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2012 Commencement

Commencement was held on Sunday, May 20th at the First Unitarian Church in Hyde Park. The Commencement Sermon was delivered by honorary degree recipient, and UUA President, the Rev. Peter Morales. He inspired and affirmed the direction of Meadville Lombard's formation program in his remarks as he highlighted the challenges and opportunities of ministry.

We are proud to announce the following graduates who earned degrees in:

  • Doctor of Ministry: Axel Gherman, Catherine Harrington, and Bruce Johnson
  • Masters of Arts in Religion: Miranda Hovemeyer
  • Master of Divinity: Ava Adams-Morris, Bruce Beisner, Ellen Bell, Michelle Buhite, Ruth Greenwood, Ashley Horan, Rickey Jones, Jennifer Kelleher, Kelly Kilmer Hall, Charlotte Lehmann, Lisa McDaniel-Hutchings, Paul Oakley, Karen Quinlin, Dennis Reynolds, Ian Riddell, Kristin Rohm, Nathan Ryan, Lenora Sanchez, Laura Shennum, Sally Beth Shore, Debra Thorne, and Mae Gibson Wall

With great privilege, we bestowed:

  • Honorary Doctor of Ministry to the Revered Peter Morales and the Reverend Doctor Leonora Montgomery
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Peggy McIntosh
Commencement also marked two momentous occasions for Meadville Lombard: the last graduating class of the residential program and the first graduating class of the TouchPoint Theological Education program. Ruth Greenwood, Ashley Horan, and Ian Riddell represented the final graduating class from the residential program and were instrumental in implementing curriculum changes within the student body.