LeMoine Lewis to be honored by ACU Alumni Association

For immediate release
July 21, 1999

Dr. LeMoine Lewis will be honored posthumously as the recipient of the Alumni Association Staff/Faculty Award. A reception will be held Tuesday, July 27, at 8 p.m. after the evening lecture of the Bible Teachers Workshop in the Hall of Servants of the Biblical Studies Building.

Lewis taught Bible at ACU for 37 years, retiring in 1986. He died Aug. 17, 1987, after a year long battle with cancer.

Lewis has been honored as the 1987 "Friend of the Year" by Friends of the ACU Library for donating his library of over 8,000 books to ACU's Brown Library.

Harvard Divinity School established the LeMoine Gaunce Lewis Memorial Scholarship in 1990, continuing the encouragement Lewis often provided for ACU students to attend Harvard Divinity School.

He taught church history and freshman and sophomore Bible course and was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year at ACU in 1956 and 1977.

He also served as director of ACU's annual Bible Teachers Workshop and was twice president of the Faculty Senate, chairman of the Purpose Committee and a longtime sponsor of Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

A 1936 ACU graduate, Lewis earned both his master's and doctorate degrees from Harvard University.

He began preaching while a student at ACU in 1936 and served as a minister for Churches of Christ in Marshall, Snyder, Hamlin and Roscoe, Texas, Ardmore, Okla., and Brookline, Mass.

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