2015 Honored Alumni
Find out more about the Honored Alumni Awards program, including past winners, selection criteria, and nomination forms for the 2011 awards.
Rae Casey ('98, MA '01)
As a life-long learner, Rae Casey has attended many different colleges and universities during her educational career, but when she came to George Fox she felt she had come home. Rae found learning in the Christ-centered environment spiritually uplifting and fulfilling, and she appreciated the support fellow students and teachers provided. Rae completed both her bachelor’s (1999) and master’s (2001) degrees at George Fox, and she began teaching at George Fox University in 2002.
Rae enjoys teaching, both in the classroom and online. She believes that the adult degree programs George Fox offers in the Department of Professional Studies (DPS) complement the experiences that students bring to the table. And, because students are encouraged to apply the course concepts to their personal and work experiences and then share their insights with others, students learn not only the curriculum, but about themselves as people, managers, leaders and team members. Students comment that one of the best parts of the experience for them is the bond they form in the cohort. Rea believes that the growth of a cohort-learning community provides busy adults the support they need when returning to school. For these reasons and more, she is honored and blessed to be part of the DPS/ADP faculty team.
During Rae’s time at George Fox she has developed courses for a variety of classroom and online courses, as well as a training program for adjunct teachers. She worked as director of the DPS programs in the Boise Center from 2008 until the center closed in 2013. Her responsibilities in the Boise Center were informed by her experiences in the business world, where she worked for more than two decades prior to coming to George Fox.
Rae works with the local chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) to provide nonprofit organizations training in project management competencies, skills and techniques.
She is very involved in her church and has served in a variety of leadership roles, as well as participated with teams to complete special projects to update their constitution and organizational structure – and more recently – to improve their financial management processes.
Memories: Rae and Gary enjoy time with their three grown children and their families. She is grateful that they have all chosen to remain close. Rae and her sisters frequently enjoy time together over coffee, tea and their favorite game, Scrabble.
Christian Service Award
Bob Hadlock – ’70 & Camille Hadlock – n’71
Bob Hadlock (’70) and Camille Hadlock (n’71) have been selected by the George Fox University Alumni Board of Directors to receive the 2015 Christian Service Award. Bob unexpectedly passed away on July 27, 1995, while leading 35 students on a mission trip to Katmandu, Nepal. Together they were rebuilding a church through Teen Missions. Bob was also engaged in full-time service with Youth for Christ from 1970 to 1988, then with Teen Missions from 1988 until his death. Camille Hadlock is the country director for K.I.D.S in Uganda, a large Christian orphanage and school in Koboko, Uganda. The Hadlocks’ legacy has been picked up by their three daughters, all of whom are involved in overseas mission work or other Christian full-time ministries. Their fourth daughter, Jodi, unexpectedly joined their father in heaven in January of 2001.
Bob was born in 1947, grew up in a Quaker family in Seattle and was a blue-chip recruit out of Franklin High School. He played football, basketball and track at George Fox. In 1969, Bob earned NAIA All-American honors in football and track. The Detroit Lions drafted him in the 12th round. Bob played one year in the World Football League. In 1996, he was inducted into the George Fox University Sports Hall of Fame.
Camille Hadlock has been a missionary with River Valley Church in Grants Pass, Ore., for more than 20 years. She is responsible for co-managing six separate rescue units within Uganda, each caring for orphan children. Additionally, Camille serves as liaison to SonShine Christian Secondary School, which, until one year ago, was run by Teen Missions International (TMI). It is located in the province of Iganga, Uganda, where some 350 students attend class. Camille’s work continues to this very day in Uganda.
Memories: At 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds, Bob was known as the “Gentle Giant.” “Humble,” “powerful” and “loyal” are the words teammates have used to describe Bob – those who knew remember him for his kindness as much as his athletic prowess. He was rock solid in his faith and he had a positive impact on many lives, particularly the youth and young adults he served.