Hall of Fame Member Biographies

Don & Joy Beaver

Don and Joy Beaver have deep roots in Southern Nazarene University as they met and fell in love in the pews of the chapel in 1942.  Little did they know that they would live lives in service to that institution for a combined 98 years.  Joy, a frequent speaker and school consultant, is founding director of the “lab school” which services students aged Pre-K through sixth grade.  In his half-century of service, Don served in a variety of administrative positions including Vice-President, and in retirement continues to play a vital role in the development of the many university projects. They were inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2006.