Columbia Seminary Honors 2018 Graduates

Columbia Seminary Honors 2018 Graduates

May 22, 2018—Last Saturday, Columbia Theological Seminary held its annual commencement exercises at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA. This year, 67 students were awarded degrees in six graduate degree programs. Fourteen graduates received dual degrees in the Master of Divinity and Master of Practical Theology programs. The other degrees included Doctor of Educational Ministry, Doctor of Ministry, Master of Theology, and Master of Arts in Theological Studies.

The following fellowships were awarded:

*Harvard A. AndersonMyron Krystopher Florence

*Columbia Graduate FellowshipLydia Jane Foreman

*Emma Gaillard Boyce Graduate FellowshipElizabeth Jean Stow

*Fannie Jordan Bryan FellowshipGaram Han & Sarah Ruth Paulsen

*Anna Church Whitner FellowshipRajathy Gerlyn Henry

The following additional prizes and awards were given:

*James T. and Celeste M. Boyd Book FundLindsey Bartell Shortley, Sarah Dewyngaert Bumgarner, Keith Alan Phillips & Jennifer Kathleen Watkins

*The Robert Ramey, Jr. Christian Leadership AwardRachel VanKirk Mathews

*Wilds Book PrizeElizabeth Jean Stow

*William Dudley Fund AwardsSungwoo Kim & Raymond Walker III

*Buechner Award in WritingSzabina Sztojka

*Julia Abdullah AwardErin Robinson Hall

*Paul T. Fuhrmann Book Prize in Church HistoryKyungyoon Kim

*The John Nelsen AwardErin Robinson Hall

*George and Sally Telford AwardLisa D. Heilig

*H. J. Riddle Memorial Book AwardSarah Vanessa McLean

*Indiantown Country Church AwardGlory Elizabeth Allison Cumbow

*Florrie Wilkes Sanders Prize in TheologyRajathy Gerlyn Henry

*St. Andrew Presbytery Preaching AwardRaymond Walker III

*William Rivers Waddey AwardSungwoo Kim and Glory Elizabeth Allison Cumbow

*Dabney & Tom Dixon Creation Care Sermon AwardLaura Marie Nile

*Buechner Award in PreachingMyron Krystopher Florence

Columbia Theological Seminary is “cultivating faithful leaders for God’s changing world.” As an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Columbia Seminary is a community of theological inquiry, leadership development, and formation for ministry in the service of the Church of Jesus Christ. Columbia Seminary offers six graduate degree programs and dozens of courses and events as a resource for church professionals and lay people through The Center for Lifelong Learning. For more information, please visit

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