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Day of Convocation, May 5th, 2016

The 2016 GTF Graduation event began on Thursday, May 5th, with the day of convocation.  This was an especially joyous event that profiled the work of graduating students and helped to create connections between members of the Class of 2016.  The GTF day of convocation was a bringing together of our diverse student body in a celebration of each graduate’s academic achievements and professional contributions to the betterment of the world community.  It was an opportunity for students to gain an understanding and appreciation of each other’s interests, research and work, and to connect with other graduates, GTF faculty and administrators.  Most importantly, it was a day for our graduates to be recognized and honored for their involvement in and commitment to ministry and social service.

The morning began with a group breakfast and a few words from the GTF President, Dr. Kendra Clayton.  Students then split into small groups, led by a GTF faculty moderator, and were given the opportunity to briefly share a bit about themselves, their work, and their academic work at the GTF.  During the afternoon session all graduates gathered to hear brief presentations from our Fellowship and Prize winners, and to be presented with their graduation stoles.  The day culminated with the Lord Robert Runcie Convocation Lecture at 7:00 p.m.

Douglas Vlchek, recipient of the 2016 Canon John Macquarrie Fellowship

Douglas Vlchek, recipient of the 2016 Canon John Macquarrie Fellowship

Please visit our YouTube channel in order to view the presentations of our 2016 Fellowship and Prize recipients.

Dr. Joseph Sanborn, winner of the 2016 Harry Thacker Burleigh Prize in Sacred Music

Dr. Joseph Sanborn, winner of the 2016 Harry Thacker Burleigh Prize in Sacred Music

Dr. Antonia M. Arnold-McFarland, the 2016 winner of the Charles Wesley Prize in Sacred Music and Liturgy

Dr. Antonia M. Arnold-McFarland, the 2016 winner of the Charles Wesley Prize in Sacred Music and Liturgy

The Rev. Kyrian Chukwuemeka Echekwu, winner of the Celestine O. E. Onwuliri Fellowship in Scientific Research and Human Values, shares some insight into his doctoral thesis with the graduating class. His thesis is entitled, Nigerian Politics and Corruption: The Challenges Before the Nigerian Church as a Socio-Moral Actor.

The Rev. Kyrian Chukwuemeka Echekwu, winner of the Celestine O. E. Onwuliri Fellowship in Scientific Research and Human Values

The Rev. Joachim Chukwujewu Adione addresses the graduating class as a recipient of the Celestine O. E. Onwuliri Fellowship in Scientific Research and Human Values.

The Rev. Joachim Chukwujewu Adione addresses the graduating class as a recipient of the Celestine O. E. Onwuliri Fellowship in Scientific Research and Human Values.

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