FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Joy Cullen, adjunct professor and director of Southwestern’s Naylor Children’s Center, was honored as the 2008 Willie Turner Dawson Award recipient during the Southern Baptist Convention. This honor is given each year to a minister’s wife who has made a distinct denominational contribution.

Cullen, a former International Mission Board missionary in Asia, requested all missionary wives to stand and accept the award with her. For more on this story, please visit