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Church Member Receives Fellowship During Commencement Exercises at Columbia Seminary


Decatur, GA.— Jonathan William Ball, a member of First Presbyterian Church in Broken Arrow, OK, received the Master of Divinity degree and was awarded the Columbia Friendship Circle Graduate Fellowship on May 16 during commencement exercises of Columbia Theological Seminary. The Columbia Friendship Circle Fellowship, given to an outstanding graduate, recognizes superior academic achievement and provides support for further study. Ball, originally from Broken Arrow, holds the B.A. from The University of Tulsa. This fall he begins a year-long residency in clinical pastoral education at Portsbridge Hospice, serving the Atlanta area. Ball is one of 84 students who received diplomas from one of Columbia’s five degree programs during commencement exercises. Columbia Theological Seminary, founded in 1828, is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). xxx

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