Booster Banquet

78th Annual Booster Banquet featuring Pam Tebow

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Hannibal-LaGrange University announced Pam Tebow as the keynote speaker for the 78th Annual Booster Banquet. The banquet will be held Friday, November 22, at 7 pm. The Booster Banquet is sponsored by HNB Bank and WGEM.

Pam Tebow is the mother of Tim Tebow, famous NFL quarterback. Pam’s notoriety increased when Tim, then quarterback for the Florida Gators, became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. During the nationally televised Heisman broadcast, ESPN aired a portion of an interview that focused on her refusal to abort Tim when she was advised to do so. She was given an instant national platform to encourage the prolife message.

Pam is passionate about encouraging people of all ages to trust the Lord with all their hearts for all their lives and use the incredible influence God has given them to eternally impact their world. This is the subject of her first book Ripple Effects, to be released Mother’s Day 2019.

The daughter of an army colonel, Pam lived all over the world until she went to college at the University of Florida. She set out to gain influence by building an impressive college resume with a long list of accomplishments, only to discover the emptiness of exalting self. Through a series of what she calls “God stories,” Pam discovered the joy of investing herself in the lives of those in her sphere of influence. Her college resume ultimately included graduating with honors in journalism and communications and the shaping of her passion for life-impacting influence.

Pam and her husband Bob met in college and have now been married for over 40 years. They have five children and eight grandchildren.

Known as homeschool pioneers, Bob and Pam began teaching their children at home in 1982 before the term “home school” had even been coined. Pam says that by God’s grace, all five of their children were homeschooled from kindergarten through high school, and all five received college scholarships.

The Tebows lived for a number of years in the Philippines, where Bob continues to have an ongoing ministry, the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association (BTEA). Through the BTEA and numerous mission trips, over one million people are professing their faith in Jesus Christ every year. The Tebows also have an orphanage in the Philippines and ongoing ministries in several semi-closed Asian countries.

Pam loves speaking for women’s events, prolife, and other non-profit groups, and various events across the country. She has appeared on Good Morning America and other talk shows and won national awards, including Eagle Forum’s Woman of the Year and Witness in the Public Square awards in 2012, the Commission for Women’s Inspiring Woman of the Year award in 2013, Extraordinary Woman of the Year in 2015, and National Pro Life Recognition Award in 2017.

For more information about the 2019 Booster Banquet, please contact Lauren Youse ’05 M ‘16, director of alumni services and development, at 573.629.3126, or via email at lauren.youse@hlg.edu.

About Booster Banquet:

Each year HLGU family and friends gather for fun and fellowship at the annual Booster Banquet.

The name reflects its origins. On October 12, 1941, Dr. C. Oscar Johnson, pastor of Third Baptist Church of St. Louis and member of the College Board, proposed a Booster Banquet as a way to promote fellowship and raise money for the college. It was a “huge success” and became an annual event.

Over the years it has featured colorful and prestigious speakers from all walks of life. Today it is one of our most anticipated events. Booster Banquet is typically held the Friday before Thanksgiving.

Booster Banquet Archives

  • 2009 Bruce Wilkinson
  • 2008 Nazareth
  • 2007 Gloria Gaither
  • 2006 Guy Penrod
  • 2005 Wally Magdangal
  • 2004 Dennis Swanberg
  • 2003 Joe White
  • 2002 Dave Dravecky
  • 2001 Heather Whitestone
  • 2000 Darrell Scott

  • 1999 Dr. Alan Keyes
  • 1998 Ruth Graham McIntyre
  • 1997 Mike Singletary
  • 1996 Cal Thomas
  • 1995 Naomi Judd
  • 1994 Dan Shealy
  • 1993 Mildred McWhorter
  • 1992 Dr. Larry Lewis
  • 1991 Dr. Debbye Turner
  • 1990 Rex & Jennifer Hudler

  • 1989 Tandy Rice
  • 1988 Paul Wrenn
  • 1987 Bill Glass
  • 1986 Zig Ziglar
  • 1985 William J. Murray
  • 1984 Dr. Bertha Holt
  • 1983 Honorable Wilmer “Vinegar Bend” Mizell
  • 1982 Dr. Adrian Rogers
  • 1981 Honorable John Ashcroft, Honorable Max Bacon
  • 1980 Minnie Pearl

  • 1979 Dr. J. D. Grey
  • 1978 Jerry Clower
  • 1977 Dr. A. E. Prince, Dr. L. A. Foster, Dr. Gerald Martin
  • 1976 Dr. Ben Fisher
  • 1975 Tom Lester
  • 1974 Willa Dorsey
  • 1973 Dr. Gerald Martin
  • 1972 Dr. Dick Cole
  • 1971 Dr. Frank Kellog, Harold Dickerson, Wally Jones
  • 1970 Tom Haggai

  • 1969 Paul Harvey
  • 1968 Dr. Earl O. Harding
  • 1967 Dr. Kenneth McFarland
  • 1966 Dr. Wayne Dehoney
  • 1965 Dr. Earl O. Harding
  • 1964 Dr. Merrimon Cuninggim
  • 1963 Dr. J. D. Grey
  • 1962 Dr. Herschel Hobbs
  • 1961 Dr. C. Oscar Johnson
  • 1960 Rev. Charles F. Wellborn

  • 1959 Dr. Sterling L. Price
  • 1958 R. G. LeTourneau
  • 1957 Dr. Porter Routh
  • 1956 Dr. James L. Sullivan
  • 1955 Dr. Earl O. Harding
  • 1954 Dr. C. Oscar Johnson
  • 1953 Dr. Wallace Bassett
  • 1952 Lula (Pulliam) Colwell
  • 1951 Congressman Clarence Cannon
  • 1950 Dr. T. W. Medearis

  • 1949 J. C. Penney
  • 1948 Dr. M. E. Dodd
  • 1947 Dr. C. Oscar Johnson
  • 1946 Congressman Clarence Cannon
  • 1945 Senator Frank P. Briggs
  • 1944 Dr. J. E. Dillard
  • 1943 Dr. Thomas H. Taylor
  • 1942 Dr. C. Oscar Johnson