William C. Loewen (left) receives his award making him the first honorary alumnus in the 101-year history of Tabor College. Presenting it is Tabor President Jules Glanzer.
William C. Loewen, a physician from Wichita, has become the first honorary alumnus in the 101-year history of Tabor College.
The recognition was bestowed upon Loewen by Tabor President Jules Glanzer in a ceremony conducted in conjunction with homecoming festivities this past weekend.
?Throughout his lifetime, Dr. Bill Loewen has helped thousands of people in what he calls ?the vineyard of disease,?? Glanzer said.
?His compassionate heart, commitment to excellence and belief in people are part of who he is as a person. He has built his practice and business on what he calls New Testament principles.?
Glanzer said Loewen?s life and example ?have been so true to the characteristics of Tabor graduates? that it was fitting to choose him as the first person to receive the award.
Loewen has served on the Tabor College Board of Directors since 2008. He is married to the former Joyce Reiswig, a 1965 graduate of Tabor.
Their daughters Kristin (Loewen) Darrah and Kimberly (Loewen) Kenas graduated from Tabor in 1992 and 1996, respectively.
The Loewens were generous contributors to the new on-campus townhouse dormitories, which were dedicated in October 2007. The middle of the three halls is named Loewen Hall in their honor.