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Distinguished Alumni/ae Award

2015 alumni dinner

On Friday, October 30, 2015, alumni/ ae, friends, and supporters of Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Graduate Department of Religion joined Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos and Dean Emilie M. Townes for a celebration dinner honoring two 2015 Distinguished Alumni/ ae award recipients: Dr. James L. Crenshaw, Ph.D.'64, and The Reverend Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., M.Div.‘86.  View our  Flickr  photo slideshow from the evening. 

The 2016 nomination period will begin this spring. Check back soon for more updates.

 View all previous recipients of the Distinguished Alumni/ae Award. 

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.