On May 8, graduating students from the School of Theology, University of the South, received their degrees via a virtual Conferring of Degrees video.

 

The video begins with a montage of photos of the graduates engaged in community and academic life during their residential time in Sewanee. It ends with video well-wishes from the teaching faculty.

 

The degree recipient's names are read by Dean Neil Alexander followed by Vice-Chancellor John McCardell addressing the students with words of gratitude and Godspeed. Provost Nancy Berner reads the names of the selected students that received academic honors and prizes.

·      The School of Theology Prize in Biblical Studies: Melissa Howell, Diocese of Massachusetts

·      The School of Theology Prize in Theology and Ethics: Michele Simmons, Diocese of Colorado

·      The School of Theology Prize in Practical Theology: Noah Stansbury, Diocese of Pennsylvania

·      The School of Theology Prize in Community Service: Melissa Howell, Diocese of Massachusetts

·      The School of Theology Prize in Episcopal Preaching Foundation Award: Michele Simmons, Diocese of Colorado

Awards given prior to graduation included:

·      Freeman Award for Merit: Melissa Howell Diocese of Massachusetts

·      Woods Award for Leadership: Melissa Howell Diocese of Massachusetts

 

Melissa Howell and Michele Simmons both graduated optime merens.

2020 Conferring of Degrees