McMurry University honors Ronnie Null ’66 of Artesia, NM with Cross and Flame Award

  Gary Ellison
  Thursday, October 8, 2015 7:34 AM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

Ronnie Null ’66 of Artesia, New Mexico, has been chosen as the 2015 New Mexico Annual Conference recipient of the McMurry University Cross & Flame Award.  He was recognized at the 10:15 a.m. Sunday worship service on October 4 at First United Methodist Church in Artesia.

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.

Null has been a leader in his church for many years. His behind-the-scene service is invaluable to FUMC-Artesia.

He has taught an adult Sunday school class for 30 years. He maintains a food pantry that gives out 25-30 bags of groceries every week and also a medical supply pantry where people can borrow walkers, wheel chairs, etc.

Null also plans day-trips for adults, organizes “punch on the patio” and games for the church-wide round-up and helps organize the United Methodist Women garage sale.

Null is a proud graduate of McMurry. From his time as Chief McMurry to being a football player on Coach Grant Teaff’s team that crashed in Louisiana, Ronnie has represented McMurry well. He continues that tradition in Artesia.\

He is a willing speaker at McMurry Day events at church. He attends each function where McMurry is present in the Artesia community. He was one of four New Mexico people that participated in the mascot selection town-hall meeting.

In the nominating Null for the award, the nominator stated “As a public high school teacher, he inspired many students to attend McMurry. The example that he sets at First United Methodist Church and in the community is exactly what sets McMurry graduates apart from others. Ronnie’s a great representative for McMurry!”

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