George W. Forell (’43M) was honored as Distinguished Alumnus
of 2002 by the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia,
Richard A. Hasler (’57B) received the Zeisberger-Heckewelder Award
given by the Tuscarawas County (Ohio) Historical Society on May 3, 2002,
for his published research on David Zeisberger showing that a number of
David Brainerd’s Indian converts became prominent leaders in Zeisberger’s
Moravian mission settlements in 18th-century Ohio. Hasler was also
presented a special citation from the Ohio House of Representatives and
received special recognition from the Ohio Senate. His email address is
George J. McIlrath’s (’70B) congregation was selected as a 2002
recipient of the Sam and Helen R. Walton Award for New Church Development
in June. He is pastor of All Villages Presbyterian Church in Port St.
William J. Haughney (’74M) celebrated the 55th anniversary of his
ordination in May. He is currently in residence in Nativity of Our Lord
Parish in Monroe Township, New Jersey.
Wil Tabb (’76B), a member of the faculty of Marian College in Fond
du Lac, Wisconsin, received the college’s Undergraduate Adjunct Faculty of
the Year Award. Tabb has taught courses in history and theology at Marian
Peter Bauer (’78B), has been awarded a second Navy Marine Corps
achievement medal. The award was presented by CDR Clifford Pish of the
Navy Marine Corps Reserve Center in San Antonio, Texas. Bauer was given
this award for his ministry with a 22-year-old Navy petty officer who
brutally burned himself in an accident that occurred on the naval
submarine base in Groton, Connecticut.
Robert C. Rogers (’78B), pastor of The Church of God in Christ for
All Saints in Morristown, New Jersey, received the 2002 Community Service
Award from the Morris County Branch of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at its annual Freedom Fund dinner in
October. Rogers was cited as a community activist who puts his energies,
education, and enthusiasm into causes dear to the NAACP’s heart: voter
registration, before- and after-school programs, nutrition programs,
community health day, and many more community and religious activities.
Jeffrey S. Gaines (’79B), pastor of the Seventh Avenue Presbyterian
Church in San Francisco, and executive director of
International (SDI) for the past eight years, was honored with a tribute
from SDI for his gifts, accomplishments, and passion for spiritual
direction. Under his leadership, SDI grew from 1,200 members worldwide to
more than 4,000, became the publisher of PRESENCE, developed ethical
guidelines for spiritual directors, and expanded with breadth of vision
“to tend the holy around the world and across traditions.”
John C.H. Chang (’83E, ’95P) has been elected as the first Asian
American president of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America.
Mary Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Ivins (’88E) was honored as Irish
American Daughter of the Year by The Friendly Sons and Daughters of St.
Patrick of Mercer County in March. She is principal of Notre Dame High
School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
Stephen L. White (’01b) received the Nelson Burr Prize of The
Historical Society of the Episcopal Church at Princeton University for his
article “Two Bishops of Liberia: Race and Mission at the Dawn of the
Twentieth Century,” which was published in the December 2001 issue of
Anglican and Episcopal History. The board of directors chose White’s paper
because it closely examined and shed light on historical issues of
immediate significance to the Episcopal Church today. White is the
Episcopal chaplain at Princeton University and at PTS, where he teaches a
course on Episcopal history and polity.