Volume 1 | June 2020
NBTS News: Graduation 2020
Greetings from our Advancement office!
It is my hope that this brief update encourages and informs you during this season. NBTS remains vibrant and resourceful; our building is temporarily closed to the public, but our work continues — supporting our students, staff, faculty, and the greater community.

We have adjusted to the necessity of teaching all our courses online. We have learned new ways to connect with our students online - through zoom and other technology. This semester, President McCreary and Dean Tanner scheduled one-on-one Zoom meetings each Monday and Thursday to offer encouragement to our students during these times.

Below you will see some of the many ways we are staying connected and continuing to fulfill our mission.

Cathy Proctor,
VP of Seminary Advancement and Relations
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

On May 23, NBTS held an online celebration of the graduating class of 2020. While not the celebration that we originally planned, the online celebration was a success and included statements of congratulations and well-wishes for the graduates from faculty and staff. In late August, NBTS will hold individual commencement services for students degrees to be conferred.

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Academic Year
Award Winners!

Presidential Service Award: Rev. Dr. Micheal Edwards
Robert Hatcher Prize: Carl Stuart
Rev. Edward Lodewick Prize in Preaching: Shaniqua Mitchell-Callender
Benjamin Lanham Rogers Prize in OT: Sanggyun Kang
Bluschke/Beckstead Scholarship Award: Evelyne Davis & Carla Leonard
Francis D. Beardslee Memorial Scholarship: Carolyn Goodson & Cathy Thompson-Fix
Rev. John W Beardslee III Award in Reformed Church History: Michael Sweeney
Rev. Clara Woodson Award: Audrey Lewis
CERCA Christian Education Award: Thomas Giglio
Rev. James Eelman Prize in Preaching: Etasha Webb
Rev. Horace G. Underwood Prize in Asian American Ministry: Sanggyun Kang
John W. Coakley Prize: Jeremy Clark
Alumni Class Reunions
On May 22, Rev. Joan Marshall, the Director of Student Care and Outreach, hosted a Zoom meeting honoring the classes of 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2010, and 2015.

New Fund Provides for Urgent Student Needs Related to COVID-19
In response to COVID-19, students were given the opportunity to apply for a Student Emergency Grant available through the Student Services Office. We are so grateful that people have responded with open hearts and have raised $12,936. These funds have helped many of our students in need. One student writes:

My wife was sick with the Coronavirus and could not work. I had to stay home and care for her or my children would be orphans and I would be a widower. I have a lot of expenses that I urgently need to cover. Please do the best you can to help to defray my financial hardship caused by this pandemic.

We are still in need of over $6,000 to help meet the students' requests. Please consider supporting our students experiencing hardship in the midst of their studies and ministry obligations through an online donation .
President’s Blog #9 – The Holy Pause of Holy Saturday
Luce Foundation Awards Emergency Grant to NBTS
The Henry Luce Foundation awarded a $150,000 emergency grant to NBTS and partner institutions, Reformed Church of Highland Park-Affordable Housing Corporation (RCHP-AHC), Rutgers University, and coLAB arts, for the immediate launch of the SHELTER project. 75% of the funds will be channeled through RCHP-AHC to provide emergency housing and support services for vulnerable families. Led at NBTS by Dr. Nathan Jérémie-Brink, this collaborative effort will utilize remaining funds to document the experiences of those without homes or vulnerable during this COVID-19 pandemic through public history and art initiatives.

Admissions Continues Online
Our campus might be closed, but our Admissions Office is working hard to offer opportunities for potential students to connect to NBTS. The Director of Admissions, Rev. JerQuentin Sutton has hosted online Zoom information sessions in May—and more upcoming on June 18 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST . Spread the word - Please invite anyone you think might be interested. We are excited to share that all application fees are being waived for the upcoming Fall semester!
In Memoriam
Our community is mourning the loss of the Rev. Gregg A. Mast Ph.D. and the Rev. Allan J. Janssen, Ph.D. The impact of their lifelong legacy will be felt in our community for generations. Memorial gifts  can be made online in their honor.
New Brunswick Theological Seminary is committed to training Christian leaders who are called to serve the local church, community and the world. Your contributions and generous gifts enable us to provide academic programs at the highest level of excellence. We covet your prayers, generous gifts, and partnerships in this mission.
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