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Alumni Award Winners

James "Jamos" AmosJAMES "JAMOS" AMOS ('85)
ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

Earning a BA in Christian education, Jamos was ordained on the Kentucky District of the Church of the Nazarene in 1991. He holds an M.A. in spiritual formation from NNU and an ecumenical endorsement as a chaplain in the Church of the Nazarene.

Jamos has worked with children, teens and families for more than 30 years, holding numerous district Nazarene Youth International leadership rolls. He currently serves as chaplain and spiritual life coordinator at KidsTLC in Olathe, Kansas. KidsTLC provides children with a continuum of care through innovative and successful psychiatric treatment, community outreach, outpatient behavioral health, autism and wellness programs, with a strong emphasis on family wellness and preserving the family unit. In 2012, Jamos was the recipient of the Olathe Humanitarian of the Year Award.

Jamos is married to Carrie (Aubrey). They have three children, Chelsea, Conner and Olivia.

0buxie3KATHY BUXIE ('72)
ALUMNA OF THE YEAR

A member of the Pioneer class, Kathy was salutatorian with a BS in mathematics. Earning a master’s degree in math education from the University of Kansas in 1974, Kathy returned to MANC to teach mathematics and computer science until 1992. While teaching at MANC, Kathy continued her education at KU, earning a PhD in applied statistics in 1987. She also won MANC’s Donald Metz Teacher of the Year award in 1989.

In 1992, Kathy moved to Ohio with her family when her husband was transferred to Columbus, Ohio. After moving, she began teaching at Ohio University, Lancaster Branch. She continued teaching until 2010. Currently Kathy and her husband Joe (’72) reside in Lancaster, Ohio. They have two grown children, Debbie (Buxie, ’01) Jasiczek and Danny Buxie (’07).

Kevin and Ashley LiddleKEVIN ('12) AND ASHLEY (MACKEY, '12) LIDDLE
YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD

An organizational leadership major, Kevin was a four-year starter on the Pioneer baseball team. Ashley earned a BS in Nursing and ran cross country and track as a freshman. Both Colorado natives, the Liddles now reside in Olathe, Kansas. 

Ashley is a neonatal intensive care nurse at Shawnee Mission Health where she serves on a leadership committee in her unit. Kevin is the youth pastor at Living Hope Church of the Nazarene in Olathe. He is also the executive director of the BRIDGES sports outreach ministry program at Living Hope. BRIDGES offers a spring soccer league for youth, a youth NFL flag football/cheer league in the fall and an adult outdoor volleyball league in the summer.

Lisa ClementsLISA (SMITH, '80) CLEMENTS
CARRY THE TORCH AWARD

Lisa has served as the state of Colorado Office of Behavioral Science director since August 2011. A licensed psychologist, she previously served as the Chief Behavioral Health Officer for Missouri HealthNet (Medicaid) in the Missouri Department of Social Services.

Lisa and her late husband, Tom (’79), raised two daughters. Rachel works for a community mental health center, and Sara is a junior at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs majoring in criminal justice.

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