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Seminary Congratulates Newest Graduates

Seminary Commencement

Degrees and awards presented during commencement celebration

CHICAGO, IL (May 27, 2009) – Forty-eight students received degrees or certificates at North Park Theological Seminary’s commencement exercises on Saturday, May 23.

In addition to the academic presentations, a number of awards were given to outstanding graduates in history, theology, ministry, Bible, preaching, Christian formation, Greek, and Hebrew.

E. Kirsten Kronberg was awarded the Ahnfeldt Medallion as the Seminary student with the highest grade-point average. The recognition is named in honor of Alfred Nelson Ahnfeldt, North Park's College’s first professor. Robert Kronberg, Kirsten’s father and a retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor, introduced her.

An honorary doctorate was also presented to Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and president of the Lutheran World Federation.