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Outstanding Students Recognized at Iliff Honors Convocation

May 29, 2013

Iliff Honors Convocation Recognizes Outstanding Students

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(DENVER) – The Iliff School of Theology’s Honors Convocation was held May 29 in Iliff Chapel. Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, Iliff alum, pastor, House for All Sinners and Saints, delivered the address, “The Authority of Being Wrong.”

Awards were presented to the following students:

  • Maryann Downs Scholarship – Stacy Kathleen Spehn
  • Hoyt Hickman Award for Outstanding Liturgical Scholarship and Practice – Jodi Lynnette Shay
  • Fellowship Seminarian Award – Joseph Lee Greemore
  • Ronald E. Sleeth Preaching Award – Jasmine Lee Tesdahl
  • Elizabeth Iliff Warren Fellowship – Andriette Jordan-Fields
  • Elizabeth Iliff Warren Fellowship – Christopher Walter Hunt

Outstanding Achievement in these areas:

  • Master of Arts – Hilary Marie Rhodes
  • Master of Arts – Joshua D Schachterle
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral and Spiritual Care – Vanessa Zelmaire Bailey
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral and Spiritual Care – Jae Heung Son
  • Master of Arts in Social Change – Rachel Margaret Pater
  • Master of Arts in Social Change – Laura Beth Ralston
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies – Kimberly Elizabeth Fox
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies – William Robert Jeavons II
  • Master of Divinity – Mollie Louise Ronge
  • Master of Divinity – Kelly G. Dignan
  • Masters Students of the Year – Rachel Margaret Pater and H Alejandro Alfaro Santiz

The Rollin Everett Smith Award for Outstanding Service to Iliff by a Staff Member was awarded to Barbara Gish, administrative assistant to the dean of the chapel.

Honors Convocation 2013 was live video streamed and is now available for viewing on Iliff’s YouTube Channel Homepage: Click here to view the Honors Convocation 2013 Program. (pdf)


The Iliff School of Theology is a graduate theological school related to the United Methodist Church, serving more than 38 different faith traditions. Founded in 1892, the school provides several degree programs, including a Joint Ph.D. Program with the University of Denver.

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