What does it mean to be an outstanding graduate of The General Theological Seminary? The Close represents many things to those of us who studied here at General. A home for some of us, or a home away from home where we went to be in communion with others striving toward the same goals. It is a place where the serenity and beauty of the grounds are enhanced by the families who live there and the community who makes it come alive. It is also a place where Leaders for the Episcopal Church are formed. The time spent at General has led to fruitful expressions of faith in all parts of the world.We are proud to stand as a community with all of our brothers and sisters in the General Community. Some efforts are so inspirational however, that we choose to recognize these people of faith with our Distinguished Alumni/ae Award. Past recipients have included exemplars of a broad range of ministry. In only four years, we have had the privilege of holding up both extraordinarily original, path breaking ministries and extraordinarily faithful, though quiet ministries.
The past recipients of the GTS Distinguished Alumna/us Award are:
The Very Rev. David duPlantier '93
Dean, Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans LA, Co-founder Jericho Road Housing Project
The Rev. Dr. Marion J. Hatchett '66 and '72, Professor Emeritus, University of the South, School of Theology, Sewanee, Tenn.
2007 The Rev. Canon Elizabeth Geitz '93, Canon for Ministry, Diocese of New Jersey and author of several volumes, including Fireweed Evangelism
2007 The Rev. J. Fletcher Lowe '59 Executive Director, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
2006 Dr. Henry Carse '94 Director, Kids-4-Peace, St. George?s College, Jerusalem
2005 The Rev. Bertram Bennett '75, Priest-in-Charge, St. David?s, Bronx, NY and Chair, South Bronx Churches
2004 The Revs. Richard Fabian '70 and Donald Schell '71,Co-founders and co-rectors, St. Gregory of Nyssa, San Francisco
We rely on our alumni/ae to select an inspirational example for all of us to receive such an honor. Nominations have already been accepted for this year's recipient. Thank you to all of our alumni/ae who took the time to nominate someone for the 2009 award.
Now Accepting Nominations for the 2010 DAA!
Send a 150 word statement of support with your nomination to
Director of Development