Alumnae/i Days 2024

Join us May 16-17, 2024, for this year's Alumnae/i Days!

Grounded by Faith, Formed by Community

“so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth” – Ephesians 3:17-18 (ESV)


Register online for this year's festivities. Note, the banquet requires advance registration and payment. The banquet is free for the Classmate and Guest of 50+ Classes, the reunion year classes (year ends with "4" or "9"), Honorees, and Alumnae/i Council. 


Schedule of Events

Thurs., May 16

11:30 a.m. – Worship – Hicks Chapel

12:00 p.m. – Lunch on your own

2:00-3:30 p.m. – “Can Theology Still Talk about God?” – The Rev. Dr. John P. Burgess, James Henry Snowden Professor of Systematic Theology – Knox Room, Long Hall

5:00 p.m. – Reception – Rotunda, Long Hall

5:20 p.m. – Pictures for Award Recipients and Families; 25, 40, 50-year Classes – McNaugher Lounge, McNaugher Hall

6:00 p.m. – Banquet – Kadel Dining Room, McNaugher Hall – Register Online


Fri., May 17

7:30-9:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast – Basfield Dining Room (inside Kadel Dining Room), McNaugher Hall

10:00-11:15 a.m. – Presentations by Distinguished Alumnae/i – Knox Room, Long Hall

  • Pastoral - The Rev. Dr. Sheila L. Johnson ’10
  • Specialized - The Rev. Dr. N. Graham Standish ’88
  • Academia - Dr. Kenneth H. Yount ’72

11:30 a.m. – Worship – The Rev. Kendra Buckwalter Smith ’12/’13 – Fred McFeely Rogers Award for Creative Ministry

12:00 p.m. – Community Lunch – Kadel Dining Room

1:00-3:00 p.m. – “Mary the Mother of Jesus, ‘After the Angel Departed’” – The Rev. Dr. Bonnie Thurston, Former Professor of New Testatment – Knox Room. Long Hall  

3:00 p.m. – Reception and Book Signing



Alumnae/i Days 2023

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” – Colossians 3:14 NRSV

The 2023 alumnae/i awardees were Daniel Corll ’80/’01 (pastoral), Michael Ludwig ’09 (mission), Nichelle Nelson ’05 (specialized ministry), Ralph Watkins ’93 (academia), and Joanne Spence ’18 (The Fred McFeely Rogers Award for Creative Ministry).

Check out photos from the festivities.


Alumnae/i Days 2022

It was so wonderful to see our grads during Alumnae/i Days 2022! Together we envisioned the future.

Check out photos from this year's gathering.


Theological Education as Speech Therapy: Forming Graceful Deliberators in Polarized Times

In this recorded conversation, Professor Angela Dienhart Hancock addresses “Theological Education as Speech Therapy: Forming Graceful Deliberators in Polarized Times.” Many these days are concerned about the future of democracy in the U.S., noting the way citizens are ill equipped to participate in reasoned debate. Seminaries have a unique opportunity to bring diverse people together to practice deep, passionate, and generous discussion. Professor Hancock discusses her work on deliberation as a Christian practice and how it informs the ethos of the classroom and campus of Pittsburgh Seminary. Watch the video.