News & Events

Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings and upcoming events at the Seminary.

Hood Students to Attend Annual Conference

Hood students Nathaniel Cox and Sheila Wall-Hill are planning to attend the National Council of Churches (NCC) 5th annual Christian Unity Gathering on October 15-16, 2018. The theme this year is "A.C.T. to End Racism: Hard Truths in Beloved Community." Read More

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OPENING CONVOCATION


Rescheduled:

October 19, 2018

6:00pm, Aymer Center

Convocation has been rescheduled due to inclement weather and will take place on October 19, 2018 at 6:00pm in the Aymer Center. The service will be preceded by a heavy hors d'oeuvre reception in the Aymer Center from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. No registration is required for the reception.

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TORNADO/HURRICANE - INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY


In preparation for the upcoming weather, please see the attached document from the Office of Safety and Security.

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FAITHFUL FAMILIES: EATING SMART AND MOVING MORE


Spaces are still available
September 20 - November 17, 2018
Session 1: Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Session 2: Saturdays from 8:45 - 10:00 a.m.
Hood Seminary campus (room 302)

For clergy and other church leadership as well as any individuals interested in offering wellness related activities to their congregation and family. This 9-week class connects healthy eating and physical activity to religious or spiritual beliefs. Presented by Cabarrus Health Alliance's Lifestyle Medicine for Your Wellness Ministry. Free registration is now open!

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RUBEN L. SPEAKS MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES


Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2018

This year’s featured presenter is the distinguished professor and author, The Reverend Dr. Arun W. Jones, the Dan and Lillian Hankey Associate Professor of World Evangelism, and Director of the Master of Theology Program at Candler School of Divinity at Emory University.

The lectures, which are free of charge and open to the public, will be held at 7 pm on Friday, October 5 and 10:10 a.m. on Saturday, October 6 in the Aymer Center on the Seminary campus in Salisbury, NC.

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​MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING


October 15, 2018, from 8 am - 5 pm.

HTS, in conjunction with Carolinas HealthCare System, will host this mental health training session which will give you the know-how you need to identify signs of mental illness and respond to someone experiencing a mental health crisis. Registration is free. To register, please contact Rev. Dr. Lamont Foster at foster.lamont@gmail.com.

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HOOD Lines - September 2018


Catch up on the latest news and events in this month's Hood Lines!

DR. REGINA DANCY ELECTED TO ATS AUDIT COMMITTEE



Rev. Dr. Regina Dancy, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Human Resources at Hood Theological Seminary (HTS), was elected to the Audit Committee of the Commission on Accrediting at the Centennial Biennial Meeting of the ATS in June.

The five-member audit committee, which serves both ATS and The Commission on Accrediting (COA) of the ATS , is comprised of the ATS Treasurer, the COA Treasurer, and three at-large CFOs of member schools.


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BISHOP JAMES WALKER HOOD ENDOWED PREMIER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


The HTS Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the establishment of the Bishop James Walker Hood Endowed Premier Scholarship Program. This new program will provide 20 scholarships up to $6,000 per year for the 2018-2019 academic year for students who qualify. Hood is committed to helping students achieve their dream of theological education and ensuring that they graduate ready to serve, with minimal debt. This program will provide additional opportunities for HTS students to reduce or eliminate student debt by strengthening and enhancing the existing scholarship opportunities offered by the Seminary.

The deadline for applications is August 14, 2018. To download the application for a Bishop Hood Scholarship, click here.

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Civitan - U.S.A.T. Dorchester Scholarship


Hood Seminary is very happy to announce a new scholarship - the Civitan-U.S.A.T. Dorchester Scholarship Fund - which has been established by Mark and Judy Beymer in memory of Alvin and Marjorie Beymer.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a second-year student in the Center for Chaplaincy Program who aspires to be a military, hospital, hospice, corporate or other professional chaplain.
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DR. CLAY BARROW NAMED DIRECTOR OF SUPERVISED MINISTRY


President Vergel Lattimore announced that Dr. Clay Barrow will serve as the Director of Supervised Ministry at Hood Theological Seminary, effective July 1, 2018.

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HTS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN ATS COMMITTEE ON RACE AND ETHNICITY (CORE)


Hood Theological Seminary is honored to be one of the 20 schools invited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) to participate in the Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) initiative program on "Cultivating Educational Capacity." This exciting initiative is highly congruent with the mission of HTS.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2018!


Thirty-four degrees - twenty-six Master of Divinity and eight Doctor of Ministry - and one certificate of Deacon Studies, were conferred on Saturday, May 19, during Hood's seventeenth Commencement.

GRADUATION PHOTOS AVAILABLE FROM GORDON PHOTOGRAPHY


Photos from Honors Awards/Closing Convocation and Graduation may be viewed and prints ordered here through Gordon Photography.

REV. DORA ATLAS RECEIVES HONORARY DOCTORATE


Rev. Dora Atlas was the first female graduate of Hood Theological Seminary when she received the Bachelor of Theology degree in 1976. She was honored during Commencement on May 19, 2018 with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters for her exemplary spiritual leadership and distinguished social impact representative of the mission of Hood Theological Seminary.

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DELORES BRISBON RECEIVES HONORARY DOCTORATE


Mrs. Delores Brisbon wrote in her memoir, A Privileged Life: Remembering My Journey, “What I do is who I am - my character and work are intertwined.” She describes her faith in God as “central...to every aspect of my life,” highlighting “my love for my family, my relationships and work.” Across 85 years, Mrs. Brisbon has lived out that faith through balanced intentionality, focus, and a purpose to serve family and the church through her relationships and her service.

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NIKKI GIOVANNI RECEIVES HONORARY DOCTORATE


Professor Yolande Cornelia Giovanni, Jr. ("Nikki") has been one of the most meaningful voices in 20th and 21st century America; her writings and speeches are vast and diverse. She has been a healing and hopeful voice in America during times of social crisis and upheaval. She is a Poet Laureate of peace, love, and authentic being.

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DR. REGINA DANCY DELIVERS KEYNOTE SPEECH AT SALISBURY MAYOR'S SPIRIT LUNCHEON


Dr. Regina Dancy gave the keynote speech at the Mayor of Salisbury's "Spirit Luncheon" on April 25. Download the text of Dr. Dancy's speech here and read the Salisbury Post story here.

Hood's Herald - Winter 2017-2018


Hot off the presses and on its way to our alumni and friends in the mail! Read online.

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Dr. Reginald Boyd Appointed to ATS Steering Committee


Dr. Reginald Boyd, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, has been selected Vice Chair of the Student Personnel Administrators' Steering Committee of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Congratulations, Dr. Boyd!

Spring 2018 Alumni Association Newsletter


News from the President of the National Alumni Association

PRESIDENT LATTIMORE RECEIVES AWARD FROM IMLA


Congratulations to Dr. Vergel Lattimore, President, who was honored on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in Norfolk, VA, with the "The Alfred Gilbert Dunston Salute to Service Award" presented by the International Ministers and Lay Association (IMLA) of the AME Zion Church at the 40th Annual Cameron W. Jackson Awards and Recognition Banquet.

Barrow Appointed Interim Director, Center for Chaplaincy


Rev. Dr. Clay Barrow, Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology, has been appointed Interim Director of the Center for Chaplaincy at Hood Theological Seminary. The Center was established last fall after receiving a grant from the Association of Theological Schools, to foster awareness, information exchange, and collaboration about the opportunities and practices in the field of professional chaplaincy.

Dr. Barrow was the first to graduate with the D.Min. specialization in Pastoral Theology and Care (2017). He holds a M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

ARTICLE BY DR. TREVOR EPPEHIMER IN LATEST CHURCH EXECUTIVE


Dr. Trevor Eppehimer's article, Justice, Relevance and Authenticity, is in the November/December online issue of Church Executive magazine (page 22). Hood Seminary also has a Lifetime Learning e-book on the Church Executive website with articles about Hood's programs, history, and mission, Eppehimer's article, and articles by alumni Rev. Kris Mares and Rev. Dr. Clay Barrow.

HAVEN O. ANDERSON JOINS PAC


We are pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Haven O. Anderson has accepted an invitation to join the President's Advisory Council (PAC) of Hood Theological Seminary (HTS).

We welcome this gifted alumnus to the PAC. His pioneering leadership in primary and secondary education, as well as community transformation, will be an asset to the Seminary.

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TWO HTS ALUMNI NAMED NC LIVING LEGENDS



Congratulations to Bishop George E. Battle, Jr. and Rev. Dr. James Ferree who were named "NC Living Legends" at a scholarship gala August 26 to celebrate the significant legacies of NC's 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Dr. Ferree is pictured with President Lattimore.

HTS LAUNCHES PLANNED GIVING WEBSITE


Make a big impact with a future gift! Start at our Planned Giving Website to learn about the different gift options available to you.

Those who make a commitment to include Hood Theological Seminary in their estates become members of the Hood Legacy Society. Such gifts include bequests, gifts of life insurance, gifts of retirement plans or charitable trusts.

Read What's New - three articles full of helpful information. Stay tuned for future news articles!

PHOTOS FROM GRADUATION WEEKEND AVAILABLE NOW


View, order, and enjoy photos from Graduation, as well as Honors Awards and Closing Convocation here

HOOD'S HERALD - Spring 2017


Download past issues of the Hood's Herald:

Hood's Herald Vol. XV, No. 1 Spring 2017

Hood's Herald Vol. XIV, No. 1 Winter 2015-16

Hood's Herald Vol. XIII, No. 1 Winter 2014-15

Hood's Herald Vol. XII, No. 1 Winter 2013-14

Hood's Herald Vol. XI, No. 1 Winter 2012-13

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