Carl Haisch, a member of the class of 1969, received the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year award for his service in the medical field as he combines missions, medicine, surgery, and academic advocacy. Haisch is the director of the office of surgical education and surgical residency at East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, N.C. He performs kidney transplants, conducts research, teaches medical students, and teaches residents in the operating rooms and in the hospital wards. Under his direction, transplants have increased from 20 to 60 per year at his medical sites. In 1994, he and his wife, Luella, who is also a George Fox graduate, and their two children worked with medical students at a Kenyan missions hospital.