The Mark Churchwell Entrepreneurship is a new competitive award created as a way to honor Mark Churchwell, a long-time faculty member in of the Harris College of Business, who died unexpectedly in May of 2017.
The scholarship was announced by David Johnson, associate dean of the Harris College of Business, during this year’s Marketplace Faith Forums on February 16. Churchwell’s wife and children were present.
“Mark was known for his gentle manner and his practical advice for success in business and in life,” Johnson said. “He often said, ‘I choose to teach at Faulkner because I prefer to teach business from a Christian perspective. The best business instruction manual ever published is the Bible.’
“He was a loyal friend, loving husband and father, wise and caring mentor, generous supporter of charitable efforts throughout the region, and faithful servant of Jesus Christ. Almost always, when making a gift personally or through his business, he would ask to remain anonymous, saying, “Please don’t tell anyone; I want my reward to be in heaven.”
The award will be given annually in the spring term beginning in 2019. All full-time Faulkner University students will be eligible to submit proposals for evaluation by a panel of entrepreneurs. The winner will receive a plaque and $1,000.