Senior accepted to Oxford program

Thursday March 29 2012


Callom Harkrader '12 has been accepted into the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics at Wycliffe Hall for the 2012-2013 one-year certificate program. The OCCA is a fully accredited branch of Oxford University.

Callom will be seeking the Certificate in Theological and Pastoral Studies, designed specifically as preparation for Christian service in the office, church, or home. The course aims to combine serious study of the Bible and Christian doctrine with an opportunity to experience Christian apologetics in action.

Callom was named the 2011-12 Sommerville Scholar, the highest academic award given by Lynchburg College in recognition of the culmination of a distinguished academic record. A psychology major with minors in history and theatre, he has been on the Dean's List every semester. He has served as a PASS leader for psychology and as a tutor in history.

Callom hails from Mineral, Va., and is a member of the Gilboa Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has traveled to Romania five times as a member of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, serving as a co-leader of teams that worked with Romanian children through the nonprofit organization Project Ruth.

He has served as president of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and been a member of the Student Judicial Board and served for the past two years. His leadership was recognized by his inclusion in Omicron Delta Kappa, the Leadership Honors Society.

Callom has participated in five theatrical performances on campus, one at Sweet Briar College, and a co-production of Babes in Arms by LC and the Academy of Fine Arts in downtown Lynchburg. He is also an avid amateur athlete, participating in intramural soccer, volleyball, flag football, tennis, and even wiffleball.

He belongs to numerous academic honor societies, including the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi; Psi Chi, the International Psychology Honors Society; Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Society; Phi Alpha Theta, the International History Honor Society; and Phi Eta Sigma, the national Freshman Honor Society. He also earned a Junior Ring Award for Academic Achievement.


03/28/2012, Lynchburg College Communications and Marketing