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NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE
05 May 1996 07:36:42
95063 NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE
by Jerry L. Van Marter
The Rev. Joseph B. Rightmyer, pastor of Covenant Presbyterian
Church in Jackson, Miss., has been named executive director of
Presbyterians for Renewal. He succeeds Betty Moore of Florence,
S.C., who retired at the end of 1994 after serving as the group's
executive director since its inception in 1989.
Rightmyer will be based in Louisville, where the corporate
offices of Presbyterians for Renewal are located.
# # #
A two-page spread in the March issue of "Life" magazine
profiles Nhan Nguyen, a Vietnamese refugee whose resettlement to
the United States in 1980 was sponsored by First Presbyterian
Church, Tallahassee, Fla. The spread is an advertisement for the
affirmative-action programs of Publix Supermarkets, where Nhan is
Nhan was married in First Church, where he is a member. He
and his wife are parents of a 20-month-old son.
(Thanks to former General Assembly Council member Craig Mills
for this story.)
# # #
"Newsweek" reports that Angela Davis, 51, the '60s radical who
became infamous in Presbyterian circles when she received a $10,000
legal defense fund grant in 1971, has been appointed to a
prestigious faculty position by the University of California at
Davis to increase feminist and ethnic studies at the school.
Davis, a tenured professor at the University of California at
Santa Cruz, was acquitted of murder charges in the case that led to
the Presbyterian grant 24 years ago.
# # #
Linda G. Green of Columbia, S.C., has been named director of
the Nashville office of the United Methodist News Service,
effective March 1. Green, who has worked for South Carolina
Methodist newspaper since 1988, succeeds M. Garlinda Burton, who
was recently named editor of "Interpreter," a program journal of
the United Methodist Church.
The United Methodist News Service is the official news agency
of the denomination. Offices are located in Nashville, Washington
and New York. Director is Thomas S. McAnally.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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