MidAmerica Nazarene University has named Fulbright Scholar Randall Stephens, PhD, its alumnus of the year, and National Director of Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Carla Jill (Mullins) Stein, EdD, alumnae of the year for 2011.

Stephens, a 1995 alumnus of MNU, is associate professor of history and chair of the history department at Eastern Nazarene College, in Quincy, Mass. Stephens also edits the history magazine Historically Speaking and is associate editor of Fides et Historia a scholarly journal of the Conference on Faith and History.

As a 2012 Roving Fulbright Scholar Stephens will travel in Norway beginning in November, to lecture to Upper Secondary Schools on a variety of historical topics.

Dr. Stein, a 1977 graduate, of MNU leads staff and programs for the Navy and Marine Corps NROTC involving more than 170 colleges and universities in 34 states and the District of Columbia. A frequent speaker, she conducts seminars and workshops for civic, religious and educational organizations. She and her husband, retired Capt. John H. Stein Jr. reside in Pensacola, Fla.

Drs. Stein and Stephens will receive their awards in person at a special Homecoming Chapel service at MNU on October 21.

At the same event MNU will also award the Young Alumnus of the Year award to Quinn Carr (’07) marketing director at Arrowhead Forensics in Lenexa, Kan. and owner of carrdiac+design, a freelance graphic design and social media marketing studio.

Gary Bustin (’01) will receive the Carry the Torch Award for his work as President of Samaritan Aviation. Samaritan Aviation currently operates Papua New Guinea’s only float plane providing emergency medical services to remote villages.

More information on MNU’s Homecoming events is at www.mnu.edu/homcoming.