Harding University
June 27, 2011

Retired professor receives award at Christian Scholars' Conference

Dr. Don England, professor emeritus of chemistry at Harding
University, was recognized at the Christian Scholars' Conference at
Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., in June.

England, who retired in 2005, began working at Harding in 1960. He was
honored for his dedication and mentorship to students. Dr. David
Fleer, director of the CSC, introduced England and spoke about the
impact of his teaching career before presenting him with a
commemorative plaque.

“One of the most revealing things that fundraisers from a university
campus can tell you is the answer to the question ‘Who influenced your
life most when you were at the university?’” said Fleer. “Usually,
there are three or four names that you hear repeatedly. At Harding
University, Dr. Don England has always been at the top — an unusual
accomplishment for a science and especially a chemistry teacher. For
45 years, Don England stood for academic excellence, discipline,
accomplishment, integrity, and most importantly, Christian example. He
trained many great researchers, gave many their start in teaching, and
prepared hundreds for medical and graduate schools. He was considered
one of the greatest of mentors.”