Walter '83 and Cindy (Smalley '84) Clark were recognized in chapel today with a special award for their many years of ministry work.

Dr. Frank Wheeler, chair of the Bible department, presented the Clarks with The Fields Are Ripeaward, which recognizes York College graduates who have dedicated themselves to serving small churches in the upper Midwest.

The Clarks have been serving the Church of Christ in Bismarck, North Dakota, for the past 10 years. Previously, they worked with a church in Sioux City, Iowa for 15 years.

Walter and Cindy's sons Cory and Caleb graduated from YC in 2011 and 2013. Their daughter, Caris, will graduate this May.

Along with the award, the Clarks received a check for $1,000. They intend to use this money to help pay for travel as they visit South Africa later this year, where Caris and Cory will be working with the organization Orphan's Justice.