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Area Native Receives Highest Honors at Columbia Seminary Commencement


Decatur, GA.—Alexandria native Luther Franklin Fant, Jr., received the Master of Divinity degree and was awarded the Wilds Book Prize on May 16 during commencement exercises of Columbia Theological Seminary. Columbia’s highest academic honor, the Wilds Book Prize is given annually to the graduating student selected by the faculty for having the highest academic distinction throughout the Master of Divinity program. Fant holds the B.S. from Clemson University and the Ph.D. from Florida State University. He serves as pastor of Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church, in Columbia, SC. Fant is one of 84 students who received diplomas from one of Columbia’s five degree programs during commencement exercises. Columbia Theological Seminary, founded in 1828, is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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