Dave Lindo, Gleaner Writer
The REVEREND Dr Kenneth Thaxter was recently honoured by Church Teachers' College, an institution which he has served for more than 31 years as lecturer and principal.
The institution last week named a newly built building after Thaxter who was a member of the pioneer lecturers in the opening of the college in 1965 where he taught English, social studies history and physical education.
He became a senior lecturer in 1974-1978, and vice-principal in 1978, before moving on to become the institution's principal from 1979 to 1996.
He composed the college song, expanded the secondary-teacher education programme, among other things.
The special occasion of the unveiling of the building was carried out at the inaugural Church Teachers' College Research Day held last week, a move by the institution to highlight the importance of research in enhancing learning.
"I am honoured, a mixture of pride, in fact, that somebody thought it fit to name this building after me, but very humbled by the fact that it is an uplifting feeling that not just for me, but for others who do work of my kind, there is somebody that appreciate it, that feels that it should be recognised in this way."
Thaxter, a man who has constantly warned his students 'never confuse the beginning with the end', said he was pleased with the growth of the college.