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Distinguished Alumni/ae Award

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, alumni/ ae, friends, and supporters of Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Graduate Department of Religion joined Dean Emilie M. Townes for a celebration dinner honoring the 2016 Distinguished Alumni/ ae award recipients.  

Harold Love

Representative Harold M. Love, Jr., MTS '98
2016 Divinity School Distinguished Alumni/ae Award Recipient

 Edward Monk Malloy

Reverend Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., PhD’75
2016 Graduate Department of Religion Distinguished Alumni/ae Award Recipient 


About the Distinguished Alumni/ae Award

Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Graduate Department of Religion recognize distinguished alumni/ae whose accomplishments and contributions have had a broad impact and positive effect in various forms of ministry and scholarship.  

  • The Divinity School award is given to someone who has demonstrated excellence and distinction in justice making through their work in congregational ministry, religious institutions, ecumenical organizations, community –based organizations, government, or other social institutions.
  • The Graduate Department of Religion award is given to someone whose scholarship, teaching, or research has advanced the understanding of religion and its formative impact in the world.

 View previous recipients of the Distinguished Alumni/ae Award.