McMurry University honors Amy Weyant ’95 with Cross and Flame Award

  Gary Ellison
  Thursday, September 24, 2015 8:21 AM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

Amy Weyant ’95 of Atlanta, Georgia, has been chosen as the 2015 at-large recipient of the McMurry University Cross & Flame Award.  She will be recognized at the 11:15 Sunday worship service on October 4 at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

Established in 2000 by the McMurry Alumni Association, this award is given to strengthen the relationship between McMurry University and the United Methodist Church by recognizing individuals for service to their churches and to the University.

Weyant, the daughter of retired Methodist minister and McMurry alumnus Rev. David Weyant ’70, is heavily involved with her church in Atlanta, including serving in leadership roles in the choir and as a missionary.  She is an active member of the Chancel Choir and served as President of the choir for two years. She is also a member of the Chamber Singers - a smaller ensemble from within the choir. She is also involved in several service programs. She participates in the yearly Great Day of Service - a day when her church sends hundreds of members out into the community to participate in projects. She is a contributor to the food collection for the Buckhead Christian Ministries Fill the Pantry program.  This year, she also had the opportunity to get involved in the global missions of her church, participating in a mission trip to Kenya where their primary mission was water filter distribution. While there, the church also participated in distribution of food/shoes/textbooks, led children's activities and did some construction work on a school.  She plans to return to Africa again to continue her mission work.

After Weyant graduated, she worked as an admissions counselor and recruited an entire generation of McMurry students.  She continues to act as one of McMurry’s finest ambassadors; Weyant says this about her time at McMurry:  “I had a tremendous experience at McMurry, both as student and administrator. I was blessed by deep relationships and connections with extraordinary people who helped me fulfill my educational goals, develop as a professional, and laid the foundation for commitment to service. I'm so grateful for the years I spent on campus!”

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