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Woman at graduation

I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers because I hear about your faith in the Lord and your love for all the saints. I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement because you have refreshed the hearts of the saints."
Philemon 1:4-7

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It was our privilege to be part of your educational journey and we want to stay connected—to celebrate with you, encourage you, and be a resource to you. We want to know of your life updates, your published works, and your speaking engagements, we want to celebrate you. 

As a graduate of Northeastern Seminary, you recognize the transformative power of theological education. You’ve spent a significant part of your journey here and, no matter where you are, you can stay involved.

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes a graduate of Northeastern Seminary who exemplifies faithful service in ministry. Candidates may demonstrate one or more of the following characteristics: innovative approaches to ministry, engagement in their cultural context, perseverance in the face of challenges, excellence in Biblical preaching and worship, equipping others to serve, and transformation of self and others through spiritual formation. Candidates may be nominated by faculty, staff, trustees, and graduates of the Seminary. Nominations should include a brief summary of why the person is being recommended.

During the 25th anniversary dinner, the Northeastern Seminary community honored this year's Distinguished Alumni, the Rev. Scott Austin.

Scott received a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Ministries from Roberts Wesleyan in 1999 and a Master of Divinity from Northeastern Seminary in 2005. Scott has dedicated his life to serving the Church and world through pastoral and campus ministry. When he is not involved in preparing weekly sermons, leading worship, pastoral counseling, and visitation he can be found on the campus of Roberts working in the Wellness Center providing counseling to students in fulfillment of the requirements to earn a Master of Science in mental health counseling at SUNY Brockport.

Award Recipients

2023 Scott Austin - M.Div. ' 05
2021 Marlena Graves - M.Div. ' 07
2020 Dr. Thomas Ryder Worth - M.Div., D.Min. '03 '07 
2019 Dr. Esther Gillie - D.Min. '16
2018 Weldon G. Thomas - D.Min. '13
2017 Roberts Tice - D.Min. '12
2016 Troy A. Bronner - D.Min. '14
2015 Lida L. Merrill – MA '06
2014 Roy W. King – MA '04
2013 Reginald McGill – M.Div. '11
2012 Sherri Rood – D.Min. '01
2011 Fredrick Johnson, Sr. – MA '01, D.Min. '07
2010 Benjamin Dodzweit – MA '01
2009 Wilfredo Irizarry – M.Div. '08

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