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David Keller (’74)

David Keller was awarded the Key to the City of Greenville by Mayor Knox White on April 26, 2021 for his 9 years of service on the Greenville City Planning Commission, including four terms as Chairman.

Julie Fernandez (EdD ’12)

Charleston Southern University welcomes Dr. Julie Fernandez as dean of the College of Education. Fernandez will assume her duties on Jan. 1.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Dr. Julie Fernandez to the College of Education at Charleston Southern,” said Dr. Jackie Fish, vice president for academic affairs. “She has a heart and conviction for our mission; her success in other leadership roles has established her ability to lead us forward as the College of Education continues to grow. Julie has already begun meeting with our education faculty via Zoom, and she is excited to join the CSU family.”
Fernandez was appointed dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Houston Baptist University in 2018. Her research interests include school culture and climate, teacher leadership development, and organizational health-based leadership.
She is co-author of the book “Influencing Student High Achievement through School Climate: A Quantitative Approach to Organizational Health-based Leadership.”
At HBU, Fernandez taught undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses in education. She served as an assistant professor before being appointed program coordinator of the education administration program and then department chair of leadership and counseling before being named dean. Her desire to incorporate a Christian worldview into school leaders’ development led to her joining the HBU faculty in 2015.
“One look at Dr. Fernandez’s education, experiences, expertise, and calling demonstrates that the Lord has used her entire career to prepare her to lead the College of Education at Charleston Southern University,” said President Dr. Dondi Costin. “Even better, one minute of conversation with her reveals a heart for God, a deep love for students, a strong desire to serve educational leaders throughout our community, and a passion to lead her faculty colleagues in all of the above. After four decades of being geographically separated from her Lowcountry roots, it’s a high privilege to welcome her home.”
Fernandez has been an educator for 36 years. Upon graduation from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, she and her husband moved to Houston, where she taught elementary and junior high school for 11 years. After earning a master’s degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in reading and postgraduate work in education administration, she was an elementary school assistant principal and principal in Clear Creek Independent School District and then principal in a Title 1 elementary school in Houston Independent School District.
Fernandez earned her doctorate from the University of Houston in executive leadership in 2012, where her research focused on Transformational Leadership in Public School Principals. After graduating from UH, she became a full-time faculty member in their Educational Leadership program. She taught graduate and doctoral students in educational leadership and served as a chair of numerous dissertations.
Fernandez and her husband, Robert, have been married 35 years, and they have two grown daughters, Mary, a chemical engineer, and Sarah, a pediatric nurse practitioner. In Houston, Fernandez and her husband were active members of their church, where they led small home groups, coached small group leaders, and led Bible studies.
About Charleston Southern University 
Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, Christian liberal arts university.
With an enrollment of 3,459 students, CSU is one of South Carolina’s largest accredited, independent universities and has been recognized as one of America’s Best Christian Colleges, America’s 100 Best College Buys, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (#11 nationally in 2020), U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans (#8 nationally in 2020), Colleges of Distinction, VA Yellow Ribbon Program and a Military Friendly School.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, CSU offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Students can learn online or in the classroom.
The university’s vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.

Dr. David Alan Baldwin (Ph.D.’82)

David Alan Baldwin, Ph.D., 64, died unexpectedly on May 20, 2020, in Beaufort, SC. He was a physical scientist based in Annandale, VA, with a second residence in Grays Hill, SC. Born in 1955 in Orangeburg, SC, he was the son of the former David E. and Alice S. Baldwin of Hampton and subsequently Beaufort, SC. He graduated from Wade Hampton High School and then received a B.S. in physical chemistry from Furman University and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Houston. He held a NRC postdoctoral fellowship at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, DC, prior to beginning his career in research and development primarily in manufacturing companies. He owned his own consulting firm, Dielectric Alloys, LLC, was a founder of Great Ball of Light, Inc., and at the time of his death, he was employed by SP Global, Inc., in Gaithersburg, MD. He had a phenomenal array of technical competencies that included semiconductor fabrication, surface science, and sensors and measurement theory among many others. Among his career accomplishments were over 15 patents and 40 research publications. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale, VA, and the People of Praise Christian Community. He became a wedding officiant in 2018. He loved gardening, yard maintenance, and reading, he could fix anything, and he could worry a solution out of any problem. He will be remembered for his larger-than-life personality, humor, deep Catholic faith, brilliance, and great love of family, friends, and all of life. He is survived by his wife Patricia H. Baldwin, sons David Y. and John V. Baldwin, daughter Katherine S. Baldwin-Gray (Dorian Gray), brother Gary J. Baldwin (Maria), and sisters Carole C. and Camille L. Baldwin. A funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday May 28, 2020, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Lady’s Island, Beaufort, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to or


Dr. Harry E. Kreutziger (’45)

Obituary of Dr. Harry Eugene Kreutziger Obituary for Dr. Harry Eugene Kreutziger Dr. Harry Eugene Kreutziger was welcomed into the arms of his Savior, on January 15, 2020, after a long illness. He leaves behind to mourn his loss, his loving wife of 26 years, Patricia “Trisha” Baugus Kreutziger; his children, Jason Todd Kreutziger (Ann), Shannon David Hawkins (Tina), Jennifer Kimberly Springer (Chad); his six grandchildren, Lauren, Leah, Sarah Huffman (Travis), Amber Moore (Harold), Colby Springer, Payton Springer; and his three great-grandchildren, Parker McCarthy, Keegan Moore and Emma Kreutziger. Dr. Kreutziger was born March 8, 1945, in Wichita, Kansas to the late Gulven Monroe and Bertha Dvoracek Kreutziger. Other survivors include his brothers Kenneth Kreutziger (Cindy) of Boston, MA; Karl Kreutziger (Betty Anne) of Oceanside, CA; Dr. Keith Kreutziger (Dr. Sarah) of New Orleans, LA; and Paul Kreutziger (Kathy) of Wyoming, MI. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Dr. Kreutziger graduated from Southeast High School (Wichita), the University of Kansas, and the University of Houston College of Optometry. He was ordained a Baptist Minister in 1994 after finishing his Doctorate of Divinity degree at Wake Forest Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Kreutziger practiced Optometry for many years in Rock Hill, Columbia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He served in the US Army from 1971 through 1977. After his retirement from his optometry practice, he worked as an associate pastor at Myrtle Beach Thee Baptist Worship Center. He enjoyed teaching Bible study classes, home Bible study, and officiating at worship services. Easter was his favorite time. Dr. Kreutziger belonged to the Rotary Club and was an avid tennis player and proficient golfer. He won many awards and state championships in tennis singles and doubles. Although he was competitive, he stressed sportsmanship in all of his tennis tutorials. He loved other sports and rooted enthusiastically for the University of Kansas “Jayhawks!” A treasured Jayhawk watch, given to him by his daughter Jennifer, was so beloved that he refused to take it off. He and Trisha travelled all over America and other parts of the world. Europe, the Pacific Islands, and the Holy Land were his favorite destinations. He made a point of studying the history of each country and enjoyed being with its people and learning their customs and traditions. In all endeavors, Dr. Kreutziger was unfailingly curious and thoughtful. He will be fondly remembered for his faithful service to his Lord. Services will be held at 12:00 PM, on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 at the Mausoleum Chapel of Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC 29072. The family will greet friends at Woodridge Funeral Home at 11:00 AM, prior to the service. Entombment in the Woodridge Memorial Park Mausoleum will follow the service. To to the family of Dr. Harry Kreutziger, please visit Tribute Store