Levitra On Review 632 Online Levitra Tablet 911 Cheapest Levitra Prices Viagra Online Paypal In Australia Viagra 50 Mg Sverige Tadacip Available In India Generic Viagra Online Pharmacy Phone Prescription Viagra Levitra Homepage Vigora 100 Discount And Viagra Viagra In Melbourne Pick Up Generic Viagra Stores Levitra Third Quarter Viagra Shipped From Within Canada Viagra Price Australia Viagra Over The Counter In Germany Online Levitra Ups Overnight Cheap Viagra Without Prescription Viagra Half Price Over The Counter Viagra Australia Women Viagra Online Australia Viagra Uk Cheapest Cheap Canadian Viagra Viagra Search Sites Find Free Viagra Super Force 100mg 100mg Pills Deal Pill Viagra Indian Name For Levitra Kamagra Paypal Payment Viagra Over The Counter In Bangkok Is Viagra Over The Counter In Mexico Canadian Pharmacy For Levitra Cialis Pill Color Make Online Pharmacy Viagra Yourself Cialis Pharmacy Paxil Sildenafil Citrate Generic Cheap Cialis Sale Online Brand Viagra Online In Australia Shipping Viagra Australia Levitra 100mg Pills Cheap Cialis Tadalafil Viagra Online Uk Paypal Buy Viagra 100mg Cheap Drug Retin Viagra Wellbutrin 25 Mg Viagra Online Gunstiges Tadacip Levitra Medication Viagra Suppliers Canada Viagra Throught Paypall Priligy In Australia Online Buy Cialis Cheap Cost Levitra Levitra With Prescription Purchase Cheap Cialis Online Priligy Dapoxetine Pas Cher Caverta Side Effects Viagra For Australia Paypal Buy Cheapest Online Place Viagra Does Priligy Work Viagra Drug Intereaction Red Viagra Pfizer Kamagra Jelly Australia Female Viagra In India Kamagra Oral Jelly Supreme Suppliers How Good Is Generic Levitra Cialis Drug Impotence Levitra Viagra Generic Levitra Without Prescription Buy Viagra Pills Viagra Uk Cheapest Buy Cialis Generic Trusted Online Pharmacy Viagra Drugs Affecting Levitra Find Viagra Free Charles Linskaill Viagra Free Samples Canada 100mg Generic Viagra Drug Drug Levitra Propecia Generic Levitra From India Online Kamagra Oral Jelly Cheap Price Of Cialis Caverta 25 Uses Generic Viagra Online Without Rx Viagra Online Free Shipping Australia Levitra Svizzera Levitra 10mg 20 Mg Lowest Price For Levitra Levitra Soft Tabs Cheapest Prescription Viagra Viagra Suppliers Online Prescription Levitra Viagra 34434 Buy Search Results Cheap Generic Viagra Silagra 100 Use Viagra Cost At Walmart Viagra Online Per Nachnahme Levitra Espanol Cialis Drug Impotence Levitra Viagra India Pharmacy Levitra Buy Overseas Viagra Priligy Medellin Viagra Without Prescription Overnight Shipping Viagra 200mg Generic Online Cheapest Cialis Prescription Viagra Online Risks Buy Soft Generic Viagra Cheapest Priligy Online Malaysia Discount Cialis Fedex Vigora 50
General Seminary's 189th Commencement on May 18

Main Menu





 gts news

Alumni by Name and Year Index

General Seminary's 189th Commencement on May 18

May 5, 2011

General Seminary's 189th Commencement on May 18

New York City -- Chimes from the bell tower will ring out and majestic brass music will fill the garden-like campus of The General Theological Seminary on May 18 as faculty members in colorful academic regalia are joined by friends, trustees, and students for the historic institution's 189th Commencement Exercises. Forty women and men will receive degrees, diplomas, or certificates conferred by the Seminary's Interim Dean, the Right Rev. Peter James Lee.  Additionally, the Seminary’s honorary doctorate will be conferred on Michael Gecan, Co-Director, Industrial Areas Foundation; Kay Redfield Jamison, Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Joshua Mar Nicodimos, first Metropolitan of the newly formed Nilackal Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church; George Rupp, CEO & President, International Rescue Committee; and T. Dennis Sullivan II, President & CEO, Church Pension Group.

Michael Gecan is a community organizer in the Industrial Areas Foundation and was trained in part by Saul Alinsky. He is lead organizer for East Brooklyn Congregations and other New York based organizations as well as the Executive Director of United Power for Action and Justice, a Chicago Based Industrial Area Foundation affiliate.  Mr. Gecan spent two decades wrestling with New York politicians in an impassioned effort against all odds to build three thousand new homes. His 2004 book, Going Public: An Organizer's Guide to Citizen Action, tells how organized citizens can, with discipline and dignity, outmaneuver bureaucracies and generate change. Gecan's vision of the richness of community life and the value of public action has roots in the rough Chicago neighborhood where he was raised.

Kay Redfield Jamison is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is an Honorary Professor of English at the University of St Andrews. A clinical psychologist and writer who is one of the foremost experts on bipolar disorder (as well as suffering from the disorder herself) she began her study of clinical psychology at University of California, Los Angeles in the late 1960s, receiving both B.A. and M.A. degrees in 1971. Receiving her Ph.D. in 1975, she became a faculty member at the university. Dr. Jamison was Distinguished Lecturer at Harvard University in 2002 and the Litchfield lecturer at the University of Oxford in 2003. Having won numerous awards and published over one hundred academic articles, she has been named one of the "Best Doctors in the United States" and was chosen by Time as a "Hero of Medicine." Dr. Jamison is an Episcopalian and was married to Dr. Richard Wyatt until his death in 2002.

George Rupp became president of the International Rescue Committee on July 1, 2002.  For the previous nine years, Dr. Rupp was president of Columbia University. Prior to his time at Columbia, Dr. Rupp served as president of Rice University. Earlier, he was the John Lord O’Brian Professor of Divinity and dean of the Harvard Divinity School. Under his leadership, the curriculum of the school was revised to address more directly the pluralistic character of contemporary religious life.  Born in New Jersey, Dr. Rupp has studied and conducted research for extended periods in both Europe and Asia. He was awarded an A.B. from Princeton University in 1964, a B.D. from Yale Divinity School in 1967, and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1972.  He is the author of numerous articles and five books, including Globalization Challenged: Conviction, Conflict, Community (2006). George Rupp and his wife Nancy are the parents of two adult daughters who are teaching and writing with scholarly expertise in East Asian and African studies.

Dennis Sullivan became President of the Church Pension Group in June of 2004. A distinguished business and investment professional, his career has revolved around investments, finance and administration in the for-profit, not-for-profit and government sectors. He served as Financial Vice President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, President and Chief Investment Officer of Princeton University Investment Company, and Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Labor & Industry for the State of New Jersey. He also worked with J.P. Morgan Securities and served as Chief Financial Officer of the New York Public Library. His positions in the government sector include serving as Secretary of Finance for the State of Delaware, and Executive Director of the Municipal Assistance Corporation for the City of New York, a particularly critical role in the early 1980s. He has served as a trustee of the Prospect Park Alliance, and has served on the Russell 20-20 Association, the Research Council on Global Investment of the Conference Board, and the Advisory Committee for the New York State Common Retirement Fund. Mr. Sullivan holds a BA (Phi Beta Kappa) from Princeton University, and an MA from Oxford University, England.

Joshua Mar Nicodimos is first Metropolitan of the Newly Formed Nilackal Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. Born in 1962, His Grace received a Masters degree from Kerala University, a B. D. from Serampoor University, a Master of Theology from the Indian Institute of Spirituality, and an S. T. M from The General Theological Seminary. An innovative and responsible leader in his church, he early took a lead in the preparation of teaching materials for Christian education at all levels, especially in the areas of Baptism, Eucharist, and the sacramental life. Before his consecration in the Mar Elia Cathedral, Kottayam on May 12, 2010, H.G. Joshua Mar Nicodimos served as Superior of the Holy Trinity Ashram, Ranni, India, where he served as spiritual leader of forty monks. He also served as Director, Holy Trinity Disabled Children’s Centre in Trivandrum, and as Local Manager of the Holy Trinity School, also in Trivandrum. Throughout centuries, the heads of Metropolitan sees have been considered by the Malankara Orthodox Church as the apostolic successors of St. Thomas.  

The General Theological Seminary, founded in 1817, prepares women and men for both ordained and lay ministries through a wide variety of degree and certificate programs. Its historic campus in the heart of New York City is also home to the Desmond Tutu Center, a modern, full-service conference facility. The Seminary conferred its first honorary degree in 1885. The ceremonies of Commencement, including the sections recited in Latin, were devised during this period and continue to be used today with few changes.

# # #

Media Contact:
Bruce Parker
Senior Vice President for External Relations
The General Theological Seminary
175 Ninth Ave
New York, NY 10011
voice:  212-243-5150 ext 285
fax: 212-243-5150
email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
web: www. gts.edu

440 West 21st Street, New York City, NY 10011   |   tel (212) 243-5150  fax (212) 727-3907

The General Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

hackerninja.com security badge