Chaplain Fred Lamar Receives 'Francis Asbury Award'

Chaplain Fred Lamar Receives 'Francis Asbury Award'

July 19, 1996

Fred Lamar 1994.jpgJuly 19, 1996, Greencastle, Ind. - Fred Lamar, DePauw University chaplain since 1974, is the recipient of the 1996 Francis Asbury Award for Fostering United Methodist Ministries in Higher Education by both the North Indiana Annual Conference and the North Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. The award was presented in recognition of Dr. Lamar's "outstanding leadership in supporting, strengthening and promoting the church's higher education ministries."

The North Central Jurisdiction covers United Methodist conferences in nine states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. 

Lamar earned an A.B. in history and speech from the University of Alabama in 1954, graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He later received the B.D. at Vanderbilt University, the S.T.M. and D.Min. degrees at Eden Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. at St. Louis University.

Dr. Lamar was seen in a 1994 TV news report on a DePauw alumni service project in Raleigh, North Carolina: Video Link [Download Video: "Alumni Reunite and Give Back" - 6506kb].

Learn more about Fred Lamar in this previous story.