Seminary Commencement Awards, May 2011

Seminary Commencement

North Park Theological Seminary Recognizes Academic, Professional, and Service Excellence

CHICAGO, IL (May 20, 2011) — At commencement and consecration services held this weekend in the University's Anderson Chapel, North Park Theological Seminary conferred a range of academic, professional, and service awards on graduating students.

The awards, presented by Paul Koptak, the Seminary's associate dean of academic life, are as follows:

Field Awards History Isabel Hughes
  Theology David Bjorlin
  Ministry Jennifer McDonald
  Bible Andrew Vanover
Preaching Award   Magnus Hillbo
2011 Chicago Sunday Evening Club Preaching Award Stephen Williams
Community Service Award   Caroline McClain
Christian Formation Award   LaBrandi Thomas
Youth Ministry Award   Sarah Henry
Greek Language Award   Kelly Johnston
Hebrew Language Award   Stephen Hoden

Also recognized for their academic distinction were three recipients of the Ahnfeldt Medallion: David Bjorlin, Hauna Ondrey, and Stephen Hoden, all of whom graduate with 4.0 GPAs.

Delivering the commencement address for this year's 49 graduates, their families, and friends was Rev. Dr. Isolde Anderson, an associate professor of communication at Hope College, with an address entitled, "Important Questions You Won't Be Asked."

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