Phillips Theological Seminary Awards Degrees
Tulsa, Okla., May 17, 2012 – Phillips Theological Seminary (PTS) held commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Christian Church of Tulsa.
Dr. Bernard Brandon Scott, Darbeth Distinguished Professor of New Testament at PTS, gave the faculty reflection. Lori Marie Walke and Jared Vazquez, PTS graduating seniors, gave the student reflections. Dr. John M. Imbler, Stephen J. England Associate Professor of the History of Christianity and Disciples Studies and Special Assistant to the President, presided.
PTS awarded 24 degrees and certificates in three programs: Certificate in Graduate Theological Studies (2), Master of Theological Studies (3), and Master of Divinity (19).
Certificate in Graduate Theological Studies: Glenn Otis Gardner, Sr. and Joshua Alan Linton.
Master of Theological Studies: Modesto Carlos Ramirez-Romero, John Taylor Randolph, and Danielle Suzanne Weaver.
Master of Divinity: Lisa Lucile Anderson (honors), Robert John Barrett, Beth Ann Bell (high honors), Valerie Denise Black, Joey Hobart Lewis Crutcher, Jimmy Kenneth Doyle (honors), Zena Featherston (honors), Kelly Gindlesberger, William Burton Hemm, Elizabeth Smith Larkin, Yvonne Marlene Lewis, Cheryl Lynne Newton, Heather Willou Nygard-Scherer, John Christopher Onorato, George Milton Rowe (high honors), Paula Marie Daniel Steinbacher, Jared Vazquez (high honors), Lori Marie Walke (high honors), and Laura Ann West.
Established in 1907, Phillips Theological Seminary is dedicated to learning the way of Jesus in order to cultivate vital communities, vital conversations, and the public good. Affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Phillips provides an ecumenical education, with students representing more than 20 denominations. The mission of PTS is to learn and teach how to be: attentive to God; responsible biblical and theological interpreters; faithful individuals and communities acting with God to transform the world. In addition to serving the church’s need for an educated ministry, the seminary also welcomes students who are not pursuing ministerial degrees but who want to explore their faith through courses in the curriculum and through programs designed for larger publics. www.ptstulsa.edu.
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