Three new regional representatives were named to the Seminary’s Alumni/ae Association Executive Council (AAEC) in September, giving the group eleven active members. The council represents all 10,961 alumni/ae, as it strengthens the identity with, and builds support for, the Seminary, acts as a liaison between the Seminary and all alumni/ae, and builds a sense of community among graduates.
Margaret Grun Kibben
New council members are Margaret Grun Kibben (M.Div., 1986; Th.M., 2002) representing Washington DC, Maryland, and eastern Pennsylvania; Charles “Chip” Hardwick (M.Div., 1999; Ph.D., 2007) representing Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin; and Nigel Robb, (Th.M., 1979) representing Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and all international alumni/ae. The council consists of thirteen regional representatives and two at-large members.
Kibben was recently promoted to chaplain of the Marine Corps (see story on page 24). She lives in Washington DC, and has been a chaplain in the navy for almost twenty-five years. Hardwick lives in Bloomington, Illinois, and serves with three other PTS graduates at the Second Presbyterian Church there. Robb lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he works for the Church of Scotland as the team leader for faith expressions of the Mission and Discipleship Council.
All three volunteered to serve on the AAEC because they are grateful for what the Seminary gave them.
“I love what God has done to me, and through me, while I was here as a student. I’m grateful for the chance to give back for all God has given me through the Seminary,” said Hardwick. Similarly, Robb said, “I give back because of the gifts PTS gave me as a student. It’s good to be part of an organization that looks out for the future.” Kibben said, “I was always well prepared because of the foundation I got at Princeton. I’m looking forward to helping to perpetuate the foundation of what PTS does.”