Updates, Events, and Publications
Alumna Melissa Ferguson Publishes First Novel
Melissa Ferguson, MBS ’11, publishes her first novel entitled The Dating Charade.
Here is a summary:
“Cassie Everson is an expert at escaping bad first dates. And, after years of meeting, greeting, and running from the men who try to woo her, Cassie is almost ready to retire her hopes for a husband—and children—altogether.
But fate has other plans, and Cassie’s online dating profile catches the eye of firefighter Jett Bentley. In Jett’s memory, Cassie Everson is the unreachable girl-of-legend from their high school days. Nervously, he messages her, setting off a chain of events that forces a reluctant Cassie back into the dating game.
No one is more surprised than Cassie when her first date with Jett is a knockout. But when they both go home and find three children dropped in their laps—each—they independently decide to do the right and mature thing: hide the kids from each other while sorting it all out. What could go wrong?”
Visit Melissa’s website for more information on upcoming publications as well as e-books already online at: www.melissaferguson.com
You can order her book and read more on The Dating Charade here.
Asbury Alumnus Inducted into Salina Business Hall of Fame
Marshall Stanton, M. Div. ’60, was inducted into the Salina Business Hall of Fame on November 5, 2019. To be considered as a Hall of Fame Laureate, an individual’s record of business achievement must demonstrate excellence in the following general categories: business excellence; entrepreneurial spirit; courageous thinking and action; inspiring leadership; community impact; positive role model; enduring accomplishments; and local influence. Marshall served as the President of Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas from 1984 – 2002, guiding it from a near-death condition to the strongest position in its life up to that time. Marshall is a career United Methodist minister who served pastorates in Ohio and Kansas, was appointed as a District Superintendent in 1978 and then elected to the presidency in 1984. He holds a D. D. and B. A. from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas and a Th. M from Princeton Theological Seminary in addition to the degree from Asbury. Marshall and Janice have been married 63 years, have three grown children ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. They continue to live in Salina.
Alumnus Publishes New Book
Dr. William Payne Releases Second Book in Spiritual Warfare Series