News & Events
Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings and upcoming events at the Seminary.
Congratulations to the newly elected 2019-21 HTS National Alumni Association Executive Officers! Pictured are GeoRene Jones, Assistant Secretary; Tamica Robinson, Secretary; Yolanda Alston-Foster, Chaplain; and Lamont Foster, President. Not pictured: David McLean, Vice President; Kay Hines, Treasurer; and Antoinette Joiner, Parliamentarian.
Eleven Doctor of Ministry candidates were recognized Saturday, March 16, at Hood's Service of Candidacy: Aldana Wandus Allen, Carolyn D. Bratton, Lisa R. Caldwell, Ronnie Lee Chrisp, Karim L. Currey, Willie Edward Givens, Angela Rene Greene, Farrar O’Neal Griggs, Anthony Eugene Neal, Harry Michael Somers, and Karen Martrice Wicker. Congratulations!
Saturday, April 6, 2019
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April 26, 2019
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Aymer Center
“Injustice Anywhere: Spiritual Care with Poverty and Healthcare Equity”
Chaplains, CPE residents and interns, pastors, students, alumni, faculty, staff and community care-givers are invited to register to attend this free workshop. Registration is required and will be limited to 80 registrants. REGISTER HERERead More
Dr. Mary Love, Adjunct Professor of Christian Education, was invited to speak at a Black History Month celebration in Washington, DC.
She shared information about her vast collection of African American stamps with district and area leadership and employees of the postal service. Read the article from the Capital Metro Leader here.
Dr. Love was also featured in a Salisbury Post article about her love of stamp collecting
Columbia, SC Area Alumni Gathering
Thursday, March 21, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Golden Corral Buffet and Grill
5300 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
Please RSVP by Friday, March 15th
Several other Alumni Area Meetings will also take place in March.
Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology at Hood Theological Seminary, Dr. Michael J. Gehring, just released a new book titled As the Broken White Lines Become One: A Spiritual TravelogueRead More
Read the Newsletter from Rev. Dr. Lamont Foster, President of the HTS National Alumni Association.
February 20, March 13 and 16, April 24 and 27
Dr. Ashley Dreff will be leading several lunchtime conversations on where The United Methodist Church stands on human sexualityRead More
Catch up on news & events in this month's HOOD Lines!
Hood Theological Seminary is honored that Alum Rev. Dr. Otto D. Harris, III was awarded the United Methodist Men Award. Read More
President Dr. Vergel Lattimore attended many events in November and has some exciting events he plans to attend in December.Read More
Mr. Frank Harrison, III, Chairman & CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Charlotte, N.C. has honored the request of Bishop George E. Battle, Jr. (HTS Board member and distinguished alumnus) with a commitment of $100,000 toward a chapel at the Seminary. Mr. Harrison leads this global reach company which has a reputation for innovation, public service, and social responsibility. The missional purpose of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company is To Honor God in All We Do. The Hood Theological Seminary community deeply appreciates this investment and trust in the merits of theological education.Read More
Bishop George E. Battle, Jr., Senior Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, leads and conducts his ministry with absolute clarity. He recently made an act of faith which extends beyond his deep sense of spirituality and into a theological institution which helped train him to be a bold theological leader. Bishop Battle recently contributed $52,000 toward a future chapel at Hood Theological Seminary. This contribution is both visionary and is a reflection of his firm belief that a chapel should be at the heart of a first-class seminary. This unique contribution is also consistent with Bishop Battle's leadership and loyalty as a distinguished alumnus of Hood Theological Seminary.Read More
Hood Theological Seminary has received a grant of $1 million to help establish the Institute for Early Career Clergy Development. It is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as mentors and guide them through key leadership challenges in congregational ministry.Read More
The All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium will be held on March 14-15, 2019. The theme will be Lay Leadership in Ministry: Equipping People for Partnership.Read More
Hood Theological Seminary is delighted to be one of the partner institutions collaborating with the “Race, Religious Freedom and the Politics of Belonging” program.Read More
Dr. Ashley Dreff has published her book titled Entangled: A History of American Methodist, Politics, and Sexuality. The book is now available for purchase. Read More
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.
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.
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.
President Vergel Lattimore announced that Dr. Clay Barrow will serve as the Director of Supervised Ministry at Hood Theological Seminary, effective July 1, 2018.
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.
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.
Photos from Honors Awards/Closing Convocation and Graduation may be viewed and prints ordered here through Gordon Photography.
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.
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.
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
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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!
News from the President of the National Alumni Association
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.
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.
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.
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.
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