Winter 2003
Volume 7 Number 2
 

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George W. Forell (’43M) was honored as Distinguished Alumnus of 2002 by the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 haslerad@aol.com .

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. Lucie, Florida.

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 since 1991.

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 Spiritual Directors 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.


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