Greenville, S.C. (February 5, 2014) – In the University’s chapel service Feb. 3, Dr. Stephen Jones, president of Bob Jones University, awarded Sheila Allenbach, a sophomore nursing major from Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, the Second-Miler Award.
One of six President’s Club awards, the Second-Miler Award is given to a student who has shown extraordinary concern for a fellow student and given time or resources to meet that student’s need.
In her nomination, one of Sheila’s professors said, “Sheila taught my Anatomy and Physiology, Bio 303-304, study group. She was not paid for this and did it voluntarily above and beyond the call of duty.
At the beginning of the 2013 spring semester, I sent out an email asking for volunteers to teach an Anatomy and Physiology study group. Sheila was the only one who responded, and did so in such a humble manner. She felt like she was inadequate for the job, but with God’s help she said she would try.
Sheila met weekly with the students and sometimes twice a week even to her own detriment– she sacrificed her own study time to prepare for this group. Sheila is a precious young lady who will make an incredible nurse; her compassion and self-sacrifice for her fellow students demonstrated to me the caring heart of a true nurse.”
Others have described Sheila as thoughtful, patient, generous, and ready to serve. As her professor remarked, she is demonstrating qualities beyond mere academic competence in her academic program that will enable her to serve the Lord faithfully and fruitfully in the field to which He has called her.
Students are nominated for President’s Club awards by faculty, staff and their peers, and a committee selects the final recipients from the nominations received. In addition to recognition in a President’s Club chapel, recipients have their photo displayed in the university Student Center and enjoy dinner with the president.