Ronald C. & Shelva Jeanne (Joines) Calhoun
Alumni of the Year Award

Ronald C. Calhoun and Shelva Jeanne (Joines) Calhoun (58) served for 37 years as career missionaries to the Republic of South Africa before retirement. At ENC Ron graduated with a bachelor’s in philosophy and a minor in psychology, and Shelva graduated with bachelor’s in secondary education. They married, studied at the Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, pastored, and taught school before their appointment to South Africa in 1965. Ron finished a graduate degree at NTS in 1978 and Shelva received a master’s in Religion at Olivet Nazarene University in 1983. In 1992, Shelva enrolled in Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia and completed her master’s in biblical studies. They both taught at and served administratively as Academic Dean and Principal for the theological college in South Africa. The Nazarene Theological College honored Ron and Shelva by naming their classrooms the Calhoun Classroom Center. In retirement they continue to teach, serve, and minister. 

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