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Presbyterian College Alumni/ae Receive Awards During Columbia Seminary Commencement


Decatur, GA.—Two Presbyterian College alumni/ae received degrees and were recognized for outstanding academic achievement on May 16 during the commencement exercises of Columbia Theological Seminary. Lyndsay Lee Slocum (B.A. 2001) and John Cecil Brearley (B.A. 1981) were among 84 students who received diplomas from one of Columbia’s five degree programs. Slocum received the Master of Divinity degree and was presented the William Dudley Award. The Dudley Award is given to a Master of Divinity graduate who has shown significant achievement, interest, and commitment in the area of evangelism and church growth. Slocum is originally from Lexington, SC. She serves as director of middle school ministries for Peachtree Presbyterian Church, in Atlanta. Brearley received the Doctor of Ministry degree and was presented the George and Sally Telford Award. The Telford Award is given to an outstanding Doctor of Ministry graduate who shows exceptional ability for congregational leadership with an emphasis on social justice issues and vision for the church. Brearley, of Greer, SC, is senior pastor of John Knox Presbyterian Church, in Greenville, SC. Columbia Theological Seminary, founded in 1828, is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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