‘Alma Mater, Sewanee, my glorious mother ever be. I will give my all to thee, God bless thee to eternity…’
When you become a student at the School of Theology, you join in a rich tradition and legacy. Signing the matriculation book makes you a part of the Sewanee family, and your time here marks you as one of Sewanee’s own forever. You don’t leave this place with just what you learned in class, you leave here with skills for ministry, with friendships, with companions for the journey. Perhaps most importantly you leave here with an enduring connection to this place. The School of Theology will continue to serve as a resource throughout your vocation, that won’t stop simply because you’ve completed your degree.
Many graduates continue relationships with faculty who are happy to help answer questions and think through situations. We’re here when you need to get away, to do more research, when you need continuing education, when you need advice and support, and when it’s time for you to start your advanced degree.
We love when alumni come back to visit us. You’re of course welcome to visit anytime, however we’d especially like to see you at the annual Alumni Gathering at the DuBose Lectures. You can learn more about that and nominate fellow alumni for the DuBose Award there.
Need a place to get away and work on a project? You may also want to consider applying for a fellowship or taking part in some of our other continuing education opportunities.
Do you love Sewanee and the experiences it has provided you? Were you offered financial aid or a scholarship? Do you enjoy the great faculty and staff at Sewanee? We could go on and on with questions like this, and I bet you would say 'yes' to many of them. Truth is, these things would not be possible without the support of generous alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and student donors. Consider helping us raise up the next generation of church leaders.
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You can give to nearly anything that is meaningful to you!
How do I give?
Stronger Truer Sewanee
Stronger Truer Sewanee will help to prepare a new generation of church leaders through a superb seminary education and programs for laity. Through resources made available by the campaign, we will move the School of Theology to its historic home on central campus and bolster financial aid, ensuring that all graduates begin their ministries with no debt related to their seminary education. New programs for laity at the Beecken Center will complement ordained ministry by building the church from the grassroots.
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The School of Theology Alumni Council has been restructured. After many years of the council being organized according to class years, council members now represent dioceses or geographical areas. The goal is to increase the council to 15 members who will serve three-year renewable terms to support the alumni and advancement offices in the following ways:
- Make a personal annual fund gift.
- Follow up with alumni in diocese and nearby areas to secure annual fund gifts.
- Assist staff in identifying prospective non-alumni donors.
- Brainstorm with staff on fundraising strategies.
- Correspond with alumni throughout the year.
- Encourage support from alumni parishes through the One Percent Gift for Theological Education program.
- Encourage alumni participation in DuBose Lectures & Alumni Gathering.
- Meet twice a year—in the fall and spring.
Listed below are the alumni currently serving as class stewards:
The Rev. Robert William Beazley, T’16, New Orleans, LA, email@example.com
The Rev. Jeremy Lloyd Carlson, T’18, Birmingham, AL, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rev. Claire Templin Makins, C’01, T’17, Abilene, TX, email@example.com
The Rev. Sara Michelle Milford, T’15, Bentonville, AR, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rev. Fritz Quinn Parman IV, T’13, Chattanooga TN, email@example.com
The Rev. Ricardo Wayne Sheppard, T’16, New Brunswick, NJ, Sheppard107@gmail.com
The Rev. Grant Anthony Stokes, T’13, Portsmouth, VA, firstname.lastname@example.org
How does my class giving compare with others? You can check all classes giving totals and percentages here.