Alumni Awards

McAfee School of Theology Alumni Awards are one way we celebrate the great work our alumni are doing and they reflect our mission statement, "To prepare ministers who inspire the church and the world to imagine, discover, and create God's future."

Please fill out the form below to nominate an alumna/alumnus for a McAfee School of Theology Alumni Award. Awards will be presented during Founder's Day activities in the fall of each year. The deadline to submit nominations each year is May 1 . For more information, contact Nikki Hardeman at 678-547-6357.

IMAGINE Award

Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18

The Imagine Award celebrates inspiration and vision. This award is given to an alumna/alumnus who exhibits visionary leadership, a willingness to take risks, and to speak and act prophetically.

DISCOVER Award

Pilate asked [Jesus], “what is truth?” John 18:38

The Discover Award celebrates discernment and truth. This award is given to an alumna/alumnus who exhibits a commitment to life-long learning, the exploration of truth, and teaching and learning in ways that bring about new discoveries for students, churches, and/or communities. 

CREATE Award

"Be doers of the word." James 1:22

The Create Award celebrates faithful action. This award recognizes an alumna/alumnus who puts his or her faith into action in tangible and practical ways, making a meaningful difference in the community and the world. 

R. Alan Culpepper Lifetime Achievement Award

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

R. Alan Culpepper, Ph.D. is the founding dean of the McAfee School of Theology and served the school faithfully for twenty years. This award recognizes an alumna/alumnus whose accomplishments leave behind pathways of tradition for others to follow. This award celebrates contributions over the whole of a career.


In the form below, please fill out as much information as you possible can. However, please do not let a lack of contact information keep you from making a nomination. 

See descriptions of these awards above.
Please write 300-500 words telling us why you are nominating this alum for the chosen award.