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Honorary Degree Recipients

The Virginia Seminary honorary degrees of Doctor of Divinity or Doctor of Humane Letters are awarded in recognition of faithful and notable service, creative and innovative leadership in parish ministry, in overseas missions, academia, and in ecumenical, social, diocesan, and national church ministries. Honorary Degrees are awarded annually at Commencement and at the Academic Convocation. This year’s award recipients included:

The Fall 2013 recipients of the Doctor in Divinity, honoris causa:

The Rt. Rev. Gregory Orrin Brewer
Bishop of the Diocese of Central Florida

The Rt. Rev. Jeff Wright Fisher
Bishop Suffragen of Texas

The Rt. Rev. Given Mzanje Gaula
Bishop of the Diocese of Kondoa, Tanzania

The Rt. Rev. Sospeter Timeo Ndenza
Bishop of the Diocese of Kibondo, Tanzania

The Rt. Rev. Robert Christopher Wright

Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

The Fall 2012 recipients of the Doctor in Divinity, honoris causa:

Rt. Rev. Daniel Malesela Kgomosotho
Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Mpumalanga, South Africa

The Rev. Eric H.F. Law
Founder of the Kaleidoscope Institute for Competent Leadership in a Diverse Changing World

The Fall 2012 recipients of the Doctor in Humane Letters, honoris causa:

Robert A.M. Stern
Architect, teacher, writer, and dean of the Yale School of Architecture

Michael Vergason
Landscape architect, writer and lecturer.

The Spring 2012 recipients of the Doctor in Divinity, honoris causa:

The Rev. P. Roger Bowen
Episcopal school leader and former headmaster of St. Stephen and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia

The Rt. Rev. Marianne Edgar Budde
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington

The Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris
Retired suffragan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

Fr. Michael Lapsley SSM
South African Anglican priest and social justice activist

The Rev. Canon Louis C. Schueddig
President of the Alliance for Christian Media and "Day 1" in Atlanta, Georgia

The Rt. Rev. Michael Louis Vono
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande

Click here for a listing of past Honorary Degree recipients (Excel Spreadsheet).