Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1983
Roberta Schaeffer worked alongside her husband Everett – the medical director and chief of staff at Red Bird Mission Hospital in Beverly, Ky. – as a missionary and served as editor of the mission newsletter, The Cardinal. In 1980, she wrote the book titled The Story of Red Bird Mission. She has participated in United Methodist Women, and the Woman’s Club, where she served as president for three years, and is a volunteer at the Madison County Pregnancy Health Center. In 2003, she wrote a second book, Bedside Manor: One Doctor’s Family, as a sequel to her earlier book.
After his retirement from Red Bird in 1984, Everett became a volunteer at Berea Hospital and a chaplain with the board of trustees of Body Recall, Inc. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Kentucky Medical Association, Madison County Medical Association, the Christian Medical and Dental Association and Family Practice Medical Society. Schaeffer has been recognized by the board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church for his mission work and medical practice and as chief of staff of Red Bird Mission Hospital. He was awarded the Heroes, Saints and Legends plaque in 1999 and honored with the naming of the medical clinic building of Red Bird Mission Hospital as the E.W. Schaeffer Medical Clinic.