December 9, 2015
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Huntingdon, Duke Divinity School sign agreement
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West and Duke Divinity School Dean Ellen F. Davis have signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the college and the divinity school. The MOU is entitled “Answering the Call: The Huntingdon College-Duke Divinity School Admission Pathway.” The agreement offers preferred consideration and an early admission decision to any Huntingdon religion student who has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and completes a DDS application for admission and an interview.
“This agreement benefits high-achieving Huntingdon students who plan to study for vocational ministry by offering a direct pathway into a premier United Methodist theological school,” said West. “By gaining preferred consideration and an early decision, candidates will be able to plan for their options as they enter their senior year at Huntingdon.”
The Huntingdon College Department of Religion and Office of the Chaplain host luncheons for prospective divinity students, which allow the students to meet with visiting admission representatives from Duke Divinity School, Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, Asbury Theological Seminary, and Yale Divinity School. The College also sponsors annual visits to Asbury, Duke, and Emory.
Among Huntingdon’s Class of 2015, six graduates are attending divinity schools.
The Huntingdon-DDS agreement is in effect for Huntingdon students planning divinity school study beginning in the fall of 2016.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college.
-- Suellen (Su) Ofe Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications Huntingdon College 1500 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106 (334) 833-4515; Cell (334) 324-6591