Neil Haney

Neil Haney
Neil Haney is the director of development for the Austin Graduate School of Theology. He served on Austin Grad’s Board of Trustees from 2003 until 2010. For 33 years he worked in every aspect of development at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas and retired at the end of 2009. Neil holds a B.S. in Education from Abilene Christian University and a M.S. in Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling from Oklahoma State University. He is married to Marsha who is the owner of Marsha Haney Voice and Video. He and Marsha have two grown children and four grandchildren.

Recent Posts


Three Seminary Students + a Professor Get Personal

When friends of Austin Grad gather in April and again in October of each year, it is always encouraging and inspirational.  It is difficult to ascertain which part of the program is the highlight for those in attendance.  From the opening devotional period, to the presentation by Austin Grad students, to the faculty academic presentation, friends of Austin Grad participate enthusiastically and listen attentively as the testimonies and presentations enrich the thoughts of each.  On Saturday, April 22, 2017, the Spring Friends' Day occurred at Austin Grad.  It began with a welcome by President Stan Reid and transitioned … [Read more...]

Get Your Seminary Scholarship Contribution Matched

For the second time in two years, Austin Grad has received a matching grant for scholarships from a charitable foundation. While we are extremely grateful for this important grant and have already expressed our gratitude, the foundation has requested that their identity remain anonymous.    The rules for the matching grant are as follows: … [Read more...]

Austin Seminary Draws Friends In

Friends’ Day is always a special day at Austin Grad.  It occurs twice a year, once in April and once in October.  When one Friends’ Day is over, the next one is immediately on the minds of everyone and is eagerly anticipated. Friends’ Day brings together those who have a special relationship with Austin Grad and who enthusiastically support the mission of the school.  That mission statement reads:  Austin Graduate School of Theology is a seminary associated with Churches of Christ and in conversation with all who confess Jesus as Lord.  Our mission is to promote knowledge, understanding and practice of the Christian … [Read more...]

Blessing Austin Grad and Future Servants

Photo: Chairman Jerry Christian addresses donors Perhaps those who are most passionate about the mission of Austin Grad are those who generously support the school through their prayers, their advocacy, and the sharing of their financial resources.  They do so because they sincerely believe in our mission and want to be part of it.  The mission of Austin Grad is familiar to most who are associated with the school.  It is especially familiar to our professors, our administration and staff and, most of all, our students. The mission statement is:  To promote knowledge, understanding and practice of the Christian faith … [Read more...]

A Gathering of Friends

When friends gather at Austin Grad twice a year for Friends’ Day, once in April and again in October, it’s almost like a family reunion.  People get together to enjoy fellowship and to be edified by the activities of the day.  The common bond that brings them together is love for the school itself.  They are reacquainted with the mission, the faculty, and most of all, the students.  There is hope and encouragement in the knowledge that the Gospel of Jesus Christ will be spread by well-equipped servants of the Lord. Spiritual energy abounds and is shared with each other in the worship time, the mid-program brunch and the … [Read more...]

Love your Neighbor Through Random Acts of Kindness

“…….love your neighbor as yourself.”  These were the words of Jesus when asked, “What is the greatest commandment?”  The first, he said was to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  Then, he added the second, to love your neighbors. One may wonder, “How can I best love my neighbor?”  I have a story that, in my mind, represents a vivid example of how loving a neighbor was carried out. … [Read more...]