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Portsbridge Hospice CPE Residents Recognized at Columbia Seminary Commencement


Decatur, GA.— Two Portsbridge Hospice Clinical Pastoral Education residents were awarded the Master of Divinity degree and recognized for outstanding academic achievement on May 16 during the commencement exercises of Columbia Theological Seminary. Both graduates begin year-long residencies this fall at Portsbridge Hospice, serving the Atlanta area. Jonathan William Ball was awarded the Columbia Friendship Circle (CFC) Fellowship. The CFC Fellowship recognizes superior academic achievement and provides support for further study. Ball, originally from Broken Arrow, OK, holds the B.A. from he University of Tulsa. Kevin Michael Day was the awarded the Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of St. Andrew Preaching Award. The Presbytery of St. Andrew Preaching Award is a cash award given to the Master of Divinity student who, in the judgment of the faculty, preaches the best sermon at Columbia during the academic year. Day is originally from Westport, CT. He holds the B.A. from the University of Virginia. Ball and Day were among 84 students who received diplomas from one of Columbia’s five degree programs. Columbia Theological Seminary, founded in 1828, is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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