Personalia (Jan. 16, 2004)

e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service


Jan. 16, 2004    News media contact:  Michael Wacht*
407-897-1140, Orlando  {0008}

An e-Review News Item
By J.A. Buchholz**

Bronson named Volusia Citizen of the Year
DAYTONA - March of Dimes Volusia County has named Bethune-Cookman College president the Rev. Dr. Oswald P. Bronson as its 2003 Citizen of the Year.
Bronson received the award Dec. 3 at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center.
The award citied his commitment to human values and community service, as well as his dedication to Daytona Beach.
Bronson, a native of Sanford, received his bachelor's degree from the college in 1950. He has a master's degree of divinity from Gammon Theological Seminary, now the Interdenominational Theology Center, in Atlanta.

Dodge receives national pension and health benefits award
LAKELAND - The Rev. David Dodge was awarded the Calkins Award by the board of directors of the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits for his work and dedication as administrator of pension and health benefits within the church.
Dodge, executive director of the Florida Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, received the award Nov. 22 in Evanston, Ill.
Dodge assisted the conference in reorganizing the HealthFlex premium structure to ensure local churches have access to HealthFlex information and worked with the conference as it considered the issue of unfunded liability for retiree health insurance expenses. He was also instrumental in the adoption of the board's recommendations by the annual conference and as an advocate for a plan where clergy could participate in health insurance costs.


*Wacht is director of Florida United Methodist Communications and managing editor
of e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service.
**Buchholz is a staff writer for e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service.

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