Photo Album: Awards and Honors

“The Lord told me all I had to do was be faithful, and He would take care of the sunshine.” – Robert A. Cook

Growing up poor in a family that was often times in dire straits, Dr. Cook never forgot the humble beginnings he came from. This showcase of Dr. Cook’s awards and accomplishments serve only as reminder that God can use anyone, in any set of circumstances, to do great things for His kingdom.

Ordination
Ordination certificate, ca. 1931

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Wheaton College Bachelor of Arts
Wheaton College Bachelor of Arts, ca. August 10, 1934

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Bachelor of Divinity
Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary Bachelor of Divinity, ca. May 16, 1939

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Honorary Doctor of Humanities
Bob Jones College Honorary Doctor of Humanities, ca. May 23, 1945

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Honorary Doctor of Laws
Northwestern Schools Honorary Doctor of Laws, ca. June 14, 1950

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Youth For Christ President
Youth For Christ President, 1948-1957

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YFC Founders Day President
YFC Founders Day President, 1948-1957, ca. December 4, 1958

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Portrait of Dr. Cook
Portrait of Dr. Cook, ca. 1960’s

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Moody Bible Institute Alumni President
Moody Bible Institute Alumni President, ca. 1958-1962

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King's College Inauguration
Inauguration of Dr. Robert A. Cook as President of The King’s College, ca. October 6, 1962
Kings College Chairman of the Board William Miller is to the left of a kneeling Dr. Cook; Board Member Rev. Andrew Telford is to the right giving the Prayer of Dedication

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Program from the King's College Inauguration
Program from the King’s College Inauguration of Dr. Cook, ca. 1962

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Portrait of Dr. Robert Cook Two
Portrait of Dr. Robert Cook given to him by the King’s Board of Trustees, ca. 1960’s

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Letter from student body president
Letter from student body president to Dr. Robert Cook, ca. June 6, 1971

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Wheaton Honor Society Certificate
Wheaton Honor Society Certificate, ca. June 8, 1964

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Academic regalia
Academic regalia (cap and doctoral gown) for graduations at The King’s College (worn by Dr. Robert Cook)

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Portrait of Dr. Robert Cook as President
Portrait of Dr. Robert Cook as President of The King’s College, ca. October 13, 1973

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Honorary Coach
“Honorary Coach” of The King’s College, ca. 1970

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First Honorary Alumni Award
First Honorary Alumni Award given to Dr. Robert Cook upon his 10th anniversary with the school, ca. March 17, 1972

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Tenth Anniversary Commemoration
10th anniversary as President of The King’s College Commemoration, ca. March 17, 1972

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Dr. Robert Cook and George Sweeting
Dr. Robert Cook and George Sweeting at Moody Bible Institute, ca. February 5, 1982
Dr. Cook went on to be an Alumnus of the Year

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Family Radio Commemoration
Family Radio commemorating Dr. Cook’s 20th anniversary at The King’s College

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Twentieth Anniversary plate
20th Anniversary plate given to Dr. Robert Cook after 20 years as President of The King’s College

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Dr. Cook appointed as Chancellor
Dr. Cook appointed as Chancellor of The King’s College on April 16, 1982 — after 20 years as President

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Proclamation from the Village of Briarcliff Manor, NY
Proclamation from the Village of Briarcliff Manor, NY
A tribute to Dr. Robert Cook for his involvement in the community as President of The King’s College, ca. May 2, 1982

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Cover of Christian Herald magazine
Cover of Christian Herald magazine featuring Dr. Cook and The King’s Hour, ca. January 1984

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Wheaton College Alumnus
Wheaton College Alumnus of the Year, ca. May 5, 1984

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Alumnus of the Year award
Photo of Dr. Cook receiving his Alumnus of the Year award from President Chase of Wheaton College, ca. 1984

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Faith and Freedom Award
Faith and Freedom Award, ca. October 6, 1984

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accepting the Faith and Freedom Award
Photo of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Cook accepting the Faith and Freedom Award, ca. October 1984

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Medal from Faith and Freedom Award
Medal from Faith and Freedom Award, ca. 1984

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Distinguished Leadership Award
Distinguished Leadership Award from Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University), ca. 1984
Dr. Cook taught at PCB while he was pastoring in Philadelphia early in his career.

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Commemorative plaque from the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department
Commemorative plaque from the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department as a “thank you” for his community involvement upon his retirement from The King’s College, ca. April 26, 1985

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“Thank you” Plaque from the Village of Briarcliff Manor, NY, for his involvement with the Fire and Police Department, and for being an outstanding citizen of the town upon his retirement from The King’s College on April 26, 1985. Dr. Cook went out of his way to be a positive influence within the community in as many ways as he could.

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special patrolman uniform
Dr. Cook’s special patrolman uniform from the village of Briarcliff Manor, NY. Badge #106

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Dr. Cook’s police uniform
Dr. Cook’s police uniform with Briarcliff Manor, NY town police station in the background

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Dr. Robert A. Cook Day
In 1985, Westchester County declared April 26, “Dr. Robert A. Cook Day”

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A sketch of Dr. Robert Cook
A sketch of Dr. Robert Cook that appeared on the cover of his retirement program in April of 1985.

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Dr. Cook bust sculpture
Dr. Cook bust sculpture by Aurelian Cafengiu of Tenafly, New Jersey
Mr. Cafengiu came from Romania and was trained in fine arts. His daughter, Alma, was a 1985 graduate of The King’s College. This bust was presented to Dr. Cook as a gift at his final graduation from The King’s College in 1985.

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Aurelian Cafengiu sculpting
Aurelian Cafengiu sculpting

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posing for the sculpture
Dr. Robert Cook posing for the sculpture at the Cafengiu’s home

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Bust of Dr. Cook in clay
Bust of Dr. Cook in clay

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Bust of Dr. Cook in clay - Two
Bust of Dr. Cook in clay

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Dr. Cook admiring other sculptures
Dr. Cook admiring other sculptures at Mr. Cafengiu’s New Jersey home

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Bust of Dr. Cook in bronze
Bust of Dr. Cook in bronze

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Bust of Dr. Cook in bronze - Two
Bust of Dr. Cook in bronze

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Percy Award
National Religious Broadcasters Eastern Chapter “Percy Award”, ca. October 1986

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Bertermann Fellow Award
National Religious Broadcasters Bertermann Fellow Award

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56 Years of Ministry
Moody Bible Institute “56 Years of Ministry”, ca. April 1987

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Distinguished Service Award
Western Chapter National Religious Broadcasters Los Angeles, California, Distinguished Service Award, ca. September 21, 1987

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award for creative leadership
South Central Chapter National Religious Broadcasters award for creative leadership, ca. 1987

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NRB Hispanic Award
National Religious Broadcasters Hispanic Award, ca. February 1988

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President’s Silver Medallion
Toccoa Falls College “President’s Silver Medallion”, ca. 1988

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President’s Silver Medallion Description
Description of Toccoa Falls “President’s Silver Medallion”, ca. 1988

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NRB Distinguished Service Award
National Religious Broadcaster’s Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Cook served as President of NRB from 1985 to 1988

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Presentation of Taiwanese award
Presentation of Taiwanese award with National Religious Broadcasters

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Dr. Cook’s Trip to Taiwan
Dr. Cook’s Trip to Taiwan with National Religious Broadcasters
This honor was presented to Dr. Cook by the President of Taiwan.

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NRB Three Medals
Three medals were given to Dr. Cook by NRB, (along with his other awards given at various times).

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NRB Encourager of the Year
National Religious Broadcasters “Encourager of the Year” award, ca. January 1989

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William Ward Ayer National Religious Broadcasters award
“William Ward Ayer National Religious Broadcasters” award, ca. January 1990

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Platinum Book Award
“Platinum Book Award”, ca. October 1990
This award commemorated one million copies sold of Dr. Cook’s, “Now That I Believe”, published by Moody Press. Originally published in 1949, the book has been translated into 27 different languages and is still available in paperback and digital download from Moody Press.

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Declaration of Support from NRB
“Declaration of Support” from National Religious Broadcasters while Dr. Cook was hospitalized in New York City
That year’s NRB convention was the first in over thirty year that Dr. Cook had missed.

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A scholarship given in honor of Dr. Cook’s life
A scholarship given in honor of Dr. Cook’s life in 1991.
Other scholarships followed this one, including one at Philadelphia College of Bible.

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