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Area Resident Receives Prize in Church History at Columbia Seminary Commencement

2005-06-08

Decatur, GA.—Former Madison-area resident Shelton Rebecca Latham received the Master of Divinity degree and was presented the Paul T. Fuhrmann Book Prize in Church History Award on May 14 during commencement exercises of Columbia Theological Seminary. The Fuhrmann Prize is given annually to the student showing the most outstanding achievement in church history. The recipient is nominated by a judging committee of professors and elected by the faculty. Latham holds the B.A. from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. She is a candidate for ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is seeking a call to parish ministry. Latham is one of 92 students who received diplomas from one of Columbia’s five degree programs during commencement exercises. Columbia Theological Seminary, established in 1828, is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 


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