Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

2009 Graduation Awards

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary awarded 16 prizes to members of the Class of 2009 during the graduation exercises held Thurs., May 28. This year’s honorees were:

The Jennie Rigg Barbour Memorial Prize, awarded to the graduate or graduates with the second highest academic rank, Randi Leigh Henderson, M.Div., Irwin, Pa.

The Watson Samuel Boyce Music Prize, Suzanne Brown Zampella, Lake City, Fla.

The Brooks Foundation Commencement Prize, for highest standing in pastoral care, Rebecca J. Woomer, M.Div., Duncansville, Pa.

The Robert M. Ezzell Homiletical Prize, Connie Edgar Frierson, M.Div., Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Paul T. Gerrard Prize in Homiletics and Pastoral Care, Ellen R. Dawson, M.Div., Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Jackson Hale Prize in Polity, Brett M. Dinger, M.Div., Summerville, Pa.

The Thomas Jamison Scholarship for the student with the highest grade average, Nadia Buzzelli Mullin, M.Div., Grove City, Pa.

The Michael Wilson Keith Memorial Prize in Homiletics, Stephen M. Franklin, Boardman, Ohio

The Robert A. Lee Church History Prize, Michael C.T. Ludwig, M.Div., Holland, Mich. and Nadia Buzzelli Mullin, M.Div., Grove City, Pa.

The Sylvester S. Marvin Fellowship given for post-graduate study to the highest ranking member of the class, Nadia Buzzelli Mullin, M.Div., Grove City, Pa. The John W. Meister Award in Pastoral Ministry, Edward Herman Blank, Collinsworth, N.J.

Middlesex United Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.) Memorial Prize in Biblical Studies, Randi Leigh Henderson, M.Div., Irwin, Pa.

The Clara Edna Miller Prize in Pastoral Theology, Rebecca J. Woomer, M.Div., Duncansville, Pa.

The Richard J. Rapp Memorial Award in Doctor of Ministry Studies, John Edward Charnock, Mount Pocono, Pa. and Martha Murchison, Marquette, Mich.

The John Watson Prize in New Testament Greek, Nadia Buzzelli Mullin, M.Div., Grove City, Pa. and Randi Leigh Henderson, M.Div., Irwin, Pa.

The William B. Watson Prize in Hebrew, Douglas E. Holmes, Albany, N.Y.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

###