2020 Student Awards

Hamilton Campus

On Wednesday, April 22, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s Hamilton Campus gathered for its Honors Convocation. The list of student awards is available below, and the award ceremony can be viewed here. Slide the marker in the video to 9:40 to skip to the beginning of the program.

List of Student Awards

Division of Biblical Studies

Divisional Award

Stephanie Joy Armbruster

Greek Award

William Alan George Cottrell

Hebrew Award

Bongwoo Lee

New Testament Award

Daniel David Morris

Old Testament Award

Joseph Byamukama

Robert C. Cooley Scholarship

David A. Broberg


Division of Christian Thought

Divisional Award

William Alan George Cottrell

Theology Award

Austin Charles Kopack

Church History Award

Ross MacDonald

World Missions Award

Dan Symonds Challapalli

Social Ethics Award

Christopher Allen Lawson

Spiritual Formation Award

Kimberly Jo Roberts


Division of Practical Theology

Divisional Award

Miranda Minjoung Kwon

Evangelism Award

Caitlin Carrie Rhodes

Counseling Award

Frank Robinson

Pastoral Ministry Award

Michael Joseph Mayo

Preaching Award

Lawrence Ekwang Adjah

Leadership Award

Joseph Byamukama

John D. Tate Memorial Award

John Bunyan Turner III

Phi Alpha Chi for Excellence in Mentored Ministry

Joseph Karl Holder

Lilly Strengthening the Quality of Preaching Award

Caitlin Carrie Rhodes

Mentored Ministry Departmental Award

Michael Ku


Hamilton Awards

Buechner Award

Michael Kenneth Hahn

Massachusetts Bible Society Award

Daniel Sung Chun Kim

Preaching Today Award

Sam Ng

Partnership Program Awards

Kristen Elizabeth Challapalli, Christopher Michael Colangelo, Daniel David Morris, Corri C. Ogburn

President’s Award

Daniel David Morris, Alexander Michael Schurman

Award Descriptions

Divisional Awards

These awards are recommended by faculty members of their respected divisions for graduating seniors.

Robert C. Cooley Scholarship for Study of Early Christianity

Presented to a graduate for full-time study in the New Testament or Early Church History (1st to 7th centuries) in preparation to pursue further studies in Early Christianity toward a vocation in teaching and scholarship.

John D. Tate Memorial Award

In memory of the late John D. Tate, Presbyterian Minister and Trustee of Gordon Divinity School, this award is given to a graduating M.Div. student going into ordained pastoral ministry.

Phi Alpha Chi for Excellence in Mentored Ministry

Presented to a graduate who demonstrates high scholarship and creative ability, together with promise of distinctive achievement in Christian service through their Mentored Ministry endeavors.

Strengthening the Quality of Preaching Award

Sponsored by the Lilly Foundation, this award is given to a graduating M.Div. or ThM student who exemplifies solid preaching skills and demonstrates a commitment to improve his or her preaching.

Buechner Award

Frederick Buechner was a significant American writer and theologian. He authored more than thirty published books and was an important source of inspiration and learning for many readers. The Buechner prize seeks to honor a student whose work reflects the excellence of Buechner’s inspiring words and works.

Massachusetts Bible Society

Presented to a graduate for “excellence in the liturgical reading of the Scriptures.”

Preaching Today

Presented to a graduate whose sermons exhibit biblical preaching applied to everyday life.

Partnership Program Award

Presented to graduates who exemplify outstanding initiative in attaining and exceeding all of the goals set forth in the Partnership Program and have practiced biblical stewardship consistently.

President’s Award

Presented annually to a graduating senior in the M.Div. program who manifests a deep level of Christian maturity, a high level of academic achievement and has received the highest GPA.

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