Miss Angela C. White graduated from Hampton University with honors on May 9. President Barack Obama gave the commencement address. Angela will continue her education at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in the Fall. She is the daughter of Rev. Dr. Henry Y. White and Former Supervisor Rev. Rowena Webster White. She is the granddaughter of Bishop Robert Vaughn Webster and Episcopal Supervisor, the late Mrs. Carole Ogleton Webster.
The Tallahassee District of the Florida Annual Conference of the Eleventh Episcopal District is honoring Reverend Ralph L. Wilson, the senior presiding elder of the Eleventh Episcopal District, as he prepares for retirement from a ministry of unending growth and extraordinary contributions.“A Celebration of Service”is scheduled for July 9, 2010 at the Al Lawson Multipurpose Teaching Gymnasium on the campus of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University at 7:00 PM. Presiding Elder Ralph L. Wilson has forty-eight (48) years of outstanding service to the AME Church and the community and the Tallahassee District of the Florida Annual Conference will join together to wish “The Wilson Team” years of good health and happiness to enjoy the fruits of their labor and their many accomplishments.
Korey Bowers Brown, the son of Rev. Gene Allen Brown, pastor of Mt. Tabor AME Church in Altamonte Springs, Florida and Mrs. Glynette Bowers Brown completed all requirements for the doctorate degree in History and successfully defended his dissertation with distinction from Howard University, Washington, DC. The title of his dissertation is "SOULED OUT: Ebony Magazine in an Age of Black Power, 1965-1975." Korey earned his Bachelor Degree in History Education from Florida A & M University and his Masters Degree in History from Vanderbilt University. Korey will be hooded and complete all ceremonial activities with Howard University's Spring 2010 graduation class. Korey is married to Mrs. Kishanna Poteat Brown and is the father of two children, Zora and Booker. His parents, family and friends are all proud of him.
The Reverends Dianne McGlen of the Western North Carolina Conference along with Ayana Newton and Moya Harris of the Washington Conference, 2nd Episcopal District, graduated from Payne Theological Seminary on Friday, May 7, 2010 with their Master’s of Divinity Degrees. Rev. Moya Harris was the class co-valedictorian. Payne Theological Seminary is the oldest black free-standing seminary in the world. Dr. Leah Gaskin Fitchue is the President.
Rev. Sherri C. Scott received her M.Div from Payne Theological Seminary on Friday, May 7, 2010. Rev. Sherri is an Itinerant Elder and pastor of St. Matthews Chapel AME Church, Clarksville, Tennessee, (Tennessee Conference of the 13th Episcopal District). Rev. Sherri C. Scott is the daughter of the late Rev. Donald L. Cowley, former pastor of Whites Chapel AME Church, Memphis, Tennessee and Mrs. Imogene B. Cowley of Memphis, Tennessee.
Clifford H. McKinney, Sr. graduated with honors on May 8th, from Turner Theological Seminary on the campus of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Rev. McKinney is from the 11th Episcopal District where Bishop McKinley Young is the Presiding Prelate; his Presiding Elder is John L. Bodison of the South Conference/South District. Rev. McKinney is on the ministerial staff at Greater St. Paul AME Church in Miami, FL where the Rev. Jessie Harvin, Jr. is the pastor.
Congratulations to Rev. Robin Allen, associate at Primm Tabernacle AME Church, Pomona, California and Brother Charles Dorsey from Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, Irvine, California. Rev. Allen and Brother Dorsey will receive their Master's of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California, May 18, 2010.
Jeremy C. Darby graduated on Friday, May 7, 2010 with honors from the Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina with a degree in Graphic Design and a Professional Certificate in Illustration. Jeremy is the son of the Reverend Joseph A. Darby and Mrs. Mary B. Darby of Morris Brown AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Rev. and Mrs. Carlton V. Rickman Jr. of Claremont, California (5th Episcopal District) proudly announce the graduation of their oldest daughter Aleisha Lander. She will matriculate from California State University, San Bernardino June 19, 2010 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology.
Dennis C. Dickerson, Jr. received on May 14, 2010 the M.T.S degree (Master of Theological Studies) from The Divinity School of Vanderbilt University. He will begin teaching Latin at the St. Agnes Academy/St. Dominic School in Memphis, Tennessee. He will be the first African American teacher in the history of the private Roman Catholic school. He is a member of Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church in Nashville, Tennessee and coordinator of the Men's and Women's Step Teams. In addition to his knowledge of Latin, he is proficient in Greek and Hebrew. He is the son of Reverend Dennis C. Dickerson, Sr., Ph.D., Historiographer/Executive Director of the Department of Research & Scholarship, and Mrs. Mary A. E. Dickerson, the Subscriptions Manager of the A.M.E. CHURCH REVIEW. Like his mother, Dennis C. Dickerson, Jr., is a graduate of the University of Memphis.
The Reverend Artimise Clemons, pastor of St. Paul AME Church in Gulfport, Mississippi, joyfully announces the graduation of her daughters, the Reverend Sherry Lynn Tillman and Charity M. Clemons. The Reverend Sherry Lynn Tillman graduated from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, May 8, 2010 with a Master of Divinity Degree. Reverend Sherry Lynn Tillman also holds a Master’s Degree in Education. Charity M. Clemons will graduate on Sunday, May 23, 2010 from the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago, Illinois with the Juris Doctor Degree in Trial Advocacy. Charity holds a Master’s Degree in Business.
Miss Ashleigh Diane Brock, daughter of the Reverend and Mrs. Reginald Brock, Thirteenth Episcopal District, niece of the Reverend and Mrs. Benjamin R. Booker, Presiding Elder Emeritus, Thirteenth Episcopal District and the Reverend Dr. Louis Charles Harvey, Presiding Elder, Second Episcopal District received a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law during the Hooding Ceremony on May 14, 2010. She was recognized for contributing more than fifty hours of pro bono service during her matriculation at the College of Law. She received a B. A. Degree in History Cum Laude from Hampton University in 2003.
We are proud to announce that Trenton R. Cokley (son of Rev. & Mrs. Timothy Cokley, Seventh Episcopal District) will perform at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, May 20 - May 22, 2010. Trenton was selected to be a member of Howard University's premier jazz vocal ensemble, Afro Blue, which will open nightly for the 15th annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. Trenton is a rising senior at Howard University.
Kristopher Wade Cyprian will graduate from Amite High School, Amite, Louisiana on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. The commencement exercises will be held at the University Center on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana. Kristopher is the grandson of retired Presiding Elder, Rev. Dr. Joseph H. Cyprian, Jr. of the Louisiana Conference in the 8th Episcopal District and Mrs. Lois W. Cyprian, former consultant and Episcopal President of the 8th District WMS. Kristopher is the son of Bro. Douglas W. Cyprian and Sis. Pamela J. Cyprian.
Congratulations to Stephen A. Green, who graduated Summa Cum Laude on May 15, 2010 from The Episcopal Colligiate School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Green has been offered scholarships from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee and Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia. Green is the son of Bishop Samuel L. Green, Sr. and Dr. Ava Sennetta-Brown Green. Bishop Green is the Presiding Prelate of the 12th Episcopal District.
Dr. Richard Allen Lewis, Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Mrs. Delores Lewis celebrated their forty-fifth wedding anniversary on Monday, May 24, 2010.
Valencya Ricole Taylor and Jerrell Thompson were united in Holy Matrimony, Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 4 o’clock in the evening at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia. Valencya was escorted by her uncle, the Reverend Dennis W. Broughton, Jr. The Right Reverend Preston Warren Williams, II, Presiding Bishop of the 7th Episcopal District officiated the ceremony.Valencya, former 7th Episcopal District YPD Communications Secretary, is the daughter of Dr. Wilma D. Broughton, former 7th Episcopal District YWI Chairperson and presently Big Mak Chairperson. Valencya is the granddaughter of Mrs. Wilhelmina B. Broughton, 7th Episcopal District WMS Treasurer and the late Reverend Dr. Dennis W. Broughton, Sr. Valencya is a graduate of the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She is currently a full-time student pursuing both a Master of Education and a Specialist in School Psychology at Georgia State University. Jerrell is a graduate of South Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He is employed by the Georgia Department of Transportation as a Design Engineer.
The Reverend Georgeann T. Pringle received the D.Min. Degree (Doctor of Ministry) from Erskine Theological Seminary, Due West, South Carolina on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Her Dissertation was entitled, "The Balancing Act: TutorMentoring At-Risk Males". Rev. Pringle penned the title “TutorMentoring”. The Balancing Act was designed for five young men (ages 12-16) who did well in the Mime Ministry, but were struggling academically. Yet, TutorMentoring is more than academics, and can be implemented by any church or organization with a burden for at-risk males of any age or ethnicity. She is the wife of Mr. Charles Pringle Sr., and the mother of the late Charles Pringle Jr.
Congratulations to the Reverend Stephanie M. Raglin upon her graduation May 22, 2010 from the Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky with a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL)! The Reverend Raglin is the mother of Melanie Nicole Raglin, who is to graduate on June 1st from Woodford County High School in Versailles, Kentucky; and twins Maya and Mykal (4 years old). She aptly serves as pastor of Shorter Chapel AME Church in Paris, Kentucky. Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie is the Presiding Prelate of the Thirteenth Episcopal District.
The Reverend Carolyn C. Cavaness, daughter of the Reverend Harold Cavaness and Ms. Karen Cavaness, a 2nd year student at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, recently was awarded the Hudnut Award. The award is conferred annually by the faculty at the end of the middler year to a student who, in their judgment, has made the best preparation for the preaching ministry. Carolyn was recently ordained an Itinerant Deacon at the 185th Session of the New Jersey Annual Conference, First Episcopal District; Bishop Richard Franklin Norris, Presiding Prelate.
Christopher Maurice Hollomon graduated from Holy Family Catholic School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 19, 2010. Christopher is the son of Maurice and Denise Hollomon, and the grandson of the Reverend C.E. Jenkins (Presiding Elder, ret.) and the late Gwendolyn T. Jenkins.