News & Events

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NEW SPECIALIZATION IN DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM


Dr. Jim R. Wadford, Director of the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program, has announced a new specialization in the D.Min. program - Homiletics and Preaching - beginning in the fall 2019 semester.

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HOOD Lines - June 2019


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

FIRM FOUNDATION ANNUAL FUND APPEAL



The End-of-Fiscal Year Annual Fund Drive is underway.
Please help us close out the year STRONG with a contribution to the Firm Foundation Annual Fund!

Make a secure online donation through our website. Or mail your check, postmarked by 6//30/2019, to Office of Institutional Advancement, Hood Seminary, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, Salisbury, NC 28144.

ASBURY, BROWN, AND LEELAND RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREES


Mrs. Doris Robinson Asbury, Mr. Reginald W. Brown, and Bishop Paul L. Leeland received Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees at Hood Theological Seminary's eighteenth Commencement held on May 18, 2019.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2019!


Fourteen Doctor of Ministry, twenty-two Master of Divinity and two Master of Theological Studies degrees were conferred on Saturday, May 18, during Hood's eighteenth Commencement.

2019 BISHOP HOOD AWARDS


Congratulations to Rev. Edward Spence, Jr. '07, and F&M Bank who were this year's Bishop Hood Award winners.

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HOOD SEMINARY 2019 COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS - Bishop Paul Leeland


HTS was fortunate to have Bishop Paul Leeland deliver the commencement address on May 18, 2019. Leeland is the Resident Bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. Watch video of Bishop Leeland's commencement address here.

HOOD'S HERALD - SPRING 2019 EDITION


The new edition of the Hood's Herald is now available here online!

HOOD Lines - May 2019

Catch up on the latest news and events in this month's newsletter.

HTS RECEIVES GRANT FROM THE AAAS-DoSER


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) Program has awarded Hood Theological Seminary (HTS) a grant to integrate scientific content within its theological curriculum. This grant is part of AAAS DoSER’s Science for Seminaries project and is organized in partnership with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

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NEW HTSNAA OFFICERS ELECTED


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.

EDUCATOR PUTS HER STAMP ON HISTORY


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

DR. MICHAEL J. GEHRING RELEASES NEW BOOK


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 Travelogue

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Alum Rev. Dr. Otto D. Harris, III is Awarded the United Methodist Men Award


Hood Theological Seminary is honored that Alum Rev. Dr. Otto D. Harris, III was awarded the United Methodist Men Award. Read More

Coca-Cola Encourages Hood Theological Seminary


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.

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Bishop George E. Battle, Jr. Makes a Faith Statement


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.

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Hood Theological Seminary Receives $1 million Grant to Establish Institute for Early Career Clergy Development


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.

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Hood Partners with The Religious Freedom Center


Hood Theological Seminary is delighted to be one of the partner institutions collaborating with the “Race, Religious Freedom and the Politics of Belonging” program.

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Dr. Ashley Dreff Publishes Book


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

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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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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GRADUATION PHOTOS AVAILABLE FROM GORDON PHOTOGRAPHY


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

HOOD'S HERALD - Winter 2017-2018


Download past issues of the Hood's Herald:

Hood's Herald Vol. XVI, No. 1, Winter 2017-2018

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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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.

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