Graduation Award Winners 2018

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary awarded prizes to members of the Class of 2018 during the graduation exercises held Fri., June 1. This year’s honorees were:

The Jennie Rigg Barbour Memorial Prize, for second highest rank, Jonathon Adam Chillinsky, East McKeesport, Pa.

The Brooks Foundation Commencement Prize, for highest standing in pastoral care, Moonkyung Park, Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Robert M. Ezzell Homiletical Prize, excellence in preaching with an affinity for applying the insights of popular culture, George Robert Barr, Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Paul T. Gerrard Prize in Homiletics and Pastoral Care, David Michael Schell, Hostetter, Pa.

The Jackson Hale Prize in Polity, Evan Thomas Wildhack, Deborah Ruth Smith, Bethel Park, Pa.

The Thomas Jamison Scholarship for the student with the highest grade average, Moonkyung Park, Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Michael Wilson Keith Memorial Prize in Homiletics, William Bouvard Burgess, Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Robert A. Lee Church History Prize, David Irving Deutsch, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Christopher Michael Graham Jr., Emlenton, Pa.

The Sylvester S. Marvin Fellowship given for post-graduate study to the highest ranking member of the class, Benjamin Scott Rumbaugh, Wooster, Ohio

The John W. and Miriam G. Meister Award in Pastoral Ministry, Deborah Ruth Smith, Bethel Park, Pa.

Middlesex United Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.) Memorial Prize in Biblical Studies, Jonathon Adam Chillinsky, East McKeesport, Pa.

The Clara Edna Miller Prize in Pastoral Theology, Deborah Ruth Smith, Bethel Park, Pa.

The Richard J. Rapp Memorial Award in Doctor of Ministry Studies, Graeme Richard Wilson, Bearsden, Scotland

The Henry A. Riddle Fund for Graduate Study, Corey D. Rugh, Pittsburgh, Pa.

The John Watson Prize in New Testament Greek, Benjamin Scott Rumbaugh, Wooster, Ohio

The William B. Watson Prize in Hebrew, Benjamin Scott Rumbaugh, Wooster, Ohio