Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Graduation 2012

During the Seminary's 216th commencement activities held Fri., June 1 at East Liberty Presbyterian Church 81 student earned their degrees—43 Master of Divinity (including one Master of Divinity/Master of Juris Doctor joint degree with Duquesne University), 11 Master of Arts, two Master of Sacred Theology, and 25 Doctor of Ministry. Additionally, one student completed the University of Pittsburgh’s Ph.D. program.

The Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin, president of Morehouse College, was the Commencement speaker. The Rev. Dr. Susan Kendall, director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at PTS, preached the Service of Thanksgiving sermon.

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Graduates

Master of Divinity

Darren M. Belajac**
Daniel Andrew Bender*
Tai Symington Brown
Kendra Leigh Buckwalter
Jarrod L. Caltrider
Benjamin David Claypool
Robert Shea Cole
Charles Edsel Cotherman
Richard Samuel D’Ippolito
Jon Paul Draskovic
Wray C. Fanton
Michael David Haddox
Charles B.W. Hamill
Heidi Marie Helsel
Sally Ann Henry
Donna Lynn Johnson
Melanie Y. Kim
Eric McIntosh***
Michael Tate McKee
Catherine Michelle Mohr
Samuel Paul Monte
Melissa Ann Morris
Christopher K. Pachter
Marsha A. Parrish
Paul James Pfeuffer
Thomas Arthur Phillips
Scott Darwin Pitz
Janice Lillian Reed
Anthony S. Richardson
Jordan Scott Rimmer
James Edward Salyers
Brian Day Sandell
William McMullen Scott
Kathleen A. Shirey
Sharon M. Stewart
Gregory P. Stierheim
Heather L. Stierheim
Andrew Douglas Tennant
Dan M. Turis
Susan Washburn
Judith Lynn Wilson***
William Zachery Jr.

Master of Arts

Michael Dean Beardslee
Emily Stokes Calderone
Ji-Youn (Jenny) Chang
Michelle Keane Domeisen
Sara Hackett
John M. Haselton
Rachel Norris Johnston
Jestina Marie Klink
Anna Melissa Lazzari
Alexander S. Nelson
Suzanne L. Wilson

Master of Sacred Theology

Keith Charles Kaufold
Todd Thomas Schmidtetter

Doctor of Ministry

Robert Eric Barnes
Karen Katrina Campbell*
Debra May Cerra
Errol Lorenzo Connor
John Sergius Dunlop*
James Addison Graham
David H. Grissom
Peter Jackson*
Dennis Attwood Johnson
Edward Daum Ludwig
Michael K. Marsh*
J. Faulkner Martin
Theodore H. Martin
Randal John Mayer
William Evertt Middleton*
Bassam Antoine Nassif*
Henry A. Pearce
Isaac M. Poobalan*
Evans Thomas Prieston
Christopher Salamy*
Peter John Spiro
Vladimir M. Steliac
Scott Whittington Wilson
Gayle E. Woloschak
Karen Elizabeth Woods

Doctor of Philosophy

in conjunction with The University of Pittsburgh

Nancy Klancher

* In Absentia
** Joint Degree - Juris Doctor (Duquesne University Law School)
*** Graduate Certificate in Urban Ministry

Graduation Awards

During the Awards Luncheon numerous members of the senior class were honored with awards. Read more.