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Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt exists only because of the generosity of people who believe in preparation for ministry in a place like this: a community of Disciples in…
Six Disciples graduated from Vanderbilt Divinity School this morning at University Commencement on the lawn, followed by the Divinity degree granting ceremony in Benton Chapel.
Pictured are Andrew Shaw, Chanhee Heo, Shakiya Canty, and Ben Saunders. Not pictured: Shantell Hinton, Kaitlyn Asher. All received the Masters of Divinity.
Ben Saunders was named recipient of the Disciples Divinity House Scholar award. Shakiya Canty earned Certificates in the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality and in the Kelly Miller Smith Institute of Black Church Studies, in addition to receiving the Student Government Association’s Service Award. Chanhee Heo earned a Certificate in Religion and the Arts and Contemporary Culture. Shantell Hinton received the Liston Mills Award, the Luke-Acts Prize, the Florence Conwell Prize in Preaching, and earned a Certificate in the Kelly Miller Smith Institute of Black Church Studies.
Andrew will be returning to Kentucky for work in the Fayette County schools, as well as seeking a bivocational ministry position. Chanhee will enter the job search in a congregational setting. Shakiya will be moving to Brooklyn to begin organizing training with the Industrial Areas Foundation. Ben will continue to serve as youth minister at Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville and do free lance video work. Other plans are pending.
Congratulations to all!