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Columbia Students Receive Prestigious FTE Fellowships

2008-07-07

Decatur, GA— The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) has selected four students from Columbia Theological Seminary to receive national competitive fellowships. Sara Dorrien, Zeena Regis, and Kristin Reinhold, entering Master of Divinity students, were awarded 2008 FTE Congregational Fellowships. These awards are given to young leaders who demonstrate exceptional gifts for ministry. Stephanie Crumpton, a third-year Doctor of Theology student, was awarded a 2008 FTE North American Doctoral Fellowship. This award recognizes rising young scholars from an underrepresented racial/ethnic group who aspire to teach religion and theology in theological schools and universities. Sara Dorrien is from New York, NY, and earned a BA in sociology and religion at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. Her current church is First Presbyterian, Kalamazoo. Zeena Regis is from Sacramento, CA, and has a BA in political science from Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA. She attends Oakhurst Presbyterian in Decatur, GA. Kristin Reinhold is from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She completed a BA in philosophy and religion at Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, and attends Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, Clemson, SC. Stephanie Crumpton is from Chicago, IL. She completed a BA in broadcast journalism from Langston University, Oklahoma City, OK, and an MDiv from the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA. She is a member of Sankosa United Church of Christ, Atlanta, GA. The Fund for Theological Education is a leading ecumenical advocate for excellence and diversity in Christian ministry and theological scholarship. It supports the next generation of leaders among pastors and scholars, annually providing $1.5 million in fellowships and support to gifted young people from all denominations and racial/ethnic backgrounds. Since 1954, FTE has awarded nearly 6,000 fellowships in partnership with those committed to the future of quality leadership for the church. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 


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