Student Awards | Biblical and Theological Studies | Judson University Christian College
The Erickson Prize
for Excellence in Biblical Studies
Trevor Skorburg and James Fleshman
Trevor Skorburg and James Renwick Fleshman tie for the 2019 Erickson Prize.

The Erickson Prize, honoring the outstanding graduating major in Biblical Studies, was introduced at the inaugural Theta Alpha Kappa banquet on April 18, 2005. Criteria for consideration for the award include a GPA of 3.5 in BST courses and 3.0 overall in a minimum of six semesters at Judson University, and completion of two semesters of the same biblical language.

The prize is named in honor of Professor Robert D. Erickson, a founding faculty member of Judson College in 1963 and presently the Julius R. Mantey Professor of Biblical Studies. A plaque honoring Professor Erickson and the recipients of The Erickson Prize is mounted near the Biblical and Theological Studies faculty offices on the 3d floor of the Lindner Tower.

2019 — (tie) James Renwick Fleshman and Trevor J. Skorburg
2018 — Philip C. Collins
2017 — Shane O'Leary
2016 — Joel Hitchcock
2015 — Jonathan Sherwell
2014 — Timothy M. Kuhn
2013 — Valarie Elyse Fisk
2012 — Brad Knight
2011 — Luis Vargas
2010 — Malachi Brick
2009 — Patrick M. Brennan
2008 — Megan L. Willis
2007 — Christopher A. Stewart
2006 — Richard W. Warren
2005 — Daniel J. Gregory

The Judson University Award
for Excellence in Theological Studies

The Award for Excellence in Theological Studies, honoring the outstanding graduating major in Theological Studies, was introduced on April 11, 2012 and was awarded through 2018. Criteria for consideration for the award include a GPA of 3.5 in THS courses and 3.0 overall in a minimum of six semesters at Judson University, and outstanding completion of the THS major including a thesis project.

A plaque honoring the recipients of The Award for Excellence in Theological Studies is mounted near the Biblical and Theological Studies faculty offices on the 3d floor of the Lindner Tower.

2018— Daniel James Galvin
2017— Mitchell D. Mallary
2016— No award presented.
2015— Tyler R. Kerley
2014 — Timothy M. Kuhn
2013 — Cooper Flatoff
2012 — Geoffrey S. Arnold

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Judson prepared me profoundly for daily ministry in the pastorate. Interpreting the Bible and other classes that focused on interpreting specific books of the Bible laid a foundation to help prepare my weekly preaching, Bible study classes, and small groups. All the books I used at Judson are in my office and I still use them today as I confidently prepare to teach the Word of God.

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