Prestigious FTE and Rooks Fellowships Awarded to PSR Students

May 30, 2012
Author: 
Jake Stafford

Pacific School of Religion students continued the tradition of gaining national recognition through two important fellowship grants—The Fund for Theological Education (FTE), and United Church of Christ’s (UCC) Adrienne M. and Charles Shelby Rooks Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Theological Students.
 
Jorge Bautista, an upcoming second-year Master of Divinity student has been awarded the FTE Ministry Fellowship for his leadership and exceptional gifts for ministry. Diandra Chretain, who received her MA this May and will be beginning her PhD work in biblical studies this fall at GTU, has been awarded the FTE Doctoral Fellowship for her commitment to becoming a leader within theological education.
 
Vickye Robinson, a continuing Master of Divinity student earned the Rooks Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Theological Students. Upon receiving this fellowship, Ms. Robinson commented “First and foremost, I thank God. I would also like to thank and publicly acknowledge the help of Dean Benny Liew, Prof. Mary Donovan-Turner, Rev. Ann Jefferson, Rev. Carol Barriger, Delphine Hwang and Kathleen Antonkin because this process was a collaborative effort.”
 
We congratulate these fellowship recipients for their continued efforts to bring insight and relevance to theological education and represent PSR on the national stage for these highly competitive scholarships.