Emmanuel graduates 32

From Staff Reports

   Thirty-two students received degrees on Sunday, May 23, during Emmanuel School of Religion's 38th commencement - the second-largest graduating class in the history of the seminary founded in 1965.
   The commencement was held at 3 p.m. in Seeger Memorial Chapel on the campus of Milligan College.
   Prior to the ceremony, graduates participated in a communion service at 9 a.m. in the Mildred Welshimer Phillips Memorial Chapel on the Emmanuel campus.
   Ms. Kay Moll, former missionary to Zambia and director of Vacation Bible School ministries at Standard Publishing Company, delivered the commencement address.
   Students receiving the Master of Arts in Religion, a 58-hour degree, were Jason Lael Ashcraft, Raleigh, N.C.; Gloria Karen Baird, Roan Mountain; Eric William Duggins, Indianapolis, Ind.; Jessica Rae Ellis, Beverly, Ohio; Bual Kip Hoi, Burma; Peter Muraguri Kanyi, Kenya; Leon Alec William Seaman, Aldershot, England; Elena G. Skopylatov, Krasnodar, Russia, and Daniel Eric Smith, Ellijay, Georgia.
   Receiving the Master of Divinity, a 90-hour degree were Timothy Lee Bomgardner, Burleson, Texas; Betsy Lee Carter, Lansing, Mich.; Brian Timothy Carter, Lansing, Mich.; Craig Michael Fowler, Salem, Ore.; Charles Peter Gohn, Beaverton, Ore.; Andrew Todd Higle, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Glenda Lee Hollingshead, White Pine, Tenn.; Craig Phillip Honbarger, Salisbury, N.C.; Samuel Cooper Long, Lansing, Mich.; Thaddeus Lorenzo Noto, Gray; Tay JoAnne Schield Odor, Park Rapids, Minn.; Justin Noal Ronallo, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Yuri V. Skopylatov, Krasnodar, Russia; Timothy Christopher Smith, Atlanta, Ga.; Rex Lamar Stancil, Conyers, Ga.; Adam Joseph Suter, Atlanta, Ga.; Matthew Wallace, Johnson City; Bethany Lynne Wheeler, LaPine, Ore., and Leavenworth Wheeler IV, Mesa, Arizona.
   Those receiving the Doctor of Ministry, a 36-hour degree were Gary Wallace Buffington, San Antonio, Texas; Thomthang Holkholet Khongsai, Impal, Manipur, India; Roger Olaf Pedersen, Stayton, Ore.; and Timothy Neil Wallingford, Cincinnati, Ohio.
   With over 150 students, Emmanuel School of Religion is a graduate seminary located off of the Milligan Highway between Johnson City and Elizabethton. Emmanuel offers studies in Old Testament, New Testament, preaching, church administration, Christian care and counseling, world missions and evangelism, Christian doctrine, and church history.