35th Annual Ruth Awards Celebrated in Pilgrim Chapel

Ruth Awards

On December 2, the Women’s Auxiliary Board hosted the 2020 Ruth Awards Christmas Celebration in the Bo and Patty Pilgrim Chapel. In honor of the 35th anniversary of the event, Dallas Baptist University recognized all previous recipients as the ladies reflected on past years and considered all the Lord accomplished in 2020.

Each year, Dallas Baptist University presents the Ruth Award to women who are committed in their dedication to God, family, and others, as displayed in the biblical story of Ruth. This year, the Women’s Auxiliary Board was able to hear from seven previous Ruth Award recipients and from current DBU students at the Christmas Celebration.  

W.A.B. President Patty Lovvorn (2018) and Bo Witcher gave a word of welcome, followed by Peggy Horner (2019) and Claire Gregory opening the event with prayer. The DBU Doxology choir performed before hearing from Leslie Moulton (2010) and De’Braylon Garrett, Dr. Gail Linam (1995) and Stella Cofoid, Jacque Delkus (2018) and Jonathan Baker, Candice Wright (2013) and Mikayla Gudenau, Skyla Teat and Olivia Barnes, with presidential remarks from Dr. Adam Wright.

The program concluded with a candlelighting presented by Leslie Moulton, Executive Director of the W.A.B., and a closing prayer from Leigh Gettman-Allan (2014) and Bohn Crain.

A video of the entire program is available to watch online.

Written by Emmalie Ellis

Emmalie Ellis writes for the University Communications Department at Dallas Baptist University.