NAC Spotlight A Closer Look at National Alumni Council Members
NAME: GLEN DAVIS (’84)
Hometown: Yukon, Oklahoma
Current Job: Project Manager at Tinker Air Force Base
Childhood Ambition: Astronaut
Fondest Memory: Watching my soon-to-be wife walk down the aisle at our wedding.
Wildest Dream: To write a screenplay or book that would have a positive impact for good on our culture.
Alarm Clock: Depending on what’s going on that day ... 5:07, 5:34 or 6:06 am.
Favorite OC Bible Class: History of the Old Testament with Dr. Bill Jones.
Proudest Moment: Raising our four great kids (Jacob, Jill, Danny, Jed) with my wife Cindy.
Biggest Challenge: Raising our four great kids (Jacob, Jill, Danny, Jed) with my wife Cindy.
Indulgence: Mountain Dew!
Inspiration: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” (Colossians 3:23-24)
My Life: Striving to be a positive influence of salt and light on those around me. Not perfect and don’t even pretend to be, but hopefully, even that is an example in itself. (Psalm 37:23-24) Always learning, growing, maturing. Trying to keep my conscience sharp and to live up to it, knowing that it is impossible. (Thank you, God, for grace.)
My School = my life, literally. My parents met at Oklahoma Christian. If OC did not exist, neither would I. Since then, OC has always been a natural and integral part of my life, as I grew up in Edmond, next to the campus. I have many childhood memories of roaming the campus in the summertime. Now that I’m older, I have memories of our sons getting married on the OC campus. Now it’s a part of their lives, too.
NAME: KEVIN LAWRENCE (’01)
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Current Job: Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
Childhood Ambition: To become a policeman (until my older sister warned me about getting shot).
Fondest Memory: Meeting and talking to Devin, my wife, for the first time in the dorm room lobby during our freshman year at OC (she later told me I wasn’t as funny as I thought I was).
Wildest Dreams: 1) See my kids grow up to be faithful, humble and positive thinking adults; 2) See the Portland Trailblazers win an NBA championship.
Alarm Clock: 5:25 a.m. (but I actually get out of bed around 5:45 a.m.
Favorite OC Bible Class: “World Religions” taught by Bob Carpenter.
Proudest Moment: Seeing my kids learn and achieve new things each day.
Biggest Challenge: Finding the proper balance between success at work and home.
Indulgence: Sports in the Pacific Northwest (Blazers, Ducks, and Mariners).
Inspiration: Zig Ziglar: If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want in life.
My Life: To become a servant to my family, church, and community.
My School: OC not only taught me accounting, it provided me the values to succeed in the “real world,” which were closely aligned with the values expected by my employer, Ernst & Young: respect, enthusiasm, courage to lead, integrity, teaming and building relationships based on doing the right thing.
View more stories from the Spring 2012 issue of Vision magazine.