On 11 March 2016, Richard E. Bennett received the Religious Education Dean’s Award. Bennett has demonstrated through the years his deep commitment to student learning. His student-mentoring efforts over the last two decades have strengthened the academic preparation and personal conversion of undergraduate and graduate students at BYU. Two student-centered initiatives in Religious Education that resulted from Dr. Bennett’s vision and perseverance deserve particular commendation—the annual BYU Religious Education Student Symposium, now in its nineteenth year, and the Church History Nauvoo Summer Study program. These epitomize the aims of a BYU education and the mission of Religious Education.Richard_Bennett_2010