Alumni Awards

The Alumni/ae Awards Program of Hood Theological Seminary (HTS) was established to recognize outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves in diverse ways within their profession, denomination, and community. The Seminary is often unaware of unique and special contributions that are made by alumni/ae because notices and publications are often not distributed widely and therefore do not gain the attention of the Seminary or the Hood Theological Seminary Alumni/ae Association (HTSAA).

These awards also provide the opportunity for the Seminary to highlight the significance and value of theological preparation and training at Hood Theological Seminary.

As an alumnus/a, partner or friend of Hood Theological Seminary, we encourage you to consider an alumnus or alumna of HTS whose work, service, and contributions merit special recognition and who appropriately qualifies to be nominated for one of the following awards.

Instructions: To nominate an individual for an award, please complete the Nomination Form and submit it to the Office of Institutional Advancement, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, Salisbury, NC 28144 by February 16, 2018. The awards are presented at the annual All Alumni Symposium Reunion and Celebration held in March.

One Nomination per form! Please feel free to make additional copies of the nomination form, if needed.

Note: Nominees should be financial members of the HTSAA for the past two years. Nominations may be submitted by alumni/ae, family members of alumni/ae, faculty and staff of HTS, and friends and partners of HTS.

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Alumni/ae Award for Distinguished Service

An award presented to an alumnus or alumna who has made an extraordinary contribution to the life, welfare, and development of Hood Theological Seminary.

Alumni/ae Award for Excellence in Pastoral Ministry Award

An award presented to an alumnus or alumna whose pastoral work and professional contributions reflect an extraordinary model of effective ministry, service, and commitment.

Alumni/ae Award for Community Leadership and Social Witness

An award presented to an alumnus or alumna whose exceptional leadership and unique contributions to community engagement reflect
genuine empowerment, creative collaboration, and spiritual outreach.

Download Awards Information and Nomination Form