Glidwell, Steward receive SBU Life Beautiful Awards

Life Beautiful Awards

SBU President Dr. C. Pat Taylor, center, with Faculty Life Beautiful Award winner Dana Steward, left, and Staff Life Beautiful Award winner Bob Glidwell.

Bob Glidwell, director of physical plant, and Dana Steward, instructor of university studies and director of the University Success Center, received the Staff and Faculty Life Beautiful Awards during the annual employee Christmas banquet Dec. 10 at Southwest Baptist University.

“The designation ‘life beautiful’ is the highest honor a person can receive at Southwest Baptist University,” said SBU President Dr. C. Pat Taylor. “Each year during spring commencement, we honor two graduating seniors who are chosen by the faculty as best exemplifying a ‘life beautiful.’ And each year during the employee Christmas Banquet, we honor a faculty member and a staff member who exemplify a ‘life beautiful.’”

Staff Life Beautiful

Bob Glidwell has worked at SBU since 1982 and has a bachelor of science degree in music from SBU.

“He constantly researches new and innovative ways to keep the campus updated while saving money,” Dr. Taylor said. “He most recently served as general contractor for two simultaneous projects, the Sells Administrative Center renovation and the track and turf project. He has been described as a servant, a good steward, and having a heart to see SBU be its very best.”

He and his wife, Delrae, have two sons, Ryan and Brock.

Faculty Life Beautiful

Dana Steward has been a member of SBU’s faculty since 2005. She has a bachelor of science degree in biology from SBU and a master’s degree in secondary educational administration from SBU. Before working at SBU, she was a high school teacher and a secondary school administrator.

“She has been described as truly having the heart of a servant, often doing the ‘behind the scenes’ work that goes unnoticed, gives generously and is devoted to her students and friends,” Dr. Taylor said.

The Faculty Life Beautiful Award was established in 1987, and the Staff Life Beautiful Award was established in 1992.

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