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ACU to honor Young Alumnus of the Year at Homecoming Chapel

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October 20, 2004

The Abilene Christian University Alumni Association will honor Brandon Scott Thomas (’92), a worship leader and music producer from Nashville, with ACU’s Young Alumnus of the Year Award Saturday, Oct. 23 during Homecoming Chapel.  A reception will immediately follow in the Williams Performing Arts Center atrium.

The ACU Alumni Association annually honors a distinguished alumnus under the age of 40 with the Young Alumnus of the Year award. 

Thomas is a producer and worship leader for ZOE Worship and has worked with seven independent record releases and three nationally distributed releases through ZOE’s Nashville record company, Creative Trust, and its distributor, Provident. He has been the Worship Minister at the Otter Creek Church in Nashville since 1995 and is active in church musicals, concerts, retreats and outreach programs. 

While a student at ACU, Thomas was active in the performing arts, the Students’ Association and other campus activities.  He was a class officer each year and also led Tuesday Night Devotionals.  On the stage, Thomas performed in Homecoming musicals and was a Sing Song host in 1991.  He was a member of Gamma Sigma Phi men’s social club and served as Sing Song director in 1992 and was also chosen as Mr. ACU 1992.

Following his graduation, Thomas was a featured singer at Six Flags Over Texas, lead singer on Norwegian Cruise Line and worked as a professional actor at the Casa Manana Theatre in Ft.Worth.  Thomas has also sung on numerous recordings for Nashville record labels including “Opening Windows,” Covenant Recordings, Jeff Berry records, demos and commercials as well as Dove Nominated “God Came Near” and “Next Door Savior.”   Thomas is also a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for the annual Grammy Awards and has collaborated with artists Michael W. Smith and CeCe Winans.

Thomas lives in Nashville with his wife, Sheryl, also a member of ZOE, and their two daughters.   He is active in the civic organization Operation Andrew, which promotes racial and denominational reconciliation in the greater Nashville area, and he is a volunteer at the Wayne Reed Inner City Day Care, an outreach program run by Otter Creek Church.

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