Fellows and Friends
DAVID MCKENNA, SPU president from
1968 to 1982, and his wife, JANET
VOORHES MCKENNA ’74 were honored
in 2005 with the dedication of McKenna Carillion Tower and University
Plaza at Spring Arbor University
(SAU ), where David was once a student.
Prior to serving as SPU president,
he was SAU president from
1961 to 1968, and later he was
chairman of the SAU board from
1998 to 2003. The McKennas now
live in Sammamish, Washington.
HESTER SM ITH died July 24, 2006,
at the age of 90. Hester moved from
Greenville, South Carolina, to Seattle,
where she taught at Ballard High
School. In 1963, she managed
SPC ’s registrar’s office until she
retired in 1981. A member of Seattle’s
First Free Methodist Church for
41 years, Hester was a national
leader in Women’s Missionary
Society and Bible Study Fellowship.
She is survived by two daughters
and six grandchildren.
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