Alice McQuay Retires From JBU

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Alice McQuay with John Brown Jr. and John Brown III at a recent reception in honor of Alice's retirement

Siloam Springs, Ark (April 9, 2003) - Alice McQuay, Executive Associate for the President’s Office, has retired after 33 years of service at John Brown University. On Saturday, April 5 the JBU board of trustees formally recognized McQuay for her years of service to JBU.

“Alice McQuay is the perfect example of the heart and dedication that is evident in so many of our students, faculty and staff at JBU,” said JBU President Lee Balzer. “Her investment in this university is immeasurable, and as we wish her well in her retirement, we also want her to know that she will be greatly missed.”

After graduating from JBU, McQuay began working for the university in 1969 as a secretary in the division of development. For the next 33 years, McQuay served the university in a variety of capacities, all of which focused on fundraising, alumni and public relations or other external university relations. During McQuay’s years at JBU, some of the positions she held include: Coordinator of the Alumni Office and the Five-year Campaign, Director of the Department of Development, Director of University Relations and Director of Fundraising Support. In 1998 she became Executive Associate of the Presidents Office, where she stayed until retiring.

During her employment at John Brown University, McQuay was also actively involved in recruiting students and directing the Alumni Boards. She witnessed many changes on the JBU campus during her 33 years.

“I worked directly for three presidents, and it was a tremendous place of ministry. I was always in the right place to be totally involved in the life of the university.”

It was evident to all around McQuay that she was intensely involved in her career at JBU.

“My career here really was my mission. That is what sells John Brown University-is when you believe in it from the heart. A person’s success in any job is finding out how he/she can best contribute to the success of the organization and then get to work giving 100% toward that end,” McQuay said.

Alice and her husband, Boyce, live in Siloam Springs.

John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,700 students from 42 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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