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News of Theological Institutions

Date 25 May 1996 05:35:19

213 May 1996 
96198            News of Theological Institutions 
                          by Alexa Smith 
RICHMOND, Va.--Sixty-one students will be awarded degrees at June 2 
commencement exercises of Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. 
Commencement at 5 p.m. at the Ginter Park Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. 
Dusty Kenyon, co-pastor of the Clemmons Presbyterian Church in Clemmons, 
N.C., and a 1979 graduate of Union, will deliver the commencement address. 
SAN ANSELMO, Calif.--Anne Lamott, nationally-known author of Bird by Bird 
and Operating Instructions, delivered the commencement address, "What We 
Are Living For and How You Can Help," at San Francisco Theological Seminary 
May 25.  Degrees were conferred on 135 students in four of the seminary's 
degree programs.  Thirteen certificates for spiritual direction were 
CHICAGO--The Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, general secretary of the National 
Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., will deliver the commencement 
address, "The Moral State of the Nation," at the 162nd commencement of 
McCormick Theological Seminary June 4.  More than 70 master's level 
graduates and more than 80 doctoral level graduates will receive degrees. 
DECATUR, Ga.--One hundred six students received degrees from Columbia 
Theological Seminary's five-degree programs May 19 at Peachtree 
Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Ga.  The Rev. Joseph L.  Roberts Jr., 
pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, was the commencement speaker. 
Roberts has been Ebenezer's pastor since 1975, when he was called to 
succeed Martin Luther King Sr. 
PITTSBURGH--A chaired professorship has been established at Pittsburgh 
Theological Seminary in honor of one its distinguished alums, the Rev. 
Robert Meneilly, a graduate of the class of 1947. Meneilly retired last 
year from his long-term pastorate at Prairie Village Presbyterian Church in 
Prairie Village, Kan.  Each professorship will be made for two-year terms, 
which may be extended for one year. Its donors are anonymous and have 
endowed a continuing education event as well, "The Robert and Shirley 
Meneilly Conference on Leadership and Ministry," to be held each year at 
the Prairie Village church. 
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Those who have named Louisville Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary as a beneficiary of a planned gift or bequest are now part of an 
honored group called The Frank H. and Fannie W. Caldwell Society.  The 
Society recognizes the dedicated service of the late Frank Caldwell, who 
served the seminary as its president from 1936 to 1964, and his wife.  The 
new society was inaugurated at an April 19 dinner on the campus. 

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