Shorter's Josh Arnold honored with award from Association of Christians in Student Development
June 29, 2011 - Josh Arnold, Shorter University’s director of residence life and student conduct, was recently awarded the Association for Christians in Student Development’s (ACSD) Ruth Bamford Award.
The Ruth Bamford Award honors professionals with less than 15 years experience who have demonstrated an ability to integrate faith and learning in their professional lives. The award is also based on scholarship, including publications, dissertation and thesis presentations, as well as other scholarly presentations; professional awards received and years of membership in the ACSD.
rad Lau, president of ACSD, remarked on Arnold’s talent and dedication to his job. “He has a genuine passion for the field of student development and desires students flourish as they recognize their value in Christ … He is deeply invested in his work and takes seriously the important outcomes that we hope to see in the lives of our students and the development of student life programs.”
Arnold had two scholarly articles published last year, including “Vocationalism in higher education: The unique role of the Christian college in preserving the liberal arts tradition,” and “Ministry and Learning in Residence Life.”
Prior to his work in residence life, Arnold served with the Christian and Missionary Alliance as an associate pastor for a church plant in Southwestern Iowa, with primary responsibilities for worship and youth ministry.
A graduate of Life Pacific College in theology and Regent University with a Master of Education in student affairs, Arnold was active in church planting and campus ministry, pioneering churches on the campuses of Radford University and Virginia Tech. Before coming to Shorter, Arnold worked in residence life at Tabor College.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges, and the Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.