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Columbia Seminary Recognizes Graduates for Outstanding Scholarship


On May 18, Columbia Theological Seminary held its annual commencement exercises at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA. This year, 80 degrees were awarded in seven graduate degree programs.

The following fellowships were awarded:

  • Harvard A. Anderson Fellowship: Ralph C. Griffin III

  • Columbia Friendship Circle Graduate Fellowship: Jacob K. Geerlings

  • Columbia Graduate Fellowship: Soo Kwang Lee

  • Emma Gaillard Boyce Graduate Fellowship: Chanmi Park

  • Fannie Jordan Bryan Fellowship: Sally Ann McKinsey Sisk & Brittany Lynn Harrold Porch

  • Anna Church Whitner Fellowship: Lucille Miller-Trumbull Baum

The following additional prizes and awards were given:                                                      

  • Julia Abdullah Award: Ellen Gollihue Carrington & Brittany Harrold Porch

  • James T. and Celeste M. Boyd Book Fund: Heather Elizabeth Fosburgh Bardole, Alison Leigh Campbell-Taylor, Rachael Morgan Whaley Pate

  • Samuel A. Cartledge Biblical Studies Award (NT): Soo Kwang Lee

  • The Robert Ramey, Jr. Christian Leadership Award: Lucy Catherine Strong

  • Ludwig Richard Max Dewitz Biblical Studies Award (OT): Ralph C. Griffin III

  • Emma Gaillard Boyce Memorial Award: John Winslow Fawcett

  • George and Sally Telford Award: Kenneth Earl Hughes

  • H. J. Riddle Memorial Book Award: Lyvonne Elise Patty Briggs

  • Florie S. Johnson Award: Sharon E. Gregory

  • Indiantown Country Church Award: Frank Marion McCracken

  • The John Nelsen Award: Justin David Burgess

  • The Toms-McGarrahan Award: Sally Ann McKinsey Sisk

  • William Rivers Waddey Award: John Winslow Fawcett

  • Wilds Book Prize: Ralph C. Griffin III

  • William Dudley Fund Award: Shavon Chappelle Starling-Louis & Sunghee Hammersley

Columbia Theological Seminary shares a commitment of "educating imaginative, resilient leaders for God's changing world." As an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Columbia is a community of theological inquiry and formation for ministry in the service of the Church of Jesus Christ. Columbia offers seven graduate degree programs and dozens of lifelong learning courses and events as a resource for church professionals and lay people.

Michael Thompson
Director of Communications

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