The United Methodist Commission on Archives and History has awarded Candler student Anne P. Wheeler the John Harrison Ness Memorial Award for her paper entitled, "The Music of the Early 19th Century Camp Meeting: Song in Service to Evangelistic Revival."
The General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church offers an annual award of $500 (first prize) and $300 (second prize) to the students enrolled in the Master of Divinity program (or its equivalent) in United Methodist or other seminaries accredited by the Association of Theological Schools who submit the best papers on some aspect of United Methodist history broadly conceived. Wheeler is a Master of Theological Studies student at Candler.
The award is given in memory of John Harrison Ness (1891-1980), pastor, conference superintendent, and denominational executive in the Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) Church. The EUB merged with the Methodist Church in 1968 to form The United Methodist Church.