Come See Columbia Day 2017


On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Presbyterian Women will visit with students, faculty, and other CFC members on the beautiful Columbia campus. This year’s gathering will include fellowship, inspiring worship, delicious food, and campus tours. Make plans to attend and share in this annual celebration!

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9:00 Registration and refreshments, Harrington Center, Columbia campus
10:00 Worship led by Dr. Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education
11:00 Faculty presentations

12:30 Luncheon and introductions of scholarship recipients, Refectory
1:30 Campus tours

Columbia Friendship Circle Scholarships

Here are the student recipients of the 2016-2017 Columbia Friendship Circle Scholarships. They are all outstanding students, who, with their families, contribute to the life of the seminary community in important ways.

J. Robert Bannan, MDiv ’17
Robert Bannan is a senior under the care of Foothills Presbytery in South Carolina. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, SC and has been worshiping at North Avenue Presbyterian Church here in Atlanta for the past two years. He received his undergraduate degree from Erskine College in Due West, SC, a BS in Business Administration. Before coming to seminary, he worked at First Presbyterian Church as the director of recreation, but additionally took on the role of youth director. He is married to Holly with three children: Jacob (6), Hattie (3), and Trace (almost 1).

“My wife, children, and I are so grateful for this scholarship. As you all know, raising a family while going to seminary is no easy task. This scholarship helps cover the tuition for my classes, and allows me to spend more time at home. The CFC scholarship is truly a gift from God and a reminder that there are such generous people in this world.”

Sang Hoon Han, MDiv ’17
Sang Hoon is a senior under the care of the Eastern Korean Presbytery. His home congregation is Praise Presbyterian Church in Somerset, NJ. He is now serving Crystal Korean Church in Marietta, GA. He graduated from Konkuk University with a BA in Jewish (Hebrew) and Middle East Studies. His family includes his wife Jinyoung, and his children Karis (3) and Joshua (1).

“This scholarship is an honor and a blessing to me and my family. This will help greatly in reducing my family’s financial burdens and allow me to focus on my education. I will be sure to do my best in pursuing God’s call. Thank you so much.”

Sungwoo Sam Kim, MDiv/MAPT ’18
Sam is under the care of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta and is a church planter and campus minister with Atlanta Oikos. His home church here since 2014 is Shalom International Ministry. He served with honors as an officer in the South Korean army for 8 years and holds a BA in Theology from Presbyterian University and BS in Computer Engineering from Myungji University. He lives with his wife Huynsun Kweon and 3 daughters:
Seongryeong Kim (9), Taehui Kim (7), and Gloria Kim (3).

“Thank you very much for the generous scholarship. It is an honor and a blessing to my family and me. I will certainly not forget your generosity when I am in the position do the same for others.”

Come See Columbia Day Brochure

For more information about Columbia Friendship Circle or to register for Come See Columbia Day, please click here.

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