Every year since 1997, at baccalaureate rehearsal, the Marshall Center for Christian Ministry gives a hardcover copy of Good News for Modern man to each of its graduating seniors for use during the baccalaureate service.

Wanda P. Higbee was a 1957 honors graduate of Georgetown College.  She excelled as a teacher of French in the Maryland public school system from which she retired. To assist the College in strengthening its Christian mission, Ms. Higbee established an endowment with the Marshall Center to provide each graduating senior with a Bible.  Though previously known as Today’s English Version (TEV) and commonly known as the Good News Bible (GNB), the translation is now called the Good News Translation (GNT).  Robert Bratcher, a 1941 graduate of Georgetown College, was the New Testament translator of the GNB and also chaired the Old Testament translation committee.