February 2019 News Perspective Online

Alumni/ae Update

Poling Publishes New Study Guide

Rev. Carolyn Poling (M.Div. ’06) recently published Who Do You Say That I Am? Meeting Jesus Through the Eyes of Mark, a study guide for youth that helps readers “define who Jesus is to them, who he says he is in Scripture and how this impacts how we live our lives.” Poling is a deacon in the North Georgia Conference currently teaching in the Morgan County School System.





Alum Recognized as Trailblazer

Rev. Yvette R. Blair-Lavallais (M.T.S. ‘13)

Rev. Yvette R. Blair-Lavallais (M.T.S. ‘13) was recently featured in Voyage Dallas’ Trailblazer Series. Read the article here. “It is certainly a blessing for me to be able to share about my life’s work, and how God’s hand has been holding me through every phase of it,” said Blair-Lavallais, who is a Certified Spiritual Life Coach, writer, editor and public speaker living in the Dallas area.



Elizabeth Payne Honored

From left, Kim Gregory, Beta Beta president, Dr. Elizabeth Payne, Reba Greer, Beta Beta member and past Alpha Delta president. Photo provided.

The Beta Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International recently honored Elizabeth Payne (M.T.S. ’67) with the Red Rose Award, given to an outstanding woman who has had a great impact on education and in her community. A recently retired faculty member at the University of Mississippi, Payne has in her varied career had stints as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C., a teacher, a research assistant and a visiting assistant professor at several colleges. She is also a well-known author with numerous published articles and books. Read the story here.