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Highlights from Fall 2018 Convocation

Sep 13, 2018

Fall Convocation-RecessionOn September 6, 2018, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary kicked off its 165th academic year with its fall Convocation service. More than 150 people attended the event.

SEE IMAGES FROM THE FALL 2018 CONVOCATION SERVICE.

The Convocation address was delivered by Louisville Seminary's new president, the Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III. In his address, "God Has a Dream," Pollard drew on Psalm 126 and 1 Peter 3:15 and challenged the congregation to plan their vocation and live their lives in God’s grace with the unique gifts they bring to the table of ministry, justice and service.

LISTEN TO ALTON POLLARD III's CONVOCATION ADDRESS.

Alton Pollard-Fall Convocation AddressA scholar, author, consultant and speaker on the subject of African American and U.S. religion and culture, Pollard was previously dean of the School of Divinity and professor of Religion and Culture at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He began his service as Louisville Seminary's tenth president on September 3.

READ MORE ABOUT ALTON POLLARD III.


 During the fall Convocation service, four Louisville Seminary students were honored for their academic achievements.

Convocation Award Winners-Fall 2018

MDiv student Daniel Van Beek received the E.L. Bell Memorial Prize for excellence in biblical studies.

MDiv student Avery Smith received the Burton Z Cooper Prize in Theology for demonstrating promise in constructive, philosophical, systematic or contemporary theology.

MDiv student Kari Godwin received the Dean K. Thompson Prize in Practical Theology for excellence in the study of practical theology and in their congregational field education placement.

MAMFT student Andy Thomas received the James A. Hyde Marriage and Family and Pastoral Counseling Theory & Practice Award for demonstration of excellence in her first year in the MAMFT clinical and academic program.

The Louisville Seminary community also welcomed several new members to the faculty and staff. They are:

  • Laura Jakubowski Aponte, Project Director, Myrtle Collaboration
  • Charlene Beck, Guest Services Representative, Laws Lodge
  • Angela Cowser, Associate Dean of Black Church Studies and Doctor of Ministry Programs; Associate Professor of Black Church Studies
  • Melody Hall, Administrative Assistant to Black Church Studies and Doctor of Ministry Programs
  • Linda Likins, Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, Laws Lodge
  • Alton B. Pollard III, President and Professor of Religion and Culture
  • Justin Reed, Assistant Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
  • Beth Seeger Troy, Louisville Seminary Counseling Center (LSCC) Clinical Director
Prayers and well wishes to our Louisville Seminary community this academic year!
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