June 2021 News Perspective Online

Perkins Presents Awards During Celebration of Degrees & Academic Achievements

May 14, 2021  

The Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Bray Award in Hebrew, given to the student who ranks highest in Hebrew scholarship: Chris Gelwick

Faculty Award in Greek, awarded to the student who ranks highest in New Testament Greek scholarship: Marissa Neil

The Charley T. and Jesse James Bible Awards, awarded to students on the basis of academic achievement in biblical courses and overall scholastic performance. The ranked awards went to 1) Shandon Klein and 2) Jennifer Kilpatrick

The W.B.J. Martin Award in Homiletics, given in recognition of outstanding students in the introductory preaching classes: Tanner Smith

The W. B. DeJernett Award in Homiletics, given to a senior student with the highest academic average in homiletics courses: Paul Bussert

The Paul W. Quillian Award in Homiletics, given to the student who has presented the best written sermon: Claudia Stephens

The William K. McElvaney Preaching Award, given to the student who has presented the best written sermon on a public issue, which includes a social crisis, a controversial issue or a chronic social problem: Rachel Mumaw, Samuel Spraggins

The Robert Weatherford Prize for Internship Preaching, awarded to theology students for excellence in preaching during internship. Recipients are chosen by the intern faculty of Perkins School of Theology and a representative from the preaching faculty: Shandon Klein, Megan Twyman, Vicki Wood

The Bert Affleck Award, given to a student for creativity in ministry during internship: Wallace Wyatt.

The Hoyt Hickman Award for Outstanding Liturgical Scholarship and Practice, awarded by the Order of Saint Luke, is given to the graduating student who, in the judgment of the selection committee, has given evidence of a high quality of scholarship in the study of liturgy and is an effective leader of Christian worship: Jennifer Kilpatrick

The Roger Deschner Prize in Sacred Music, established by friends and family in memory of Roger Deschner. The prize is awarded to an M.S.M. student who has excelled in academic work, musical abilities and overall achievement in the Sacred Music Program. Senior:  Allison Shutt. Junior:  Claire Ward

The Albert C. Outler Award in Theology, awarded to the student contributing the most outstanding essay in theology during the academic year: Kaylee Vida

The Phillip Schaff Prize in Church History, established by Klaus Penzel, is given for demonstrated excellence in the historical study of Christianity, while participating in courses in church history: Adam Lubbers

The B’nai B’rith Award in Social Ethics, given by the Harold M. Kaufman Memorial Foundation to students on the basis of scholarly competence in the field of social ethics and personal commitment as shown in voluntary activity in support of worthy causes: Julian Hobdy, Melissa Nelms.

The Harry Hosier Spirit Award, established by Perkins alumnus Reverend Dr. Henry Masters and given to a graduating student who best exemplifies the spirit of Harry Hosier expressed in what is described as his “elocution of faith: I sing by faith, preach by faith, pray by faith and do everything by faith.” Deneen Goldsmith

The Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Flinn Senior Award, given to that member of the graduating class who, in the judgment of the faculty, best exemplifies the aims of the school and the church for its ministry: Shandon Klein

The Hunt-Francis Research Grant in Pastoral Care and Counseling, funded by a gift from Dr. Richard and Joan Hunt, provides financial support to a student undertaking faculty-supervised research on the subject of Pastoral Care and Counseling at the Perkins School of Theology. The inaugural recipient was Lael Melville.