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Distinguished Alumni/ae Award

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Distinguished Alumni/ae Award Nomination Form

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.

The Divinity School encourages you to take time to consider alumni/ae who are deserving of these honors and to submit nominations by April 1, 2014. These awards will be presented in conjunction with the 2014 Cole Lecture Series October 2-3, 2014.

2014 Distinguished Alumni/ ae Award Nominees

Will be posted following the April 1, 2014 submission deadline.

You may submit your nomination(s) by:

                             Vanderbilt Divinity School Development and Alumni Relations 
                             PMB 407714
                             2301 Vanderbilt Place

                                   Nashville, TN 37240-7714


Deadline for nominations: Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Past Distinguished Alumni/ ae Award Recipients

Rev. Dr. James Lawson                                                                       

The Rev. Dr. James Lawson, D’60

Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock

The Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock Jr., Ph.D’ 64

Rev. Dr. Gardner Taylor

The Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, Oberlin BD’40


The Rev. Charlotte Hotopp Zachary, Oberlin BD’57