Dr. Steven Corbett and Denise Moergerle Corbett - 2000 A Award Recipients
Bio from 2000:
In Orlando, there is a house that Asburians call home. Asbury College admissions counselors have a permanent guest room ready and waiting. Last spring, the entire Asbury College baseball team stopped by for dinner. Most Central Florida students currently enrolled at Asbury College have passed through its doors. This fall, two current students of the College will pack their bags and leave that house for yet another trip to Wilmore
This is the home of Steven and Denise Moegerle Corbett. One would think that promoting Asbury College was their full time job. Admissions and institutional advancement gatherings in the Orlando area are often hosted by the Corbetts. Deni has served on the Asbury College Alumni Association Board. At least twice a year, Steve loads his car with prospective students and heads north to Kentucky. The Corbett's visits to campus have become even more frequent since their son, Jeremy, became a member of the Class of 2001. His younger sister, Jamie, arrives on campus this fall as a member of the Class of 2004.
But the Corbetts lead other than Asbury lives, too. Since 1985, Steve has served as an emergency room physician at Sand Lake Hospital in the Orlando area. He earned his M.D. from Wayne State Univeristy. In July, he and his son, a senior biology major, will spend time on the Amazon in Brazil in a continuing commitment to short term medical missions
Deni is the director of the School of Communication and instructor of Instructional Technology and Media at Orlando's The First Academy, where she has been on staff since 1986. This year, she completes her M.A. in Educational Technology from NOVA University. She serves on the board of Orlando's House of Hope and as area director of Media Felloship International. The Corbetts are very active members of First Baptist Church in Orlando.
It is no wonder this family "bleeds purple." All three of Deni's older brothers and their spouses attended Asbury College, as did Steve's younger sister, Lisa, and her husband, David Bacon. Steve and Deni were able to lend family support to Lisa after the death of her husband, David, a pilot with Mission Aviation Fellowship in the Aftican nation of Lesetho.
When the Corbetts observed their 25th wedding anniversary last summer, they invited their nearly All-Asburian wedding party to Orlando. This is a small indication of the way they cherish their Asbury Memories. It may explain why the Corbetts enthusiastically give of their time and resources to make it possible for a new generation of students to benefit from The Asbury Experience.