff Jernigan*, BA '35, MA '37
  • 1988 - Wm. Amory Underhill*, LLB '36, Hon '69
  • 1986 - David H. Harshaw*, Hon '55
  • 1985 - Mary Turner Hood*
  • 1984 - Mark C. Hollis*, BSB '56, Hon '89
  • 1983 - Gilbert L. Lycan*, Hon '83
  • 1982 - Hugh West*, BS '31
  • 1981 - Doyle E. Carlton, Jr.*, Hon '85
  • 1980 - Robert D. Flippo*, Hon '83
  • 1979 - Eugene M. Lynn*, '41, Hon '78
  • 1978 - Arthur N. Morris, Sr.*, Hon '74
  • 1977 - John E. Price*
  • 1976 - Martha Mauney Johns
  • 1975 - Harvey H. Tanner*
  • 1974 - Thomas B. Gillespie*, Hon. '81
  • 1973 - Walter H. Mann
  • 1972 - Angus S. Barlow*
  • 1970 - Earl B. Edington*, Hon. '49
  • 1969 - J. Ollie Edmunds, Sr.*, BA '15