Dr. Mark Waters and Freddie Famble Receive Heartbeat of Campus Award

  Gary Ellison
  Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:09 PM
  Archives 2016 - 2017

Abilene, TX

Dr. Mark Waters, professor of religion, and Fred Famble, director of Information Technology Customer Service, have been honored with the 2017 Heartbeat of Campus Award at McMurry University. Established in 2013 by the McMurry University Alumni Board, the Heartbeat of Campus is awarded to a member of the faculty and the staff annually at McMurry Honors and Coronation during Homecoming weekend.

Dr. Waters also directs the Center for International Education. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University (B.A., 1980) and Southern Seminary (M.Div., 1984 and Ph.D., 1991) with postgraduate study in church history and world religions from Baylor University.

Waters has further training in servant leadership learning communities through Ann McGee-Cooper and Associates in Dallas and in organizational learning through the Society for Organizational Learning in Cambridge, MA. Waters’ research interests include contextual theology, world religions, and sociology of religion. His passion at McMurry is to mentor students and prepare them for the diversity they will encounter in our pluralistic world. 

As one of the original members of the first McMurry tech team, Famble joined the McMurry staff in August 1997. Hired for his customer service abilities, one of his first duties was to serve as the assistant director of networking leading to a 20-year relationship on campus.

“I’m most proud of the fact that people on campus don’t just know me … they trust me! I’ve always tried to offer complete solutions rather than just fixing technical problems.”

Famble’s wife Tanjena Famble ’00 and children GaBrielle Mallet ’05, Danielle Famble ’08 and Freddie Famble III ’10 are all McMurry alumni. 


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