Graduates Celebrate at 2019 Commencement for Columbia Seminary

Graduates Celebrate at 2019 Commencement for Columbia Seminary

May 21, 2019—Columbia Theological Seminary held its annual commencement exercises at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA. This year, 64 students were awarded 70 degrees in six graduate degree programs. Six 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. Anderson FellowshipCaitlin Montgomery

*Columbia Graduate Fellowship Yun Jeong Jeong

*Emma Gaillard Boyce Graduate Fellowship Alexandra DuBose Mauney

*Fannie Jordan Bryan Fellowship Carl James Dates & Hannah Grace Sucharitha Injamuri

*Anna Church Whitner Fellowship Trevor Jeyaraj Jeyaraj Samraj

The following additional prizes and awards were given:

*James T. and Celeste M. Boyd Book Fund Cheryl Harmon Kelley

*The Robert Ramey, Jr. Christian Leadership Award Khayla Giavonté Johnson

*Wilds Book Prize Jocelyn Maria Wildhack

*William Dudley Fund Awards Dahl Antonio Moss and Dallas Anne Thompson

*Buechner Award in Writing Kyle Austin Stevenson

*Abdullah Awards for Moral & Spiritual Values Yun Bin Shine Park

*Julia Abdullah Award Ellen Rae Gallow

*Paul T. Fuhrmann Book Prize in Church History Rachel-Grace Breyer

*The John Nelsen Award Harmon Scott Ramsey

*George and Sally Telford Award Christina Marie Berwanger Carrasco

*J. Riddle Memorial Book Award Linnecko Lin Cash

*Florie S. Johnson AwardBethany Love Apelquist

*Lyman and Myki Mobley Prize Caitlin Montgomery

*Florrie Wilkes Sanders Prize in Theology Alexandra DuBose Mauney

*William Rivers Waddey AwardLouden Alexander Young

*Dabney & Tom Dixon Creation Care Sermon Award Bethany Love Apelquist

*Buechner Award in Preaching Jennifer Colleen Cook

Columbia Theological Seminary “exists to educate and nurture faithful, imaginative, and effective leaders for the sake of the Church and the world.” As an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Columbia Seminary is a community of theological inquiry 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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