The Biola University Alumni Association recognized 11 alumni for their outstanding accomplishments and service during a special awards chapel on Feb. 27.

Cultural Impact Alumni Award

Dr. Robert W. Sears (’91) is a pediatric doctor who has appeared on numerous television shows offering advice on child behavior and parenting, including Dr. Phil, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and CBS’ The Early Show. He is the author, most recently, of The Autism Book: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention.

Legacy Award

Dale (’51) and Marion (Smith, ’53) Cundall have pastored several churches in Northern California and Oregon for over 50 years, including Gold Country Baptist Church in Shingle Springs, Calif., where Dale served as senior pastor for almost 30 years before retiring in 2009. Dale and Marion’s life and ministry resulted in directing many other students to attend Biola.

Clyde Cook Missions Award

David (’78) and Joyce (Cundall, ’78) Owen met at Biola while serving together in an inner-city ministry in Bell Gardens, Calif. In 1984 they signed with Liebenzell USA Mission in the Republic of Palau. David and Joyce returned to Micronesia in 1993, where David taught at Pacific Islands Bible College (now Pacific Islands University), eventually becoming president of PIU in 2003.

Clyde Cook Missions Award

Michael (’05, M.A. ’10) and Samantha (’06, M.A. ’12) Owen are the son and daughter-in-law of fellow recipients David and Joyce Owen. Michael is the semi- nary dean at Pacific Islands University and Samantha is the advancement director. They have been instrumental in the recent accreditation and success of the university and in the daily discipleship of students.

Young Alumni Award

Andrew Bailey (’06) is an assistant professor of humanities and philosophy at Yale–NUS College, a partnership between Yale University and the National University of Singapore. Bailey, who received his master’s and doctoral degrees in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, teaches great works from both East and West in the college’s common curriculum.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Harvey M. Lifsey (’56) has been a pastor and missionary in India for the majority of his life. He is the founder and president of Christian Dynamics, a missions organization that reaches tens of thousands of Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists through television and film. The organization also has an orphan ministry and pastor training program that assists many churches in India.

Rosemead School of Psychology Distinguished Service Award

Henry Cloud (Ph.D, ’88) is a clinical psychologist and leadership expert who has written or co-written more than two dozen books, including Boundaries, Necessary Endings and The Law of Happiness. As president of Cloud-Townsend Resources, he has produced and conducted hundreds of public seminars around the country.

Rosemead School of Psychology Distinguished Service Award

John Townsend (Ph.D, ’84) is a business consultant, leadership coach and psychologist who has written or co-written more than two dozen books, including Boundaries, Leadership Beyond Reason and Handling Difficult People. For more than 20 years, he has engaged with leaders and organizations around the globe.